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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.

DataRoom AM: CapitaLand clear-out

CapitaLand is reportedly about to offload its remaining Australand stake, while AustralianSuper may be mulling a run at Healthscope.

DataRoom AM: Macquarie moves on

Macquarie is reportedly looking to offload its private equity fund management division, while ANZ ramps up the sale of its trustee unit.

AGL warns on gas shortages

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Group urging NSW govt to allow CSG developments, warns of shortages in 2016.

DataRoom AM: Wesfarmers target

Wesfarmers reportedly has a timeline on a decision for its OAMPS business, while Myer and David Jones may follow up this week’s earnings with merger news.

Berkshire backs Buffett dividend stance

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Small Ohio investor pushes legendary billionaire to return cash to shareholders.

Leighton jobs could go: Hochtief

Bidders statement says brands, employees, executives could go following review.

Aust stock lose 2.4%, shed $41.5bn for the week

Worst week for the benchmark index in 2014; miners lead the slide.

DataRoom AM: Nine on demand

AMP grabs a slice of the Nine pie, while IAG raises funds for its Wesfarmers insurance buy.

DataRoom AM: Mysterious MMG

MMG keeps its options open on potential acquisitions, while Sterling Education is poised for a raise.

Lowe warns on Australia's appetite for risk

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RBA deputy governor questions if Australia has become too risk averse to adequately deal with the challenge of productivity.

The GST will need to rise: Henry

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Ex-Treasury secretary says lifting GST will be necessary for fiscal sustainability.

Productivity needs all sectors: survey

Majority of business leaders surveyed believe govt, business play key roles in productivity.

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