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30 Jun 2015

15:12 | AJA

Astro Japan Property Group Announces Acquisition Increasing Interest in A Tokyo Property

Astro Japan Property Group announced that it has further increased its interest in the Musashino Towers asset from 29% to 52% with an additional equity investment of JPY 644m...

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13:51 | IMF

IMF Bentham Announces New Hong Kong Matter

IMF Bentham announced that the High Court of Hong Kong has granted leave to liquidators to enter into a funding agreement with IMF with respect to legal proceedings against an...

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12:52 | MTU

M2 Group Announces Completion of acquisition of CallPlus Group and 2Talk

M2 Group announced it has completed the acquisition of the CallPlus group of companies and related entity, 2Talk. The acquisition of CallPlus will deliver a number of benefits for...

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11:03 | CDU

CuDeco Trading Halted, Pending Company Announcement

The securities of CuDeco 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 July 2015 or when...

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10:33 | IDR

Industria REIT Announces Leasing Update

Industria REIT announced that it has executed a new lease over 2,858 sqm at 5 Butler Boulevard, Adelaide. Toyota Australia entered into a new four year lease commencing in September...

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10:29 | ARF

Arena REIT Announces Disposal of Childcare Centres

Arena REIT announced that it has sold three childcare centres located in Qld (Disposal Properties) for an aggregate price of $6.2m, reflecting an average yield of 6.75% and overall...

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09:15 | QAN

Qantas Airways Announces Preliminary Traffic and Capacity Statistics - May 2015

Qantas Airways announced that its capacity (Available Seat Km) increased by 0.5% and Group demand (Revenue Passenger Km) increased by 3.7%, resulting in a revenue seat factor of...

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08:56 | TCL

Transurban Group Announces Remaining Equity Interest in 95 and 495 Express Lanes

Transurban Group announced that it has acquired the remaining equity interest in the co-investment vehicle DRIVe, which holds investments in the 95 Express Lanes and 495 Express...

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08:51 | KMD

Kathmandu Holdings Provides Briscoes Announcement

Kathmandu Holdings acknowledged the announcement made by Briscoes Group stating the intention to lodge a takeover notice imminently in respect of a takeover offer comprising both...

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08:41 | TGR

Tassal Group Announces New Retail Agreements

Tassal Group announced that it has extended its current fresh salmon supply agreement with Woolworths and will be supplying fresh salmon to Aldi. The Company has extended its...

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08:31 | SYD

Sydney Airport Announces International Aeronautical Agreements

Sydney Airport announced that it has concluded negotiations with the Board of Airline Representatives Australia (BARA) over the provision and pricing of airport services to its...

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29 Jun 2015

15:17 | CAB

Cabcharge Australia Issues Letter to Shareholders

Cabcharge Australia announced that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted an undertaking from Cabcharge under section 87B of the Competition and Consumer...

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13:00 | UXC

UXC Provides Trading Update

UXC confirmed that FY15 earnings are expected to be within the market consensus range of NPAT being $20m to $22m and EPS of 6c to 6.7c. Working capital management has also continued...

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12:37 | ANN

Ansell Announces Cost Reduction Initiatives

Ansell announced initiatives to drive performance improvement as part of its ongoing strategic focus on operating efficiency. The benefit of these actions will assist in partially...

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12:17 | CDU

Cudeco Announces Increase in Copper Grade During Mining

CuDeco announced large masses and agglomerates of near-solid native copper metal are regularly being recovered from crushing of native copper ore at Rocklands. There is no evidence...

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11:16 | AWE

AWE Announces Spuds Waitsia-2 Appraisal Well

AWE announced that the Waitsia-2 appraisal well commenced drilling operations at on 28 June 2015. As on 29 June 2015, the well was at 297m Measured Depth below Rotary Table (MDRT)...

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09:47 | ORE

Orocobre Announces $32.3m Capital Raising Completed

Orocobre announced that it has raised A$32.3m through a Placement to both domestic and international institutional and sophisticated investors. The raising was significantly...

