Twitter co-founder Williams exits board

广东时时彩11选五 The co-founder of Twitter, Evan Williams, will depart from the company's board at the end of this month to focus on other projects.

Village Roadshow CEO reflects on 63 years

Graham Burke retires from Village Roadshow having built, with the Kirby family, a drive-in cinema chain into an Australian entertainment empire.

Shares nudge higher, Aust dollar rebounds

Global shares rise; STOXX 600 index up 0.1; DAX up 0.2 per cent; Asia shares buoyed by China share rally; Nikkei 0.2 per cent lower.

Pinterest Inc files confidentially for IPO

Pinterest Inc filing for an IPO is the latest example of a rush to the public markets by highly-valued technology companies.

MyState shares slip as margins shrink

MyState shares have taken a tumble after first-half profit slipped nine per cent to $14.4 million on a shrinking net interest margin.

US company ploughs through Aus ski resorts

The US ski-field operator Vail Resorts has purchased two resorts in Victoria for about $AUD174 million.

Huon shares dip as jellyfish stings profit

A late-year jellyfish outbreak has hurt Huon Aquaculture's harvest volumes and pushed production costs higher, knocking first-half profit lower.

Fewer winter deaths hurt InvoCare profit

Funeral provider InvoCare has reported its full-year net profit has fallen 57.7 per cent while the company has successfully raised its revenue 1.4 per cent.

Visitors stay away amid Dreamworld inquest

Ardent's first-half net loss blew out by 40 per cent to $21.8 million as details of the 2016 Dreamworld tragedy were aired again at coronial inquest hearings

Telstra shop operator Vita profit boosted

Retailer Vita Group has posted a 26 per cent increase in half-year net profit to $14.1 million as the Telstra-store operator opened several cosmetic clinics.

Sukin owner's profit slides, shares surge

BWX, the owner of natural beauty product Sukin, has reported a more than 50 per cent slide in profits after a tumultuous first half.

Ex-Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling released

Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling has been released from US federal custody after 12 years in prison and six months in a halfway house.

AHG skids to a loss after $223m writedowns

AGH has reported a first-half loss of $226 million, down from a $40.7 million profit a year ago, on the back of $223 million in writedowns.

Copper retreats from seven-month peak

The price of copper has eased as Glencore cut its 2019 copper forecast.

Shares retain gains, $A whacked by rates

MSCI's main Asia-Pacific index rose to a four-and-a-half month high on Thursday.

China port bans Australian coal imports

The Aussie dollar has tumbled after customs at China's northern Dalian port has banned imports of Australian coal as relations simmer between the two countries.

Nine shares jump on post-merger gains

Nine has reported a $140.2m first half profit after copping $43m in costs related to its merger with Fairfax, lifting its share price as much as nine per cent.

Southern Cross books $226m TV writedown

Southern Cross has slipped to a first-half loss of $120 million following a huge writedown against its regional television assets

Coca-Cola Amatil fizzes out on profit dive

Coca-Cola Amatil's profit has dipped by more than a third after a challenging year and a $146 million writedown on its SPC facility.

Full-time jobs ease rate cut pressure

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was steady at 5.0 per cent, with the number of people in full-time work rising by 65,400, the ABS says.

International VIPs tap out early on Star

The Star Entertainment Group's first-half profit has fallen 2.4 per cent, although a substantial win rate boosted its statutory results.

'Uncertainty' hits Mortgage Choice profit

Mortgage Choice has cut its dividend by two-thirds in a move its board called prudent following recommendations in the royal commission report.

Low stocks propel copper prices

The price of copper continues to rise as stocks near 10-year lows.

US-China trade hopes extend equity surge

MSCI's World Index hits highest since October; European stocks strengthen after Asia soars; FOMC minutes due as central bank doves dominate

Aussie dollar rallies with resource prices

The Australian dollar has hit a two-week high and the kiwi is rallying as investors hope for a deal in the US-China trade talks.

