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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.
Sony half-year loss balloons six-fold
Song has made a half-year loss of almost $US1 billion as it continues to struggle in the fiercely competitive smartphone business.
Newcrest under fire over executive pay
Gold miner Newcrest has taken a 'first strike' on its executive pay, with shareholders angry with bonuses and salaries during tough years for the company.
Aust bond prices boosted by US data
A weak US inflation reading has given Australian bond futures prices a boost.
Hills profit to be at low end of guidance
Electronic equipment supplier Hills Ltd says trading in the first four months of the financial year has been soft.
ANZ warns new rules could lift rates
Any recommendation from the federal government's financial system inquiry that big banks hold more capital will hit all loan holders, ANZ warns.
Harvey Norman's profit still on the rise
Harvey Norman's sales have continued to rise in the first quarter of the financial year.