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09:33 | ORG

Origin Energy Notes Response to Market Speculation on APLNGs SPA with Sinopec

Origin Energy noted recent speculation regarding Australia Pacific LNG's liquefied natural gas (LNG) sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with Sinopec. Australia Pacific LNG is an...

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09:20 | TLS

Telstra Corporation Announces ACCC Draft Fixed Line Services Decision

Telstra Corporation announced that The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released a further draft decision on the prices that other operators pay to use the...

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08:35 | LLC

Lend Lease Announces Wholesale Fund Established to Invest in Tower 1

Lend Lease announced that it has launched a new commercial wholesale open-ended property fund to invest in the circa $2bn commercial Tower 1 at Barangaroo South. The Company One...

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08:28 | SGH

Slater & Gordon Announces Market Update

Slater amp; Gordon announced that it has engaged proactively with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) following ASIC's routine review of Pitcher Partners...

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08:28 | GWA

GWA Group Announces FY15 Trading Update

GWA Group announced that it anticipates trading EBIT before restructuring costs and significant items for FY15 of $67m-69m. That figure is provided on the same basis as the guidance...

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08:26 | NXT

NEXTDC Announces Material Contract with Leading Corporation

NEXTDC announced that it has entered into a new contract for the provision of data centre services to a leading corporation with which it announced an initial contract on 6 June...

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08:25 | SEH

Sino Gas & Energy Holdings Provides Sino Gas - Operational Update

Sino Gas amp; Energy Holdings provided the following operational update ahead of the more detailed 2015 Second Quarter Activities Report, to be released to the market in July 2015....

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26 Jun 2015

17:38 | ANI

Australian Industrial REIT Announces TIX Extends ANI Bid to 28 September 2015

360 Capital Investment Management as responsible entity for the 360 Capital Industrial Fund (Bidder) refered to the off-market takeover bid (TIX Offer) which it has made for all the...

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15:52 | CDU

CuDeco Announces Increase in Copper Grade During Mining

CuDeco announced increase in copper grade during mining. Large masses and agglomerates of near-solid native copper metal are regularly being recovered from crushing of native copper...

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13:09 | NSR

National Storage REIT Announces to Enter NZ Market

National Storage REIT announced it will enter the NZ market following arrangements to acquire a storage portfolio in Christchurch, NZ. Managing Director Andrew Catsoulis said the...

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12:01 | SIR

Sirius Resources Advises First Facility Drawdown and Nova Construction Update

Sirius Resources advised that it has completed the first draw-down of funding under the previously announced A$440m Syndicated Facility Agreement (Facility) to fund the ongoing...

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11:35 | HPI

Hotel Property Investments Announced Ammendment in Record date.

Hotel Property Investments announced an expected distribution of 8.4 cents per stapled security for the half year ending 30 June 2015, with the record date of 2 July 2015, payment...

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10:55 | HPI

Hotel Property Investments Announces Amended Record Date

Hotel Property Investments announced an expected distribution of 8.4 cents per stapled security for the half year ending 30 June 2015. The ex-entitlement date is 1 July 2015. The...

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10:04 | IFN

Infigen Announces Sale of its US Solar Development Pipeline

Infigen announced that it has agreed to sell its US solar development pipeline to a global solar energy company for US$37.9m subject to certain working capital related adjustments....

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09:29 | HPI

Hotel Property Investments Announces Expected Distribution 6 months ending 30 June 2015

Hotel Property Investments announced an expected distribution of 8.4 cents per stapled security for the half year ending 30 June 2015. The ex-entitlement date is 26 June 2015. Ther...

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09:18 | TSE

Transfield Services Enters Tertiary Education Market

Transfield Services announced that it has signed a five year $88m integrated facilities management and property services contract with the University of Newcastle, delivering on its...

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09:07 | BKN

Bradken Announces Market Update and Merger Approach

Bradken announced that a consortium of Sigdo Koppers and CHAMP Private Equity (the Consortium) has agreed to an investment of $70m in the Company, by way of Redeemable Convertible...

