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Billionaire James Packer and Lachlan Murdoch will pay $40 million to settle a long running dispute with One.Tel creditors Telstra and Optus.
A flat quarterly production report from Santos has been overshadowed by news its massive LNG projects are nearly completed.
Electronics retailer Dick Smith has lifted its third quarter sales and its CEO says further growth is on the horizon.
Woodside Petroleum could be forced to move quickly on a growth project on the west coast of Canada after signing a three-year land use agreement.
Annual inflation is expected to have risen by 3.2 per cent, above the RBA's two to three per cent target range, an AAP survey shows.
Genesis Energy's shares have spiked in the immediate aftermath of its listing on the NZX, rising by 18 per cent.
Airlines at the centre of a class action over alleged price fixing on freight services have agreed to a $38 million settlement.
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PERTH, April 17 AAP 5:34PM
James Packer and Lachlan Murdoch have paid $40 million to settle a long running dispute with creditors of the failed telco One.Tel.
SYDNEY, April 17 AAP 5:35PM
The Australian dollar has drifted lower as a boost from speculation of stimulus measures in China wore off, while activity was low ahead of the Easter holiday.
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MELBOURNE, April 17 AAP 5:23PM
The share market heads into the Easter break with three consecutive days of gains and one per cent off a post-GFC high.
TOKYO, April 17 AFP 5:28PM
Tokyo stocks have closed flat, a day after the Nikkei 225 index posted its sharpest rise in two months, while analysts said there were lingering concerns about the impact of this m...
FRANKFURT, April 17 AFP 5:13PM
German software giant SAP says it is sticking to its full-year forecasts for 2014 after profits rose slightly in the first quarter.
MELBOURNE, April 17 AAP 5:12PM
Australia's biggest domestic gas producer Santos is likely to be exporting more than it supplies for local use by 2015.
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SYDNEY, April 17 AAP 4:51PM
Australian bond futures prices are higher as investors square their positions ahead of the Easter long weekend.