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21 Oct 2014

16:48 | GUD

GUD Holdings Announces Buy-back - Appendix 3C

GUD Holdings provided an Appendix 3C announcing an on-market buy-back of 6.0m shares during a 12 month period commencing 23 October 2014. The Company will only buy back shares at...

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15:12 | AAC

Australian Agricultural Company Responds to ASX Price Query, No New Information

Australian Agricultural Company 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...

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10:41 | CBA

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Announces Suspension of CBA PERLS V from Official Quotation

The Perpetual Exchangeable Resaleable Listed Securities (PERLS V) of Commonwealth Bank of Australia will be suspended from quotation at the close of trading on Tuesday, 21 October...

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09:59 | SXL

Southern Cross Media Group Provides Chairman's Address to AGM

Southern Cross Media Group provided its chairman's address to the company's AGM. The chairman reported that the 2014 financial year continued the challenging trading conditions seen...

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09:28 | LEI

Leighton Holdings Announces Inclusion in Cranbourne Pakenham Rail Corridor Project

Leighton Holdings announced that the Rail Transformation Consortium (RTC), of which the company's John Holland is a member, has signed an agreement with the Vic Government, an...

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09:22 | MQA

Macquarie Atlas Roads Group Announces September 2014 Quarter Toll Revenue and Traffic Statistics

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

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09:06 | SMX

SMS Management and Technology Provides Chairman and CEO Addresses to AGM

SMS Management and Technology provided its chairman's and CEO's addresses to the company's AGM. The chairman reported that 2014 was a difficult year for the company. While revenue...

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09:00 | NCM

Newcrest Mining Provides September 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Newcrest Mining provided its September 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting that production for the quarter was 561,731oz of gold and 24,831t of copper with an All-In...

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08:42 | FBU

Fletcher Building Provides 2014 ASM Presentation

Fletcher Building provided its 2014 Annual Shareholders' Meeting presentation, reporting net earnings before significant items were up 11% to $362m; reported net earnings up 4% to...

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07:33 | GFF

Goodman Fielder Announces Wilmar and First Pacific Receive FIRB Takeover Approval

Goodman Fielder announced that the FFIRB has notified Wilmar International and First Pacific Company that it has no objection to the proposal from Wilmar and First Pacific to...

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20 Oct 2014

14:22 | SGH

Slater & Gordon Provides AGM Managing Director's Address to Shareholders

Slater amp; Gordon provided its AGM Managing Director's address to shareholders, reporting during FY14 the Company continued to see a strong pipeline of acquisition opportunities in...

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12:20 | ROC

Roc Oil Company Provides Third Supplementary Target's Statement

Roc Oil Company provided a third supplementary target's statement in relation to the off-market takeover bid by Transcendent Resources, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fosun Int'l for...

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11:17 | ROC

Roc Oil Company Provides Second Supplementary Bidder's Statement

Roc Oil Company provided a second supplementary bidder's statement in relation to the off-market takeover bid by Transcendent Resources, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fosun Int'l for...

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10:58 | SPL

Starpharma Holdings Announces DEP Shows Intended Longer Duration and Increased Exposure

Starpharma Holdings announced it has completed preliminary analyses of the pharmacokinetics (PK) of DEP docetaxel from the ongoing Phase 1 human clinical trial using results from...

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10:53 | ROC

Roc Oil Company Announces Fosun Declares Offer Unconditional

Roc Oil Company reported on a wholly owned subsidiary of Fosun Int'l, Transcendent Resources (Fosun) in relation to its off-market takeover bid for all of the ordinary shares in Roc...

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10:38 | TRY

Troy Resources Signs Minerals Agreement for Karouni Gold Project

Troy Resources announced that it has signed a mineral agreement with the Government of Guyana for the Karouni gold project. The agreement details all fiscal, property, import-export...

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10:01 | SRX

Sirtex Medical Provides Kidney Clinical Study Update

Sirtex Medical provided an update on the Company's RESIRT clinical study of SIRSpheres microspheres for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), the main type of cancer...

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09:41 | ERA

Energy Resources of Australia Announces Further Ranger 3 Deeps Underground Drilling Results

Energy Resources of Australia announced that it has completed an additional six cross sections of underground close-spaced drilling of the Ranger 3 Deeps resource on the Ranger...

