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Seniors group says leave savers alone
National Seniors Australia has joined the opposition to a tax on bank deposits.
Mylan boosts offer for Perrigo
A newly upped acquisition offer from drug company Mylan has been quickly rejected by healthcare supplier Perrigo.
HSBC considers moving HQ out of Britain
HSBC is considering moving its headquarters from the UK after being hit particularly hard by the British government's banking sector levy.
EU clears hurdle for giant cement merger
The European Commission has approved the sale of assets by Lafarge and Holcim to make way for the cement giants to become one company.
US durable goods orders surge in March
The US Commerce Department's March report showed a 0.2 per cent decline in orders in the month
Comcast, Time Warner Cable dump merger
Comcast and Time Warner Cable have confirmed that their proposed $US45 billion merger has been called off.
HSBC considers moving HQ out of the UK
HSBC's board has "asked management to commence work to look at where the best place is for HSBC to be headquartered".
Another WA uranium mine plan approved
Cameco's Kintyre uranium project in WA is the second to get federal environmental approval.
Suspension of NSW CSG licence overturned
CSG explorer Metgasco has successfully challenged the suspension of its drilling licence by the NSW government.
Bonds weaken on rate cut expectations
The bond market has finished the week lower, with financial markets now more divided on the prospect of a May interest rate cut.