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25 Jul 2014

14:49 | BCI

BC Iron Provides Brazil Exploration Update

BC Iron announced the completion of the initial exploration program at the Bahia and Minas Novas iron ore projects in Brazil. The exploration program comprised geophysics, mapping,...

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12:57 | FLT

Flight Centre Travel Group Announces Preliminary 2013/14 Results

Flight Centre Travel Group released preliminary 2013/14 results and provided further details on its non-cash write-downs in India and the US. Based on unaudited trading results for...

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09:48 | SIR

Sirius Resources Raises $189m for Nova Nickel Project

Sirius Resources advised that it has completed the bookbuild for a placement to domestic and international institutional and sophisticated investors to raise approximately $189m....

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09:05 | ACR

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

Acrux confirmed that Eli Lilly has reported global Axiron net sales of US$47.1m in its financial results for the quarter ending 30 June 2014, up from US$39.5m for the previous...

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09:03 | AMM

Amcom Telecommunications Signs up University of Melbourne

Amcom Telecommunications announced a contract with the University of Melbourne to deploy the Amcom Cloud Collaboration (ACC) telephony and unified communications solution across its...

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09:01 | ACR

Acrux Appoints CEO

Acrux announced the appointment of a new CEO and MD, Michael Kotsanis. Mr Kotsanis is currently Chief Commercial Officer of Synthon Holding in the Netherlands. He has 25 years'...

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08:40 | GUD

GUD Holdings Reports NPAT Down 43.8% to $17.68m for the Year to 30 June 2014

GUD Holdings reported NPAT down 43.8% to $17.68m for the year ended 30 June 2014. Revenues from ordinary activities were $591.64m, down 0.8% from last year. Diluted EPS was 24.6...

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08:26 | SDL

Sundance Resources Announces Award of Congo Convention

Sundance Resources advised that the Republic of Congo Government has signed the Nabeba Mining Convention. The Convention was agreed and signed at a ceremony in the country's capital...

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07:55 | CNU

Chorus Corrects Committed Bank Facilities Announcement

Chorus advised that its 25 July 2014 announcement regarding amendments to its committed bank facilities should read: Chorus' debt of $1.8bn at 31 March comprised $1,140m in bank...

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07:37 | AIA

Auckland International Airport Prices Second USPP Issue

Auckland International Airport advised that it has priced a US$250m loan transaction in the United States Private Placement (USPP) market. The USPP funding is the company's third...

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07:24 | CNU

Chorus Amends Committed Bank Facilities, Provides Dividend Update

Chorus advised that it has agreed amendments to its committed bank facilities, providing additional financial flexibility and funding certainty. Under the agreements, the banks have...

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24 Jul 2014

14:42 | OSH

Oil Search Provides Taza 2 Drilling Report

Oil Search reported that at 0600 hours KRI time on 23 July 2014, the Taza 2 well was at a total depth of 4,200m in a 6-1/8" hole. During the week, having seen encouraging...

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12:54 | HZN

Horizon Oil Announces Spud of Whio-1 Well

Horizon Oil advised that the Whio-1 exploration well in PEP 51313 spudded at 2145 hours (local time) on 23 July 2014. The rig came on contract to OMV New Zealand on 19 July and was...

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09:55 | SLX

Silex Systems Announces GLE Restructures to Align with Adverse Market Conditions

Silex Systems advised that the Licensee for the SILEX Uranium Enrichment Technology, GE-Hitachi Global Laser Enrichment (GLE), has announced changes to the funding and pace of the...

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09:46 | BLY

Boart Longyear Responds to ASX Price Query, No New Information

Boart Longyear 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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09:33 | BDR

Beadell Resources Provides June 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Beadell Resources provided its June 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting that gold sales for the quarter were 30,483oz of gold with production of 28,089oz of gold. Overall...

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09:30 | DLS

Drillsearch Energy Provides June 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Drillsearch Energy provided its June 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting that production of 3.4m barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe) in the year ending 30 June 2014 exceeded...

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09:25 | AGK

AGL Energy Announces ACCC Will Not Appeal Tribunal Decision

AGL Energy advised that the ACCC has decided that it will not apply for judicial review of the decision by the Australian Competition Tribunal to grant conditional authorisation to...

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09:21 | NCM

Newcrest Mining Provides June 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Newcrest Mining provided its June 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting that during the quarter the company produced 636,736oz of gold and 22,871t of copper with an AISC of...

