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Brambles acquires UK's Ferguson

By Mitchell Neems Brambles will acquire UK-based Ferguson Group for £320 million ($A556. 77m), as it expands its specialist containers business. Brambles chief executive Tom Gorman says Ferguson is a very strong fit for...

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Scotland pins its hopes on a coin toss

By Amber Plum But inside the country, views are shifting towards a greater expectation that a currency-sharing agreement with the rest of the UK might be reached.  Having tipped polling on referendum opinions in...

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UK parties split on Scotland plan

By Dow Jones newswires It also isn't clear whether what's on offer from London will be sufficient to stem support for independence, which nationalists argue would give Edinburgh control of all levers of power...

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Scottish vote may pressure NAB shares

By Michael Bennett - The Australian But analysts believe Scotland’s looming vote — along with uncertainty about future charges for poor performance — makes any sale impossible until next year. "The Scottish independence vote...

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DataRoom AM: Macquarie power play

By Daniel Palmer Elsewhere, garage doors maker ArcPac Building Products is starting its investor roadshow this week as it seeks a valuation above $150m through a bookbuild later this month, while Australian Careers Network...

Why Carney and Draghi are poles apart on policy

By Chris Martin Something similar to the Bank of England’s 'borrowing for lending' scheme, whereby cheap financing is made available to banks so long as they increase lending, may be more appropriate for the...

Tourists spending at record levels

Tourism Australia managing director John O’Sullivan said the latest international visitor survey results showed strong growth from both emerging eastern and traditional western markets. "These are very solid numbers, with international arrivals, visitor nights...

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China accuses UK of 'interference' over HK

By AFP The public rebuke followed reports on Monday that Chinese authorities had written to the parliamentary foreign affairs select committee to demand the probe be dropped. "Hong Kong has returned to the motherland,"...