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30 Mar 2015

11:01 | QAN

Qantas Airways Provides Preliminary Traffiic and Capacity Statistics

Qantas Airways announced that passenger numbers for February 2015 decreased by 0.1%from the previous year. Group capacity (Available Seat Kilometres) increased by 0.9%and Group...

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09:18 | ANI

Australian Industrial REIT Issues First Supplementary Target's Statement

Australian Industrial REIT issued its first supplementary target's statement in relation to the off-market takeover bid made by 360 Capital Investment Management as responsible...

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09:01 | GUD

GUD Holdings Responds to ASX Price Query

GUD Holdings responded to an ASX share price query stating that the Company is not aware of any information that its earnings for the 12 month period ending on 30 June 2015 are...

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08:51 | SGH

Slater & Gordon Enters into Agreement to Acquire Quindell

Slater amp; Gordon announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Quindell plc's (Quindell) Professional Services Division (PSD) in return for upfront consideration of...

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08:33 | SGH

Slater & Gordon Trading Halted

The securities of Slater amp; Gordon will be placed in Trading Halt Session State at the request of the Company, pending the release of an announcement by the Company. Unless ASX...

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08:29 | PNA

PanAust Announces Receipt of Notice of Intention to make a Takeover Offer

PanAust announced that it received a letter from Guangdong Rising Assets Management (GRAM) on 28 March 2015, announcing its intention to make an unconditional, off-market takeover...

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08:28 | TFC

TFS Corporation Issues US$25m of Additional Notes to US Debt Market

TFS Corporation announced that it has agreed to issue US$25m of Additional Notes under the provisions of its existing Senior Secured Notes. The Additional Notes will be issued at a...

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08:27 | LNG

Liquefied Natural Gas Provides Update on Fisherman's Landing LNG Project

Liquefied Natural Gas announced that its 100% owned subsidiary, Gladstone LNG, owner of the Fisherman's Landing LNG project (FLLNG) has: extended the FLLNG Site Agreement for Lease...

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08:26 | SIR

Sirius Resources Provides Nova and Exploration Update

Sirius Resources provided an update on its construction and development progress at its 100% owned Nova nickel mine and also on progress with its nickel and gold exploration...

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27 Mar 2015

18:46 | BPT

Beach Energy Provides Update on the Nappamerri Trough Natural Gas Project

Beach Energy has been advised by Chevron Exploration that it will not participate in Stage two of the Nappamerri Trough Natural Gas (NTNG) project. As a result of this decision, all...

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16:08 | BPT

Beach Energy Advises Upgrade Of Nappamerri Trough Natural Gas Contingent Resources

Beach Energy advised the outcomes of DeGolyer and MacNaughton's (Damp;M) review of contingent resources in ATP 855 (Beach 46.9% and operator, Icon Energy 35.1%, Chevron Exploration...

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15:50 | IDR

Industria REIT Announces On-market Buy Back of Securities

Industria REIT (IDR), announced approval of an on-market buy-back of stapled securities as part of IDR's capital management strategy. IDR intends, subject to market conditions, to...

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15:33 | MTR

Mantra Group Announces Share Purchase Plan

Mantra Group announced an SPP, which follows the successful completion of an A$53.1m placement of Mantra Group shares to institutional investors at an issue price of A$3.24 per...

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10:10 | EVN

Evolution Mining Announces Response to Media Speculation

Evolution Mining announced that recent media speculation in relation to potential corporate activities. The Company advises that discussions with La Mancha have taken place...

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09:47 | NSR

National Storage REIT Announces Completion of Successful Placement

National Storage REIT announced that it has successfully completed a fully underwritten placement to institutional and professional investors of 38.8m new ordinary stapled...

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09:45 | MSB

Mesoblast Announces Key Patent Allowed In Japan For Heart Diseases, Stroke

Mesoblast announced that the Japanese Patent Office has allowed a key patent covering the use of the Company's proprietary adult Mesenchymal Precursor Cells (MPCs) for the formation...

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07:41 | FBU

Fletcher Building Announces to Build New Office Complex

Fletcher Building announced that its subsidiary, Fletcher Construction, has entered into a conditional agreement to construct a new office building in Auckland's Wynyard Quarter....

