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Aust stocks fall at close

By Michael Roddan CMC Markets chief market analyst Ric Spooner said it's been a weak day from the outset, with soft leads from Wall Street and, locally, the ongoing response to falling commodity markets....

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BHP, Rio projects face approval risk

By AAP He said the environment was not at risk and the EPA's governance procedure had undergone a complete health check to ensure it met legislative requirements. "In no way do these conflicts (alter)...

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BHP, Rio projects face approval risk

By AAP He said the environment was not at risk and the EPA's governance procedure had undergone a complete health check to ensure it met legislative requirements. "In no way do these conflicts (alter)...

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Chinese not inflating house prices: ANZ

By AAP However ANZ Australia chief executive Philip Chronican says in his view, most of the problems in the local property market were on the supply side, not the demand side. "I think the...

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Iron ore capacity to fall 10%: Rio Tinto

By Staff Reporter Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh told Reuters that 85 million tonnes of iron ore has already been cut from global trade this year. Alan has been a trusted source of investment advice...

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Automation threatens job growth: B20 panel

By Harrison Polites Even so, chairman of OECD Business and Industry Advisory Committee Phil O’Reilly warned against holding an “overly negative” debate on how technology will impact job growth. “There will be job growth...

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Commercial solar tops 15,000

By Staff Reporter The landmark comes after commercial systems (10kW-plus), which have generally hovered around mid-single digit install rates in the Australian market, leapt in recent months, hitting 19 per cent of all system...

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Why Macfarlane is dreamin’

By Tristan Edis This would have a large negative impact on the value of developers' existing projects, possibly even breaching debt covenants which could then allow banks to take control of projects.   As...

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Tax reform is Australia's only option

By Jessica Irvine Left untended, personal income taxes in Australia will snare a growing proportion of workers in what is known as “bracket creep”. Most economists agree its time to increase our GST to...

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McAleese fined for truck breaches

By Bridget Carter - The Australian Other safety practices had also been introduced, and Cootes Transport had been fully restructured to become a smaller, more modern fleet. “The company notes the magistrate’s recognition that...