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24 Oct 2014

12:35 | RFG

Retail Food Group Announces Acquisition of Gloria Jean's Coffees

Retail Food Group announced its entry into a Sale amp; Purchase Agreement (SPA) to acquire the global business and intellectual property assets of Gloria Jean's Coffees. The...

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11:27 | SKT

Sky Network Television Provides Chairman's Address to AGM

Sky Network Television provides chairman's address to the company's AGM. The chairman reported that the company had a successful year in 2014. For the year ended 30 June 2014 the...

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11:00 | MXI

Maxitrans Industries Provides Chairman's Address to AGM

Maxitrans Industries provided its chairman's address to the company's AGM. The chairman reported on the continued growth of the Parts business, the NZ business benefitting from...

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10:59 | GWA

GWA Group Provides Strategy Implementation and Trading Update

GWA Group provided an update on first quarter trading and full year trading EBIT guidance for FY15. For the first quarter of FY15, sales revenue has grown 7% from the corresponding...

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10:26 | KAR

Karoon Gas Australia Takes Possession of the Olinda Star Drilling Rig

Karoon Gas Australia announced that the company has now taken possession of the Olinda Star Semi-submersible drilling rig from Petrobras. The rig is currently in the Campos Basin...

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10:20 | RFG

Retail Food Group Trading Halted, Pending Company Announcement

The securities of Retail Food Group will be placed in trading halt session state at the request of the company, until the earlier of the commencement of normal trading on Tuesday 28...

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10:16 | TIX

360 Capital Industrial Fund Confirms September 2014 Quarter Distribution

360 Capital Industrial Fund announced a distribution payment of 4.80 cents per unit (cpu) for the quarter ending 30 September 2014, which is in line with the fund's forecast FY15...

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10:06 | SGP

Stockland Issues Corporate Green Bond

Stockland advised that it priced the first green bond issued by an Australian corporate, confirming the group's commitment to long-term environmentally sustainable, accretive...

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09:41 | IFL

IOOF Holdings Announces FUMAS as at 30 September 2014

IOOF Holdings advises that its FUMA (FUMAS excluding Supervision) as at 30 September 2014 was $116.4bn. This is 21% higher than the company's FUMA of $95.9bn as at 30 June,...

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09:40 | RMD

ResMed Announces Financial Results for the Quarter Ended 30 September 2014

ResMed announced results for its quarter ended 30 September 2014. Revenue for the quarter was $380.4m, a 6% increase compared to the quarter ended 30 September 2013 (pcp) (also a 6%...

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09:28 | APA

APA Group Provides AGM Presentation

APA Group provided its presentation to the company's AGM. The presentation highlights that the company produced another solid result in 2014. NPAT was 16% higher than last year at...

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09:01 | ACR

Acrux Announces Axiron Net Sales for the Quarter to 30 September 2014

Acrux confirmed that Eli Lilly has reported global Axiron net sales of US$36.3m in its financial results for the quarter ended 30 September 2014. Net sales reported by Eli Lilly for...

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08:35 | QAN

Qantas Airways Provides September 2014 Preliminary Traffic and Capacity Statistics

Qantas Airways advised that group passenger numbers for September 2014 increased by 2.7% from the previous year. Group capacity (Available Seat Kilometres) increased by 0.7% and...

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07:31 | SKT

Sky Network Television Provides Continuous Disclosure Announcement

Sky Network Television advised that it has signed a conditional contract to secure a rugby rights agreement with the New Zealand Rugby Union and the other SANZAR Unions for five...

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07:31 | AMP

AMP Provides Q3 Cash Flows, AUM and Wealth Protection Update

AMP reported cash flows and assets under management (AUM) and an update on its Australian wealth protection business for the third quarter to 30 September 2014. Australian Wealth...

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07:31 | AIA

Auckland International Airport Provides September 2014 Monthly Traffic Update

Auckland International Airport advised that International passenger volumes (excluding transit passengers) at Auckland Airport were up 1.4% compared to September 2013. The majority...

