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JB Hi-Fi to kick off earnings season
The majority of publicly listed companies are preparing to release financial reports in February, with JB Hi-Fi one of the first on the list.
African Union taxing to fund bloc
The African Union has agreed to impose a variety of taxes to help fund their pan-African bloc, including on airline tickets and hotel stays.
Bankwest customers left red-faced
Bankwest has apologised for continued technical difficulties which have left customers unable to access their money across the country.
China manufacturing unexpectedly shrinks
China's Purchasing Managers' Index released by the National Bureau of Statistics came in at 49.8 last month, down from 50.1 recorded in December.
Russia's economy 'to shrink by 3% in 2015'
Russian GDP could fall by three per cent in 2015, the country's economy minister says.
Merkel rules out debt reduction for Greece
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told a German newspaper there will be no more debt cancellation for Greece.
Commonwealth Bank shares hit record $90
Commonwealth Bank of Australia shares have touched $90 for the first time since it was privatised in 1991.
US economy grew 2.6% in Q4
US economic growth slowed to 2.6 per cent in the fourth quarter last year and came in at 2.4 per cent for the full year, the Commerce Department says.
Packer quits Sri Lanka after casino ban
James Packer's Crown Group has scrapped plans for a $US350 million resort in Sri Lanka after the new government banned casinos and axed tax breaks.
Barbie sales continue down for Mattel
Sales of toymaker Mattel's Barbie fell 12 per cent in the fourth quarter on top of a 21 per cent drop in the third quarter.