Govt divided on Asia bank: report

Decision not to join infrastructure bank said to reflect internal disagreements.

Amazon shares tumble on disappointing earnings

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Online giant widens quarterly loss after a series of costly product launches.

Oil prices post fifth weekly loss

Global oil futures tumble amid concerns about high global supply.

About 25 banks failed stress tests: source

Half of the banks that failed still have additional capital needs, source says.

Oil slump threatens LNG projects

New developments questionable, up to $11 billion in export revenue at risk.

Rio slams NSW planning 'crisis'

Coal boss says state's planning system needs urgent reforms to protect jobs.

P&G posts 34% fall in Q3 profit

Group to exit Duracell battery business after heavy writedown.

Colgate-Palmolive earnings fall in Q3

Group downgrades full-year earnings forecast as foreign exchange rates weigh.

UPS profit lifts in Q3

Packaging and delivery service eyes e-commerce surge in the holiday period.

Ford Motor's profit falls in Q3

Car maker hit by European losses, lower North American production.

Oil prices fall as market struggles with oversupply

Brent crude slips to $US85.93 a barrel, WTI edges back to $US81.34.

Ericsson's Q3 revenue beats expectations

North American uncertainty weighs on quarterly earnings.

Barnett's BHP attack a 'power trip': Labor

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Mark McGowan says Premier's comments send the wrong messages about WA.

The best of this week's The Ticker

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An exhibit that passes the smell test

'Hyper-Natural: Scent From Design to Art' at the National Gallery of Victoria celebrates the artistry of perfumes.

House prices have created a ‘lost generation’

The despair of a younger generation with little prospect of getting on the property ladder is aggravated by the knowledge that their parent's generation had it so much easier.

China, 20 nations sign MOU on Asian bank

Australia yet to decide on infrastructure bank membership, Japan says questions remain.

House prices in China fall in Sept

Average price of a new home in 70 Chinese cities posts first on-year decline in two years.

Retail Food pays $163.5m for Gloria Jeans

Food franchiser enters purchase agreement with Gloria Jeans, revises FY15 NPAT guidance up to 36%.

Gold demand in China and India on the rise

China and India continue to dominate the world physical gold market.