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09:04 | SHJ

Shine Corporate Announces Australian Tax Office Ruling

Shine Corporate announced that the Company and Shine Lawyers had sought a private ruling from the Australian Taxation Office. The application pertained to the availability of tax...

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08:31 | TCL

Transurban Announces Opening of Legacy Way

Transurban announced that the Legacy Way tunnel has officially opened to traffic. Upon financial close of the acquisition of Legacy Way by the Company Qld, Legacy Way will join the...

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25 Jun 2015

17:33 | WBC

Westpac Banking Corporation Announces Suspension and Removal of Expired Class

The Westpac Banking Corporation Floating Rate Notes due 8 July 2015 and 6.50% Notes due 8 July 2015 (the "Notes") will be suspended from quotation at the close of business on 25...

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16:05 | MGR

Mirvac Group Announces Completion of Operating Model Review

Mirvac Group announced it has completed an operating model review ("review") undertaken across all parts of the business, and has provided an update on the outcomes of the review....

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14:10 | CDU

CuDeco Announces Native Copper Supply Agreement

CuDeco announced that it has entered into a supply agreement with the Shijiao, Qing Yuan based Group for up to 40,000 tpa year of high grade native copper, to be supplied in a...

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13:29 | BRU

Buru Energy Provides Operations Update

Buru Energy provided the operations update, highlighting Ungani Production Licence offers received and grants expected shortly; Ungani facility upgrade on track for start-up of oil...

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12:11 | IMF

IMF Bentham Announces New USA Funding Agreement

IMF Bentham announced the funding of a further case in the US by the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Bentham Capital LLC (Bentham USA). As stated in our announcement of 17 May...

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12:07 | IMF

IMF Bentham Announces USA Case Result

IMF Bentham announced that a confidential binding settlement agreement has been reached in several related claims conducted by an attorney funded by the Company's wholly owned...

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12:01 | IMF

MF Bentham Provides RBS/SP Participation Agreement

IMF Bentham advised the market of co-funding arrangements the Company had entered into in respect of cases in, or originating in, the Asia Pacific region with an initial budget of...

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11:52 | SGH

Slater & Gordon Announces Media Reports in Relation to Quindell PLC

Slater amp; Gordon announced that it notes the announcement of the suspension of Quindell PLC's shares from the AIM in the UK pending an investigation under the Financial Services...

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11:46 | LYC

Lynas Corporation Announces Confirmation of Quarterly Report Guidance

Lynas Corporation announced that there has recently been some volatility in trading in its securities. The Company is not aware of any information concerning the Company that has...

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10:28 | BRU

Buru Energy Provides Final Drilling Report - Olympic 1

Buru Energy provided the following weekly update on drilling operations at the Olympic 1 well as on 25 June 2015. Since the last progress report, the well has been cored ahead in...

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09:41 | BKN

Bradken Trading Halted, Pending Company Announcement

The securities of Bradken 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 June 2015 or...

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09:36 | SFR

Sandfire Resources Announces Doolgunna Project - Assay Results

Sandfire Resources announced that it has received assay results from diamond drill hole TLDD0004A at the Springfield Project, part of its JV with Talisman Mining (Talisman). The...

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09:21 | MYX

Mayne Pharma Group Completes US$125m Debt Financing Successfully

Mayne Pharma Group announced that it has successfully refinanced its senior debt facilities and secured a new dual currency syndicated debt facility. The unsecured facilities...

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09:21 | ORE

Orocobre Trading Halted, Pending Company Announcement

The securities of Orocobre 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 June 2015 or...

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09:15 | CMW

Cromwell Property Announces Benefits from Busy End of Financial Year

Cromwell Property announced that it is seeing substantial activity across its property portfolio and managed funds as the financial year comes to a close. The Company's focus on...

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09:14 | AIO

Asciano Notes ACCC will Not Oppose Patrick's Proposed JV

Asciano noted that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced that it will not oppose Patrick Container Ports (Patrick) (a subsidiary of the Company) proposed...

