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19 Sep 2014

15:10 | BGA

Bega Cheese Announces Supply of UHT Milk for China

Bega Cheese announced that it had signed a supply and distribution agreement with one of China's leading retail groups, Chongqing General Trading Group (CGTG) whereby the company...

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14:15 | AJA

Astro Japan Property Group Announces Refinance of Debt

Astro Japan Property Group announced completion of the refinancing of the Y12.8bn senior loan to JPT Co. (JPT) and the Y15.8bn senior loan to JPT Corporate Co. (JPTC), representing...

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12:08 | FBU

Fletcher Building Lodges Plans for New Dwellings at Three Kings

Fletcher Building reported that Fletcher Residential has lodged two private plan change applications with Auckland Council for the redevelopment of Three Kings Quarry. These...

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11:21 | VOC

Vocus Communications Announces FX Networks Acquisition Unconditional

Vocus Communications confirmed that the formal offer to acquire all of the ordinary shares in FX Networks made by its NZ subsidiary, Vocus (New Zealand) Holdings is now...

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09:57 | FET

Folkestone Education Trust Announces Distribution of 12.7 Cents for the Quarter Ended 30 September 2014

Folkestone Education Trust announced a distribution of 12.7 cents per unit for the quarter ending 30 September 2014, with a record date of 30 September 2014 and a payment date of 20...

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09:42 | MQG

Macquarie Group Announces Completion of Bookbuild for Macquarie Bank Capital Notes

Macquarie Group reported that Macquarie Bank (MBL) has announced the successful completion of the bookbuild for its offer of Macquarie Bank Capital Notes, which was announced on 15...

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09:21 | ROC

Roc Oil Company Provides Fosun's First Supplementary Bidder's Statement

Roc Oil Company provided Fosun International, Transcendent Resources' (Fosun) first supplementary bidder's statement in relation to Fosun's off-market takeover bid to acquire all of...

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08:46 | CMW

Cromwell Property Group Announces Distribution of 1.9375 Cents for the Quarter Ended 30 September 2014

Cromwell Property Group announced a fully franked distribution of 1.9375 cents per stapled security for the quarter ending 30 September 2014, with a record date of 30 September 2014...

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08:41 | SYD

Sydney Airport Announces August 2014 Traffic Performance

Sydney Airport announced that total passenger traffic for August 2014 is estimated to have increased 1.0% on the pcp, with domestic traffic estimated to be up 0.7% on the pcp and...

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08:29 | ARF

Arena REIT Announces Distribution of 2.4375 Cents for the Quarter Ended 30 September 2014

Arena REIT announced a fully franked distribution of 2.4375 cents per stapled security for the quarter ending 30 September 2014, with a record date of 30 September 2014 and an...

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08:26 | AQG

Alacer Gold Responds to Market Activity

Alacer Gold acknowledged that it has been approached by third parties on a preliminary basis regarding potential corporate transactions, however the company is not currently...

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18 Sep 2014

17:05 | OSH

Oil Search Provides Hides Drilling Update

Oil Search reported that ExxonMobil PNG, operator of the PNG LNG project, has advised that development drilling on the Hides gas field is nearing completion. The eighth production...

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16:22 | PRY

Primary Health Care Announces Acquisition of Transport Health

Primary Health Care announced that it has reached agreement to acquire private health insurer Transport Health from the Transport Friendly Society for $18m. Transport Health has...

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15:26 | TFC

TFS Corporation Provides Trading Update, Reaffirms Guidance

TFS Corporation announced the sale of Indian sandalwood oil to a leading company in the fine fragrance sector. This initial sale of 50kg of oil at a price of US$4,750 per kg is a...

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14:37 | ACR

Acrux Responds to ASX Price Query

Acrux responded to an ASX share price query stating that it is aware of information which could be an explanation for the recent trading in its securities. The company requested a...

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14:23 | VET

Vocation Responds to Press Speculation

Vocation advised that it is aware of ongoing press and market speculation regarding the company's Victorian funding contracts. The company reiterated that neither the review nor its...

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13:46 | 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 22 September...

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10:55 | ACR

Acrux Trading Halted, Pending Company Announcement

The securities of Acrux 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, 22 September...

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09:55 | AWE

AWE Confirms Significant Gas Discovery for Waitsia Field

AWE advised the Senecio-3 well has increased the development potential of the Senecio gas field and discovered the new "Waitsia" gas field in the underlying section. The Company...

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09:40 | JHX

James Hardie Industries Provides CLSA Investor Forum Presentation

James Hardie Industries provided a CLSA Investor Forum presentation, reporting on global strategy and business overview; USA and Europe fiber cement; Asia Pacific fiber cement;...

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09:39 | WOR

WorleyParsons Announces Renewal of Contracts for Canadian Improve Alliances

WorleyParsons announced the completion of negotiations and official award of extension of the engineering and procurement services agreement with two confidential clients for an...

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09:29 | SPL

Starpharma Holdings Trading Halted, Pending Company Announcement

The securities of Starpharma Holdings 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,...