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09:19 | NCM

Newcrest Mining Announces Expected Asset Impairment

Newcrest Mining advised that the company conducting its carrying value review of all assets as at 30 June 2014 in accordance with its usual policy and processes, including an...

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09:16 | APZ

Aspen Group Announces Carrying Values and Asset Update

Aspen Group announced that as part of its usual valuation process for statutory annual reporting purposes, valuations of its three remaining major properties have been completed....

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09:11 | AGO

Atlas Iron Announces FY15 Production and Cost Guidance

Atlas Iron advised that it is set to record increased production, lower costs and reduced capital expenditure in the year to 30 June 2015. The company is on track to produce...

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09:10 | TIX

360 Capital Industrial Fund Announces Distribution of 4.65 Cents for the Quarter Ended 30 June 2014

360 Capital Industrial Fund announced a distribution of 4.65 cents per unit for the quarter ending 30 June 2014. Details of the full year components of the distributions will be...

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09:08 | AGO

Atlas Iron Provides June 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Atlas Iron provided its June 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting that the company has exceeded its production guidance and achieved its cash cost guidance for the year to 30...

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09:00 | ASX

ASX Lowers Fees

ASX reported that from 1 October 2014, ASX will lower fees and increase growth incentives for clearing participants in its interest rate futures and over-the-counter (OTC) clearing...

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08:38 | MQG

Macquarie Group Provides Q1 FY2015 Update

Macquarie Group advised that MD and CEO, Nicholas Moore, has reported that the operating groups' contribution for the first quarter of the 2015 financial year (1Q15) was down on the...

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08:29 | IAG

Insurance Australia Group Provides FY14 Insurance Margin Update

Insurance Australia Group advised that it expects to report an insurance margin of between 18.0% and 18.3% for the financial year ended 30 June 2014 (FY14), compared to previous...

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08:27 | PDN

Paladin Energy Announces Successful Refinancing of Langer Heinrich Facility

Paladin Energy advised that it has entered into agreements with existing lenders to refinance the Langer Heinrich (LH) project finance facility. The facility was drawn-down in...

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08:26 | PDN

Paladin Energy Settles Sale of Minority Interest in Langer Heinrich Mine

Paladin Energy advised that settlement to sell a 25% JV equity stake in its flagship Langer Heinrich uranium mining operation in Namibia to CNNC Overseas Uranium Holding, a...

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23 Jul 2014

18:47 | BEN

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Settles Great Southern Group Proceedings

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank advised that it has entered into an agreement to conclude the class actions brought by investors in managed investment schemes operated by Great Southern....

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12:30 | COE

Cooper Energy Announces Ellison-2 Spuds in Cooper Basin

Cooper Energy advised that Elliston-2, an oil development well located in PPL 249 on the western flank of the Cooper Basin, spudded on Tuesday 22 July 2014 at 2230 hours. At 0600...

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09:55 | ABC

Adelaide Brighton Acquires Limestone Quarry Asset

Adelaide Brighton advised that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Angaston Quarry assets of the Penrice group of companies. Completion of the transaction is expected on...

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09:54 | DXS

Dexus Property Group Announces Sale of Interest in 201 Kent Street Sydney

Dexus Property Group announced the sale of the DEXUS Office Partnership's 50% interest in 201 Kent Street, Sydney for $173.0m. The Partnership acquired its 50% interest in 201 Kent...

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09:38 | MLD

Maca Announces Contract Award and Board Changes, Provides Financial Update

Maca announced that it has executed a contract with Karara Mining in relation to its Hinge DSO Hematite Iron Ore project in the Midwest region of WA. The company has commenced...

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09:29 | SLR

Silver Lake Resources Seeks Expressions of Interest for Lakewood Mill

Silver Lake Resources advised that it has initiated a process to seek expressions of interest to either toll treat through, or for outright purchase of, the Lakewood Mill located...

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09:15 | SIR

Sirius Resources Trading Halted, Pending Company Announcement

The securities of Sirius Resources 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 25...

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08:33 | CPU

Computershare Announces Acquisition of Homeloan Management

Computershare advised that it has agreed terms for the acquisition of Homeloan Management (HML) from Skipton Building Society in the UK. HML is a third party mortgage administration...

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08:29 | AZJ

Aurizon Holdings Announces June 2014 Quarter Above Rail Volumes

Aurizon Holdings advised that June 2014 quarter volumes of 52.1Mt coal represented a decrease of 1% compared to the previous corresponding period (pcp). Qld volumes decreased 2%...