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08:28 | SYR

Syrah Resources Receives Final Key Regulatory Approval

Syrah Resources announced that it has received its Land Access (DUAT) License for the Balama Graphite Project from the Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development (MITADER)....

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08:28 | EHE

Estia Health Announces to Build More than 500 Greenfield Places

Estia Health announced that it has entered into an agreement with Living Choice Australia to build two new aged care facilities on the Sunshine Coast in Qld. Living Choice is one of...

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24 Jun 2015

18:54 | MRM

MMA Offshore wins shore base contract

MMA Offshore announced that the Company has been awarded a contract by Chevron Australia Pty to provide supply base facilities and services for Chevron's operations in Australia's...

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16:38 | WES

Wesfarmers Announces Agreement to acquire 13.7 per cent of Quadrant Energy

Wesfarmers announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire a 13.7% interest in Quadrant Energy Holdings Pty (Quadrant Energy). Brookfield Asset Management Inc and Macquarie...

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14:58 | SFR

Sandfire Resources Trading Halted, Pending Company Announcement

The securities of Sandfire Resources NL 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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14:42 | VOC

Vocus Communications Provides Special Dividend Update

Vocus Communications refered to the special dividend referred to in its half-year results released to ASX on 20 February 2015. As disclosed in those half-year results, a special...

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13:31 | WOR

WorleyParsons Announces Contract for Fennovoima Hanhikivi-1 Nuclear Power Plant

WorleyParsons announced its JV company in Russia, InterRAO-WorleyParsons, has signed a contract with Rosatomamp;#146;s Finnish subsidiary, RAOS Project Oy, for the provision of...

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13:26 | WPL

Woodside Petroleum Announces to Offer Browse Retention Lease Renewals

Woodside Petrolium announced it has received retention lease renewal offers for petroleum retention leases WA-28-R, WA-29- R, WA-30-R, WA-31-R, WA-32-R, TR/5 and R2, from the...

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10:22 | SGH

Slater & Gordon Provides Update

Slater amp; Gordon noted the AFR article citing unidentified sources, implying that the Company's accounting practices are the subject of an ASIC examination. The article goes on to...

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09:43 | IFL

IOOF Holdings Announces Commissions Independent Review

IOOF Holdings announced that as noted in its statement of 22 June 2015, the Company is committed to ensuring it meets the highest standards of governance and compliance in its...

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09:15 | EVN

Evolution Mining Announces Explanatory Memorandum, Notice of Meeting and Proxy Form

Evolution Mining announced that it will acquire 100% of the share capital of Toledo from LM Vendor in exchange for the issuance of 322,023,765 the Company Shares to LM Vendor. The...

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09:14 | SWM

Seven West Media Announces Director Appointments

Seven West Media announced Tim Worner's appointment to the Board as MD amp; CEO of the Company. The Company also announced the Board appointment of Sheila McGregor, Jeffrey Kennett...

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09:11 | PRG

Programmed Maintenance Services Announces Acquisition of Skilled

Programmed Maintenance Services announced that it has entered into a scheme implementation agreement with Skilled under which it is proposed that the Company will acquire all the...

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09:11 | SKE

Skilled Group Announces to be Acquired by Programmed

Skilled Group announced that it has entered into a scheme implementation agreement (SIA) with Programmed Maintenance Services under which, subject to shareholder and court approval,...

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09:03 | MYR

Myer Holdings Announces Debt Refinancing

Myer Holdings announced the successful refinancing of its syndicated facility totalling $600m. Key features of the new facility include more favourable pricing, increased tenor and...

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08:44 | CIM

CIMIC Group Announces Preferred Contractor for Vic Level Crossing Removals

CIMIC Group announced that Leighton Contractors has been selected by the Victorian Government as the preferred contractor, with Alliance partners Aurecon and Hyder Consulting, to...

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23 Jun 2015

17:12 | IOF

Investa Office Announces Distribution of 9.70 Cents for the Six Month Ended 30 June 2015

Investa Office announced distribution of 9.70 cents for the six month ending 30 June 2015, with record date of 30 June 2015, payment date of 31 August 2015 and Ex-date of 26 June...

