Atlas Iron sought to reassure the market that the iron price's fall to below $US50 a tonne is not all bad because it has locked in higher prices.
People in the market for low-emission vehicles will soon have access to discounted loans under a $50m deal involving the Clean Energy Finance Corp.
Each shareholder can subscribe for up to $15,000 of new shares

Iron ore under $US50

Iron ore prices are back below $US50 a tonne for the first time since April, and that's bad news for Australia's miners.
Webjet is confident of lifting its underlying full year earnings to $27 million after a solid rise in international and domestic travel bookings.
For the second straight month, the government's accounts show a healthy surplus, raising the prospect that the 2014/15 budget will balance after all.
Incitec Pivot is facing a hit to its profit because of a reduction in gas supplies to its ammonium nitrate plant in Queensland.
SurveyMonkey names Hewlett-Packard executive Bill Veghte as its CEO. He takes over from David Goldberg who died on holiday in Mexico in May.
Facebook is building a 46,500-square metre data centre in on a 45-hectare site in Texas to provide more computing capacity.

Share ownership on the decline

Australia continues to have one of the highest levels of share ownership in the world despite another fall to just over one third of the adult population.
China's $US3.2 trillion stock market slide has continued despite the country's best efforts to stop the sell off.

Orica cuts jobs in Queensland

Orica is scaling back operations at its Yarwun site in Gladstone, a move likely to result in almost 30 job losses.
Australians are boosting the piggy bank and paying off their credit cards, but HECS debt is at its highest level since 2001.
Australia's largest mortgage broker predicts banks will compete even more aggressively for owner occupiers in the housing market.

Prima Biomed shares surge 44pc

Prima has received positive scientific advice from the European Medicines Agency on the development path for a drug to treat breast cancer.
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