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Asian shares rise on Wall Street gains, upbeat Japan data

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Asian shares rise on Wall Street gains, upbeat Japan data

Asian share indexes advanced Friday, guided by Wall Street gains and healthy quarterly economic data from Japan. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 1.1 percent to 22,741.23 and South ...

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    Australian Associated Press

    Paris police prepare for planned protests

    Security forces in Paris are in position around central train stations and along the famed Champs-Elysees boulevard ahead of another weekend of protests.

  • Finance
    Australian Associated Press

    Wall St tumbles on global growth worries

    US stock markets have fallen after weak data China and Europe revived concerns of a global economic slowdown.

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    Australian Associated Press

    Stocks to watch

    Stocks of interest at the close of trade on the ASX on Friday, December 14.

  • Finance
    Australian Associated Press

    Aust market down amid broad-based sell-off

    Australian shares dipped further at the close, with the heavyweight financial sector as well as energy stocks dragging.

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    Australian Associated Press

    CBA changes tack and signs up to Apple Pay

    Commonwealth Bank has signed up to Apple Pay, ending ANZ's two-and-a-half-year run as the only big four bank in Australia to offer the service

  • Finance
    Australian Associated Press

    API offers $727m for Sigma Healthcare

    Drug distributor Australian Pharmaceutical Industries has offered about $727 million to buy all of rival Sigma Healthcare.

  • Finance
    Australian Associated Press

    Wesfarmers nabs M&A expert for board

    Wesfarmers has appointed a mergers and acquisitions expert to its board as it looks for opportunities after offloading Coles and exiting the UK hardware market.

  • Finance
    Australian Associated Press

    CIMIC announces another 10% share buyback

    Engineering firm CIMIC has announced a buyback of 10 per cent of its shares over the next year, the fourth year in a row it has done so.

  • CSR boss Rob Sindel set to quit in 2019
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    Australian Associated Press

    CSR boss Rob Sindel set to quit in 2019

    CSR boss Rob Sindel will quit within 12 months after a period that has seen the company's share price halve and its troubled glass business put up for sale.

  • Finance
    Australian Associated Press

    Nine makes ASX100, Harvey Norman dropped

    Nine Entertainment's merger with Fairfax Media has lifted the company into the top 100 on the ASX, with Harvey Norman one of two firms to make way.

  • Finance
    Australian Associated Press

    AAP Markets Report December 14

    Movements on overseas markets.

  • Finance
    Australian Associated Press

    Banks, miners lift ASX despite telco slump

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  • Aurizon railway workers plan to strike
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    Australian Associated Press

    Aurizon railway workers plan to strike

    Coal shipments from BHP Billiton, Glenore, Anglo American and Peabody Energy could be delayed after Aurizon railway workers voted to strike.

  • Finance
    Australian Associated Press

    Stocks to watch

    Stocks of interest at the close of trade on the ASX on Thursday, December 13.

  • Foxtel fined for failing to end sale calls
    Finance
    Australian Associated Press

    Foxtel fined for failing to end sale calls

    Foxtel has been fined $25,200 after its telemarketers failed to hang up customer calls immediately when asked to.

  • Finance
    Australian Associated Press

    Deadline for possible Laura Ashley buyers

    Laura Ashley will shut shop by the end of the year if none of the three potential buyers for the troubled retailer submit a firm bid within the next four days.

  • ACCC: TPG-Vodafone merger may raise prices
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    Australian Associated Press

    ACCC: TPG-Vodafone merger may raise prices

    The ACCC is worried that the merger of Vodafone Australia and TPG Telecom into a $15 billion telco giant could mean higher mobile prices for consumers.

  • ANZ retail boss to return to native Sweden
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    Australian Associated Press

    ANZ retail boss to return to native Sweden

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  • APA boss 'calls time' after takeover fail
    Finance
    Australian Associated Press

    APA boss 'calls time' after takeover fail

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  • Restaurant Brands lifts Aussie KFC sales
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    Australian Associated Press

    Restaurant Brands lifts Aussie KFC sales

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  • Finance
    Australian Associated Press

    Wall St up, investors optimistic on China

    US stocks up, but below sessions highs; Dow Jones up 0.64 per cent; S&P 500 up 0.54 per cent;.IXIC added 66.48 points, or 0.95 per cent, to 7,098.31.

  • Finance
    Australian Associated Press

    AAP Markets Report December 13

    Movements on overseas markets.

  • Finance
    Australian Associated Press

    Banks and energy lift Aust market higher

    Australian shares have finished over one per cent higher, thanks to solid broad-based gains, with energy, resources and banking stocks leading the way.

  • Finance
    Australian Associated Press

    Stocks to watch

    Stocks of interest at the close of trade on the ASX on Wednesday, December 12.