BHP pushes demerger at London AGM

BHP Billiton bosses have talked up the company's proposed demerger at its annual general meeting in London.

Rio Tinto extends CEO's tenure

The head of Rio Tinto, Sam Walsh, is to be moved to an open-ended contract after delivering improved performance in his first 18 months.
The HIA-RP Data land sales report shows a bounce in the June quarter, pointing to a healthy year ahead for home-building.

Suncorp on track for growth

Suncorp boss Patrick Snowball has reaffirmed the company's financial targets for the current financial year at its annual general meeting.

Cheques dying but not dead

The use of cheques have fallen 80 per cent since the mid 1990s, but they are still around because many people and businesses still need them.

Toll off to a bumpy start

Toll Holdings has endured a tough start to the financial year amid a drop off in business with government, mining and energy customers.

Amcor eyes further earnings growth

Packaging giant Amcor is preparing to build a new plant in the Philippines and says it is on track to lift earnings this financial year.
Consumers and businesses are still cautious about spending, despite low interest rates.
The annual inflation rate falling to one per cent has cleared the way for the kiwi dollar to fall from "unsustainable and unjustified" levels.
Leighton says it's on track to deliver on its profit guidance after winning major infrastructure projects and reducing its debt.
Reserve Bank of Australia governor Glenn Stevens said it is important to keep a close eye on lending standards when housing prices are rising rapidly.
Troubled mining services giant Boart Longyear has hatched a $300m refinancing deal with private equity but critics say earnings remain a problem.

AGL warns of NSW gas shortage

Energy giant AGL is warning that NSW could face a gas shortage by 2017 if coal seam gas projects are prevented from going ahead.

iPhone 6 gives Telstra a boost

Telstra boss David Thodey says the telco performed well during the first quarter of this financial year, helped by a new iPhone.
The owner of Priceline pharmacies, API, is confident of lifting its earnings in the year ahead after asset writedowns dragged it into the red.
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