Origin Energy will sell its Darling Downs Solar Farm to pipelines major APA Group in a deal that includes buy all renewable power from the facility.

Factory activity expands in April

The Ai Group's performance of manufacturing index climbed 1.7 points to 59.2 in April, the seventh consecutive month of expansion in factory activity.
Sandalwood grower Quintis says negotiations "are well advanced" with a possible replacement for Shanghai Richer Link, which failed to place its expected order.
Flat home prices in Sydney kept overall capital city prices near flat in April, but CoreLogic says trends remain positive in national housing market.
Caltex Australia has set up an assistance fund for franchisee employees who have not been paid their full entitlements.
International developments, including North Korea and the French election, are expected to weigh on Australian investors this week.
Some analysts believe China's economic growth may have peaked in the first quarter but that it's on track to hit a target of around 6.5 per cent this year.
An ASEAN summit has ended with leaders avoiding references to China's building and arming of its man made islands.
Medicinal cannabis producer Cann Group is set to join the growing number of "pot stocks" listed on the Australian share market.
Sony, the maker of Xperia smartphones and PlayStation consoles, posted a net profit $A883 million for the year to the end of March, down 50 per cent.
Facebook's messaging app Messenger is proving popular with Australian businesses.
Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that producer prices were up 0.5 per cent in the March quarter, compared to the previous three months.
The consumer watchdog is taking Federal Court action against dairy co-op Murray Goulburn over its shock farmgate milk price cut that hurt suppliers in 2016.

Origin quarterly revenue rises

Origin Energy's third-quarter revenue is up on the preceding three months, helped by an increase in oil and gas prices and steady production.
Australia's oldest bank has updated its climate change action plan, which appears rule out funding the controversial Adani mine.

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