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New home sales strongly rebound in Dec
New home sales were up 6.0 per cent in December on booming multi-unit sales and another rise in detached house sales.
Carlsberg Q4 profits hit by poor sales
Poor sales in Europe have more than halved Carlsberg's fourth-quarter profits.
BWX sees full year profit up 29%
BWX expects to lift net profit 29.2% to $12.4 million in the year to June 30, 2016.
Tinkler quits his CEO post
Controversial coal entrepreneur Nathan Tinkler has quit his role at the head of a coal company as he fights a bankruptcy case.
Rescuers make contact with trapped miner
Rescuers have made verbal contact with an Indonesian miner trapped underground at Newcrest Mining's Gosowong gold mine in Indonesia after drilling a hole.
Stockland unfazed by slow economy
One of the nation's biggest home builders has delivered a solid rise in first half profit, but warns price growth in Sydney and Melbourne has cooled.
Aust bonds flat ahead of US Fed Chair talk
The Australian bond market is unchanged as investors draw breath before testimony from US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
CBA holds dividend amid global turmoil
CBA has opted against raising its interim dividend, despite a record first-half profit, in favour of building a buffer against market volatility.
Anson Ajana project easy to extract
Anson Resources can exfoliate the graphite from its Ajana project using a simple chemical process without the need for crushing and grinding.
Invigor signs up Treasury Wine
Big data solutions company Invigor Group will deploy its Insights Retail platform to Treasury Wine Estates for its alcohol beverage range.