AVJennings's first-half profit has fallen 14 per cent but the company expects a strong second half.
The Chemist Warehouse is the latest major retailer to begin stocking goats milk infant formula maker Bubs Australia's organic baby food.
Home prices have risen more than 11 per cent across Australia's capital cities in the past year, with Sydney and Melbourne leading the way.
Fitting supplier GWA Group's first-half profit rose 9.4 per cent to $26 million after a 2.7 per cent increase in sales revenue from bathrooms and kitchens.
Shares in WorleyParsons have plummeted after the engineering and project management firm reported a first-half loss of $2.4 million.
Product comparison business iSelect has posted a $2.6 million net profit for the first half, in a turnaround from its $4.2 million half-year loss a year ago.
G8 Education is considering moving into China after agreeing to sell a 12.5 per cent stake to a Hong-based investment firm for $212.8 million.
Beach Energy has turned around from a $600m half-year loss a year ago to post a $103m half-year profit.
Health insurer nib, which has lifted first-half net profit by 65 per cent, expects premiums will go up four to five per cent a year in future.
Outdoor and digital advertising group oOh!Media has lifted full-year net profit 17.4 per cent to $21.6 million and is targeting further growth.
Logistics group Brambles has posted a 50 per cent slump in half-year profit, but underlying profit and sales are up.
Gold miner Northern Star has lifted first-half profit 61 per cent to $104.6 million, helped by a 12 per cent increase in the average gold price in the period.
BlueScope Steel's half-year profit has jumped almost 80 per cent, helped by higher prices and cost cuts but the CEO has warned energy costs are too high.
US food giant Kraft Heinz has withdrawn a bid for a mega-merger with Unilever.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the ANZ's decision to lower its credit card rates follows last year's parliamentary inquiry into the big four banks.

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