Weaker than expected China oil demand: Aus shares close 1.2% higher

Weaker than expected China oil demand: Aus shares close 1.2% higher

18 Dec 2018 - Market Wrap. Exopharm (ASX:EX1) IPO shares up 155%. Northern Star Resources (ASX:NST) shares up 38% YOY & it completes placement into Echo Resources (ASX:EAR). Fletcher Building (ASX:FBU) selling Formica for US$840m. Carsales.com (AS...
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Eco slow down concerns: Aus shares slip 1.2% lower at noon

Eco slow down concerns: Aus shares slip 1.2% lower at noon

18 Dec 2018 - Mid-session report. ASX trades at two-year lows, & 12% off our 10-year high. China oil demand slips, dragging energy stocks lower. Fonterra Shareholders' Fund (ASX:FSF) hires ex Deutsche Post DHL Group's global head of HR. CIMIC Grou...
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Metallica Minerals (ASX:MLM) merger proposal with Melior Resources

Metallica Minerals (ASX:MLM) merger proposal with Melior Resources

18 Dec 2018 - Metallica Minerals Limited (ASX:MLM) Managing Director Simon Slesarewich and Melior Resources (TSXV:MLR) MD & CEO Mark McCauley talk about the rationale behind the merger, what it will mean for shareholders and key projects.
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Caltex 2018 profit guidance down 13 per cent on YoY basis

Caltex 2018 profit guidance down 13 per cent on YoY basis

18 Dec 2018 - Caltex (ASX:CTX) has released its unaudited profit guidance for the year ending 2018, showing a fall in profit year over year.
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AGL Energy names new CEO

AGL Energy names new CEO

18 Dec 2018 - AGL Energy (ASX:AGL) acting Chief Executive Brett Redman is to become CEO on a permanent basis.
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Carsales.com flags impairment charge of $48 million

Carsales.com flags impairment charge of $48 million

18 Dec 2018 - Carsales.com. (ASX:CAR) has flagged an expected impairment charge of $48 million in relation to its Stratton Finance Group Cash Generating Unit.
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REA Group appoints Owen Wilson as CEO

REA Group appoints Owen Wilson as CEO

18 Dec 2018 - REA Group (ASX:REA) has announced Owen Wilson will replace Tracey Fellows as CEO.
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Antares Equities fact-finding trip to China

Antares Equities fact-finding trip to China

18 Dec 2018 - Antares Equities Portfolio Manager Nick Pashias talks about the Chinese housing market, infrastructure, production cuts and the impact on the Australian market.
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BetaShares on rapid growth in ETFs

BetaShares on rapid growth in ETFs

18 Dec 2018 - BetaShares, BDM Adviser Services, Blair Modica talks about the rapid adoption of ETFs in Australia, why a range of ETFs are becoming part of investors’ portfolios and what sectors to watch in 2019.
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Wall Street slump continues: Aus shares set for sharp falls at open

Wall Street slump continues: Aus shares set for sharp falls at open

18 Dec 2018 - Australian shares are set to drop sharply at the open after US shares fell again on Monday. Wall Street's three major indices each slid more than 2 per cent. Fletcher Building (ASX:FBU) has announced the sale of the Formica Group to ...
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Murray Goulburn proposal to delist MG unit trust

Murray Goulburn proposal to delist MG unit trust

18 Dec 2018 - The Murray Goulbourn Co-operative (ASX:MGC) has put forward a proposal to delist the MG Unit Trust from the ASX.
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NAB responds to RBNZ paper on capital framework

NAB responds to RBNZ paper on capital framework

18 Dec 2018 - The National Australia Bank (ASX:NAB) has responded to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand's paper on capital framework.
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Utilities lead the way: ASX flat at noon

Utilities lead the way: ASX flat at noon

17 Dec 2018 - The ASX opened lower this morning after a cautious start to the week and is now tracking 0.03 per cent lower at noon. Federal Government released a mid-year review earlier today with revisions since the May Budget. And Woodside Petro...
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Sigma signs $500 million receivables purchase agreement with Westpac

Sigma signs $500 million receivables purchase agreement with Westpac

17 Dec 2018 - Sigma Healthcare (ASX:SIG) has announced that it has established a new $500 million receivables purchase agreement with Westpac.
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Mercury sells Metrix metering business

Mercury sells Metrix metering business

17 Dec 2018 - Mercury NZ (ASX:MCY) has today announcewd the sale of its smart-metering business, Metrix to IntelliHUB Group for $270 million.
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Invigor Group (ASX:IVO) data analytics, pricing and loyalty solutions provider

Invigor Group (ASX:IVO) data analytics, pricing and loyalty solutions provider

17 Dec 2018 - Invigor Group Limited (ASX:IVO) turns data into dollars for the retail and service industries. Invigor’s innovation in owned retail platforms and unique cross-channel data ecosystem allows businesses to have a holistic view of their ...
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Speedcast completes Globecomm acquisition