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08:28 | SFR

Sandfire Resources Provides June 2014 Quarterly Report Presentation

Sandfire Resources provided its June 2014 quarterly report presentation, which highlights mining, processing, sales, exploration and operating costs. Production and operations...

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08:28 | SFR

Sandfire Resources Provides June 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Sandfire Resources provided its June 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting that 17,654t copper and 9,288oz gold was produced during the quarter at a C1 cash cost of...

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08:27 | SGM

Sims Metal Management Announces Five Year Strategic Plan

Sims Metal Management announced a five-year strategic plan to grow underlying EBIT by 350% over the FY13 underlying result, following a review of the company's global operating...

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08:26 | BHP

BHP Billiton Provides Operational Review for the Year Ended 30 June 2014

BHP Billiton advised that strong operating performance in the 2014 financial year delivered a 9% increase in group production as records were achieved across 12 operations and four...

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22 Jul 2014

15:13 | VOC

Vocus Communications Announces SX Liability Repayment

Vocus Communications announced that it has repaid its current USD denominated IRU liability with Southern Cross Cables. The repayment locks in the current exchange rate for the USD...

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11:32 | AIA

Auckland International Airport Provides June 2014 Monthly Traffic Update

Auckland International Airport provided its June 2014 monthly traffic update, reporting int'l passenger volumes were 3.7% higher in June 2014 than the previous year - passenger...

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10:35 | WSA

Western Areas Provides June 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Western Areas provided its June 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting there was one Lost Time Injury for the quarter which resulted in a LTIFR of 1.98; Flying Fox mine...

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10:16 | SLX

Silex Systems Trading Halted, Pending Company Announcement

The securities of Silex Systems will be placed in trading halt session state, at the request of the company, until the earlier of the commencement of normal trading on Thursday, 24...

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10:00 | AWE

AWE Provides Drover-1 Drilling Update

AWE reported the Drover-1 exploration well has reached its planned total measured depth of 2,356m and 5 1/2 inch production casing is currently being run in the well. All target...

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09:46 | COE

Cooper Energy Provides June 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Cooper Energy provided its June 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting full year production of 594 kbbl in the 12 months to 30 June, up 21% on FY13 production of 490 kbbl and...

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09:40 | OSH

Oil Search Provides June 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Oil Search provided its June 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting the PNG LNG Project commenced production of LNG in April 2014 and the first LNG cargo departed from PNG on...

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09:26 | OSH

Oil Search Provides December 2013 Quarterly Activities Report

Oil Search provided its December 2013 quarterly activities report, reporting production in the fourth quarter was 1.77m barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe), taking production for the...

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09:18 | TSE

Transfield Services Extends $145m in Social Services Contracts

Transfield Services announced it has been awarded $145m in contract extensions in the social services sector. These include: retaining its contract with Austin Health in Victoria,...

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09:10 | MQA

Macquarie Atlas Roads Group Announces Toll Revenue and Traffic Statistics - Q2 2014

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

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09:04 | NCM

Newcrest Mining Announces Slater Gordon Commences Class Action Against Newcrest

Newcrest Mining referred to its 23 December 2013 announcement which noted correspondence from Slater amp; Gordon Lawyers that it had been instructed to commence a representative...

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07:47 | AIA

Auckland International Airport Announces China Airlines to Increase Flights

Auckland International Airport advised it has welcomed the decision by China Airlines to add an extra 15,000 seats on its Taipei - Brisbane - Auckland route during the peak New...

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07:39 | CNU

Chorus Announces Commission Assessment of Regulated UBA Proposals

Chorus announced, in response to a complaint from Telecom, that it will investigate whether proposed changes to the regulated unbundled bitstream access service (UBA) would be an...

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21 Jul 2014

15:56 | KAR

Karoon Gas Australia Announces Tumbes Basin Block Z-38 Placed into Force Majeure

Karoon Gas Australia announced it has received notification from the Peruvian oil and gas regulator, Perupetro S.A. that the Company's application to place the Tumbes Basin...

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11:59 | ARI

Arrium Provides June 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Arrium provided its June 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting shipments of 3.16Mt (dmt), up 0.13Mt on prior quarter; record sales of 3.32Mt (dmt), up 0.13Mt on prior quarter;...

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10:38 | SPL

Starpharma Holdings Announces VivaGel Condom Receives TGA Device Certification

Starpharma Holdings announced the receipt of Conformity Assessment Certification for the VivaGel condom by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). The TGA...

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09:54 | CTX

Caltex Australia Provides Refiner Margin Update - June 2014

Caltex Australia advised its realised lagged Caltex Refiner Margin (CRM), in respect of CRM sales from production for the month of June 2014. The June unlagged CRM was US$8.87/bbl....