Wage growth lacklustre, eyes on jobs data

Wages grew by a seasonally adjusted 0.5 per cent in the three months to December, slightly less than the 0.6 per cent growth predicted.

Corporate Travel books 27% profit increase

Corporate Travel Management's half-year profit is up 27 per cent after it acquired two smaller companies in 2018.

APA looking to buy US gas pipeline

Pipeline company APA Group says it is looking to buy a US gas transmission or distribution business to diversity its assets,

Domino's profit dips 9.2% as Aus sales lag

Domino's first-half domestic growth, while outperforming Europe, has fallen short of management expectations.

Fortescue exceeds first-half expectations

Fortescue Metals Group has beaten estimates, with its 5 per cent dip in half-year profit to $US644 million not as bad as expected.

ANZ drops some fees in response to Hayne

ANZ says will make changes, including dropping default charges on drought-hit farmers, following the recommendations of the financial services royal commission.

Copper hits 11-week peak on soft US dollar

Copper prices are higher as the value of the US dollar eases amid apparent progress in talks between the United States and China.

Origin sells QLD gas project for $231m

Origin Energy has agreed to sell its Ironbark gas project in Queensland to Australia Pacific LNG for A$231 million.

Aussie dollar unsettled as RBA cites risks

Minutes of the Reserve Bank of Australia's February policy meeting showed the board saw "significant uncertainties" over the economic outlook.

Petrol prices hit a 15-month low in Dec

Australia's competition watchdog says petrol prices in Australia's major cities fell dramatically late last year, in line with a collapse in crude prices.

Seven West shares dive on poor ad sales

Seven West Media says its half-year net profit has fallen by 13.8 per cent as stringent cost-saving measures failed to offset a fall in advertising revenue.

ANZ pledges to lend more to investors

ANZ has reported a slower mortgage book growth than the overall market, admitting it may have been "overly conservative" in its lending approach.

Coles sales slow, restructure costs weigh

Sales have slowed at supermarket giant Coles, with first-half profit taking a dive as the company embarks on its post-Wesfarmers restructure.

IOOF flags regulatory hit, cuts payout

IOOF Holdings has posted a 5.0 per cent rise in half-yearly underlying profit but has cut its interim dividend and flagged an increase in compliance costs.

Higher prices boost Oil Search profit 13%

Oil Search has posted a 13 per cent rise in annual profit, boosted by higher prices for gas and oil.

Cochlear shares skid as US growth slows

Hearing implant company Cochlear's shares are down more than 7 per cent after it said it was facing increased competition in the US and Germany.

Copper up on Indian court smelter decision

A court decision in India relating to a smelter helped boost copper prices overnight.

World stocks lifted by trade optimism

Nikkei rises to 2019 high, China blue chips bounce; Investors wager on progress at Sino-US talks in Washington; Oil prices highest for year as supply tightens

CEO: McGrath can overcome challenges

Embattled real estate company McGrath has reported a $9.6 million net loss, in part after it abandoned an IT project it had spent millions developing.

AMP flags Superannuation Bill earnings hit

AMP says its earnings impact in financial year 2019 would be about $10 million while it expects an annualised impact of up to $30 million from 2020.

Brambles profit dips 27% as costs spike

Brambles has reported a 27 per cent dip in first half profit as fuel, transport, and Brexit-related costs edge higher and a US tax benefit cycles out.

Bingo joins firms hit by property downturn

Shares in garbage handler Bingo Industries have plunged more than 45 per cent after it blamed a guidance downgrade on a depressed property market.

Westpac reports Q1 cash earnings of $1.5bn

Australia's number two lender Westpac has reported first-quarter unaudited cash earnings of $2.04 billion.

Ansell lifts guidance despite profit dive

Health and safety product manufacturer Ansell has posted a 91 per cent drop in first-half net profit as it tallies the cost of its ongoing transformation.

