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Dairy producer Murray Goulburn is facing tough export conditions due to recent developments in Russia and China.
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Card surcharges are costing Australians $1.6 billion each year, and the charges need to be abolished or better regulated, says MasterCard.
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Private hospitals operator Healthscope says its outllook for 2015 and beyond is favourable.

Mining slump slams Seven Group

Seven Group Holdings is reshaping its operations to post-mining boom mode after recording a 46 per cent drop in profits.
Residential construction has lifted again in the June quarter, sparking hopes of a drop in home prices.
BC Iron has lifted annual profit by 51 per cent as higher production offset lower iron ore prices while the miner sticks to forecasts of $US90 to $US110.
Engineering giant WorleyParsons has blamed a downturn in its Australian business for a 23 per cent fall in profit as it looks to the US and Canada

Nine, Fairfax take on Netflix

Media giants Fairfax and Nine will enter the online video streaming market through a new $100 million joint venture.
Whitehaven Coal is optimistic about its future despite a $38.4 million loss, now that its Maules Creek mine is close to generating revenue.
Recovery in the Australian and US housing markets has helped building products maker Boral return to profit.
Seven West chief executive says his company is ready for growth after returning to profit and lifting earnings in its key television business.
Property developer Lend Lease has outlined its desire to grow its global presence, after reporting a strong lift in annual profit.
The combined market value of Westfield Corporation and its Australian business Scentre have grown by $4.5 billion since their split at the end of June.
Flight Centre expects to increase its underlying profits by up to eight per cent next year, as Australians take advantage of cheap fares.

US durable goods orders surge

Business orders in the US for long-lasting manufactured goods have shot up by 22.6 per cent, the largest amount on record in July.

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