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Greece pledges to keep repaying creditors
A Greek government spokesman says his country will keep paying its creditors "to the extent that we are able to pay".
Australian bond futures mixed on US data
Australian bond futures prices have largely ignored signs of a pending US interest rate hike and stronger American inflation data.
Banks reap extra $2.1b on credit cards
By not passing on the RBA's series of interest rate cuts to credit card customers, banks have reaped an extra $2.1b in interest.
4 ASX stocks smashing the market today
Australia's largest banks and miners have provided a strong boost for the S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) today, lifting it almost 1% to 5,720 points late in the session despite a weak lead set by Wall Street on Friday.
Skilled shares soar on merger talks
Workforce provider Skilled Group is back in merger talks with its rival Programmed Group, sending its share price soaring.
Metgasco seeks govt compensation
Coal seam gas explorer Metgasco wants the NSW govt to reach an out-of-court compensation deal following the legal battle over a drilling licence.
Oz Minerals bets on commodity cycle
Oz Minerals boss Andrew Cole says the miner is taking advantage of the current weakness in the resources sector as it hunts for new acquisitions.
WA miners in $1.8b takeover deal
Independence Group has lobbed a takeover deal for prospective WA nickel miner Sirius Resources.
Why Prima BioMed Limited skyrocketed 43% today
Junior biotech hopeful Prima BioMed Limited (ASX: PRR) appears to have rekindled its incredible rally today, surging nearly 43% higher to trade at 13 cents.
Credit Suisse flags flat year for ASX
Investment bank Credit Suisse expects the Australian stock market to be roughly flat in a year's time.