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ASX dips as investors digest earnings 2019-02-20 02:52:55Australian shares have closed in negative territory as gains by miners failed to outweigh losses from the consumer sector.

Another miner wins infrastructure funding 2019-02-20 02:50:19Kalium Lakes is a step closer to starting construction on its Beyondie potash project near Newman after receiving $74 million in funding, making it th

NRW, Seven Group lift earnings 2019-02-20 02:49:04Shares in NRW Holdings and Seven Group Holdings were stronger today after reporting improved earnings on the back of strong resources and infrastructu

Action urged on housing pain 2019-02-20 02:40:18Pressure is mounting in WA’s residential construction sector, with insolvencies piling up amid sustained falls in building activity.

Airbnb goes head-to-head with critics 2019-02-20 01:56:46More than a third of visitors to Western Australia who used Airbnb said they would never have had a holiday if it wasn’t for the online home-sha

Tech scene: Komo boosts coffers 2019-02-20 00:31:17Perth startup QuizJam, which was best known for its quiz widget, has been remaned Komo to reflect its range of digital engagement tools. The rebrandin

Sky and Space to raise up to $15m 2019-02-19 23:17:27Michael Malone-chaired Sky and Space Global has received binding commitments to raise $12 million via a share placement, with a further $3 million to

Finbar upbeat as Vue, Palmyra near completion 2019-02-19 23:05:11Apartments developer Finbar Group is poised for a strong performance in the second half of the 2019 financial year, forecasting a solid uplift on its

Veris awarded $7.9m in contracts 2019-02-19 21:53:59Surveying company Veris has today announced its technology subsidiary Aqura Technologies has been awarded $7.9 million in new contracts.

AIC and Intrepid strike new merger deal 2019-02-19 21:18:51Intrepid Mines and AIC Resources have agreed to a revised merger deal, less than three weeks after Intrepid’s initial attempt to acquire the Sub

Banks prop up ASX as earnings disappoint 2019-02-19 02:37:04Gains by Australia's big four banks have propped up the Australian sharemarket after a day of generally disappointing earnings results.

BHP profit down 8% 2019-02-19 02:28:08BHP Group has posted an 8 per cent fall in first-half underlying profit to $US3.7 billion ($5.2 billion), which it attributed to production disruption

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SA council spends $60k investigating complaints 2019-02-20 19:54:21The District Council of Coober Pedy spends $60,000 investigating complaints before the complainant himself is elected to council.

Employment enjoys a strong start to the year 2019-02-20 19:46:49A surge in full-time jobs beats expectations, keeps unemployment steady and sends the Australian dollar higher.

Cladding crisis spreads into the suburbs as nine 2019-02-20 19:03:09Thousands more homeowners could now find themselves caught up in Australia's cladding crisis, as authorities issue an alert banning the use of anothe

Dozens of big-name Aussie retailers shut down by 2019-02-20 17:57:54Australian retailers are under increasing pressure from multinational rivals, with dozens collapsing and predictions of more to follow.

Qantas weighed down by fuel costs while Wesfarmers 2019-02-20 17:04:48Despite a record profit on domestic routes, higher fuel costs on long-haul flights drags down profitability at Qantas, but the Coles demerger massivel

Embattled Indigenous arts centre investigated by Prime Minister's 2019-02-20 16:57:43Injalak Arts — which had previously run at a profit selling screen-printed cloth, weavings and paintings — is facing a financial crisis, p

Alarming rise in the riskiest type of finance, 2019-02-20 16:04:37As banks pull back on new finance and tighten credit after the royal commission, households are being pushed into riskier forms of credit — leav

'The tampon in the sky': What's the story 2019-02-20 16:00:55At 130 metres tall, the transmission tower perched atop kunanyi/Mount Wellington watches over the Hobart CBD from the mountain's summit. Over the yea

Volatile trade on US markets after Federal Reserve 2019-02-20 15:53:35Wall Street moves between gains and losses after the US central bank releases its meeting minutes, while Australian investors await some major company

Westpac hit with class action that could affect 2019-02-20 15:40:06A class action is launched against one of Australia's biggest banks over alleged irresponsible lending practices dating back to 2011. The action is t

Canberrans' worst excuses for speeding in a school 2019-02-20 14:21:45Police have revealed some of the most common excuses they hear when busting drivers speeding in school zones — and no, telling the officer you'

Massive energy bill? Wet season cost shock leaves 2019-02-20 14:14:13Hundreds of Jacana Energy customers in the Northern Territory post on social media calling for an explanation over their sky-high wet season power bil

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Galston estate sells in excess of $3.5m 2019-02-21 01:04:26A stunning homestead set on parklike grounds at Galston is believed to have sold for between $3.5 million and $3.7 million.

Actor Jussie Smollett charged with felony over ‘hate 2019-02-21 01:04:26Chicago Police has formally charged Jussie Smollett with felony criminal charges of disorderly conduct and filing a false police report, three weeks a

‘RBA to cut rates twice in 2019’ 2019-02-21 01:04:26One of Australia’s biggest banks has predicted that the Reserve Bank would be forced to cut rates twice this year, bringing the official cash ra

Inspired by 1960s classic design 2019-02-21 01:04:26Behind the striking facade of this architecturally designed home is one of the most breathtaking views of the Berowra Valley National Park.

