Stocks wait for ECB signals, pound strong

广东时时彩11选五 www.yya1n.com.cn World stocks made a third day of gains and the pound and the euro both stayed strong after the latest round of Brexit drama.

Aurizon railway workers plan to strike

Coal shipments from BHP Billiton, Glenore, Anglo American and Peabody Energy could be delayed after Aurizon railway workers voted to strike.

Deadline for possible Laura Ashley buyers

Laura Ashley will shut shop by the end of the year if none of the three potential buyers for the troubled retailer submit a firm bid within the next four days.

Australian dollar nears one-week high

The Australian dollar is holding near a one-week high, boosted by signs of progress in Sino-US trade relations.

ANZ retail boss to return to native Sweden

Fred Ohlsson, boss of ANZ's Australian consumer bank, is leaving the firm after 17 years for a career break in his native Sweden.

APA boss 'calls time' after takeover fail

The boss of gas pipeline company APA Group has announced his retirement less than a month after a $13 billion buyout was sunk by the Federal Government.

ACCC: TPG-Vodafone merger may raise prices

The ACCC is worried that the merger of Vodafone Australia and TPG Telecom into a $15 billion telco giant could mean higher mobile prices for consumers.

Restaurant Brands lifts Aussie KFC sales

Dual-listed franchise operator Restaurant Brands NZ says sales at its Aussie KFC outlets have lifted to $33 million for the quarter.

Commercial lending drops 3.1% in October

Commercial loans - including mortgages to investors - fell by 3.1 per cent in October, while owner-occupier lending went the other way, according to the ABS.

Inquiry into Telstra's fixed line services

The ACCC has begun a public inquiry into access conditions for Telstra's regulated fixed line services and for wholesale ADSL.

Telstra and Vita Group extend store pact

Vita Group and Telstra have extended a deal that gives Vita Group the right to run Telstra-branded stores and business centres.

Unease over Brexit, trade and growth

Contact between China and the US boosted stocks in Asia and Europe while sterling floundered as the market sought clarity on the next steps for Brexit.

IOOF duo step down to fight APRA action

IOOF's managing director and chairman have gone on leave to focus, the firm says, on fighting APRA's accusation they failed to act in their members interests.

QBE flags $130m cost-saving program

QBE Insurance has announced a three-year operational efficiency program targeting net savings of $130 million.

New Taco Bell push to test Aussie appetite

Dual-listed fast food franchisee operator Restaurant Brands New Zealand is set to open 60 Taco Bell stores in NZ, NSW and the ACT, starting in 2019.

Pound falls to 20-month low with no vote

The pound has tumbled to a 20-month low after Britain's PM Theresa May aborted a vote on her Brexit deal in parliament, with markets spooked by the uncertainty.

Japan economy shrinks more than expected

Japan's gross domestic product shrank at an annualised rate of 2.5 per cent and not 1.2 per cent as initially reported, according to latest government figures.

150 jobs lost as Thrive restaurants close

Restaurant chain Thrive has been placed into voluntary administration, with 150 employees losing their jobs.

BoQ cancels $65m insurance sale to Freedom

Bank of Queensland has scrapped the $65 million sale of its St Andrew's Insurance business to the under-fire Freedom Insurance Group.

Telstra wins lion's share of 5G carve-up

Telstra has won the most space on Australia's new $853 million 5G mobile network, followed by the Vodafone-TPG joint venture, and Optus.

ASX tipped to fall as US faces uncertainty

The Australian Stock Exchange is tipped to fall when Australian trade resumes on Monday.

Uber prepares for long-awaited IPO

Uber Technologies is preparing to go public in an initial stock offering that could value the company at as much as $A167 billion.

Russia, Saudi Arabia defy Trump over oil

OPEC members and a Russian-led consortium will cut oil production by more than one million barrels a day in a bid to boost energy prices in defiance of the US.

Seednet fined $1m for false barley claims

Landmark-owned Seednet has copped a $1 million Federal Court fine for making false claims about a certain variety of barley.

IOOF shares dump as APRA moves on execs

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has begun proceedings to disqualify five senior employees of IOOF Holdings Ltd.

Air New Zealand engineers plan strike

The pre-Christmas travel plans of thousands of people could be disrupted if Air New Zealand engineers go ahead with a planned strike.

European stocks slump to two-year low

Europe has slumped in early trading as three per cent falls for the tech sector, miners and carmakers kicked London , Frankfurt and Paris to two-year lows.

Australian dollar trampled in risk rout

Renewed US-China trade tensions weighed on share markets and drove the Aussie dollar lower.

Freedom flags up to $4m in remediation

Freedom Insurance Group has flagged remediation costs of up to $4 million following communication from Australia's securities watchdog.

Retail spend up, but downturn fears linger

Retail spending rose 0.3 per cent in October, just beating market expectations, but economists remain underwhelmed following weak GDP data.