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09:40 | CTX

Caltex Australia Announces September 2014 Refiner Margin Update

Caltex Australia advised its realised lagged Caltex Refiner Margin (CRM), in respect of CRM sales from production for the month of September 2014. The September unlagged CRM was...

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09:35 | ASL

Ausdrill Reinstates to Official Quotation

The suspension of trading in the securities of Ausdrill will be lifted immediately, following an announcement made by the company.

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09:35 | ASL

Ausdrill Provides Update on FY2015 Operational Performance

Ausdrill announced that it has reviewed its anticipated operating performance for the financial year ending 30 June 2015 (FY2015). In light of the group's results for the first...

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09:29 | ARI

Arrium Provides September 2014 Mining Quarterly Production Report

Arrium provided its September 2014 mining quarterly production report, reporting record shipments of 3.45Mt (dmt), up 0.29Mt on prior quarter; sales of 3.29Mt (dmt), down 0.03Mt on...

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09:16 | PPT

Perpetual Announces Funds Under Management at 30 September 2014

Perpetual announced its funds under management (FUM) as at 30 September 2014 were $30.7bn, with net inflows of $1.1bn for the quarter. Total average FUM for the three months to 30...

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08:29 | SYD

Sydney Airport Announces September 2014 Traffic Performance

Sydney Airport provided its September 2014 traffic performance, reporting passenger numbers continued to grow at Sydney Airport in September with total passengers up 0.9% on the...

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08:27 | TGS

Tiger Resources Completes 100% Acquisition of Kipoi

Tiger Resources announced it has completed the acquisition of the remaining 40% shareholding in Societe d'Exploitation de Kipoi SA (SEK), the owner of the Kipoi Copper Project in...

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08:25 | RSG

Resolute Mining Provides September 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Resolute Mining provided its September 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting total gold production for the quarter of 67,078oz (81,877oz) was achieved at a cash cost of...

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08:25 | TSE

Transfield Services Receives Proposal from Ferrovial

Transfield Services announced it has received an indicative, non-binding and conditional proposal from Ferrovial Servicios, S.A. to acquire 100% of the issued shares in Transfield...

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08:19 | DOW

Downer EDI Acquires Tenix for $300m

Downer EDI announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire all of the shares in Tenix Holdings Australia for $300m on a cash and debt free basis. The Company reported Tenix...

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17 Oct 2014

18:38 | GWA

GWA Group Refinances Syndicated Banking Facility

GWA Group advised that the Company has successfully completed the refinance of its syndicated banking facility. The facility now comprises of a single three year revolving facility...

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17:33 | MML

Medusa Mining Announces Co-O Underground Accident

Medusa Mining announced that on Wednesday evening 15 October 2014 a fatal accident occurred in a stope on Level 8. The accident has been reported to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau...

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16:12 | SCP

Shopping Centres Australasia Property Group Announces Acquisition of The Markets, Brisbane

Shopping Centres Australasia Property Group announced that it has completed the acquisition of The Markets Shopping Centre in South Brisbane, Qld from a private investor group. The...

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13:08 | PDN

Paladin Energy Provides September 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Paladin Energy provided its September 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting that sales for the quarter totalled 1,250,000lb U3O8 generating revenue of US$38.95m, representing...

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12:42 | BAP

Burson Group Provides WA Update

Burson Group reported that in the first quarter of 2014 the company and Automotive Holdings Group (AHG) entered into a non-binding letter of offer for the company to purchase the...

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11:38 | KCN

Kingsgate Consolidated Announces Annual Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves Statement

Kingsgate Consolidated advised that it has completed an annual update to its Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves for the period ending 30 June 2014. Group Mineral Resources...

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11:03 | CDU

CuDeco Announces Crusher Rectification and First Ore Shipment

CuDeco announced that recommissioning of the Rocklands copper project's main crusher circuit has now been completed, with only fine tuning and small in-house modifications being...

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09:22 | KCN

Kingsgate Consolidated Provides Preliminary September 2014 Quarterly Production Results

Kingsgate Consolidated provided a pre-release to its September quarterly report, which is scheduled for release on 29 October 2014, subject to confirmation and finalisation. Group...

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09:06 | STO

Santos Provides September 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Santos provided its September 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting the highest quarterly production in seven years, with production of 14.0mmboe, 9% above the previous...