First-half loss as iSelect hails 'reset'

The CEO of iSelect says the company has been "financially reset" after recording a $6.9 million first-half loss.

BoQ shares dip on $12m guidance downgrade

Bank of Queensland says it will make as make up to $12 million less this half-year, as it faces downward pressure for fees, trading and insurance.

China lending data helps boost copper

Copper prices rose at the end of last week as analysts digested Chinese lending data.

US-China talks to boost Aussie market

Australia's share market is tipped to open higher on Monday after optimism surrounding US and China trade talks.

Medibank profit drops on investment income

Medibank Private's first-half profit has slipped 15.4 per cent to $207.7 million, although its core businesses remains solid.

Amazon pulls plug on New York headquarters

Amazon said it did not see consistently "positive, collaborative" relationships with state and local officials.

Shares, oil at 3-month highs, no Euro love

European stocks, oil prices highest since November; Euro at 3-month low after Germany just skirts recession; Report Trump could push out deadline on tariffs.

Aussie cautious, eyes on Sino-US talks

Better-than-expected trade data from China lifted the Aussie dollar briefly, but investors were cautious ahead of high-level Sino-US trade talks.

Woodside misses forecast but hikes payout

The country's top oil and gas producer posted a net profit of $US1.36 billion, up from $US1.07 billion in 2017, but lower than analysts' estimates.

AMP profit slumps 97% to cap horror year

A scandal-plagued year and huge remediation costs have knocked AMP's profit down 97 per cent to just $28 million.

Breville shares boiling on 20% profit lift

An expansion into Germany and Austria combined with strong sales in North America have helped appliance giant Breville cook up a profit.

Japan economy grows 1.4pc in 4th quarter

Japan's economy expanded at an annualised rate of 1.4 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2018, marking the first growth in two quarters.

Suncorp ups post-Hayne investment by $50m

Suncorp's first-half profit has almost halved, while the company will spend more on regulatory compliance following the final banking royal commission report.

Newcrest profit up on record Cadia result

Newcrest has more than doubled its first-half profit, buoyed by record gold and copper production at its Cadia operations.

Coal, commodity prices lift South32 profit

South32 Ltd has posted an 18 per cent rise in half-year underlying profit thanks to higher coal output and stronger commodity prices.

Magellan lifts first half profit 62%

Magellan Financial Group has announced it made a $176 million profit in the half-year, a 62 per cent rise, and has increased its dividend 66 per cent.

Treasury says cheers to 17% profit lift

The world's biggest listed winemaker has upped its interim dividend following a 15.1 per cent lift in first-half profit to $201.1 million.

Telstra cuts payout as NBN drags on profit

Telstra has cut its payout to shareholders after a 28 per cent dive in first-half profit, with the telco passing the halfway mark of the NBN rollout.

Markets glee at sign of trade truce extn

European stocks rise after Asian rally; Trump could let tariff deadline 'slide for a little while'; Fed to chart plans to stop letting bond holdings roll off.

Experience Co revenue down, CEO quits

The chief executive of adventure tourism company Experience Co has resigned following revised full-year guidance figures down $10 million.

Northern Star shares get a Pogo bounce

Northern Star says a soaring first-half result has justified its investment in the underground Pogo mine in Alaska in August.

Food Revolution wins China juice order

Australia's Food Revolution Group has continued its expansion into the Chinese market, shipping its first container of juice to the country.

Clouds loom as Virgin Aus swings to profit

Virgin Australia has swung to a $54.8 million profit, helped by a strong underlying first-half result, though uncertainty clouds its outlook.

Napoleon Perdis ordering more stock

Struggling make-up brand Napoleon Perdis is ordering more stock to keep up with the demand for its products despite being in voluntary administration.

Challenger shares up despite profit plunge

Retirement fund manager Challenger Financial has confirmed a 97 per cent first-half profit plunge, with revenue also down 20 per cent amid market uncertainty.

