Shell uncertain on Woodside plan B

Shell to reconsider Woodside stake sale options if buyback deal falls through.

Packer weighs fresh Vegas bid

James Packer looking to purchase land on The Strip in new bid for Las Vegas return: report.

Chinese in box seat for Sheraton

Sunshine Insurance Group is eyeing Sydney’s Sheraton on the Park for a record $465m.

Aquila mine costs can be cut: Baosteel

Chinese steel giant confident it can shave down the $8bn price tag of its newest Australian asset.

Goodman pipeline hits $1bn in Brazil

Goodman Group’s Brazilian ambitions back on track as development pipelines swell.

Frasers heightens Australand pressure

Australand suitor says it will walk away if 50% acceptances not reached by August 7.

ROKT secures ad deal with Carsales

Murdoch, Packer-backed marketing company seals deal with digital classifieds giant.

Cromwell Property site falls to Invesco

American investment heavyweight snaps up Melbourne ­office tower for $208m.

Urbanise IPO lures future clients in Australia

The cloud-based facilities management group has seen strong roadshow demand.

Chinese SOEs on the hunt for deals: study

A report by Intralinks finds merger activity across the Asian region remains volatile.

KKR-backed suitor to update Crowe Horwath offer

Findex, backed by the US private equity giant, is close to finishing due diligence on the financial services company.

Why shareholders will scuttle Woodside's Shell game

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Woodside's buyback of Shell's residual shareholding looks likely to fail, providing its opponents with an opportunity to force Woodside into an 'equal access' buyback for all shareholders.

Woodside proxies shy of threshold

Shares slip as early votes fall short of required majority for share buyback before meeting.

Progress made with financiers: Lynas

Shares in rare earths miner lose almost 19% as it says talks with Nomura about restructure of facilities ongoing.

DataRoom AM: QBE sales tactics

QBE may soon resume the auction of its US insurance business, while Rio Tinto agrees to sell its Riversdale Mining assets for a pittance.

Woodside buyback under threat

Super funds prepared to vote down proposed buyback from Shell over principles: report.

Activists win battle for Cliffs

Board changes at US firm likely to see iron ore mine at Koolyanobbing in WA put up for sale.

Lynas in dispute with lenders

Miner's cashflow problems have lenders insisting on tough terms attached to any new debt.

QBE to resume US sell-off

QBE likely to resume the sales process for its $1bn-plus US insurance business in September.

BHP mulls first big capital spend for 2014

Mining giant close to ­approving redesign of a $US10bn oil project in the US Gulf of Mexico.