BOQ loses second top exec in two days

The Bank of Queensland's group executive of business, Brendan White, will leave the company after six years to become the chief executive of Cash Converters.

Rare earth miner Lynas eyes legal options

Lynas is considering its legal options after Malaysia added new conditions to licence renewals for its $US800 million plant in the country.

AMP royal commission witness Regan retires

AMP advice executive Jack Regan, who told the royal commission the firm had misled regulators, has retired after 20 years with the wealth giant.

BOQ boss resigns in wake of triple bypass

Bank of Queensland chief executive Jon Sutton has resigned to focus on his long-term health after a heart operation earlier this year.

Stocks shrivel as trade truce doubts grow

Japan's Nikkei stock index closed 2.4 per cent lower on Tuesday and the mood is sombre in Europe with the wider blue chip index slipping in early trading.

Current account deficit narrows to $10.7bn

The current account deficit has narrowed 11 per cent to $10.7 billion, seasonally adjusted figures show, with a jump in net exports tipped to boost GDP growth.

Metcash shares' biggest fall in six months

Metcash shares haves suffered their biggest fall since May, when the company announced it would be losing a major South Australian contract.

NYSE, Nasdaq to close for Bush funeral

The New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq will close on Wednesday when George HW Bush's funeral service is held to honour the former president.

Processors agree to amend milk contracts

Five major dairy processors have agreed to amend milk supply contracts with farmers on the back of concerns raised by the competition watchdog.

Geminder wants Reject Shop 'on the cheap'

The Reject Shop chairman Bill Stevens has urged shareholders to reject a $78 million takeover bid trying to get the retailer "on the cheap".

Metcash profit up but flags tough outlook

Metcash has credited business acquisitions and deflation for the improvement of its half-year result.

BlueScope launches fresh $250m buyback

BlueScope has launched a new $250 million buyback after the steelmaker last week confirmed a 10 per cent half-on-half increase in first-half underlying EBIT.

GrainCorp surges on $2.4bn buyout offer

GrainCorp shares surged more than 30 per cent after it received an all-cash $2.38 billion buyout proposal from asset manager Long-Term Asset Partners.

Ansell to shut Mexico, South Korea sites

Ansell is set to shut three production facilities in Mexico and South Korea as the protective manufacturer pushes to save $30 million a year by 2020.

Nine-Fairfax to make 144 roles redundant

Nine Entertainment will make 144 positions redundant following its merger with Fairfax Media, a move that will affect 92 staff.

Aussie market tipped to open higher

The Australian Stock Exchange is tipped to rise when trade resumes on Monday following last week's rally in the US share market.

Oil toils after worst month in a decade

Markets were keeping moves tight ahead of a weekend meeting between US and Chinese presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.

We're still slow to act on complaints: NAB

Asked by APRA for an internal review, NAB has admitted it is still failing to properly address all customer complaints despite a commitment to lift standards.

Godfreys owner John Johnston dies aged 100

Godfreys owner John Johnston has died aged 100, just months after he bought back the chain of vacuum cleaner stores he first joined in 1936.

Coca-Cola Amatil puts SPC up for sale

Coca-Cola Amatil has decided to sell SPC - and its IXL and Taylor's brands - following a review of the Victorian food unit.

Stocks rise on more dovish Fed

World stocks have risen as European equities joined a global rally, helped by a dovish tone from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell.

Australian firms boost spending plans

Australian companies have hiked spending plans for the coming year, with non-mining investment leading the way.

Aristocrat's 10% profit lift misses wagers

Shares in global gaming provider Aristocrat Leisure have dropped despite a 9.6 per cent lift in profit to $542.6 million, with analysts expecting more.

ACCC rubbishes Bingo's proposed expansion

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission is investigating Bingo's proposed acquisition of fellow wast management company Dial-a-Dump.

Australian dollar holds its ground

The Australian dollar was holding its ground as the market waited for some clarity to emerge on Sino-US trade.

RBA subsidiaries fined over bribery

It has been revealed that two companies linked to the RBA paid fines and penalties totalling $22.6 million in 2011 and 2012 over bribery charges.

'Buy now, pay later' debt nears $1 billion

The spending habits of younger consumers are increasingly being shaped by companies such as Afterpay and zipPay, according to the corporate watchdog.

China coal imports set to slump

Signals from Beijing that it will stop clearing coal shipments until next year have prompted traders and utilities to wind back purchases.

AUD near recent lows on trade jitters

The Australian dollar was hovering near one-week lows as markets were nervous before this week's trade talks between the leaders of the United States and China.

First strike at tense Harvey Norman AGM

Harvey Norman shareholders have delivered a first strike against the board at a tense annual meeting during which chairman Gerry Harvey lashed out at critics.

Europe rallies on Italy hopes

Signs Rome is preparing to rework spending plans that left it facing formal EU disciplinary action have helped prompt a rally of European stocks and the euro..