Super Retail to repay $32m in unpaid hours

Super Retail's comprehensive review showed $32 million in overtime hours were not paid in accordance with the award over the past six years.

Asian stocks subdued, focus on trade talks

With investors looking to a new round of Sino-US trade talks Asian shares barely budged.

NAB says RBA could cut rates in H2

NAB says the Reserve Bank could cut Australia's already record-low interest rates further, perhaps as soon as the second half of this year.

Macquarie flags near $3bn record profit

Macquarie Group expects to make a record annual profit for a fourth straight year after flagging a 15 per cent improvement on FY18's $2.557 billion.

Transurban lifts revenue but profit drops

Transurban's first-half profit has fallen 61.8 per cent after its acquisition of Sydney's WestConnex, but the underlying health of the business is strong.

Zinc hits two-week low on trade worries

Speculators targeted zinc after the metal breached its technical level.

World stocks gain, investors eye Brexit

European shares bounce from one-week low; Chinese shares resume trading, Shanghai shares up 1 pct; Dollar near six-week high, US-China trade talks eyed.

AACo expects 'severe' cattle deaths in Qld

The listed agricultural company is bracing for 'extreme' losses at its 30,000-head Gulf property Wondoola station on account of extreme flooding.

JB Hi-Fi lifts H1 profit 5.5% to $160m

JB Hi-Fi has lifted first-half profit 5.5 per cent to $160.1 million despite volatile trading in electronics and home entertainment over Christmas and January.

Bendigo profit dips but banks on RC lift

First-half earnings have slipped for Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, but it hopes to benefit from the big four's public relations disaster at the royal commission.

GPT Group profit up, eyes new projects

GPT Group says the shopping centres in its portfolio have remained resilient against the online retail trend.

Copper rally stalls on trade concerns

The price of copper stalled amid concerns about a weakening global economy and less demand for metals.

ASX to open flat after US closed mixed

A flat start to the week is expected for the Australian market after its US counterpart ended last week mixed.

Nordzucker to take 70% of Mackay Sugar

Nordzucker, Germany's second largest sugar refiner, has agreed to purchase a 70 per cent shareholding in Australia's Mackay Sugar Limited.

World share index set for weekly loss

Global shares fell for a third straight day as investors worried about a global economic slowdown and no sign of a resolution to the US-China trade row.

USD gains as worry sparks flight to safety

The US dollar has held near a two-week high as demand for safe-haven assets rose on uncertainties about the path of US-China trade negotiations.

Aussie plunges again as RBA cuts forecasts

The Reserve Bank has dramatically revised down its economic forecasts, prompting the Australian dollar to plunge again.

Aust thermal coal prices hit slump

Prices for Australian thermal coal are at their lowest levels since April 2018, with bulk carriers unable to unload in China for unknown reasons.

South32 picks ex-BHP exec as new chair

Karen Wood has been elected as the next chair of South32's board of directors to replace retiring chairman David Crawford.

Baird 'a lead contender' to become NAB CEO

Mike Baird won't talk about running for the top job at NAB, but UBS analyst Jon Mott says the former NSW premier is a real contender.

REA Group flags election-led listings drop

The owner of is flagging a potential drop in classified listings as homebuyers hold off pending the result of the federal election.

Copper retreats on global economy concerns

Copper prices are lower amid concerns over global economic growth and less demand.

AGL shares dip amid policy frustrations

AGL has announced it will spend $25 million on an upgrade for Victoria's Loy Yang coal-fired power station, while first-halt underlying profit has risen.

NZ dollar stumbles on jobs disappointment

The New Zealand dollar has dropped against the Aussie and the US dollar

Aussie under pressure after RBA's shift

The Australian dollar has remained near a two-week low as investors wager that the RBA will most likely cut the cash rate this year.

Qantas cancels order for eight A380s

Qantas has formally cancelled a 13-year-old order for eight Airbus SE A380 superjumbo jets, raising new doubts about the future of the aircraft.

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