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26 Mar 2015

19:11 | LNG

Liquefied Natural Gas Provides Project Update On Target for First LNG in 2018

Liquefied Natural Gas provided a general update on the development progress of its 8mtpa Magnolia LNG Project (MLNG Project), in Louisiana, USA. The MLNG Project is held through the...

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10:05 | IMF

IMF Bentham Announces USA Case Update

IMF Bentham announced that a decision has been delivered in the case referred to in its announcement of 10 September 2012 that has invalidated the patent central to the case funded...

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10:05 | ISU

iSelect Announces NIA Update

iSelect announced that it has received notification from NIA that the NIA board has informed its shareholders that it is no longer pursuing its refinancing of NIA's debt owing to...

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09:03 | NSR

National Storage REIT Announces Capital Raising

National Storage REIT announced that it will seek to raise $57.5m via a fully underwritten equity placement (Placement). The Company stapled securities will remain subject to a...

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08:54 | AMC

Amcor Announces Acquisition of Nampak Flexibles

Amcor announced the ZAR 250m acquisition of Nampak Flexibles, the market leader in flexible packaging in South Africa. Nampak Flexibles has extrusion, lamination and conversion...

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08:47 | BBG

Billabong International Announces Representative Proceeding

Billabong International announced that it has received a statement of claim filed in the Federal Court of Australia in relation to a representative proceeding (shareholder class...

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08:41 | NSR

National Storage REIT Trading Halted, Pending Company Announcement

The securities of National Storage REIT will be placed in trading halt session state, at the request of the Company, until the earlier of the commencement of normal trading on 30...

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08:41 | BOQ

Bank of Queensland Announces Appx 3A.1 Notification of Distribution

Bank of Queensland announced distribution of A$36 dividend for the period ending 28 February 2015. The Record date will be 20 April 2015 and the ex-date will be 16 April 2015. The...

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08:38 | TRG

Treasury Group Announces CEO Succession, Board and Leadership Changes

Treasury Group announced that MD and CEO Andrew McGill has advised of his intention to leave the Company later in 2015. Tim Carver, Executive Director will succeed Mr McGill in the...

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08:35 | BOQ

Bank of Qld Reports NPAT Up 14.33% to $154m for Half-Year to 28 February 2015

Bank of Qld reported NPAT up 14.33% to $154m for the half-year ended 28 February 2015. Revenue from ordinary activities were $537m, up 20.13% from last year. Diluted EPS was 41.6...

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25 Mar 2015

14:10 | AWE

AWE Advises Irwin-1 exploration well

AWE advised that the Irwin-1 exploration well, located in the onshore Perth Basin, Western Australia, was spudded at 08:45 hours (8:45 am) AWST on 25 March 2015. The Irwin prospect...

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13:21 | ASB

Austal Announces JHSV 5 completion acceptance trials

Austal announced that Joint High Speed Vessel 5 (JHSV 5), USNS Trenton, has completed US Navy acceptance trials. The trials, the last significant milestone before delivery, were...

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10:53 | GOZ

Growthpoint Properties Australia Announces New Long Term Debt Capital Issuance

Growthpoint Properties Australia announced that it has issued AUD$200m of loan notes for 10 years with the proceeds being used to repay existing bank debt. This debt issue takes the...

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10:48 | GEM

G8 Education Announces Quarterly Dividend

G8 Education announced the payment of 6 cps fully franked dividend for the quarter ending 31 March 2015. The ex-dividend date is 27 March 2015. The record date is 31 March 2015 and...

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09:44 | CWN

Crown Resorts Announces Offer Opens for Crown Subordinated Notes II

Crown Resorts announced that it has lodged a replacement prospectus with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission in relation to its offer of Crown Subordinated Notes II...

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08:49 | UGL

UGL Provides Plant Services to Santos GLNG

UGL announced it has been awarded a new three year contract by Santos GLNG to provide plant services for the operational phase of its Curtis Island LNG facility. The contract has a...

