Queensland names advisers for asset sales

Both federal and state governments are initiating asset sales in the coming year.

Barnett asset sales may only reap $1bn

WA govt chasing $6bn in sales by 2017, but first batch of assets may only secure $1bn.

Macquarie Atlas Roads swings to H1 loss

Group books manager fees for later periods in the half, which weigh on results.

Conroy gets his NBN comeuppance

The Vertigan Committee's review puts hard figures to the far inferior net benefit of FTTP compared to a multi-technology mix. In the process, it demolishes Conroy’s argument that future NBN benefits are unmeasurable.

Why mining shouldn’t shoulder all the blame for construction’s woes

Construction activity has taken a major hit from the decline in mining investment, but a lack of public sector spending is also increasingly weighing on the sector.

One year on, our 'infrastructure Prime Minister' is still poised with a shovel

Last September, the government promised vital infrastructure projects would be underway across the country within 12 months. It's time to check the report card.

NSW seeks binding bids in Delta Coastal sale

Participants view AGL’s progress in the MacGen deal as a good omen for regulatory consent.

Newman banks on privatisation

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Qld Premier hints at infrastructure sales promises in 2015 election campaign.

Value Investor: The tailwind underpinning Leighton's future

Despite uncertainty surrounding the impact of its new management and restructuring, Leighton is in a prime position to benefit from the expected ramp-up in infrastructure spending.

Macquarie’s BrisConnections IPO handling under fire: report

Bank allegedly offered wealthy customers a way out of troubled float at the last minute.

Privatise to reduce union power: Graham

Head of Networks NSW says privatising assets one way to deal with 'uncompetitive' union deals.

Asset sales to fund roads: Newman

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Qld Premier says improved infrastructure requires hard choices.

Liveris: Australia should be a petrochemical power

The CEO of Dow Chemical tells Robert Gottliebsen that youth unemployment is the 'critical issue of our time' and that Australia could create five extra jobs for every natural gas job if it followed Canada's lead and invested in upstream production.

QBE H1 profit slides 18%, capital measures unveiled

Insurer will pursue $US750m equity raising, partial IPO of LMI business as it looks to shore up balance sheet.

High-speed rail may receive Japanese backing

Talks underway with rail giants over financial models to make high-speed rail viable in Australia.

Port of Melbourne sale may not stick to 40-year lease

Advisers may seek to tweak terms of the transaction, which could fetch over $5bn.

Aurizon FY profit slides 43%

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Nation's largest freight operator posts net profit of $253m on previously announced impairments.

More bidders jump into BG's pipeline auction

Fund manager AMP, utilities owner Duet Group, Chinese power giant State Grid and Singapore Power may submit bids, sources say.

Prescott warns on top tax rate

Economics Nobel Laureate says excessive marginal tax income rate may stifle growth: report.

KordaMentha review slams NBN Co directors

Governance report details lack of relevant experience, questions reportage of Telstra deal.