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29 May 2015

15:59 | NVN

Novion Property Group Suspends from Official Quotation

The securities of Novion Property Group will be suspended from quotation at the close of trading on 29 May 2015, at the request of the Group in accordance with listing rule 17.2,...

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14:34 | EWC

Energy World Corporation Announces Withdrawal of Offer

Energy World Corporation advised that it has decided to withdraw the proposed underwritten non-renounceable pro rata rights issue of partly paid convertible notes made under the...

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13:23 | QAN

Qantas Airways Provides Preliminary Traffic and Capacity Statistics - April 2015

Qantas Airways advised that Qantas Group capacity increased by 1% and Group demand increased by 2.2%, resulting in a revenue seat factor of 77.3% which was 0.9 percentage points...

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12:05 | DOW

Downer EDI Announces United Energy awards Downer $180m contract

Downer EDI Limited (Downer) announced it had been awarded a three year contract valued at $180m with United Energy to provide 24/7 network operations and maintenance and...

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11:13 | AWE

AWE Announces Waitsia-1 Appraisal Well Drilling Update

AWE announced that as on 29 May 2015 the Waitsia-1 appraisal well was at a Measured Depth below Rotary Table (MDRT) of 2,931m and drilling ahead in a 8 1/2 inch hole to the planned...

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09:49 | SGT

Singapore Telecommunications Suspends from Official Quotation

The securities of Singapore Telecommunications will be suspended from quotation at the close of trading on 29 May 2015, at the request of the Company in accordance with listing rule...

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09:39 | EVN

Evolution Mining Announces Successful Completion of Institutional Component of AREO

Evolution Mining advised that it has successfully completed the institutional entitlement offer component (Institutional Entitlement Offer) of its fully underwritten 5-for-13...

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09:04 | SRX

Sirtex Medical Trading Halted, Pending Company Announcement

The securities of Sirtex Medical will be placed in trading halt session state, at the request of the Company, until the earlier of the commencement of normal trading on 2 June 2015...

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08:41 | RCG

RCG Corporation Provides Share Purchase Plan

RCG Corporation provided eligible Company shareholders with the opportunity to participate in the Company Share Purchase Plan (SPP) by paying up to $15,000 to subscribe for...

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08:27 | SYR

Syrah Resources Finalises Feasibility Study, Declares Ore Reserve

Syrah Resources announced the results of its Feasibility Study prepared by Snowden Mining Industry Consultants for its 100% owned Balama Graphite Project in Mozambique. The Balama...

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07:30 | FPH

Fisher & Paykel Hlth Reports NPAT Up 16.61% to NZ$113.17m for the Year to 31 March 2015

Fisher amp; Paykel Hlth reported NPAT up 16.61% to NZ$113.17m for the year ended 31 March 2015. Revenue from ordinary activities were NZ$672.35m, up 7.84% from last year. Diluted...

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07:30 | FPH

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Delivers Record Full Year Result Increases Dividend

Fisher amp; Paykel Healthcare Corporation reported record net profit after tax of NZ$113.2m for the full year, an increase of 17% over the prior year. Operating revenue was also a...

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28 May 2015

17:08 | IPH

IPH announces stion of Fisher Adams Kelly

IPH announced it has acquired the Patent amp; Trade Mark Attorneys firm of Fisher Adams Kelly (FAK). FAK, established over 30 years ago, has offices in Brisbane, Sydney and...

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11:22 | SXL

Southern Cross Media Group Announces Appointment of Grant Blackley as CEO

Southern Cross Media Group announced it has appointed Mr Grant Blackley as CEO and MD effective 29 June 2015. Mr Blackley is a highly experienced and well regarded media industry...

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11:09 | RMD

ResMed Inc Prepares Form SD

ResMed Inc prepared conflict minerals report for the calendar year ended 31 December 2014 to comply with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 13(p), Rule 13p-1 (conflict...

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10:52 | ALQ

ALS Provides Preliminary Final Report (App 4E) - Year ended 31 March 2015

ALS provided an Appendix 4E for the year ended 31 March 2015 stating that revenues from ordinary activities were $1,492.7m down by 0.7%. The profit from ordinary activities after...