Speedcast completes Globecomm acquisition

17 Dec 2018 - Speedcast (ASX:SDA) says it has completed the acquisition of Globecomm systems for $134 million.
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BHP successfully completes $7.3 billion off-market buy-back

BHP successfully completes $7.3 billion off-market buy-back

17 Dec 2018 - BHP (ASX:BHP) says it has successfully completed its $7.3 billion off market buy-back.
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Rio completes sale of Dunkerque aluminium smelter

Rio completes sale of Dunkerque aluminium smelter

17 Dec 2018 - Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) has completed the sale of its aluminIum smelter at Dunkerque in France to Liberty House for $500 million.
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Domain to snap up CommercialView

Domain to snap up CommercialView

17 Dec 2018 - Domain Holdings (ASX:DHG) is set to acquire digital property listings platform, CommercialView.
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Wall Street hits 8-month low: Aus shares to drop at open

Wall Street hits 8-month low: Aus shares to drop at open

17 Dec 2018 - Australian shares are set to drop at the open after Wall Street fell to an eight-month low on Friday. The falls came on the back of weaker than expected economic data out of China. Rare earths miner, Lynas (ASX:LYC) has hit back at m...
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Glennon Capital talks long-term performance

Glennon Capital talks long-term performance

17 Dec 2018 - Glennon Capital Portfolio Manager Tim Powditch talks about the small caps segment of the market, the company's investment process, portfolio composition and performance
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Takeovers & top 100 entries: Aus shares close 1.1% lower Friday

Takeovers & top 100 entries: Aus shares close 1.1% lower Friday

14 Dec 2018 - Market Wrap. Telcos see selling as analysts surprised by ACCC concerns. Nine Entertainment (ASX:NEC) enters ASX top 100 after merging with Fairfax. Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (ASX:API) buys 13% of Sigma (ASX:SIG) and made a...
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Nine Entertainment see a dip: ASX 0.7% lower at noon

Nine Entertainment see a dip: ASX 0.7% lower at noon

14 Dec 2018 - The ASX has been falling lower through out the morning and is tracking 0.7% lower at noon. Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (ASX:API), saw a rise today after reiterating its desire to merge with Sigma Healthcare. They already hol...
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Dexus see $405m uplift across their portfolio

Dexus see $405m uplift across their portfolio

14 Dec 2018 - Real Estate Investment Trust Dexus (ASX:DXS) today announced external independent valuations have resulted in a total estimated $405 million or 3.1 per cent increase on prior book values for the six months to 31 December 2018.
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Australian Pharmaceutical Industries push to merge with Sigma

Australian Pharmaceutical Industries push to merge with Sigma

14 Dec 2018 - Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (ASX:API) reconfirmed the terms of a non-binding indicative proposal made to Sigma’s Board of Directors back in October to acquire 100 per cent of the shares in Sigma, via a scheme of arrangement.
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GWA in bid to buy Methven

GWA in bid to buy Methven

14 Dec 2018 - Household consumer products distribution company GWA (ASX:GWA) has today taken a significant step towards strengthening its water solutions strategy and accelerated growth opportunities with the proposed acquisition of Methven, via a...
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Midway secures 11% increase for woodchip exports to China

Midway secures 11% increase for woodchip exports to China

14 Dec 2018 - Australia’s largest wood-fibre processor and exporter, Midway (ASX:MWY) has secured a significant increase in hardwood woodchip export prices from major Chinese customers.
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European Central Bank cautious about growth: ASX set to open lower this morning

European Central Bank cautious about growth: ASX set to open lower this morning

14 Dec 2018 - The ASX is set to open lower this morning on the back of a mixed performance on Wall Street. Small caps lead declines in the US yesterday, as trade tensions continued to weigh. Utilities were on the rise in the US yesterday but banks...
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Orocobre signs agreements with Toyota Tsusho Corporation

Orocobre signs agreements with Toyota Tsusho Corporation

14 Dec 2018 - Lithium producer Orocobre (ASX:ORE) has signed three pivotal agreements with joint venture partner Toyota Tsusho Corporation.
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Mitula Group enters scheme of arrangement for LIFULL Co takeover

Mitula Group enters scheme of arrangement for LIFULL Co takeover

14 Dec 2018 - Property search engine company the Mitula Group (ASX:MUA) has been suspended from quotation since the close of trade yesterday.
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Vanguard Investments Australia talks ESG funds

Vanguard Investments Australia talks ESG funds

14 Dec 2018 - Vanguard Investments Australia Product Research and Development Manager, Rachel White introduces Vanguard’s approach to Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) screening, its funds and why ESG matters.
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TPG shares drop on merger query: ASX 0.3% higher at noon