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08:59 | SHL

Sonic Healthcare Announces Selection as Preferred Proponent by Alberta Health Services

Sonic Healthcare announced that it has been selected by Alberta Health Services (AHS) as the preferred proponent to enter into exclusive due diligence and negotiations in relation...

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08:34 | BSL

BlueScope Steel Announces Restart of Port Kembla Steelworks Sinter Plant

BlueScope Steel announced that it has restarted the Sinter Plant at the Port Kembla Steelworks after obtaining necessary approvals from the NSW EPA. This will enable the production...

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08:25 | WSA

Western Areas Provides September 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Western Areas provided its September 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting a solid quarterly performance and start to the new financial year on safety, costs, operational...

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07:52 | SKC

SkyCity Entertainment Group Provides Chairman and CEO Addresses to AGM

SkyCity Entertainment Group provided its chairman's and CEO's addresses to the company's AGM. The chairman reported that during the year the company moved into the detailed...

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16 Oct 2014

18:16 | CFX

CFS Retail Property Trust Group Announces Unconditional Sale of Post Office Square

CFS Retail Property Trust Group announced the unconditional sale of Post Office Square in Brisbane's CBD for $67.0m to a private investor. The sale is in line with the trust's our...

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17:48 | ASL

Ausdrill Suspends from Official Quotation

The securities of Ausdrill will be suspended from quotation immediately at the request of the Company pending the release of an announcement.

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17:34 | WSA

Western Areas Withdraws from Traka JV

Western Areas advised that it has withdrawn from the Farm-in and JV Agreement with Traka Resources on tenements within the Musgrave region of WA (TJV). Under the TJV, the company...

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16:13 | KAR

Karoon Gas Australia Provides Santos Basin Drilling Update

Karoon Gas Australia announced that it expects to commence the 2-4 well appraisal and exploration drilling campaign during the second week in November 2014. The primary objective of...

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15:16 | TNE

Technology One Provides Market Guidance

Technology One advised that for the financial year ending 30 September 2014, profit before tax is expected to be up 15% on the prior year. This result is at the higher end of market...

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13:59 | KCN

Kingsgate Consolidated Announces Executive Management Changes

Kingsgate Consolidated advised that CEO, Geoff Day, and CFO, Austen Perrin, have ceased employment with the company. The board has appointed Chairman, Ross Smyth-Kirk as interim...

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13:08 | FBU

Fletcher Building Announces Tasman Insulation Proposes Consolidation of NZ Manufacturing Operations

Fletcher Building reported that a subsidiary of the company, Tasman Insulation has announced a proposal to consolidate its Christchurch and Auckland manufacturing operations in...

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12:35 | ANN

Ansell Provides Chairman's Address to AGM

Ansell provided its chairman's address to the company's AGM. The chairman reported on acquisitions, restructuring, and the acceleration of the company's brand rationalisation...

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12:17 | FMG

Fortescue Metals Group Provides September 2014 Quarterly Production Report

Fortescue Metals Group advised that the company achieved its eighth consecutive shipping record delivering 41.5Mt for the September 2014 quarter, an annualised rate of 166Mt. This...

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10:29 | VED

Veda Group Provides Chairman and CEO Addresses to AGM

Veda Group provided its chairman's and CEO's addresses to the company's AGM. The chairman reported that revenue for the FY14 year was $302m driven by growth across all business...

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09:38 | TEN

Ten Network Holdings Reports Net Loss of $168.32m for the Year to 31 August 2014

Ten Network Holdings reported a net loss of $168.32m for the year ended 31 August 2014. Revenues from ordinary activities were $650.18m, down 1.6% from last year. Basic and Diluted...

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09:27 | WPL

Woodside Petroleum Provides September 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Woodside Petroleum provided its September 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting that sales revenue for the quarter was US$1,959m, up 16.7% on Q2 2014, and up 46.4% on Q3 2013....

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09:23 | AWC

Alumina Announces Sale of Stake in Jamalco Refinery

Alumina announced that Alcoa World Alumina (AWAC) has sold its 55% interest in the Jamalco alumina refinery in Jamaica, to Noble Group for a cash consideration of US$140m. AWAC will...

