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  • Rio Tinto focus on improving performance
    Business
    Australian Associated Press

    Rio Tinto focus on improving performance

    Rio Tinto's new boss says the company should strive to be more consistent in its operations and has indicated a focus on developing new mining assets.Chief executive Jakob Stausholm, who took over from Jean Sebastien Jacques in January, addressed Australian shareholders at the company's annual general meeting for the first time.

  • ACCC may stop Qantas' Japan flights bid
    Business
    Australian Associated Press

    ACCC may stop Qantas' Japan flights bid

    Australia's competition watchdog is opposing a Qantas plan to resume flights between Australia and Japan.Qantas and Japan Airlines have proposed cooperating on flights between Sydney, Melbourne and Tokyo as airlines struggle due to international coronavirus restrictions.

  • Stocks near record highs on recovery hopes
    Business
    Australian Associated Press

    Stocks near record highs on recovery hopes

    Shares have risen to near record highs, underpinned by a better outlook from Europe's leading carmaker Volkswagen and increasing confidence in economic recovery in Germany and more widely.The STOXX index of 600 European companies was up 0.