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10:22 | BRU

Buru Energy Provides Weekly Drilling Report - Olympic 1

Buru Energy provided the following weekly update on drilling operations at the Olympic 1 well as at 28 May 2015. Since the last progress report, the well has been drilled ahead in 8...

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08:28 | ASB

Austal Finalises Agreement

Austal announced that Austal USA and General Dynamics Bath Iron Works have executed a sub-contract for Littoral Combat Ship Planning Yard Design Services. This was previously...

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08:25 | PRU

Perseus Mining Announces Approval Received to Extend Mining Operations at Edikan

Perseus Mining announced that the Ghanaian Environmental Protection Agency, has approved the Company's Supplementary Environmental Impact Statement for its Edikan Gold Mine in...

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08:05 | FSF

Fonterra Shareholders' Fund Announces Forecast Farmgate Milk Price 2014/15 and 2015/16 forecast

Fonterra Shareholders' Fund announced that it has reduced its forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2014/15 season to $4.40 per kgMS. Along with its previously announced forecast...

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27 May 2015

18:20 | QBE

QBE Insurance Group Announces Ratings Affirmed by SP-Outlook Revised to Stable

QBE Insurance Group reported Standard amp; Poor's revised the rating outlook on QBE Insurance Group (QBE), QBE's core operating entities, and its other subsidiaries to "Stable" from...

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18:19 | LLC

Lend Lease Group Announces Agreement with Crown Resorts

Lend Lease Group announced that following the lodgement of Modification 8 in March 2015 (the revised Concept Plan for Barangaroo), it has finalised commercial documentation with...

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18:19 | CWN

Crown Resorts Signing of Development Agreements

Crown Resorts announced that it has entered into agreements with the Barangaroo Delivery Authority (BDA) and Lend Lease which give Crown the opportunity to develop the Crown Sydney...

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18:14 | ANI

Australian Industrial REIT Announces TIX Extends Bid

Australian Industrial REIT 360 announced Capital Investment Management (360 Capital) as responsible entity for the 360 Capital Industrial Fund (Bidder) refers to the off-market...

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16:05 | MGR

Mirvac Achieves Over $400m in Asset Sales

Mirvac advised that it has achieved total asset sales for the financial year to date of $405m, with contracts exchanged for three office assets and one retail asset for a combined...

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14:18 | AST

AusNet Services Announces Court Approves Settlement Murrindindi Bushfire Class Action

AusNet Services announced that Justice Emerton handed down judgment in the Supreme Court of Victoria to formally approve the settlement deed agreed by the parties to the Murrindindi...

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13:45 | CDD

Cardno Appoints Chief Executive Officer

Cardno announced the appointment of Mr Richard Wankmuller as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, commencing 29 June 2015. With more than 30 years' international...

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11:58 | BPT

Beach Energy Advises Lake Tanganyika South Block, Tanzania

Beach Energy has been advised by Woodside Energy (Tanzania)-("Woodside") that it has decided not to enter into the next period of the exploration program relating to the Lake...

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10:15 | RCG

RCG Corporation Announces Completion of Acquisition of Accent Group

RCG Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of Accent Group (AGL). The Company obtained the necessary shareholder approvals in connection with the acquisition of...

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10:02 | TGA

Thorn Group Provides Preliminary Final Report

Thorn Group provided an Appendix 4E for the year ended 31 March 2015 stating that revenues from ordinary activities were $293,846m up by 25%. The profit from ordinary activities...

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09:52 | ABC

Adelaide Brighton Announces AGM Addresses Presentation 2015 Outlook

Adelaide Brighton announced its AGM presentation and 2015 outlook. The Company's chairman reported that the Company achieved a record NPAT of $172.7m for the year ended 31 December...

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09:21 | SEK

SEEK Announces Zhaopin Financial Information for Q3 FY15

SEEK announced that its subsidiary, Zhaopin a leading career platform in China focused on connecting users with relevant job opportunities through their career lifecycle, announced...

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08:39 | HIL

Hills Announces Appointment of New CEO

Hills announced that the Board of the Company and Group MD and CEO, Mr Edward (Ted) Pretty have reached agreement that Mr Pretty will leave the company and Mr Grant Logan, the...