TPG shares drop on merger query: ASX 0.3% higher at noon

13 Dec 2018 - The ASX is trading higher at noon - tracking 0.3%. Big banks and miners are helping the rise. ANZ (ASX:ANZ) is up despite Group Executive Fred Ohlsson announcing he is stepping down. And New Zealand energy company Mercury (ASX:MCY) t...
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Clean TeQ Holdings signs VPA with local councils

Clean TeQ Holdings signs VPA with local councils

13 Dec 2018 - Clean TeQ Holdings (ASX:CLQ) has today signed a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) with the Shire Councils of Lachlan, Forbes and Parkes.
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APA's MD and CEO Mick McCormack to retire

APA's MD and CEO Mick McCormack to retire

13 Dec 2018 - APA (ASX:APA) Group Chairman Michael Fraser has today announced that APA’s long serving CEO and Managing Director Mick McCormack has advised the Board of his intention to retire from the role no later than 31 December 2019.
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ResApp Health (ASX:RAP) trials and commercialisation

ResApp Health (ASX:RAP) trials and commercialisation

13 Dec 2018 - ResApp Health Limited (ASX:RAP) Managing Director and CEO Tony Keating provides an update on trial results, regulatory approval for the company's respiratory diagnosis and management smartphone app, and the market opportunity.
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ANZ Australia Group Executive to step down

ANZ Australia Group Executive to step down

13 Dec 2018 - ANZ (ASX:ANZ) today announced Group Executive Australia Fred Ohlsson is stepping down from his current role to take an extended unpaid career-break in his native Sweden after 17-years’ service with ANZ.
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ACCC expresses concerns about TPG and Vodafone merger

ACCC expresses concerns about TPG and Vodafone merger

13 Dec 2018 - The ACCC has expressed preliminary competition concerns about the proposed merger between TPG Telecom (ASX:TPM) and Vodafone Hutchison Australia and its potential impact on Australia’s mobile and broadband markets.
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A strong night for global markets: ASX set to open higher

A strong night for global markets: ASX set to open higher

13 Dec 2018 - The ASX is set to open higher this morning. Shares on Wall Street jumped in morning trading, led by tech stocks. European stocks rallied as the British prime Minister defeated a challenge to her leadership. iSignthis (ASX:ISX) subsid...
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VanEck Vectors S&P/ASX MidCap ETF (ASX:MVE)

VanEck Vectors S&P/ASX MidCap ETF (ASX:MVE)

13 Dec2018 - VanEck Australia, Vice President, Institutional Business Development, John Caulfield talks about the VanEck Vectors S&P/ASX MidCap ETF (ASX:MVE), the underlying index, risk-return characteristics and the outlook for the mid-cap segment.
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Meridian Energy appoints new Chairman

Meridian Energy appoints new Chairman

13 Dec 2018 - Meridian Energy (ASX:MEZ) Chair Chris Moller will retire at the Company’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in October next year and Meridian’s directors have decided that he should be succeeded as Chair by current director Mark Verbiest.
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Infigen Energy appoints new independent director

Infigen Energy appoints new independent director

13 Dec 2018 - Infigen Energy (ASX:IFN) has announced that Karen Smith-Pomeroy has been appointed to the Boards of Infigen Energy.
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CBG Capital (ASX:CBC) - local LIC with longer-term investment focus

CBG Capital (ASX:CBC) - local LIC with longer-term investment focus

13 Dec 2018 - CBG Capital Limited (ASX:CBC) Chairman, Ronni Chalmers discusses the company's longer-term investment focus, its ability to move more quickly than larger funds, portfolio performance and largest positions.
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Information technology sector leads the rally: ASX closed 1.4% higher

Information technology sector leads the rally: ASX closed 1.4% higher

12 Dec 2018 - The ASX bounced 1.4% higher, continuing its rally for the second day, but it still wasn’t enough to recoup the losses made on Monday, after the XJO lost 2.3%. Financials and Energy led the larger sectors higher after rising 2 per cen...
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Energy on the rise: ASX 0.6% higher at noon

Energy on the rise: ASX 0.6% higher at noon

12 Dec 2018 - The ASX opened higher following mixed leads from Wall Street where gains and losses alternated throughout the trading day yesterday. It is now tracking 0.6 per cent higher at noon. The Energy sector is leading the way and the Telco s...
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Virgin Australia announces board changes

Virgin Australia announces board changes

12 Dec 2018 - Virgin Australia (ASX:VAH) has announced changes to its board with the Hon Mark Vaile AO to step down as an Independent non-executive director from today.
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Mayne Pharma receives FDA approval of Tolsura treatment

Mayne Pharma receives FDA approval of Tolsura treatment

12 Dec 2018 - Mayne Pharma Group (ASX:MYX) has received FDA approval for its Tolsura treatment.
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Baby Bunting appoints Gary Kent to Board

Baby Bunting appoints Gary Kent to Board

12 Dec 2018 - Baby Bunting (ASX:BBN) has announced Gary Kent will join the board as a non-executive director.
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