Ainsworth Game Technology's top strategist and developer Scott Clarebrough is leaving the company, with the news pushing the shares down nine per cent.
The value of housing construction hit an all-time high of $15.5 million in the September quarter, official figures show.
Hewlett-Packard's last earnings report before it officially becomes two companies showed a decline in sales for most divisions.
Global water board distributor Surf Hardware International has been snapped up by Surfstitch in a $23.7 million deal.

Strong sales give RCG a kick along

RCG Corporation, the retailer behind The Athlete's Foot, Skechers and Dr Martens, has made a strong start to the new financial year.
Shoppers are expected to spend $35 billion in the run up to Christmas on the back on stronger consumer confidence and low interest rates.
About 216,000 CommBank customers will receive nearly $400 each in the biggest compensation payout by one of the major banks this year.

AACO posts $50m first half profit

Australian Agricultural Company has made a first half profit for the first time since 2007 after its shift away from live exports towards packaged meat.
Gerry Harvey says some of Harvey Norman's best franchisees are people who arrived in Australia as boat people and he is open to employing Syrian refugees.
Aristocrat Leisure is on the hunt for more acquisitions after swinging back into the black with a $186m full-year profit.
Interest rates in the much of the world will stay low for some time, which is a problem for the growing number of retirees.
The Reserve Bank boss has indicated that he might wait until the bank's first board meeting next year before considering a rate cut.

Aussie internet spend-up increases

Australian shoppers spent more than $100 billion over the past financial year, with online purchases in the rise.
Israeli tech leaders on a trade mission in Australia are urging the government and business sector to embrace risk-taking and failure in innovation.

Vectus seeks ASX listing

Vectus Biosystems seeks to raise up to $10 million to help develop its treatment for fibrosis and high blood pressure.

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