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23 Oct 2014

12:56 | SKE

Skilled Group Provides Business Update

Skilled Group advised that the run-rate in activity levels across the group during the second half of FY14 (the year to 30 June 2014) continued in the first quarter of FY15 (the...

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12:37 | WHC

Whitehaven Coal Announces Maules Creek Coal Railings to Commence in January 2015

Whitehaven Coal announced that it expects to rail first coal from its Maules Creek project in January 2015, more than two months ahead of the original schedule and within budget....

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12:15 | CDU

CuDeco Responds to AFR Article

CuDeco reported that an article that appeared in Australian Financial Review on 23 October 2014 made some comments that were fabricated and untrue. The article said that the company...

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11:58 | ORE

Orocobre Defines Exploration Target at Olaroz Project

Orocobre announced progress regarding the quantification of additional lithium brine within the Olaroz salar that may contribute to additional expanded production at a lower brine...

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11:01 | CDD

Cardno Provides AGM Presentation

Cardno provided its presentation to the company's AGM, which highlights FY14 results, strategy, safety performance, and outlook. FY14 results include an increase in total fee...

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10:50 | ORG

Origin Energy Provides CEN's Monthly Operational Data for September 2014

Origin Energy provided Contact Energy's (CEN) monthly operational data for the month ended 30 September 2014, reporting hydro storage as at 30 September: South Island 86% of mean;...

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10:15 | NCM

Newcrest Mining Announces Cadia East Mine Reaches Major Milestone

Newcrest Mining announced that the Cadia East mine has reached a major milestone with the safe propagation of Panel Cave 1 through to the surface, significantly ahead of...

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10:05 | GEM

G8 Education Completes Capital Raising

G8 Education announced the completion of its institutional placement to raise approximately $100m. A total of approximately 20.4m shares will be issued under the placement at a...

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10:04 | VET

Vocation Trading Halted, Pending Company Announcement

The securities of Vocation will be placed in trading halt session state at the request of the company, until the earlier of the commencement of normal trading on Monday 27 October...

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09:40 | SAI

SAI Global Acquires Exclusive Rights for Encompass Software in Australia

SAI Global announced that it has signed an agreement with Encompass Corporation to purchase the exclusive perpetual rights for Australia to the Encompass commercial data retrieval...

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09:38 | NST

Northern Star Resources Provides September 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Northern Star Resources provided its September 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting that the company sold 150,284oz in the quarter at an average price of $1,399/oz. The ASIC...

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09:34 | SYR

Syrah Resources Responds to ASX Price Query, No New Information

Syrah Resources responded to an ASX share price query stating that it is not aware of any information which, if known, could be an explanation for the recent trading in its...

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09:30 | MLD

MACA Receives Letter of Intent for BDR Tucano Partnership

MACA announced that it has received a letter of intent to enter into a mining partnership agreement with Beadell Resources in relation to the Tucano gold project in Brazil. Under...

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09:23 | AGK

AGL Energy Provides FY15 Earnings Guidance

AGL Energy advised that assuming normal trading conditions for the remainder of the year, underlying profit for the year ending 30 June 2015 (FY15) is expected to be in the range...

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09:23 | LEI

Leighton Holdings Reports Q3 UNPAT up 21% and Gearing at 33.7%

Leighton Holdings announced its unaudited results for the nine months to 30 September 2014, reporting that underlying net profit after tax (UNPAT) of $470m was up 21% from $389m in...

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09:17 | SYR

Syrah Resources Provides Balama Recarburiser Update

Syrah Resources provided an update in regards to its marketing activities for recarburisers. The Balama graphite project is positioned to be a leading supplier of high quality...

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08:41 | SKE

Skilled Group Provides AGM Presentation

Skilled Group provided its presentation to the company's AGM, which highlights FY14 group performance; the first quarter of FY15; the company's strategy; and outlook. The company...

