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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.
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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.
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Bankwest customers left red-faced
Bankwest has apologised for continued technical difficulties which have left customers unable to access their money across the country.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Commonwealth Bank shares hit record $90
Commonwealth Bank of Australia shares have touched $90 for the first time since it was privatised in 1991.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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