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08:37 | SKC

SkyCity Entertainment Group Announces Investor Day Presentations and Trading Update

SkyCity Entertainment Group announced that it is hosting investor presentations in Auckland on 27 May 2015 and Adelaide on 28 May 2015. The Company provided its trading update for...

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08:32 | SUN

Suncorp Group Announces Investor Day Presentation

Suncorp Group announced its annual Investor Day at SMART-PLUS motor repair centre in Riverwood1 , Sydney. The Company's CEO Patrick Snowball said Investor Day is an opportunity to...

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08:26 | AOG

Aveo Announces Terminates $150m of Interest Rate Swaps

Aveo announced that it has terminated the remaining $150m of interest rate swaps. The termination of the interest rate swaps and the fall in floating interest rates has...

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08:25 | PRG

Programmed Maintenance Services Provides Appendix 4E

Programmed Maintenance Services provided an Appendix 4E for the year ended 31 March 2015 stating that revenues from ordinary activities were $1,434.2m. The profit from ordinary...

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26 May 2015

18:40 | BOQ

Bank of Queensland Announces Issue of Wholesale Capital Notes

Bank of Queensland issue perpetual, subordinated ,unsecured , convertible notes to raise A$150,000,000. BOQ intends to use the proceeds of the Wholesale Capital Notes for general...

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11:09 | UGL

UGL Announces $190m Operations and Maintenance Contract with BP Australia

UGL announced that the Company has been awarded a new three year contract by BP Australia (BP) to operate and maintain BP's 17 fuel terminals across Australia through an...

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10:59 | FMG

Fortescue Metals Group Announces Speculation Regarding FIRB Applications

Fortescue Metals Group announced that it does not comment on speculation. The Company is not aware of FIRB applications by third parties and is in compliance with its continuous...

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09:10 | ALL

Aristocrat Leisure Reports NPAT Up 35.21% to $77.58m for Half-Year to 31 March 2015

Aristocrat Leisure reported NPAT up 35.21% to $77.58m for the half-year ended 31 March 2015. Revenue from ordinary activities were $699.24m, up 72.26% from last year. Basic and...

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09:09 | AGL

AGL Energy Outlines Strategic Roadmap

AGL Energy announced its strategic roadmap to improve return on funds employed (ROFE) and deliver sustainable earnings growth. The strategic roadmap builds on the Company's...

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08:59 | OFX

OzForex Group Provides Appendix 4E Full Year 31 March 2015

OzForex Group provided an Appendix 4E for the year ended 31 March 2015 stating that revenues from ordinary activities were $97,400.20m up 24%. The profit from ordinary activities...

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08:34 | COH

Cochlear Announces Chris Smith Announced as Incoming CEO

Cochlear announced that Mr Chris Smith is appointed CEO/President effective 1 September 2015. Dr Chris Roberts, who has been CEO/President since 1 February 2004, will step down at...

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08:30 | TNE

Technology One Reports NPAT Down 10.14% to $8.86m for the Half-Year to 31 March 2015

Technology One reported NPAT down 10.14% to $8.86m for the half-year ended 31 March 2015. Revenue from ordinary activities were $90.01m, up 2.77% from last year. Diluted EPS was...

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07:31 | SKC

SkyCity Entertainment Group Announces The Crown Agree Preliminary Design for NZICC

SkyCity Entertainment Group announced that on 26 May 2015, Economic Development Minister the Hon Steven Joyce and the Company Chief Executive Nigel Morrison announced that the...

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25 May 2015

15:07 | UXC

UXC announces agreement with Tasmanian State Government to establish enterprise delivery centre in Hobart

UXC announced it has entered into an agreement with the Tasmanian State Government to establish a UXC Enterprise Delivery Centre (EDC)/Customer Support Centre in Hobart. The Hobart...

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15:07 | UXC

UXC announces agreement with Tasmanian State Government to establish enterprise delivery centre in Hobart

UXC announced it has entered into an agreement with the Tasmanian State Government to establish a UXC Enterprise Delivery Centre (EDC)/Customer Support Centre in Hobart. The Hobart...

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12:09 | TIX

360 Capital Industrial Notes Results of ANI Unitholder Meeting

360 Capital Investment Management as Responsible Entity for 360 Capital Industrial notes the resolutions put to meeting on 25 May 2015 to appoint 360 Capital ANI Management as...

