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Ramsay reports "best" financial results

Private hospitals operator Ramsay Health Care says its financial results for 2014 are the best since the group listed on the ASX.

Rex says the worst is over for airlines

Despite profits falling throughout the industry, regional carrier Rex believes the aviation crisis could soon be over.

Flying Kangaroo nosedives to $2.8b loss

Despite posting a record loss, Qantas chief Alan Joyce insists the airline is through the worst of what has been the most turbulent period in its history.

City homes under $400,000 a rarity

The number of capital city houses priced under $400,000 in capital cities last financial year has more than more than halved from a decade ago.

Gyngell glum on ad spend outlook

Nine Entertainment has beaten prospectus forecasts in its first post-IPO results but investors have reacted cautiously to a sober ad revenue outlook.

Monash IVF beats prospectus forecast

Monash IVF expects to meet its forecasts for fiscal 2015 and is looking for expansion opportunities in Asia.

Unions call for Qantas to eject Joyce

Unions say the Qantas board should be sacked after the airline posted one of the worst losses in Australian corporate history.

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Jobs cut, promises kept in Tas budget

HOBART, Aug 28 AAP 7:00PM The debut budget for Tasmania's Liberal government has committed to more than $400 million worth of election promises while slashing public sector jobs to help balance the books.

RET review calls for tinkering of scheme

CANBERRA, Aug 28 AAP 6:31PM The coalition government has been advised to keep the renewable energy target in place for existing solar and wind projects until 2030 - but not allow any new investors to get invo...

Asia shares mostly down, euro claws back

HONG KONG, Aug 28 AFP 6:31PM Asia's markets have mostly fallen, with investors unable to build on the previous day's advances after the S&P on Wall Street notched up another record.

Hong Kong stocks slip 0.71%

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Finance Week for Aug 31 - Sep 6

AAP 6:30PM DIARY OF AUSTRALIAN FINANCE: Sunday, August 31 to Saturday, September 6, 2014.

Ramsay reports "best" financial results

AAP 6:11PM By Trevor Chappell

Thursday's key earnings reports


$A higher on strong capex data

PERTH, Aug 28 AAP 5:43PM The Australian dollar is higher due to stronger than expected business investment figures.

Qantas loyalty program a standout earner

SYDNEY, Aug 28 AAP 5:31PM In the midst of Qantas' worst ever profit result, the Flying Kangaroo's loyalty program continues its barnstorming run.

TV game changing but ad spend still king

SYDNEY, Aug 28 AAP 5:36PM The two traditional rivals of Australian television are facing up to a new reality where television isn't what it used to be.