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09:10 | MAH

Macmahon Holdings Provides Mongolia Update

Macmahon Holdings announced that it and two of its Mongolian operating subsidiaries have entered into a 3 week standstill agreement with Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi (ETT) ending 9 October...

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09:05 | BRU

Buru Energy Trading Halted, Pending Company Announcement

The securities of Buru Energy 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 decides...

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08:56 | ORL

OrotonGroup Reports NPAT Down 69.92% to $8.26m for the Year to 26 July 2014

OrotonGroup reported NPAT down 69.92% to $8.26m for the year ended 26 July 2014. Revenue from ordinary activities were $124.89m, up 25.52% from last year. Diluted EPS was 20.15...

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08:49 | ARI

Arrium Releases Retail Entitlement Offer Booklet

Arrium provided a Retail Entitlement Offer Booklet for a 1 for 1 pro rata renounceable entitlement offer of Arrium ordinary shares at an offer price of $0.48 per New Share Retail...

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08:49 | ARI

Arrium Successfully Completes Institutional Capital Raising

Arrium announced completion of the institutional component of its fully underwritten equity raising. The Company reported the institutional component of the 1-for-1 pro-rata...

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17 Sep 2014

11:52 | SUN

Suncorp Group Announces SUNPE Dividend Rate

Suncorp Group announced that in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in the CPS3 prospectus dated 8 April 2014, the expected dividend rate for SUNPE securities for the...

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11:40 | SUN

Suncorp Group Announces SUNPC Dividend Rate

Suncorp Group announced that in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in the CPS2 prospectus dated 3 October 2012, the expected dividend rate for SUNPC securities for the...

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11:32 | WOR

WorleyParsons Secures EPCM Contract for Chevron Wind Park Project in Kazakhstan

WorleyParsons reported that WorleyParsons Kazakhstan has been selected to provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for Chevron Munaigas' Samal...

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10:12 | WBC

Westpac Banking Corporation Announces Suspension from Official Quotation of WBCPB

The Stapled Preferred Securities II (ASX Code: WBCPB) of Westpac Banking Corporation will be suspended from quotation at the close of trading on Wednesday 17 September 2014. The...

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10:12 | QAN

Qantas Airways Provides Update on Level of Foreign Relevant Interest

Qantas Airways reported that in accordance with the Qantas Sale Act 1992 (Cth) and the Qantas Constitution, the maximum aggregate level of relevant interests that foreign persons...

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08:57 | ERA

Energy Resources of Australia Announces Ranger 3 Deeps Resource Update

Energy Resources of Australia announced an update to the Ranger 3 Deeps resource model following completion of approximately 95% of a revised underground drilling program. The...

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08:42 | MQA

Macquarie Atlas Roads Announces Distribution of 8.2 Cents for the Second Half of 2014

Macquarie Atlas Roads announced a distribution of 8.2 cents per security for the second half of 2014, with a record date of 24 September 2014 and an estimated payment date of 8...

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08:31 | PMV

Premier Investments Reports NPAT Down 58.16% to $73m for the Year to 26 July 2014

Premier Investments reported NPAT down 58.16% to $73m for the year ended 26 July 2014. Revenues from ordinary activities were $909.97m, down 10.63% from last year. Diluted EPS was...

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08:30 | SAI

SAI Global Provides Company Update

SAI Global announced that it has received proposals from a number of interested parties to acquire one or more of the company's underlying businesses. These will be progressed...

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16 Sep 2014

15:03 | LEI

Leighton Holdings Announces John Holland as Construction Contractor for Ravenhall Prison

Leighton Holdings announced that John Holland has been awarded the contract for the design and construction of the Ravenhall Prison in Melbourne's west, in consortium with GEO,...

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14:43 | SEH

Sino Gas & Energy Holdings Provides August 2014 Monthly Operations Report

Sino Gas amp; Energy Holdings provided its August 2014 operations report, reporting that a 14-well drilling program has been completed for CRR submissions and 12 additional wells...

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12:54 | BRU

Buru Energy Completes Ungani 1st1 First Phase Workover Operations

Buru Energy reported that the first phase of the Ungani 1st1 workover has been completed with the running of a downhole plug and acquisition of a cement bond log. Production testing...

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10:23 | PDN

Paladin Energy Announces Lower Forecasted September Quarter Production

Paladin Energy advised that the September quarter production was anticipated to have a 15% shortfall due to annual scrubber maintenance, the ion exchange resin changeover (already...

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09:53 | LEI

Leighton Holdings Announces Contractual close for Leighton Group in NWRL PPP

Leighton Holdings advised the Leighton Group companies John Holland and Leighton Contractors, as part of the Northwest Rapid Transit (NRT) Consortium, have reached contractual close...

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09:53 | UGL

UGL Announces NWRL Contract Award and Update on DTZ Sale

UGL announced the NSW Government has awarded Northwest Rapid Transit Consortium (NRT) the $3.7bn operations contract to deliver the North West Rail Link -Australia's largest public...

