Industries

Anglo American worried by iron ore outlook

CEO says mining giant would be 'open' to a compelling takeover offer.

Baird open to Chinese 'poles and wires' sale

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NSW Premier spruiks investment in state on trip to China.

Germany bans Uber car service

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Move follows complaint from taxi drivers, challenges firm's expansion across Europe.

Australia should sell uranium to India: Abbott

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PM says 'suitable safeguards' would make sales appropriate.

Rogue trader on trial in Perth

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Court hears Michael King duped retiree into $3.3 million loan.

Time to move on from MRRT mistakes, Swan

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The former treasurer's response to today's MRRT repeal is foolish for all the same reasons the tax was doomed from conception.

PE industry hopes to lure super cash

Australia’s top private equity firms gather in Melbourne this week, hoping to win over greater commitments from the nation’s richest super funds.

Housing correction inevitable: Gonski

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ANZ's chairman warns of housing market correction, but says timing of fall is uncertain.

The super guarantee deferral is just the beginning

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Postponing the increase to super contributions will make Australia's labour costs more competitive, but high income earners could soon get a nasty surprise.

An apartment construction boom chaser

A rise in building approvals highlights the surprising resilience of the residential construction sector. But a weak outlook for commodity prices poses a risk.

Coles to axe up to 600 jobs: report

Supermarket giant believed to be axing between 500 and 600 jobs from Melbourne head office.

PanAust reveals Frieda River cost

Group says majority-owned copper-and-gold mining project in PNG could cost US$1.7 billion to build.

Govt secures deal to repeal MRRT

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Deal with crossbenchers will see compulsory super increase delayed until 2021, when it will lift to 10%.

Telcos open to blocking pirate sites

Communications Alliance says the blunt force of website blocking may provide temporary relief, as long as adequate safeguards are in place. However, who foots the bill for enforcement remains a crucial issue.

Building approvals beat expectations in July

Official ABS data shows building approvals rose better-than-expected 2.5% in month.

Food supplier OSI to let another plant in China

Golden state foods to run fruit and vegetable facility in Guangzhou.

ING to sell $1.5bn of unbranded loans to Macquarie

ING Direct to reduce its exposure to non-branded lending to about 10 per cent of total portfolio.

BoQ no comment on merger report

The two Brisbane-based financial services firms canvassed a merger of equals, but talks did not proceed.

Aristocrat to offload lotteries arm

Gaming group sharpens focus on premium game content, will incur $45m non-cash write-off.

OSI's troubles reflect broader perils for business in China

Beijing's scrutiny increases as bad publicity's effects move swiftly.

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