Maules Creek mine ahead of schedule

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Whitehaven's controversial mine expects to ship coal two months ahead of schedule.

Natural gas markets spark fuel for thought

Cheaper natural gas is helping to make US manufacturing more competitive, but in other parts of the world gas prices are heading in the opposite direction.

Toll Holdings endures tough Q1

Supply chain company confident of earnings growth in FY15 despite weaker-than-expected Q1.

Labor rejects proposed RET cut, will cost 'thousands of jobs'

Negotiations at impasse, government's proposed 60% cut to renewable energy construction will 'ruin renewable energy industry' says Labor.

HSBC Flash China manufacturing PMI lifts in October

Activity in China's manufacturing sector lifts to three-month high according to a preliminary private survey.

CBA raises education bar for planners

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Commonwealth Bank announces higher education standards for financial planners after advice scandal.

Strong land demand a good sign: HIA

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Bounce in land sales in June quarter may point to a healthy year for housing construction.

Miners shovel coal into flooded market

BHP Billiton becomes latest company to unveil record output of metallurgical coal.

Huon Aquaculture gains 3% on debut

The salmon producer has opened slightly above its issue price of $4.75 a share.

No improvement until H2: Cardno

Infrastructure firm says FY NPAT improves by $650,000 for every change in USD/AUD exchange rate.

Business confidence steady in Q3: NAB

Survey finds slight lift in business conditions, warns of premature rebound in domestic demand.

Amcor eyes higher FY15 earnings

Packaging manufacturer flags higher earnings on positive sales in rigid plastics business.

McDonald’s China challenge: rising competition

No longer the only Western chain in town, US fast-food chain struggles to keep up.

Analyst slashes CCA outlook

Retail analyst David Errington cuts earnings forecast by almost 25% on assessment of challenges ahead.

RBA warns on lending standards

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Stevens says central bank keeping close eye on lending standards, rising house prices.

Investa eyes 3% funds growth in FY15

Office manager expects funds from operations growth at 3%, flags soft Brisbane, Perth market.

How China's richest will fund Australian innovation

The government's plan to channel funds from the significant investor visa program into sectors that are hungry for capital is a smart move.

Peugeot says sales edge ahead

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Strong quarterly sales in China keeps Europe's second-largest carmaker on track.

Leighton reaffirms FY guidance

Industrial contractor lifts underlying NPAT by 21% in nine months to September 30.

AGL flags FY15 earnings lift

Energy group eyes underlying FY earnings of $575m-$635m, flags $156m item on MacGen buy.