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08:34 | TLS

Telstra Corporation Provides Investor Day Presentations and Q1 Trading Update

Telstra Corporation provided the presentations and the CEO's speech to be delivered at the company's Investor Day. The CEO's presentation includes a trading update for the first...

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08:30 | OSH

Oil Search Provides September 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Oil Search provided its September 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting that the company's total oil and gas production in the third quarter of 2014 was 6.67m barrels of oil...

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08:29 | AGO

Atlas Iron Provides September 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Atlas Iron provided its September 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting that it has reduced costs across its operations during the quarter, achieving an all-in cash cost of...

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08:28 | BDR

Beadell Resources Enters Mining Partnership Agreement with MACA

Beadell Resources announced that it has entered into a letter of intent for a Mining Partnership Agreement with MACA for the management of all drill and blast, load and haul,...

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08:27 | AGO

Atlas Iron Provides Updated FY15 Cost and Production Guidance

Atlas Iron advised that its cost-improvement program continues to generate significant results, with costs falling in the September 2014 quarter and further savings in both...

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08:26 | AIO

Asciano Provides FY15 First Quarter Volume Update

Asciano released its FY15 first quarter volume update for the three months ended 30 September 2014. Coal South East Australia - tonnes hauled increased 6.5% and net tonne kilometres...

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08:25 | SLR

Silver Lake Resources Provides Mount Monger Lorna Doone/Spinifex Project Update

Silver Lake Resources announced the completion of the infill drilling program at the Lorna Doone/Spinifex project at its Mount Monger Operations. The Lorna Doone and Spinifex...

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22 Oct 2014

17:33 | MML

Medusa Mining Provides September 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Medusa Mining provided its September 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting Co-O mine production of 21,018oz at a head grade of 5.02g/t gold and cash costs of US$382/oz (June...

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12:34 | SUL

Super Retail Group Provides Trading Update

Super Retail Group advised that it will provide an update on trading performance so far this financial year at the 22 October 2014 AGM. In the 16 weeks to 18 October 2014,...

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11:47 | ORE

Orocobre Provides Construction Update on the Olaroz Lithium Project

Orocobre announced progress on the construction and commissioning at its flagship Olaroz lithium project, reporting that the construction program is nearing completion with the...

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10:30 | FDC

Federation Centres Provides September 2014 Operational Update

Federation Centres provided an update for the quarter ended 30 September 2014, reporting that the company-owned portfolio recorded an occupancy rate of 99.4%. Annual sales growth...

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10:24 | OGC

OceanaGold Corporation Releases PEA Report on Blackwater Gold Project

OceanaGold Corporation released the Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) report on the Blackwater gold project. The company has prepared the PEA for the project according to...

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09:47 | WOW

Woolworths Has No Plans to Sell BIG W

Woolworths reported that The Australian newspaper has reported that the company could be looking at options to sell BIG W. The company advises that it has no plans to sell BIG W and...

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09:46 | WTF

Wotif.com Holdings Acknowledges NZCC Continuing Investigations

Wotif.com Holdings acknowledged that the New Zealand Commerce Commission (NZCC) has issued a letter of unresolved issues to Expedia Group regarding the proposed acquisition of the...

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09:25 | CFX

CFS Retail Property Trust Group Provides September 2014 Quarterly Update

CFS Retail Property Trust Group provided an update for the September 2014 quarter, reporting that comparable specialty store sales grew 2.7% across the direct shopping centre...

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09:22 | TLS

Telstra Corporation Announces ACCC Releases Position Statement Regarding NBN Co Arrangement

Telstra Corporation announced that the ACCC has released a position statement on how it intends to account for the effect of arrangements between the company and NBN Co in its final...

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09:15 | AST

AusNet Services Announces Resolution of ATO Intra-Group Financing Review

AusNet Services announced that the company and the ATO have reached an in-principle, non-binding agreement to settle all matters concerning the Division 974 audit and related...

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09:14 | GEM

G8 Education Announces Capital Raising

G8 Education announced an equity raising by way of a committed and underwritten institutional placement of approximately 20.4m ordinary shares at an issue price of $4.91 per share...