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08:36 | CTX

Caltex Australia Announces Refiner Margin Update (February 2015)

Caltex Australia advised its realised lagged Caltex Refiner Margin (CRM), in respect of CRM sales from production for the month of February 2015. The February unlagged CRM was...

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08:34 | NUF

Nufarm Reports NPAT Up 23.14% to $23.15m for Half-Year to 31 January 2015

Nufarm reported NPAT up 23.14% to $23.15m for the half-year ended 31 January 2015. Revenue from ordinary activities were $1,183.73m, up 4% from last year. Basic and Diluted EPS were...

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08:26 | BCI

BC Iron Announces Warrigal Hub Contract Award

BC Iron announced the award of a mining and crushing amp; screening contract for the Warrigal hub at the Nullagine JV (NJV) to Viento Contracting Services, a subsidiary entity of...

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08:25 | PDN

Paladin Energy Accepts CIC for Additional US$50m Convertible Bonds

Paladin Energy announced the launch and pricing of an offering of US$100M of senior, unsecured convertible bonds due 31 March 2020 (Convertible Bonds), further details of which are...

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24 Mar 2015

15:37 | MYR

Myer Holdings Responds to ASX Aware Query

Myer Holdings responded to ASX Aware Query, stating that the Entity consider the information contained in the Results Announcement pertaining to the decrease in the HY Result to be...

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13:40 | KAR

Karoon Gas Australia Announces Rig Contract for Levitt-1 Exploration Well

Karoon announced a semi-submersible drilling rig has been contracted to drill the first well for Apache and Karoon in the northern Carnarvon Basin exploration permit WA-482-P. The...

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12:42 | AIA

AIA China Eastern Airlines Announces New Year Round Service

AIA China Eastern Airlines announced a new four-weekly year-round service on the Auckland to Shanghai route, commencing September 2015. China Eastern Airlines operated a seasonal...

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12:12 | HZN

Horizon Oil Announces Production starts at Maari MR6A

Horizon Oil announced that production from the Maari MR6A development well has been brought on stream, with an initial production rate of 7,800 bopd. The optimal production rate...

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12:02 | CMW

Cromwell Property Group Announces March 2015 Quarter Distribution

Cromwell Property Group announced its distribution will be 1.9925 cents per stapled security for the March 2015 quarter. The record date will be 31 March 2015. The payment date will...

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09:40 | TIX

360 Capital Industrial Fund Announces Offer for ANI - Increased Cash Payment

360 Capital Industrial Fund announced its Third Supplementary Bidder's Statement lodged on 24 March 2015 and confirms the Group has entered into a deed poll whereby a Cash Payment...

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09:40 | TIX

360 Capital Industrial Fund Announces Notice of New Date for Giving Notice of Status of Conditions

360 Capital Industrial Fund announced that it refers to the off-market takeover bid (the Company Offer) which it has made for all the units in Australian Industrial REIT (ANI). The...

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09:40 | ANI

Australian Industrial REIT Notes Notice of New Date for Giving Notice of Status of Conditions

Australian Industrial REIT noted the announcement by 360 Capital Industrial Fund that as responsible entity it refers to the off-market takeover bid (TIX Offer) which it has made...

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09:37 | TIX

360 Capital Industrial Fund Provides Third Supplementary Bidder's Statement

360 Capital Industrial Fund provided its Third Supplementary Bidder's Statement in relation to the proposed off-market takeover of Australian Industrial REIT. The Offer closing date...

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09:37 | ANI

Australian Industrial REIT Notes Third Supplementary Bidder's Statement by TIX

Australian Industrial REIT noted the Third Supplementary Bidder's Statement provided by 360 Capital Industrial Fund in relation to the proposed off-market takeover of the Company....

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09:33 | GEM

G8 Education Announces Quarterly Dividend

G8 Education announced the payment of 6 cents per share fully franked dividend for the quarter ending 31 March 2015. The record date is 31 March 2015 and the dividend payment date...

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09:20 | TIX

360 Capital Industrial Fund Announces March 2015 Quarter Estimated Distribution

360 Capital Industrial Fund announced its distribution for the quarter ending 31 March 2015 will be 5.0662 cents per Unit, consistent with a forecast full year distribution for FY15...

