23/02 Global stock picker Kerr Neilson, dubbed "Australia's Warren Buffett," said he will step down as chief executive officer of listed fund manager Platinum Investment Management, sending its shares almost 12 percent lower.  Full story
23/02 Australian shares firmed on Friday, helped by gains in resources shares which were buoyed by higher commodities prices.  Full story
23/02 Australian shares advanced on Friday after good earnings results, and investors took in their stride that Commonwealth Bank of Australia admitted "in part" to some claims against it by the country's financial intelligence agency.  Full story
23/02 Commonwealth Bank of Australia on Friday denied most of the 100 additional claims made against it in a major lawsuit by Australia's financial intelligence agency regarding breaches of anti-money laundering laws.  Full story
22/02 Australian shares are expected to gain at Friday's open, following a positive lead from Wall Street and higher oil prices. U.S. stocks advanced on Thursday, buoyed by gains in industrial and energy shares. Meanwhile, oil prices rose to two-week highs on Thursday, boosted by data showing a surpri  Full story
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22/02 Australian shares edged lower on Thursday on weakness on Wall Street, while investors picked winners and losers among a barrage of earnings reports, with global miner BHP bouncing from losses this week and Qantas. . .  Full story
22/02 China's steel producers are eager to unleash their mills' capacity when this winter's output curbs end next month, hoping for a repeat of last year's record profits based on high margins and less competition. . .  Full story
22/02 Australian landlord Charter Hall Group on Thursday reported a 30 percent fall in its profit as growth in real estate prices in Sydney and Melbourne saw a slowdown.. . .  Full story
21/02 Australian shares are expected to remain flat at Thursday's open, following a muted performance on Wall Street and a slip in U.S. crude futures. U.S. stocks closed lower on. . .  Full story
21/02 New Zealand's a2 Milk Co Ltd booked record half-year profit on surging demand for its infant formula in China, beating market estimates and vindicating a two-pronged business strategy that has seen it succeed where others. . .  Full story
21/02 Santos Ltd, Australia's No. 2 independent gas producer, reported a more-than-fivefold rise in annual underlying profit on Wednesday, and flagged it may soon be in a position to revive its dividend and embark. . .  Full story
21/02 Australian wages rose a fraction faster last quarter but private-sector growth stayed near historic lows as penny-pinching by business became an ever-greater deadweight on consumer spending and inflation. The local dollar eased 0.1 percent to. . .  Full story
21/02 China's steel producers are eager to unleash their mills' capacity when this winter's output curbs end next month, hoping for a repeat of last year's record profits based on high margins and less competition. . .  Full story
21/02 At least 5,000 people in New Zealand's South Island were cut off by massive landslips and hundreds of tourists stranded on Wednesday after former cyclone Gita whipped through the country, sparking a state of. . .  Full story
20/02 Australian shares are expected to slip at Wednesday's open as metal prices on the London Metal Exchange continued to weaken. Copper edged. . .  Full story
20/02 Shares of battery and technology metals developer Australian Mines Ltd surged on Tuesday after the company signed an off-take agreement with South Korean battery maker SK Innovation for nickel and cobalt from its flagship Sconi. . .  Full story
20/02 Australia-listed Energy World Corp expects to start up a gas-fired power plant in the Philippines by end-2018, its chief executive said, fed by the country's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports.. . .  Full story
20/02 New Zealand's national carrier on Tuesday cancelled all flights in and out of the capital, Wellington, and the southern city of Christchurch declared a state of emergency as the remnants of tropical cyclone Gita pummelled. . .  Full story
20/02 Australia's central bank mapped out a steady course for rates at its first meeting of 2018 this month, stressing that a pick-up in wage growth was necessary to ensure a much-needed recovery in inflation.. . .  Full story
20/02 Australian shares slipped on Tuesday as investors pared positions in sectors like financials and materials, though the benchmark's top loser was Super Retail Group Ltd, which fell as much as 17.5 percent to a. . .  Full story
19/02 Australian shares are set to fall at Tuesday's open, tracking weakening metal prices on the London Metal Exchange. Copper fell 1.6 percent. . .  Full story
19/02 Battery and technology metals developer Australian Mines Ltd said on Monday it signed a deal with Korea's SK Innovation Co Ltd to supply cobalt sulphate and nickel sulphate from its flagship Sconi project.. . .  Full story
19/02 Australian shares closed at a two-week high on Monday, underpinned by gains in financials and healthcare stocks, with investors keeping a close eye on earnings reports.. . .  Full story
19/02 Air New Zealand warned on Monday flights in and out of New Zealand faced major disruptions this week due to Cyclone Gita, set to hit the country on Tuesday, and encouraged passengers to defer travelling.. . .  Full story
18/02 Australian shares are set to slip mildly at Monday's open, extending a loss incurred on Friday. Australian share price index futures. . .  Full story
18/02 Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison has defended his plan to reduce company taxes after the central bank warned the proposed cuts could scuttle plans to get the national budget back into surplus by 2021.. . .  Full story
16/02 Australia’s largest banks have stepped up screenings of mortgage loan applications amid a powerful government-backed inquiry into the nation's lenders and their sales practices, potentially hurting revenues from their most lucrative products.. . .  Full story
16/02 A major rift opened up in Australia's fragile ruling coalition on Friday as Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce refused to quit over an affair with a staff member and derided Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's condemnation. . .  Full story
16/02 Australian shares finished slightly lower on Friday, weighed down by mining and casino stocks as underwhelming earnings forced a sell-off that offset gains in healthcare shares.. . .  Full story
16/02 Australian casino operator Star Entertainment Group Ltd said half-year profit tumbled to its weakest level since listing, as a slump in house wins wiped out the benefits of a return by Asian high rollers.. . .  Full story
16/02 Australia's top gold miner, Newcrest Mining Ltd, expects output to grow in the coming months as its flagship site gradually ramps up after operations there were hit by an earthquake last year, its chief. . .  Full story
16/02 The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) expects to make only gradual progress in reducing unemployment and having inflation return to its 2-3 percent target band, signalling interest rates will stay at record lows for a. . .  Full story
16/02 Australian shares edged higher on Friday on the back of improved global sentiment for equities as Wall Street gained for the fifth day, with the domestic focus on the earnings season.. . .  Full story
15/02 Australian shares are set to move slightly higher at Friday's open, tracking positive performance in equities and oil in the United States. All three major U.S. indices. . .  Full story
15/02 Australia's top gold miner, Newcrest Mining Ltd, on Thursday reported a 58-percent fall in half-year underlying profit, dragged down by disruptions such as an earthquake hitting one of its key sites earlier in 2017.. . .  Full story
15/02 Australian shares rose over 1 percent on Thursday, shrugging off higher than expected U.S. inflation data and boosted by gains in top resources stocks.. . .  Full story
15/02 Australia's largest listed bulk grain handler GrainCorp Ltd expects underlying profit to halve this financial year, and exports to drop dramatically, as crops in the country's east succumb to mercilessly dry back-to-back growing seasons.. . .  Full story

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