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08:49 | GEM

G8 Education to Acquire 20 Childcare and Education Centres

G8 Education announced that it has contracts in place that give it the right to acquire 20 childcare and education centres from a number of different vendors. The company has...

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08:49 | GEM

G8 Education Trading Halted, Pending Company Announcement

The securities of G8 Education will be placed in trading halt session state at the request of the company, until the earlier of the commencement of normal trading on Friday 24...

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08:27 | BHP

BHP Billiton Provides September 2014 Quarter Operational Review

BHP Billiton provided its operational review for the quarter ended 30 September 2014, reporting that group production increased by 9% during the period with records achieved for...

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08:24 | SGF

Sg Fleet Group Provides Presentation to Credit Suisse Automotive and Fleet Conference

Sg Fleet Group provided its presentation to the Credit Suisse Emerging Companies Automotive and Fleet Conference, which outlines the company's FY14 financial results: pro-forma NPAT...

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08:23 | SLR

Silver Lake Resources Provides Lakewood Mill Divestment

Silver Lake Resources announced that it has entered into a binding heads of agreement with a private consortium for the outright sale of the Lakewood Mill and associated...

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08:23 | SXY

Senex Energy Provides September 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Senex Energy provided its September 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting oil production of 0.38m barrels (mmbbls) for the quarter, on track to meet annual production guidance...

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21 Oct 2014

17:28 | IMF

Bentham IMF Announces Judgment in Favour of Desalination Technology

Bentham IMF announced that the Federal Court has delivered judgment in favour of the company's client, Desalination Technology. Subject to any appeal by the ATO, the effect of this...

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16:48 | GUD

GUD Holdings Announces Buy-back - Appendix 3C

GUD Holdings provided an Appendix 3C announcing an on-market buy-back of 6.0m shares during a 12 month period commencing 23 October 2014. The Company will only buy back shares at...

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15:12 | AAC

Australian Agricultural Company Responds to ASX Price Query, No New Information

Australian Agricultural Company responded to an ASX share price query stating that it is not aware of any information which, if known, could be an explanation for the recent trading...

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10:41 | CBA

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Announces Suspension of CBA PERLS V from Official Quotation

The Perpetual Exchangeable Resaleable Listed Securities (PERLS V) of Commonwealth Bank of Australia will be suspended from quotation at the close of trading on Tuesday, 21 October...

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09:59 | SXL

Southern Cross Media Group Provides Chairman's Address to AGM

Southern Cross Media Group provided its chairman's address to the company's AGM. The chairman reported that the 2014 financial year continued the challenging trading conditions seen...

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09:28 | LEI

Leighton Holdings Announces Inclusion in Cranbourne Pakenham Rail Corridor Project

Leighton Holdings announced that the Rail Transformation Consortium (RTC), of which the company's John Holland is a member, has signed an agreement with the Vic Government, an...

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09:22 | MQA

Macquarie Atlas Roads Group Announces September 2014 Quarter Toll Revenue and Traffic Statistics

Macquarie Atlas Roads Group announced its September 2014 quarter toll revenue and traffic statistics for each of its portfolio toll roads. Weighted average toll revenue for the...

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09:06 | SMX

SMS Management and Technology Provides Chairman and CEO Addresses to AGM

SMS Management and Technology provided its chairman's and CEO's addresses to the company's AGM. The chairman reported that 2014 was a difficult year for the company. While revenue...

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09:00 | NCM

Newcrest Mining Provides September 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Newcrest Mining provided its September 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting that production for the quarter was 561,731oz of gold and 24,831t of copper with an All-In...

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08:42 | FBU

Fletcher Building Provides 2014 ASM Presentation

Fletcher Building provided its 2014 Annual Shareholders' Meeting presentation, reporting net earnings before significant items were up 11% to $362m; reported net earnings up 4% to...

