Mitchell Neems

Aust stocks open slightly higher

Local market records modest gains in early trade on the back of fresh highs on Wall Street.

Red tape slowing cross-border deals

Regulation risks stifling a new era of cross-border merger activity, BAML argues.

Premier upbeat about UK expansion, shares jump

Shares surge 8 per cent as retail group bets on strong Smiggle presence in the UK.

BHP flags Port Hedland job cuts

Miner declines to confirm how many jobs will go, flags change to 'size and structure' of workforce.

Aust stocks open little changed

Local market begins flat as investors await latest monetary policy decision from US Fed.

Aust stocks open 0.7% weaker

Local market begins week considerably lower following downbeat leads from Wall Street.

AICF warns of James Hardie asbestos claims funding shortfall

Compensation fund flags funding shortfall by 2017, urges new payment agreement with company, NSW govt.

Macquarie eyes improved FY15 result

Group expects slightly improved FY15 result on stronger performance from its funds division.

Aust stocks edge higher at open

Local market begins slightly stronger as Asian data, Scottish vote weigh on global investors.

Brambles acquires UK's Ferguson

Logistics company snaps up Ferguson Group for £320m, expects it to be earnings accretive from FY15.

Aust stocks open little changed

Local market begins week flat as persistent fears over iron ore slump offset Wall St gains.

Goodman Fielder takeover delayed

Food manufacturer's $1.9bn takeover by First Pacific, Wilmar slowed by regulatory approvals in China.

Elders to sell AWH stake

Agribusiness offloads 50% stake in wool handler to DP World for around $30m as part of non-core asset sell-down.

US dollar nears six-year high against the yen

US currency hits its highest point since October 2008 against the Japanese currency after shock move by ECB to cut interest rates.

Hockey zeroes in on multinational tax concerns

Treasurer outlines new measures to bolster fight against multinational tax evasion.

Trade deficit narrows in July

ABS data shows trade deficit narrows 13% in month, defying analyst expectations of a wider deficit.

ACCC to further probe Expedia's Wotif purchase

Watchdog releases a statement of issues on the proposed buy as it forms a view on competition.

ACCC clears Fairfax's All Homes buy

Consumer watchdog says proposed $50m acquisition of online residential listing site won't hurt competition.

Australia Post FY profit slips

Post office warns profit growth from parcels may have offset losses in letter business for last time.

RBA monitoring Chinese property market

RBA governor warns against excessive risk-taking in local housing market while rates are low.