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.

Transfield exits Campus Living

Transfield exits student accommodation market, eyes sectors around infrastructure.

Morgan Stanley, Flagstaff win port mandates

The Victorian government has named the banks that will handle the $5 billion lease of the Port of Melbourne.

Billions wasted on infrastructure: report

New study details true extent of annual cost blowouts on transport infrastructure.

Prudential sees H1 profit triple

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British insurance major sees new business profit surge despite local pension shake-up.

Transurban refinances Westlink debt

Local and offshore lenders line up for Sydney toll road's refinancing.

A big data fix for leaky pipes

New techniques for analysing data are cutting the cost of maintaining Australia’s bridges, roads and sewers. They should also be used for making better infrastructure spending decisions.

ACCC eyes 'congestion pricing' for infrastructure

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Proposal would see uses pay more for electricity, roads, airports during peak hours.