A slice of Frenchy chic on the South 2019-02-21 01:04:26Have you ever found yourself day dreaming about a country escape to a rustic French provincial property? Well, here’s your chance to turn that d

House with karaoke bar, gaming lounge sets record 2019-02-21 01:04:26A mega mansion with its own karaoke bar, gaming lounge, golf course simulator and 20-seat cinema has set a new Balwyn North price record — just

Samsung unveils much anticipated Galaxy Fold phone 2019-02-21 01:04:26South Korean technology giant Samsung has unveiled its highly anticipated two-in-one foldable smartphone at its Unpacked event in the United States. T

Stake a claim for butcher’s shop 2019-02-21 01:04:26KEEN renovators will have their eyes on filleting this former Geelong West butcher shop for a funky warehouse conversion.

Peninsula pad with a view to impress 2019-02-21 01:04:26Built over three levels to maximise sprawling bay views, this new Mt Martha pad is sure to make a splash on the market.

Chicago police suspect actor Jussie Smollett filed false 2019-02-21 01:04:26Chicago police have named Jussie Smollett as a suspect for filing a false report, three weeks after the ‘Empire’ actor claimed he was the

Renowned shipwreck inspires apartment design 2019-02-20 10:04:36A development that takes its cues from a sunken 19th century navy ship is making a splash in bayside Melbourne.

Market Close 20 Feb 19: Market snaps three 2019-02-20 10:04:36The local sharemarket failed to hang onto earlier gains, weighed down by loses in the financial, retail and telco stocks. The ASX200 closed down 0.2%

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Markets Live: ASX lifts on roller-coaster day 2019-02-20 21:00:09Australian shares are trading higher again through the afternoon as the market continues its roller-coaster day.

Disney rumoured to be pulling YouTube ads in 2019-02-20 20:50:26A blogger detailed how comments on Google's video site were being used to facilitate a "soft-core paedophilia ring."

Year starts with a surge in full-time jobs 2019-02-20 20:09:48Jobless rate steady at 5 per cent despite big lift in full time employment

The 'Willy Wonka' of design says we need 2019-02-20 19:54:25The open plan office and hot desking zeitgeist are losing their gloss as companies reassess what it means to keep their workers happy.

Coal power baron calls on Australians to 'embrace' 2019-02-20 19:36:10Trevor St Baker is spending nearly $30 million to build a nationwide electric car charging network as he states clean energy 'is the future'.

'They've just mirrored everything': Popular Sydney restaurant accuses 2019-02-20 19:24:40The Italian Bowl in Newtown has 16 pasta sauces. Diners can also find 15 of them at a new restaurant run by former employees.

Santos back in black for first time since 2019-02-20 19:12:34Santos has seen its first profit since 2014, beating analysts expectations as it eyes continued growth following a major acquisition late last year.

Westpac faces responsible lending class action 2019-02-20 19:00:07The lead claimants in the case would be a Queensland couple who borrowed $1.8 million from the bank.

Wesfarmers' cash splash: Shareholders to reap $1b special 2019-02-20 18:46:11The retail conglomerate's net profit jumped 10 per cent to $1 billion in the first half as earnings growth at Bunnings made up for weakness at Kmart.

The world's most innovative company is a Chinese 2019-02-20 18:32:56 It's not the news Donald Trump's China-hawks would want to hear in the final stretch of a bruising trade negotiation.

Value of small business, payments front and centre 2019-02-20 18:32:27Payment times, penalty rates and economic growth were central to senate estimates.

Holding pattern: MYOB's growth slows as it braces 2019-02-20 18:32:14Accounting software provider MYOB revenue growth has slowed as shareholders prepare to vote on the proposed private equity takeover by KKR.

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HSBC investment bank veteran Phillips to quit 2019-02-20 10:29:00An HSBC veteran criticised by an anonymous group of colleagues in a scathing memo last year is to step down after more than a decade as one of the Cit

May in talks with Ineos chair as tax 2019-02-20 08:12:00Theresa May has held private talks with the Ineos founder Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Britain's richest man, about his blueprint for a new off-road vehicle am

UBS fined &#163;3.2bn for 'aiding tax evasion' 2019-02-20 08:04:00A Paris court has ruled Swiss bank UBS should pay €3.7bn (£3.2bn) in fines for helping French clients evade taxes on €10bn (£8.7

Laura Ashley in the red as demand tumbles 2019-02-20 06:57:00Laura Ashley has tumbled into the red after a slump in demand for its furniture and decorating ranges amid "difficult" first-half trading conditions

Fury in the aisles over the merger that 2019-02-20 05:37:00The merger between Asda and Sainsbury's isn't dead, but it's in a critical condition and the undertaker's on his way.

Lloyds reports higher profits but sees Brexit uncertainty 2019-02-20 04:47:00Lloyds Banking Group has shrugged off Brexit concerns as it reported a 13% rise in annual profits - but warned of an uncertain short-term outlook for

UK would be 'irresponsible' to allow Huawei network 2019-02-20 04:36:00The UK would be "naive" and "irresponsible" to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei to contribute to the UK's next mobile phone network, a defence thi

Police investigate Sir Philip Green over groping claims 2019-02-20 02:50:00Police in the US say they are investigating Sir Philip Green after a fitness instructor claimed she was groped by the Topshop billionaire at a luxury

Sainsbury's-Asda deal in jeopardy over price and quality 2019-02-20 02:06:00A planned merger of Sainsbury's and Asda has been thrown into jeopardy after the competition watchdog identified "extensive" concerns.

Child poverty across UK to 'hit record levels' 2019-02-19 19:01:00The government must reconsider welfare cuts as the country runs the risk of child poverty hitting record levels, according to a report.

Real wage growth climbs to two-year high 2019-02-19 05:32:00British workers enjoyed their strongest real terms pay rise for more than two years at the end of 2018, official figures show.

Honda confirms Swindon car plant closure 2019-02-19 03:04:00Honda has confirmed it plans to close its factory in Swindon in 2021 with the loss of 3,500 jobs.


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