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07:33 | GFF

Goodman Fielder Announces Wilmar and First Pacific Receive FIRB Takeover Approval

Goodman Fielder announced that the FFIRB has notified Wilmar International and First Pacific Company that it has no objection to the proposal from Wilmar and First Pacific to...

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20 Oct 2014

14:22 | SGH

Slater & Gordon Provides AGM Managing Director's Address to Shareholders

Slater amp; Gordon provided its AGM Managing Director's address to shareholders, reporting during FY14 the Company continued to see a strong pipeline of acquisition opportunities in...

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12:20 | ROC

Roc Oil Company Provides Third Supplementary Target's Statement

Roc Oil Company provided a third supplementary target's statement in relation to the off-market takeover bid by Transcendent Resources, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fosun Int'l for...

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11:17 | ROC

Roc Oil Company Provides Second Supplementary Bidder's Statement

Roc Oil Company provided a second supplementary bidder's statement in relation to the off-market takeover bid by Transcendent Resources, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fosun Int'l for...

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10:58 | SPL

Starpharma Holdings Announces DEP Shows Intended Longer Duration and Increased Exposure

Starpharma Holdings announced it has completed preliminary analyses of the pharmacokinetics (PK) of DEP docetaxel from the ongoing Phase 1 human clinical trial using results from...

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10:53 | ROC

Roc Oil Company Announces Fosun Declares Offer Unconditional

Roc Oil Company reported on a wholly owned subsidiary of Fosun Int'l, Transcendent Resources (Fosun) in relation to its off-market takeover bid for all of the ordinary shares in Roc...

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10:38 | TRY

Troy Resources Signs Minerals Agreement for Karouni Gold Project

Troy Resources announced that it has signed a mineral agreement with the Government of Guyana for the Karouni gold project. The agreement details all fiscal, property, import-export...

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10:01 | SRX

Sirtex Medical Provides Kidney Clinical Study Update

Sirtex Medical provided an update on the Company's RESIRT clinical study of SIRSpheres microspheres for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), the main type of cancer...

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09:41 | ERA

Energy Resources of Australia Announces Further Ranger 3 Deeps Underground Drilling Results

Energy Resources of Australia announced that it has completed an additional six cross sections of underground close-spaced drilling of the Ranger 3 Deeps resource on the Ranger...

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09:40 | CTX

Caltex Australia Announces September 2014 Refiner Margin Update

Caltex Australia advised its realised lagged Caltex Refiner Margin (CRM), in respect of CRM sales from production for the month of September 2014. The September unlagged CRM was...

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09:35 | ASL

Ausdrill Reinstates to Official Quotation

The suspension of trading in the securities of Ausdrill will be lifted immediately, following an announcement made by the company.

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09:35 | ASL

Ausdrill Provides Update on FY2015 Operational Performance

Ausdrill announced that it has reviewed its anticipated operating performance for the financial year ending 30 June 2015 (FY2015). In light of the group's results for the first...

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09:29 | ARI

Arrium Provides September 2014 Mining Quarterly Production Report

Arrium provided its September 2014 mining quarterly production report, reporting record shipments of 3.45Mt (dmt), up 0.29Mt on prior quarter; sales of 3.29Mt (dmt), down 0.03Mt on...

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09:16 | PPT

Perpetual Announces Funds Under Management at 30 September 2014

Perpetual announced its funds under management (FUM) as at 30 September 2014 were $30.7bn, with net inflows of $1.1bn for the quarter. Total average FUM for the three months to 30...

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08:29 | SYD

Sydney Airport Announces September 2014 Traffic Performance

Sydney Airport provided its September 2014 traffic performance, reporting passenger numbers continued to grow at Sydney Airport in September with total passengers up 0.9% on the...

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08:27 | TGS

Tiger Resources Completes 100% Acquisition of Kipoi

Tiger Resources announced it has completed the acquisition of the remaining 40% shareholding in Societe d'Exploitation de Kipoi SA (SEK), the owner of the Kipoi Copper Project in...

