The Australian market will begin the week by reacting to Italy's constitutional referendum and its possible effects on the euro zone.
The Venezuelan president says "several million bills of 500 bolivars and then several million bills of 5000 bolivars will enter circulation very soon".
US companies added 178,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to a nine-year low of 4.6%, solidifying a case for the Fed to raise interest rates.
Red River Resources has raised $30 million to fully fund the reopening of the Thalanga zinc project near Townsville.
Budget airline Jetstar will remove the automatic selection of extras on its online booking forms after talks with the ACCC.
Genex Power has secured a $110 million debt facility for construction of its Kidston solar project in far north Queensland.
Economists have been cautiously encouraged by news of the third consecutive solid monthly rise in retail spending in October.
The NSW government will next week launch the sale process for a 50.4 per cent stake in Endeavour Energy, the state's second-biggest electricity distributor.
Retail billionaire Solomon Lew has called on the federal government to implement its changes to GST on imported goods several months sooner than planned.
Bellamy's shares have dropped almost 44 per cent after the company said weaker China sales would affect its revenue for the year.
Origin Energy's new CEO has appointed a new leadership team that he says reflects the need to improve performance and prepare for industry changes.
US firm Archer Daniels Midland, which failed in a takeover bid for Graincorp in 2013, has sold its 19.9 per cent stake in the Australian grain merchant.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare has secured an early victory in a German court over a patent dispute with Resmed.
Rio Tinto has confirmed it is cooperating with US authorities who have been inquiring since 2013 into impairments recorded for an African coal mine deal.
Energy and resource companies have pushed the share market more than one per cent higher as oil prices surge after OPEC agreed to cut production.

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