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17:06 | NSR

National Storage REIT Announces Estimated Distribution of 4.2 Cents for the Six Month Ending 30 June 2015

National Storage REIT announces estimated distribution of 4.2 cents for the six Month Ending 30 June 2015, with record date of 30 June 2015, payment date of 31 August 2015 and...

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12:11 | FLT

Flight Centre Travel Group Provides Market Upadte

Flight Centre Travel Group provided market upadte in relation to its 2014/15 fiscal year outlook. Based on current trading results, the Company expects its underlying profit before...

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11:52 | NSR

National Storage REIT Announces Estimated Distribution of 4.2 Cents for the Six Month Ended 30 June 2015

National Storage REIT announced estimated distribution of 4.2 cents for the six month ended 30 June 2015, with record date of 30 June 2015, payment date of 31 August 2015 and...

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10:09 | DXS

Dexus Property Announces New - Appx 3A.1 Notification of Distribution

Dexus Property announced its Appendix 3A.1 - Notification of dividend / distribution of A$ 0.21360000 on 23 June 2015. The record date for the distribution is 30 June 2015. The...

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09:19 | BWP

BWP Trust Announces June 2015 Distribution Estimate

BWP Trust announced that BWP Management, its responsible entity announced the following preliminary distribution estimate and other relevant distribution details for the six month...

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09:15 | FXL

FlexiGroup Announces MD and CEO to Step Down Later This Year

FlexiGroup announced that the MD and CEO, Tarek Robbiati, has given notice of his resignation to return overseas and will step down in the second half of the calendar year. Mr...

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09:10 | GMG

Goodman Group Announces New - Appx 3A.1 Notification of Distribution

Goodman Group announced its Appendix 3A.1 - Notification of dividend / distribution of A$ 0.11100000 on 23 June 2015. The record date for the distribution is 30 June 2015. The...

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09:03 | GPT

GPT Group Announces New - Appx 3A.1 Notification of Distribution

GPT Group announced its Appendix 3A.1 - Notification of dividend / distribution of A$ GPT Group on 23 June 2015. The record date for the distribution is 30 June 2015. The ex-date is...

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08:44 | HSO

Healthscope Announces Sale of Australian Pathology Operations for A$105m

Healthscope announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Australian Pathology operations for A$105m to Crescent Capital Partners, subject to standard completion...

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08:30 | APA

APA Announces Estimated Interim Distribution

APA announced its estimated final distribution of 20.5 cents per stapled security for the six months ending 30 June 2015. Based on this estimate, together with the interim...

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08:26 | GMF

GPT Metro Office Fund Announces New - Appx 3A.1 Notification of Distribution

GPT Metro Office Fund announced its Appendix 3A.1 - Notification of dividend / distribution of A$ 0.10150000 on 23 June 2015. The record date for the distribution is 30 June 2015....

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08:25 | DNA

Donaco International Confirms Transaction and Trading Update

Donaco International confirmed that its acquisition of the business of the Star Vegas Resort amp; Club in Poipet, Cambodia (the Transaction) is on track for completion on 1 July...

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08:25 | BAP

Burson Group Announces Despatch of Retail Offer Booklet and EA Form

Burson Group confirmed that the Retail Offer Booklet and personalised Entitlement and Acceptance Form for the retail component of its fully underwritten 7-for-15 pro-rata...

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08:24 | PDN

Paladin Energy Announces Historic Decision by Canadian Government re Michelin Project

Paladin Energy announced that it has received notification on 22 June 2015 from the Canadian Government that its submission to be the majority owner of a uranium mine at the...

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08:23 | CWP

Cedar Woods Properties Announces Investor Presentation and Update

Cedar Woods Properties announced that it has attached a presentation that is to be provided to a number of institutional investors and brokers during a tour of some of the Company's...

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07:30 | AIA

Auckland International Airport Announces Monthly Traffic Update May 2015

Auckland International Airport announced its May 2015 Monthly traffic update. The Company's International passengers (excluding transit passengers) at Auckland Airport were up 4.0%...

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