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08:25 | RSG

Resolute Mining Provides September 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Resolute Mining provided its September 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting total gold production for the quarter of 67,078oz (81,877oz) was achieved at a cash cost of...

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08:25 | TSE

Transfield Services Receives Proposal from Ferrovial

Transfield Services announced it has received an indicative, non-binding and conditional proposal from Ferrovial Servicios, S.A. to acquire 100% of the issued shares in Transfield...

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08:19 | DOW

Downer EDI Acquires Tenix for $300m

Downer EDI announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire all of the shares in Tenix Holdings Australia for $300m on a cash and debt free basis. The Company reported Tenix...

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17 Oct 2014

18:38 | GWA

GWA Group Refinances Syndicated Banking Facility

GWA Group advised that the Company has successfully completed the refinance of its syndicated banking facility. The facility now comprises of a single three year revolving facility...

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17:33 | MML

Medusa Mining Announces Co-O Underground Accident

Medusa Mining announced that on Wednesday evening 15 October 2014 a fatal accident occurred in a stope on Level 8. The accident has been reported to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau...

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16:12 | SCP

Shopping Centres Australasia Property Group Announces Acquisition of The Markets, Brisbane

Shopping Centres Australasia Property Group announced that it has completed the acquisition of The Markets Shopping Centre in South Brisbane, Qld from a private investor group. The...

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13:08 | PDN

Paladin Energy Provides September 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Paladin Energy provided its September 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting that sales for the quarter totalled 1,250,000lb U3O8 generating revenue of US$38.95m, representing...

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12:42 | BAP

Burson Group Provides WA Update

Burson Group reported that in the first quarter of 2014 the company and Automotive Holdings Group (AHG) entered into a non-binding letter of offer for the company to purchase the...

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11:38 | KCN

Kingsgate Consolidated Announces Annual Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves Statement

Kingsgate Consolidated advised that it has completed an annual update to its Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves for the period ending 30 June 2014. Group Mineral Resources...

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11:03 | CDU

CuDeco Announces Crusher Rectification and First Ore Shipment

CuDeco announced that recommissioning of the Rocklands copper project's main crusher circuit has now been completed, with only fine tuning and small in-house modifications being...

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09:22 | KCN

Kingsgate Consolidated Provides Preliminary September 2014 Quarterly Production Results

Kingsgate Consolidated provided a pre-release to its September quarterly report, which is scheduled for release on 29 October 2014, subject to confirmation and finalisation. Group...

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09:06 | STO

Santos Provides September 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Santos provided its September 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting the highest quarterly production in seven years, with production of 14.0mmboe, 9% above the previous...

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08:59 | SHL

Sonic Healthcare Announces Selection as Preferred Proponent by Alberta Health Services

Sonic Healthcare announced that it has been selected by Alberta Health Services (AHS) as the preferred proponent to enter into exclusive due diligence and negotiations in relation...

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08:34 | BSL

BlueScope Steel Announces Restart of Port Kembla Steelworks Sinter Plant

BlueScope Steel announced that it has restarted the Sinter Plant at the Port Kembla Steelworks after obtaining necessary approvals from the NSW EPA. This will enable the production...

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08:25 | WSA

Western Areas Provides September 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Western Areas provided its September 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting a solid quarterly performance and start to the new financial year on safety, costs, operational...

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07:52 | SKC

SkyCity Entertainment Group Provides Chairman and CEO Addresses to AGM

SkyCity Entertainment Group provided its chairman's and CEO's addresses to the company's AGM. The chairman reported that during the year the company moved into the detailed...

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16 Oct 2014

17:48 | ASL

Ausdrill Suspends from Official Quotation

The securities of Ausdrill will be suspended from quotation immediately at the request of the Company pending the release of an announcement.

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17:34 | WSA

Western Areas Withdraws from Traka JV

Western Areas advised that it has withdrawn from the Farm-in and JV Agreement with Traka Resources on tenements within the Musgrave region of WA (TJV). Under the TJV, the company...

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