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Miners hit by 'production at any cost' push

Resources sector largely has itself to blame for its productivity problems, study finds.

DataRoom AM: Glencore's iron will

Glencore’s appetite for iron ore has reportedly led it to seek out Cliffs Natural Resources, while Westpac’s Hastings Funds Management snaps up rail assets in the UK.

Atlas Iron cops ratings downgrade

Falling Australian dollar fails to stem share price pressure for iron ore producers.

Rio quiet on Oyu Tolgoi extension

After three finance package extensions, Rio and Mongolia mum on another.

DataRoom AM: Medibank temptation

Medibank Private is reportedly considering incentives to entice mum and dad investors ahead of its $4bn float, while Treasury Wine’s chief gets on the front foot.

Aust stocks lose 0.7% for the week

Disappointing Chinese data, looming US earnings season weight on local shares.

Aust stocks jump 1.5% for the week

Interest rate speculation, China manufacturing and CBA scandal dominate the week.

DataRoom AM: DJs scrutiny

Woolworths SA’s bid for David Jones has cleared one ASIC hurdle but more may follow, while Mineral Resources backs down from its fight against the Aquila takeover.

DataRoom AM: Carnegie shops around

Venture capitalist Mark Carnegie is reportedly putting together a new consumer goods-focused fund, while David Jones gets the all-clear to hold its takeover scheme meeting this month.

Window closed on Bonaparte: Macquarie

Investment bank tells clients local projects are being priced out by costs, competition.

We're staring at administration: Nexus

Frustrated shareholders told if offer is rejected, Seven won't grant loan waiver.

Hochtief won't extend Leighton bid

Majority owner's offer has only netted 2 per cent of register so far.

Nickel could hit 2006 levels: Macquarie

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Investment bank tells clients Indonesia's export ban leaves buyers with few options.

Grant firms as Wilson HTM boss

Interim boss gets nod as chief 10 months after Coppin's departure.

Aust stocks flat for March quarter on overseas news

Ukraine crisis, Chinese stats, Fed taper keeps local market from rising on strong earnings season.

Aust stocks flat for the week

Mixed overseas leads hand Australian investors challenging week.

DataRoom AM: Murray Goulburn sweet tooth

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Murray Goulburn is reportedly mulling a bid for Peters Ice Cream, while Bega Cheese directors have bagged a healthy profit from selling shares.

Westfield gets $1bn for UK sales

Three shopping centres disposed of as retail giant prepares restructure.

DataRoom AM: Lend Lease scope-out

Lend Lease throws its hat in the ring for Healthscope, while Stockland’s increased Australand stake raises takeover questions.

Fed cuts stimulus by $US10bn

QE is wound back by US central bank at third meeting in a row, most Fed officials expect first rate rise in 2015.