Latest market news
Noni B's shares have slumped after the troubled fashion retailer revealed it was headed for a $2.2 million loss for 2013/14.
Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia has lifted its first half underlying profit 40pct and flagged a full year profit of up to $250m.
A prominent economist expects house prices to rise 10pct in 2014, but warns the Reserve Bank may need to lift interest rates to prevent a bubble.
Australian entrepreneurs are getting behind a new website giving free advice and training for business hopefuls.
The mining investment slowdown means more office space is being left unused in Western Australia.
Shares in New Zealand's largest glass processor, Metroglass, have debuted on the NZX at a 2.9 per cent premium.
The big four banks dominate the mortgage market but smaller lenders often offer the cheapest interest rates.
Market watch top headlines
Breaking finance news
SINGAPORE, July 30 AFP 8:56PM
Singapore Airlines says its financial first quarter net profit plunged 71.4 per cent from the previous year, weighed down by lower passenger and cargo revenue.
TOKYO, July 30 AFP 7:00PM
Sony says it will de-list its shares from the London Stock Exchange after 44 years because of thin trading volume, following a series of pullouts by other Japanese firms.
Stocks HK Close Update
HONG KONG, July 30 AFP 6:39PM
Asia's markets mostly rose, extending a recent rally, with a weaker yen boosting Tokyo while investors await the release this week of key US data and the Federal Reserve's policy m...
PERTH, July 30 AAP 6:21PM
Mining giant Rio Tinto will sell its troubled Mozambique coal assets for $US50 million, almost three years after its controversial $4 billion acquisition of Riversdale Mining.
PARIS, July 30 AFP 6:27PM
French oil group Total says it suffered a profit and production setback in the second quarter, but expects output to rebound despite uncertainty over the impact of sanctions on Rus...
FRANKFURT, July 30 AFP 6:11PM
German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer, maker of Aspirin painkiller, says its net profit surged 13 per cent in the second quarter but disappointed expectations due to the...
MELBOURNE, July 30 AAP 5:56PM
A huge L-shaped pier could be built south-west of Melbourne to become the city's second port, Labor says.
TOKYO, July 30 AFP 5:45PM
Japanese video games giant Nintendo has posted a $US97 million ($A105 million) quarterly net loss, as higher costs tied to sales of its Wii U console dug into its bottom line as sa...
SYDNEY, July 30 AAP 5:39PM
The Australian dollar is hovering below 94 US cents as investors await the release of US economic growth figures.