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08:27 | TPM

TPG Telecom Reports NPAT Up 18.45% to $106.72m for Half-Year to 31 January 2015

TPG Telecom reported NPAT up 18.45% to $106.72m for the half-year ended 31 January 2015. Revenue from ordinary activities were $627.31m, up 58.99% from last year. Basic and Diluted...

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07:33 | KMD

Kathmandu Holdings Reports Net Loss of $1.84m for Half-Year to 31 January 2015

Kathmandu Holdings reported net loss of $1.84m for the half-year ended 31 January 2015. Revenue from ordinary activities were $179.36m, up 6.99% from last year. Diluted EPS was...

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23 Mar 2015

16:56 | APO

APN Outdoor Group Announces Special Dividend of 1 Cent

APN Outdoor Group announced a fully franked distribution of 1 cent per share, with a record date of 2 April 2015, an ex date of 31 March 2015 and a payment date of 17 April 2015....

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16:53 | SKI

Spark Infrastructure Group Announces SA Power Networks placement into the US Private Placement (USPP) market

Spark Infrastructure announces that SA Power Networks, in which it holds a 49% interest, has reached agreement with US investors to place US$235m of bonds into the USPP market. As...

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16:39 | ANZ

Australia & NZ Banking Group Announces Issue of SGD500M Subordinated Notes to Wholesale Investors

Australia amp; NZ Banking Group announced that it will issue SGD500m 3.75% fixed rate subordinated notes due 23 March 2027 pursuant to its US$60bn Euro Medium Term Note Programme....

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14:28 | ABP

Abacus Property Group Announces Sale of 309 George Street, Sydney

Abacus Property Group announced that the Abacus Property Group/AM alpha JV has exchanged contracts for the sale of 309 George Street, Sydney for $112.3m. Settlement is due to occur...

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11:57 | BEN

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Announces Dividend Reinvestment and Bonus Share Issue Price

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Announced Dividend Reinvestment and Bonus Share Issue Price. The issue price of shares allotted under the Dividend Reinvestment Plan ("DRP") and the price...

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10:15 | VRL

Village Roadshow Announces Citic Funds Management JV Signed

Village Roadshow announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Village Roadshow Holdings, has signed an agreement to establish a funds management business with CITIC Trust Co....

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09:39 | JHX

James Hardie Industries Provides Investor Roadshow Presentation

James Hardie Industries provided investor roadshow presentation, highlighting Group net sales increased 10% and 11% for the quarter and nine months, respectively, compared to pcp;...

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09:37 | SAR

Saracen Mineral Holdings Advises Approval of Thunderbox Project Feasibility and Development

Saracen Mineral Holdings advised that the Board has approved the development of our 100% owned Thunderbox Operations (TBO) following the completion of the Feasibility Study (FS)....

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09:08 | RCG

RCG Corporation Announces Successful Completion of Share Placement

RCG Corporation announced the successful completion of its fully underwritten placement to raise $25m as announced on 19 March 2015 (the Placement). The Placement was conducted at...

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08:42 | ORI

Orica Appoints Interim MD and CEO

Orica announced the appointment of Alberto Calderon as Interim MD and CEO, effective immediately. Mr Calderon has served as a Non-Executive Director on the Board since August 2013...

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08:28 | PMV

Premier Investments Reports NPAT Up 9.07% to $56.83m for Half-Year to 24 January 2015

Premier Investments reported NPAT up 9.07% to $56.83m for the half-year ended 24 January 2015. Revenue from ordinary activities were $496.98m, up 4.15% from last year. Diluted EPS...

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08:24 | SAR

Saracen Mineral Holdings Announces Thunderbox Project Exploration Update

Saracen Mineral Holdings announced an update on exploration activities at the Thunderbox and Bannockburn projects. Drilling at the Thunderbox deposit focused on resource infill,...

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07:30 | AIA

Auckland International Airport Announces February 2015 Monthly Traffic Update

Auckland International Airport announced its February 2015 Monthly traffic update. The Company's Queenstown Airport's international passenger numbers continued their strong...

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