A popular London and New York-based coding school will open up in Sydney in 2016 to help local professionals engage with 'the language of the future'.
Australia's economy could benefit by half a billion dollars a year if same-sex marriage is legalised, ANZ economists estimate.
The number of foreign tourists hitting Australian shores jumped by nearly two per cent in August, aided by the weaker dollar, ABS data shows.

Trade balance in deficit in August

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released international trade figures for August.
The Takeovers Panel has found links between G8 chairperson Jenny Hutson and entities which traded in the failed bid.
The board of Australian data analytics firm Veda Group is backing an increased $2.5b takeover offer from US rival Equifax.
The TPP has the potential to transform trade for a raft of Australian businesses, with farmers standing to benefit from $3.67b in new exports.

Consumer confidence slides again

Consumer confidence has continued to slide, with a weekly index giving back almost half of the record bounce made after the change in prime minister.
The winemaker behind Penfolds, Treasury Wine Estates, will cut costs from its supply chain by divesting infrastructure and consolidating vineyards.
The RBA has left the cash rate unchanged at its October board meeting, and several leading economists expect no moves until at least 2016.

Business feeling positive

Australian businesses are feeling optimistic that economic activity in the three months to December will be better than the same time last year.
The Bank of Queensland says it is prepared to defend itself against a potential class action.
Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke says the Wall Street executives responsible for triggering the GFC should have been jailed.
The developer has successfully completed Phase 2 clinical trials for Nadolol in patients trying to quit smoking.
Job ads rose 3.9 per cent in September, getting a boost from the services sector which is benefitting from the lower Aussie dollar.

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