High costs crimp investment: Rinehart

Gina Rinehart says the high cost of doing business is driving multinational companies offshore.

Freedom Foods looks to expand in China and US

Freedom Foods on lookout for further Chinese partners as it mulls takeovers in the US.

Dexus deal to reset city values

Dexus continues to reshuffle its portfolio with a Melbourne office tower the latest asset in play.

Ambassador up for grabs after Panel ruling

The Takeovers Panel has reversed Drillsearch’s controlling stake in Ambassador Oil & Gas.

Lloyds to pay $US370m Libor fine

Bank strikes a settlement deal over attempts to fix the benchmark rate.

UK reopens the door to fracking

by AAP
Govt to allow shale exploration licenses after three-year suspension.

Russia ordered to pay $US50bn over oil seizure

by AAP
The Hague finds Russia forced Yukos into bankruptcy, sold assets for political purposes.

London rents double rest of UK

by AAP
Property price rises fan concerns over cost-of-living crisis.

Elders unveils ambitious growth plan

Agribusiness group targets $60m EBITDA by 2017.

Orica fined over $750,000

by AAP
Chemical giant hit with highest penalty possible for pollution incidents.

No burgers at some China McDonald's over expired meat scare

by AFP
McDonald's outlets in Beijing and Shanghai have yanked their flagship burgers off the menu following rotten meat scandal.

Biotech sector consistently erratic

The erratic fortunes of the biotechnology sector have been highlighted yet again today with a surprise $95m takeover offer for skin disorders house Clinuvel.

Leighton first-half profit slides

Shares slide as group reaffirms FY profit guidance, H1 result beats expectations.

Fox's ticket to a closer Time Warner viewing?

The cash released from 21st Century Fox’s BSkyB deal will help any further efforts for a Time Warner bid, enabling measures to support Fox’s share price and reduce the debt requirement of a revised offer.

Tatts, Tabcorp go to High Court on levy

Gaming groups hope to avoid paying health benefit levy to Victorian government.

How much is worker happiness costing firms?

Happy employees might be productive, but high worker satisfaction could also signal that workers are being overpaid for their services.

Two graphs on why our road spending is 'hideously inefficient'

The government is gambling with road spending... and we're not winning.

Ex Myer manager Jeffrey Flanagan charged with fraud

Accused Myer fake Andrew Jeffrey Flanagan has appeared in court this morning.

BHP sharpens focus on heap leaching at Olympic Dam

Mining giant zeroing in on alternative to the $30bn expansion plan abandoned in 2012.

Bain buys $US1.3bn loan portfolio

The loans and other securities, acquired from J.P. Morgan’s Global Special Opportunities Group, contains loans in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.