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Perth house sales drop while prices rise
Rents in Perth have dropped by about $10 per week and the median purchase price for first home buyers in the city has also decreased, new data shows.
ExxonMobil earnings edge up
ExxonMobil has reported third quarter net income of $US8.1 billion, up 2.5 per cent from the same period a year ago.
UK repays Churchill bonds from 1927
Britain is paying back bonds issued by Winston Churchill in 1927 to cover debts from WWI and others from as far back as the 18th century.
Eurozone inflation up, unemployment steady
Inflation in the 18-nation eurozone rose to 0.4 per cent in October from 0.3 per cent in September, which was the lowest in five years.
British Airways owner logs Q3 profit rise
British Airways owner International Airlines Group says net profits are up 3.1 per cent to 598 million euros ($A897 million) in the third quarter
European stocks rally at open
London's FTSE 100 index gained 1.24 per cent to 6,543.59 points, while Frankfurt's DAX 30 soared 1.85 per cent to 9,283.40 points.
Bank of Japan expands monetary easing plan
The Bank of Japan says it will add up to 20 trillion yen ($A196.9 billion) to the central bank's current asset-buying scheme.
BHP looks at options to expand Olympic Dam
Mining giant BHP Billiton is researching all options to expand its Olympic Dam mine in South Australia, two years after shelving a $US30 billion expansion.
Austal expects to deliver dividend in 2015
Ship builder Austal expects to reward shareholders as it completes large orders for the US Navy and Australian Customs.
Japan Airlines' H1 net profit slips 2%
Japan Airlines says its half-year net profit came in at 80.32 billion yen ($A783.34 million), while sales rose 3.7 per cent to 683.77 billion yen.