Mayne Pharma fighting US headwinds

by AAP
Shares in Pharma Group slip 13% as it warns on outlook of Doryx franchise in the US.

Woolworths reaffirms FY guidance

Supermarket giant brushes off slide in share price, saying it does not share investor assumptions.

Fund managers must face up to their own Medibank mistakes

The institutions who bid to be in the Medibank float made their bed, and now they must lie in it.

oOh! Media cuts IPO size, price

In another poor sign for the IPO market, PE-backed advertising company cuts offer price, size of float.

Banks accused of rigging metal prices

by AFP
US class action alleges banks including Goldman, HSBC conspired to manipulate prices.

There is no housing bubble: BoQ

Lender points to divergence in national housing market, urges quick action on Murray report.

New home sales climb 3% in Oct

by AAP
Nation on track to build record number of new homes.

Beach Energy sees oil recovery

Oil and gas explorer says oil will recover to $US90-100 a barrel by mid-2015, up from $US77 now.

Rio expands Canadian diamond mine

Rio Tinto approves project at diamond mine in subarctic Canada, costing $350m over 4 years.

Knowing the family history

In the US, families are taking history lessons in themselves to help define their mutual goals and objectives.

Surfstitch raises $83m for float

After reducing the size of its IPO, the online sports retailer completes bookbuild.

Woodside approves $1.2b Persephone project

by AAP
Energy group pushes ahead with $1.2bn Persephone gas project off the West Australian coast.

Beach Energy scoops up Woodside exec

Robert Cole resigns from Woodside as he prepares to take on role as Beach Energy MD in 2015.

Seek reaffirms FY15 guidance

Seek stands by forecast for solid growth in revenue and earnings at annual general meeting.

The Ticker: Modern business life

Our live blog featuring rolling snippets of analysis, data and insight, all around the theme of modern business in Australia.

Govt flags Medicare price signal

by AAP
Health Minister Peter Dutton says govt will do whatever it takes to make medicare sustainable.

Dick Smith eyes H1 growth

CEO Nick Abboud expects high single digit to low double digit sales growth in first half.

Dawkins resigns as Vocation chairman

John Dawkins replaced by Doug Halley as chairman of the ASX-listed education group.

Transcending the trivial: It’s time we demand more from our leaders

With political decisions based more on the 24 hour news cycle than long-term outcomes, the"what's in it for me" mentality of our politicians and adolescent point scoring needs to stop.

Mining tech is more than driverless trucks and trains

Despite dramatic falls in commodity prices and waves of cost cutting the resources sector is embracing technology to boost productivity. But where is this innovation going to occur?