$A finds support ahead of trade test

The Aussie dollar has been supported by positive results from the Asian markets on Monday as the world awaits trade discussions at the G20.

Rio Tinto to sell stake in Rossing Uranium

Rio Tinto to sell its entire 68.62 per cent stake in Rossing Uranium for up to $106.5 million.

Aust falling behind e-commerce world: RBA

Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe says the financial industry needs to work together to modernise the electronic payments system.

Sydney auctions jump, national market flat

Sydney saw nearly 150 extra auctions in what proved to be its fifth busiest week of the year, but the national clearance rate is expected to remain subdued.

Dexus to establish $2bn trust with GIC

Dexus says it has set up a $2 billion trust with Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC.

European markets bring modest relief

After a volatile week European markets have opened higher with most stock indexes rising modestly.

Aussie dollar set for worst week since Oct

The Australian dollar has eased and is on track for its worst weekly performances since early October.

Euro, sterling steady on Brexit progress

The euro and sterling have edged higher against the US dollar after Britain and the European Union agreed a draft Brexit text.

Power prices still concern BlueScope Steel

BlueScope Steel has flagged continuing concern over power prices and reliability following the failure of the Turnbull government's national energy guarantee.

Kathmandu shares jump 17% on strong sales

Kathmandu's shares have soared after the adventure gear retailer reported a 7.1 per cent rise in Australian same store sales.

$A slips as shine comes off risk assets

A concoction of international factors have combined to weaken the Australian dollar.

US prosecutors probe Hyundai, Kia recalls

Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors are being investigated by US prosecutors over whether vehicle recalls were conducted properly.

Shanghai rebar steel prices pick up

Prices of Chinese steel rebar have clawed back some ground after their worst performance in eight months a day before.

Food Revolution wins Aldi juice contract

Aldi has awarded Food Revolution Group a one-year contract to produce apple mango juice.

'Opportunistic' $78m bid for Reject Shop

Troubled discount retailer The Reject Shop has received a $78 million takeover bid after it had slashed its profit guidance by 40 per cent in October.

Aussie dollar sideswiped by stock sell-off

The Aussie shed 1.1 per cent overnight as investors fled currencies leveraged to commodity prices and global growth.

Big dry lifts luxury woollen clothing cost

Luxury global clothing retailers have had to bump their prices up as drought ravages the premium Australian wool market.

Wesfarmers shares down without Coles

As Coles floats on the Australian share market, Wesfarmers shares have adjusted without the supermarket giant in its stable.

A2 Milk raises glass to strong start

The A2 Milk Company is unfazed by the prospect of higher marketing costs, and China's new e-commerce laws, after enjoying a strong financial start to the year.

Disney's Fox deal gets China's approval

China's regulators have approved Walt Disney Co's deal to buy Twenty-First Century Fox's entertainment assets for $US71.3 billion.

APRA may up insurers' capital requirements

APRA will review whether private health insurers should set aside more capital to protect policy holders.

Pound dives as May fights for Brexit deal

The pound slumped nearly 2 per cent against the US dollar and euro and is set for its biggest daily drop this year as turmoil over Brexit rocked the markets.

Stocks sink as Brexit deal hits the rocks

The European stock market and the pound sterling have fallen after Britain's chief negotiator for Brexit quit, throwing a tentative deal into doubt.

Coles set for ASX after demerger vote

Coles should debut on the ASX on November 21 after Wesfarmers shareholders voted to demerge the supermarket giant into a $20 billion stand-alone business

Unemployment rate stays at 6yr low of 5%

The unemployment rate kept steady at a six-year low of 5.0 per cent in October, with the number of people with jobs growing by 32,800, according to the ABS.

GrainCorp FY profit dries up 43.7% to $70m

Bulk grain shipper and handler GrainCorp has seen a 43.7 per cent drop in its full-year profit to $70.5 million, with drought shrivelling the balance sheet.

Oil seeks floor, world stocks tumble

European shares are down after data showed the German economy contracted for the first time since 2015.

Aust dollar holds gains on China-US talks

The possibility of easing tension between the US and China has allowed the Aussie dollar to hold on to gains.

Annual wage growth highest in three years

Hourly pay rates across Australia rose 2.3 per cent in the 12 months to September, the highest annual growth rate in three years.

Australia consumer confidence rises in Nov

A new consumer survey has shown Australians are more upbeat on their finances and the long-run economic outlook.

Nine says Fairfax merger not cost driven

Nine Entertainment chief executive Hugh Marks says the network's planned merger with Fairfax Media is driven by growth prospects, not cost cutting.

CBA gets 65% renewable energy from January

Commonwealth Bank will get 65 per cent of its energy from renewables after signing an agreement with the largest wind farm in New South Wales.

Dulux paints a 5.4% profit lift to $150.7m

Paint and homeware company Dulux Group has lifted its full-year profit 5.4 per cent to $150.7 million, while revenue is up 3.3 per cent, to $1.84 billion.

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