Australia's richest person, Gina Rinehart, has bought land and cattle in NSW, expanding her presence in the beef industry.

Telstra secures $390m NBN contract

Telstra secures a planning and design contract worth up to $390 million for the NBN rollout which spans up to four years and includes fibre to the node

Storm clouds ahead for Incitec

Chemical company Incitec Pivot is facing some headwinds including rising gas prices and weaker demand for explosives, shareholders heard at its AGM
Rising numbers of travellers from Asia continue to drive passenger growth at Sydney Airport.
A BBC report has found poor treatment of workers is rife in Chinese factories making Apple products.

Santos secures $1b for a rainy day

Energy giant Santos has secured $1b in new debt from the ANZ Bank ahead of a potential balance sheet shakeup in 2015 as GLNG comes online

Quickflix asks customers for money

Following the failure of its latest capital raising, streaming service Quickflix is asking its customers for money.
The Insurance Council of Australia is warning people who use ride sharing taxi services to be cautious.
Environmentalists have targeted the annual general meetings of ANZ and National Australia Bank.
The geographical pattern of home price rises will shift in 2015, Tim Lawless, head of research at housing market analysis firm CoreLogic RP Data, says.

Travel downturn hits Flight Centre

Travel agent Flight Centre says ongoing weak consumer confidence has hit holiday spending in Australia, hitting its bottom line.
Agribusiness Elders admits a run of poor financial performances have damaged its brand, despite a recent financial turnaround.
Paint maker Dulux expects low interest rates to help boost demand for home improvement products.

BlackBerry launches Classic

BlackBerry is hoping to keep its loyal customers by returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard.

We have a heart, says ANZ chairman

ANZ has come under fire from investors in Timbercorp for not cancelling debts owed as a result of the failure of the investment scheme.
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