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08:28 | DSH

Dick Smith Holdings Announces Disclosure Under ASX Listing Rule 3.1

Dick Smith Holdings announced it has been advised that Anchorage Capital Partners has sold its 47.3m shares in the Company. Dick Smith is cognisant of its Continuous Disclosure...

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08:27 | AQG

Alacer Gold Corp Provides Supporting Information to Exploration Announcement

Alacer Gold Corp released an announcement on September 15, 2014 titled "Alacer Announces Exploration Results in Turkey". This document provides the supporting data and further assay...

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08:27 | AQG

Alacer Gold Corp Announces Exploration Results in Turkey

Alacer Gold Corp announced drilling results to date from the Company's 2014 exploration program in Turkey. Drilling results are from several areas in the Copler District and from...

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15 Sep 2014

18:30 | MQG

Macquarie Group Releases Capital Notes Prospectus

Macquarie Group released a prospectus for the issue of Macquarie Bank Capital Notes (BCN) to raise $400m with the ability to raise more or less. The Company reported BCN will...

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18:30 | MQG

Macquarie Group Launches $400m Capital Notes Offer

Macquarie Group announced its intention to raise A$400m, with the ability to raise more or less, through the offer of Macquarie Bank Capital Notes (BCN). BCN are expected to be...

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09:53 | LEI

Leighton Holdings Announces Thiess Renews NBN Contract

Leighton Holdings reported that Thiess, incorporating Silcar has agreed a significant contract amendment and extension with NBN Co for installation, activation and maintenance of...

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09:34 | LYC

Lynas Corporation Provides Debt Facilities Update

Lynas Corporation reported that it has decided to cease negotiations with Nomura regarding a novation and amendment of the company's existing senior debt facility. Instead, the...

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09:25 | RFE

Red Fork Reports Net Loss of US$1.3m for the Half Year to 30 June 2014

Red Fork reported a net loss of US$1.3m for the half-year ended 30 June 2014. Revenues from ordinary activities were US$37.53m. Basic and Diluted EPS were (0.26) US cents compared...

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09:04 | JHX

James Hardie Industries Announces AICF Proposes Approved Payment Scheme

James Hardie Industries reported that the company and the NSW Government have been advised by the Asbestos Injuries Compensation Fund (AICF) that its board has determined that it is...

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08:56 | ARI

Arrium Announces $754m Captial Raising

Arrium announced a capital raising to raise approximately $656m from a fully underwritten 1-for-1 pro rata, accelerated, renounceable entitlement offer with retail entitlements...

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08:39 | MQG

Macquarie Group Provides Investor Presentation and Outlook Update

Macquarie Group reported that as part of its regular investor communications program, the group will be presenting at the CLSA Investors Forum on 16 and 17 September 2014. Contained...

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08:36 | ARI

Arrium Trading Halted, Pending Company Announcement

The securities of Arrium 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 17 September...

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08:27 | PRU

Perseus Mining Provides Exploration Update

Perseus Mining announced details of assay results from recent infill drilling on the Mampong deposit at its Edikan Gold Mine (EGM) in Ghana, West Africa. These results represent the...

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12 Sep 2014

14:28 | SKE

Skilled Group Provides Market Update

Skilled Group referred to announcements released by Western Desert Resources (WDR) on 8 September 2014 in relation to the appointment by WDR of a voluntary administrator and...

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11:19 | OGC

OceanaGold Corporation Announces Results of Didipio Optimisation Study

OceanaGold Corporation announced the preliminary results of the Didipio Optimisation Study, which is expected to be finalised early in the fourth quarter of 2014 with completion of...

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09:50 | SLR

Silver Lake Resources Appoints MD

Silver Lake Resources announced that Luke Tonkin will assume the role of MD effective 20 November 2014. Mr. Tonkin is currently in the role of Executive Director - Operations and...

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09:48 | NWT

Newsat Announces Jabiru-2 Launch Success

Newsat announced the successful launch of the MEASAT-3b satellite, which hosts the Jabiru-2 payload. The satellite was launched on designated Flight VA218, an Ariane 5 ECA launch...

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08:42 | SXY

Senex Energy Announces Namur Oil Discovery at Martlet-1 on the Western Flank

Senex Energy announced that the Martlet-1 exploration well on the western flank of the SA Cooper-Eromanga Basin has encountered a Namur oil accumulation. The Martlet-1 exploration...

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08:30 | AZJ

Aurizon Holdings Prices Debut Euro Medium Term Note

Aurizon Holdings announced that its subsidiary, Aurizon Network has further diversified its funding sources with a Euro Medium Term Note (EMTN) issue. Aurizon Network has priced a...

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31 Jul 2014

10:16 | MAD

Maverick Drilling and Exploration Provides June 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Maverick Drilling and Exploration provided its June 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting gross production for the quarter averaged 1,213 barrels of oil per day versus 1,248...

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