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Walkabout Resources has requested its shares be placed in a trading halt, pending an announcement about a capital raising.
Fast food giant McDonald's says its February sales were down in the US, hurt by the severe winter weather.
A more than expected operating $NZ637m deficit means the NZ government must keep spending in check for a surplus, says Finance Minister Bill English.
Mt Gox, once the world's largest bitcoin exchange but which collapsed recently, has filed for bankruptcy in the US.
Online auction site EBay is urging its shareholders to reject a pair of would-directors put up by activist investor Carl Icahn.
London stock exchange chief executive Xavier Rolet has told Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop his group wants to increase competition with the ASX.
Westpac has appointed Alison Deans, a former senior executive at eBay and Hoyts Cinemas, to its board.
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SYDNEY, March 11 AAP 11:16AM
Environmentalists are calling for a ban on uranium exploration across NSW, after elevated levels of the metal were found inside an aquifer near a coal seam gas site.
CANBERRA, March 11 AAP 10:45AM
A federal Liberal MP who called Tony Abbott a liar over the government's refusal to support food processor SPC Ardmona says the company's $70 million deal with Woolworths is a win ...
SYDNEY, March 11 AAP 10:34AM
The Australian stock market has opened slightly higher as strength in financial stocks offset another slide in iron ore miners.
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SYDNEY, March 11 AAP 10:11AM
The Australian share market has opened higher.
MELBOURNE, March 11 AAP 10:17AM
The shares of minerals explorer Walkabout Resources have been placed in a trading halt pending a company announcement about a capital raising.
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NEW YORK, March 10 AFP 09:26AM
A consortium that includes private equity firms Blackstone Group and TPG plans to offer $US5.5 billion ($A6.12 billion) to acquire auto supply firm Gates Global Inc, a person famil...
WELLINGTON, March 11 AAP 09:12AM
The New Zealand government says it remains on course to return to surplus next year despite its operating deficit for the first seven months of this financial year missing its fore...
NEW YORK, March 10 AFP 09:17AM
The dollar traded virtually unchanged against the euro and yen amid fresh worries about the Japanese and Chinese economies and ongoing tensions in Ukraine.