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09:19 | AIA

Auckland International Airport Establishes Sponsored Level 1 ADR

Auckland International Airport announced that it has established a sponsored Level 1 American Depository Receipt (ADR) program to improve access for investors in the US. The ADRs...

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09:19 | SGP

Stockland Sells 50% Stake in Townsville Shopping Centre

Stockland advised that it has made further progress in its capital partnering program with the sale of a 50% stake in Stockland Townsville Shopping Centre to AMP Capital managed...

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09:16 | ILU

Iluka Resources Provides September 2014 Quarterly Production Report

Iluka Resources announced that the company's combined production of zircon, rutile and synthetic rutile (Z/R/SR) in the September 2014 quarter was 140.5 thousand tonnes, similar to...

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08:28 | SFR

Sandfire Resources Provides September 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Sandfire Resources provided its September 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting that copper production for the quarter was 16,064t (June quarter: 17,654t) which was above...

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07:31 | CNU

Chorus Announces Commerce Commission Suspends Regulated UBA Investigation

Chorus announced that it has been notified that the Commerce Commission is suspending its investigation into the company's proposed changes to the regulated Unbundled Bitstream...

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15 Oct 2014

13:20 | ASB

Austal Secures LCS Service Contract

Austal reported that the US Department of Defense has announced that Austal USA has been awarded a US$8.440m cost-plus contract modification to a previously awarded Littoral Combat...

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12:41 | MOC

Mortgage Choice Records Strong Start to Financial Year

Mortgage Choice announced that it has recorded a strong start to the new financial year, with the company reporting a surge in home loan approvals throughout the first quarter....

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11:38 | CSL

CSL Announces Appendix 3C Buy Back

CSL announced an on-market buy-back of up to that number of FPO shares for which the total buy-back consideration paid or payable is $950m, for capital management purposes. The...

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10:49 | ARP

ARB Corporation Provides Chairman's Address to AGM

ARB Corporation provided its executive chairman's presentation to the company's AGM, which highlights 2013/14 financial results, including: sales revenue up 2.2% to $297.8m; pre-tax...

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10:49 | ARP

ARB Corporation Announces Special Dividend

ARB Corporation announced that it has declared a special fully franked dividend of $1.00 per share. The record date for the special dividend is 19 November 2014 and it will be paid...

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10:31 | NAB

National Australia Bank Prices Great Western Bank IPO

National Australia Bank announced the final pricing of the initial public offering (IPO) of its US-based subsidiary Great Western Bank (GWB). The offer comprises 16m shares or 27.6%...

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10:26 | DSH

Dick Smith Holdings Provides AGM Presentation

Dick Smith Holdings provided a copy of the company's AGM presentation, which highlights the strategy driving growth through 2017; suppliers, cost control; and outlook. Strong sales...

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10:08 | CSL

CSL Provides Chairman's Address to AGM

CSL provided its chairman's address to the company's AGM. The chairman reported that for the year ended 30 June 2014, the company reported NPAT of US$1.307bn, in line with guidance....

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10:00 | TRS

The Reject Shop Provides Pre-AGM Trading Update

The Reject Shop announced that total company sales for the first quarter were up 2.7% on the prior period, while comparable store sales were -5.4%. As reported at the full year...

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09:42 | WHC

Whitehaven Coal Provides September 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Whitehaven Coal provided its September 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting that safety performance improved with reduction in both the TRIFR and LTIFR rates from the...

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09:19 | LYC

Lynas Corporation Reports Negative Cash Flow of $22.07m for the 30 September 2014 Quarter

Lynas Corporation reported negative cash flow of $22.07m for the quarter ended 30 September 2014. Operating cash flow for the period was $(10.85m). Payments for exploration and...

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09:18 | LYC

Lynas Corporation Provides September 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Lynas Corporation provided its September 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting that during the quarter the company was granted its Full Operating Stage Licence (FOSL) for the...

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09:05 | CGF

Challenger Announces Assets and Funds Under Management at 30 September 2014

Challenger announced that total group assets and funds under management at 30 September 2014 were $54.2bn, an increase of $3.5bn or 7% for the quarter and $8.1bn or 18% up on the...

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09:03 | BSL

BlueScope Steel Provides Update on Waste Gas Cleaning Plant Stack Fire

BlueScope Steel confirmed that the fire on Monday 13 October 2014 at the Sinter Plant at the Port Kembla Steelworks is fully extinguished. The damage is being assessed and the...

