Takeaway giant buys Gloria Jean's

The coffee industry veteran who brought Gloria Jeans to Australia in 1996 is selling to the company behind Michel's Patisserie and Donut King.

Resmed sleep machine has dream run

A bedroom air humidifier helped sleep disorder equipment group Resmed achieve a six per cent revenue increase.
AMP says it is enjoying strong growth across its businesses, with cash flows in its wealth management operations more than doubling.

Medibank worth buying: analysts

Analysts say the upcoming float of Medibank Private may be worth buying into for long-term investors.

Qantas back to making a profit

Qantas boss Alan Joyce says the embattled airline is back on track but unions and employees remain unhappy about cost cuts and job losses.

Microsoft quarterly profit dips

Microsoft's net quarterly profits dipped to $US4.5 billion from $US5.2 billion in the same period a year ago, but topped most forecasts.

BHP pushes demerger at London AGM

BHP Billiton bosses have talked up the company's proposed demerger at its annual general meeting in London.

Rio Tinto extends CEO's tenure

The head of Rio Tinto, Sam Walsh, is to be moved to an open-ended contract after delivering improved performance in his first 18 months.
The HIA-RP Data land sales report shows a bounce in the June quarter, pointing to a healthy year ahead for home-building.

Suncorp on track for growth

Suncorp boss Patrick Snowball has reaffirmed the company's financial targets for the current financial year at its annual general meeting.

Cheques dying but not dead

The use of cheques have fallen 80 per cent since the mid 1990s, but they are still around because many people and businesses still need them.

Toll off to a bumpy start

Toll Holdings has endured a tough start to the financial year amid a drop off in business with government, mining and energy customers.

Amcor eyes further earnings growth

Packaging giant Amcor is preparing to build a new plant in the Philippines and says it is on track to lift earnings this financial year.
Consumers and businesses are still cautious about spending, despite low interest rates.
The annual inflation rate falling to one per cent has cleared the way for the kiwi dollar to fall from "unsustainable and unjustified" levels.
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