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12:09 | ANI

Australian Industrial REIT Announces Results of Meeting

Australian Industrial REIT announced that 360 Capital Investment Management's proposal to remove Fife Funds as the responsible entity of ANI and appoint 360 Capital ANI Management...

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10:09 | IGO

Independence Group Announces Independence to Acquire Sirius

Independence Group announced the execution of a binding Scheme Implementation Deed (SID) under which the Company has agreed to acquire all the issued capital of Sirius by way of an...

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09:30 | EVN

Evolution Mining Announces Acquisition of Cowal Gold Mine

Evolution Mining announced that it has entered into an agreement with Barrick (Australia Pacific) (Barrick) to acquire the Cowal gold mine through the purchase of 100% of the shares...

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09:28 | TIX

360 Capital Industrial Fund Trading Halted, Pending Company Announcement

The securities of 360 Capital Industrial Fund will be placed in trading halt session state, at the request of the Company, until the earlier of the commencement of normal trading on...

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09:22 | ORG

Origin Energy Announces Special Dividend of $367m to be Paid in June 2015

Origin Energy announced that Contact Energy has been examining growth opportunities in renewable energy, the company's capital structure and the capacity to increase distributions...

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09:04 | EVN

Evolution Mining Trading Halted, Pending Company Announcement

The securities of Evolution Mining will be placed in trading halt session state, at the request of the Company, until the earlier of the commencement of normal trading on 29 May...

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08:35 | SKE

Skilled Group Enters into Discussions with Programmed

Skilled Group announced that it is entering into further discussions with Programmed Group (Programmed) in relation to a potential combination of the businesses. Programmed has...

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08:27 | SAR

Saracen Mineral Holdings Announces Exploration Update - Karari Red October

Saracen Mineral Holdings announced further progress in its strategy to establish a long mine life at its Carosue Dam gold project in WA, with the latest drilling returning multiple...

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08:22 | ANI

Australian Industrial REIT Trading Halted, Pending Company Announcement

The securities of Australian Industrial 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...

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22 May 2015

14:21 | HZN

Horizon Oil Announces Production Starts at Maari MR7A Development Well

Horizon Oil announced that production from the Maari MR7A development well has been brought on stream, with a provisional initial production rate between 1,500-2,000 bopd. The...

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12:38 | BRU

Buru Energy Advises Olympic 1 Exploration Well Spuds

Buru Energy advised that its extensive 2015 exploration drilling program has commenced with the spudding of the Olympic 1 conventional oil well located southeast of Broome in WA....

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10:44 | S32

South32 Advises Credit Rating Announcement

South32 advised that Moody's Investors Service and Standard and Poor's Ratings Services have assigned long term and short term credit ratings for the Company. Moody's Investors...

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09:57 | SKI

Spark Infrastructure Announces 2015 AGM Chairman's Address and Management Presentation

Spark Infrastructure announced its Chairman's address and management presentation. The Company recently published Shareholder Review, the financial and operational performance of...

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09:46 | AWE

AWE Announces Waitsia-1 Appraisal Well Drilling Update

AWE announced that as on 22 May 2015 the Waitsia-1 appraisal well was at a Measured Depth below Rotary Table (MDRT) of 2,337m and drilling ahead in a 12 1/4 inch hole to the next...

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09:44 | CDD

Cardno Provides Response to Press Speculation

Cardno noted the press speculation on 22 May 2015 regarding possible corporate activity involving the Company. The Company became aware after market close on 21 May 2015 that a...

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09:31 | SGH

Slater & Gordon Confirms UK Financial Conduct Authority Approval

Slater amp; Gordon confirmed that regulatory approval has been granted by the Financial Conduct Authority in relation to the Quindell PSD acquisition announced on 30 March 2015....

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08:37 | AOG

Aveo Announces Springfield

Aveo announced a major initiative and new concept for retirement living in Australia as it continues its transformation to Australia's leading pure retirement group. The Company and...

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07:38 | AIA

Auckland International Airport Announces Monthly Traffic Update April 2015

Auckland International Airport announced its April 2015 Monthly traffic update. International passengers at the Airport were up 7.6% in April 2015. Passenger growth occurred across...

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