Companies

Alcatel-Lucent sharply narrows Q3 loss

by AFP
Telecommunications equipment group's recovery program exceeds expectations.

Vale swings to Q3 loss on iron ore prices

Miner's result far worse than expected as iron ore prices, close to $3 billion in forex losses weigh.

Barclays sets aside $912m for forex claims

by AP
UK bank says claims 'every bit as bad' as Libor scandal.

Shell profit dips in Q3

by AP
Lower production, one-off tax provision weigh on oil and gas group's result.

Dental care chain sets price range for IPO

Pacific Smiles float to raise close to $50m at top end of price range.

Broker firms get $1.5bn of Medibank allocation

Share submissions by brokers on behalf of clients almost $12bn. Forces government to scale back entitlements.

Stackla stacks up funding for global expansion

Australian start-up Stackla has announced a $2 million funding round that will see it embark on an aggressive push into the US and Europe.

Apple in talks to sell iPhone in Iran

Tech giant's executives have reportedly met potential Iranian distributors to explore possibilities.

Samsung Q3 net profit slides 49%

by AAP
Growing competition from Chinese rivals in an increasingly saturated market is starting to hurt the South Korean market leader.

Telstra and Motorola Solutions team up on safety

Telstra and Motorola Solutions to work together on solutions to provide dedicated priority broadband access to emergency services during large scale incidents.

Australia Post heads to the cloud with NetSuite

Australia Post signs new partnership with NetSuite that will see the companies work on an integrated one-stop shop solution for merchants and businesses.

Xero zeroes in on customer education

New Zealand cloud finance firm Xero has relaunched Xero U, the company's online education hub.

House prices rise strong in Oct: RP

by AAP
RP Data home value index shows housing prices grew an average of 1.2%, after a slow September.

Why did it take Apple 15 years to roll out Apple Pay?

If it wasn’t for the egos of the different companies involved in making mobile payments systems work, it would already be a lot more widespread.

REVIEW: Sony Xperia Z3

The Xperia Z3 is the best smartphone Sony has ever made. It might not have cutting edge specs of newer flagships like Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 but there's plenty of appeal for Android users.

A dairy gold mine that's not for sale

The growth potential of Bulla Dairy Foods is plain to see, though any attempted acquisition would get short shrift from the families that own it.

DataRoom AM: Wesfarmers weighs AMP

Wesfarmers is looking to expand into finance, while NAB is expected to reveal details of how it plans to offload its UK operations.

Tesco faces criminal investigation

by AP
Britain's biggest retailer placed under criminal investigation by Serious Fraud Office.

Deutsche Bank swings to Q3 loss

German bank reports loss after boosting reserves to cover fines from pending litigations.

Altis Property buys NSW shopping centre for $40.5m

Private equity firm's purchase follows rise in industrial, commercial property sector activity.

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