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09:49 | MDL

Mineral Deposits Announces Second Quarter 2014 Operations Review

Mineral Deposits announced its second quarter 2014 operations review, reporting significant advancement in the ramp-up of mining operations at Grande Cote; processing through the...

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09:35 | BLY

Boart Longyear Announces S&P Ratings Services Downgrade

Boart Longyear advised Standard and Poor's Rating Services has reviewed the Company's debt ratings and revised them, as follows: Corporate Credit Rating - Downgraded to CCC from...

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09:33 | INA

Ingenia Communities Group Announces Sale of DMF Village and Development Update

Ingenia Communities Group announced it has entered into conditional contracts for the sale of Noyea Riverside Village for $5.9m, subject to settlement adjustments for turnovers and...

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08:54 | ALZ

Australand Property Group Reports NPAT Up 49% to $131.5m for the Half-Year to 30 June 2014

Australand Property Group reported NPAT up 49% to $131.5m for the half-year ended 30 June 2014. Revenues from ordinary activities were $332.08m, down 15% from the same period last...

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08:27 | SIR

Sirius Resources Announces Exploration Update

Sirius Resources advised that further nickel sulphide mineralisation has been identified in the second reconnaissance hole (SPBD0047) drilled more than 1km north along strike of the...

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08:07 | BRL

Bathurst Resources Announces Work Commences at Escarpment

Bathurst Resources announced that activities have commenced at its Escarpment mine site. A small team of men is now engaged full time on the site. Fences and signage have been...

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18 Jul 2014

16:56 | CWN

Crown Resorts to Bid for Queen's Wharf Project with Greenland

Crown Resorts announced that it has entered into an agreement with a subsidiary of the international Chinese diversified property group, Greenland Holdings Group, to jointly prepare...

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15:59 | CFX

CFS Retail Property Trust Group Announces Retail Sales for the 12 Months to 30 June 2014

CFS Retail Property Trust Group announced headline retail sales statistics for the 12 months to 30 June 2014 for its direct portfolio of 29 retail assets. Specialty store moving...

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14:28 | SBM

St Barbara Announces Gold Ridge Mining Reduces Workforce in Solomon Islands

St Barbara reported that as previously announced, torrential rains and subsequent floods in the Solomon Islands in early April 2014 caused considerable damage to the Gold Ridge site...

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11:22 | APN

APN News and Media Acquires 100% of Hong Kong Outdoor Assets

APN News and Media announced that it has acquired full ownership of Buspak Advertising (Hong Kong) through the acquisition of the remaining 50% share from JV partner Clear Channel...

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10:43 | ENV

Envestra Releases Target's Statement Recommending CK ENV Offer

Envestra released its target's statement in relation to the off-market takeover bid made by CK ENV Investments for all the shares in the company. The non-affiliated directors of the...

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09:28 | STO

Santos Provides June 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Santos provided its June 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting higher second quarter production and a significant jump in sales revenue following the successful start-up of...

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09:23 | TIX

360 Capital Industrial Fund Reinstates to Official Quotation

The suspension of trading in the securities of 360 Capital Industrial Fund will be lifted immediately, following the fund's announcement of a timetable for its accelerated,...

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08:28 | SYD

Sydney Airport Announces June 2014 Traffic Performance

Sydney Airport advised that total passenger traffic for June 2014 is estimated to have increased 1.1% on the pcp, with domestic traffic estimated to be up 1.0% on the pcp and...

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08:27 | AIO

Asciano Responds to Media Speculation

Asciano noted recent media speculation and confirmed that it has been, and continues to be, in discussions with third parties in relation to a potential sale of a non-controlling...

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07:32 | CNU

Chorus Agrees Funding Option with CFH

Chorus announced that it has entered into a conditional agreement with Crown Fibre Holdings (CFH), which gives the company the option to bring forward part of CFH's existing...

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17 Jul 2014

18:18 | MIN

Mineral Resources Provides June 2014 Quarterly Production Report

Mineral Resources advised that it has recorded a 14% increase in quarterly iron ore exports to 5.9Mt for the June 2014 quarter. This brings annual exports to 10.4Mt, an increase of...

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13:04 | IPP

Iproperty Group Reports Negative Cash Flow of $512,000 for the June 2014 Quarter

Iproperty Group reported negative cash flow of $512,000 for quarter ended 30 June 2014. Operating cash flow for the period was $164,000. Investing cash flow was $(676,000)....

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