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08:37 | TAH

Tabcorp Holdings Provides 1Q15 Trading Update

Tabcorp Holdings provided a trading update for the first quarter of the 2015 financial year, reporting that group revenues for the three months to 30 September 2014 were $537.4m, up...

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08:29 | RIO

Rio Tinto Provides Third Quarter 2014 Operations Review

Rio Tinto announced record third quarter 2014 and year to date iron ore shipments, production and rail volumes. Global iron ore production for the quarter was 76.8Mt, 12% higher...

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14 Oct 2014

20:08 | ASL

Ausdrill Trading Halted, Pending Company Announcement

The securities of Ausdrill 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 17 October...

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16:33 | WTF

Wotif.com Holdings Announces Group Scheme of Arrangement Update Amended Timetable

Wotif.com Holdings advised that the Supreme Court of Queensland heard submissions relevant to certain matters in connection with the Scheme of Arrangement other than clearance from...

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16:25 | CWP

Cedar Woods Properties Provides First Quarter Update

Cedar Woods Properties advised sales and marketing activity in the first quarter has increased pre-sales (including lots settled in the first quarter) from $139m, as reported at the...

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16:21 | ORG

Origin Energy Provides Contact Energy Annual General Meeting Address

Origin Energy provided the AGM address to shareholders for Contact Energy, reporting financial performance has been sound with underlying earnings after tax of $227m up 12% compared...

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16:12 | REA

REA Group Announces Sale of Hong Kong Business to iProperty

REA Group announced the sale of its Hong Kong business, Squarefoot, to iProperty Group for a consideration of 5m iProperty ordinary shares, subject to iProperty shareholder...

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11:55 | DXS

Dexus Property Group Announces Appendix 3C Buy Back

Dexus Property Group announced that its board has approved an on-market securities buy-back as part of its active approach to capital management. Should market conditions permit the...

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10:11 | BNO

Bionomics Announces BNC105 Data in International Peer-Reviewed Cancer Journal

Bionomics advised that a research paper describing the utility of combining BNC105 with FDA approved anti-cancer targeted therapies has been accepted in the peer reviewed scientific...

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10:02 | CDU

CuDeco Announces Ore Supply Agreement with Glencore

CuDeco announced that it has entered into an agreement with Glencore International AG for the supply of an initial 20,000t of primary sulphide ore for toll-treatment in the Ernest...

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09:36 | WTF

Wotif.com Holdings Announces Group Scheme of Arrangement Update

Wotif.com Holdings advised that the Foreign Investment Review Board has approved the Expedia group's proposed acquisition of Wotif Group. Secondly, the New Zealand Commerce...

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09:26 | WPL

Woodside Petroleum Announces Farm-in Agreement Finalised for Cameroon

Woodside Petroleum advised that it has finalised an agreement with Noble Energy and Glencore to farm in to the Tilapia Production Sharing Contract (PSC) off the coast of Cameroon....

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08:59 | PBG

Pacific Brands Provides Chairman's Address to Shareholders

Pacific Brands provided its Chairman's address to shareholders, reporting on the Companys Financial Report; the election and re-election of Directors; and the Remuneration Report....

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08:39 | BSL

BlueScope Steel Announces Port Kembla Steelworks Waste Gas Cleaning Plant Stack Fire

BlueScope Steel advised that at 5:30pm on 13 October there was a fire at the Waste Gas Cleaning Plant stack located in the Sinter Plant at the Port Kembla Steelworks. Emergency...

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08:34 | OZL

OZ Minerals Provides September 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

OZ Minerals provided its September 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting Prominent Hill successfully returned to copper production 'run-rate' of 100,000tpa - strong...

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08:29 | CTX

Caltex Australia Announces Kurnell Terminal Commences Operation

Caltex Australia advised its Kurnell terminal in Sydney has commenced operation, with the last of the refinery's process units now shut down. The project remains on time and on...

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08:26 | MGX

Mount Gibson Iron Provides September 2014 Quarterly Activities Report

Mount Gibson Iron provided its September 2014 quarterly activities report, reporting cash and term deposits of $465m ($0.43/share) at 30 September 2014, after investment in Koolan...

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