US spies on Japan trade talks: WikiLeaks

US spies on Japan trade talks: WikiLeaks

AAP Australia is receiving secret US intelligence on Japanese trade negotiations, according to newly published WikiLeaks documents. The Saturday Paper has reported the US National Security Agency routinely obtains highly sensitive information on issues including US-Japanese relations, trade issues and climate change policy. The information, some of which is collected from discussions in Prime Mi…

Australian Markets

  • Aussie shares close higher AAP - 4 hours ago

    The Australian share market closed higher on Thursday, with positive manufacturing data out of the US overnight and China during the day promoting positive investor sentiment.

  • Stocks to watch at noon on Friday AAP - 9 hours ago

    Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Friday.

  • Stocks to watch at close on Tuesday AAP - Tue, Jul 28, 2015 4:20 PM AEST

    Mining giant BHP Billiton has been given until 2016 to go ahead with the expansion at the Olympic Dam mine in South Australia.

  • Stocks to watch at noon on Thursday AAP - Thu, Jul 23, 2015 12:04 PM AEST
    Stocks to watch at noon on Thursday

    Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Thursday: CIM - CIMIC - up 30 cents, or 1.28 per cent, at $23.66 Construction giant CIMIC says it remains on track to meet its its full year ...

  • Aust shares close flat AAP - Fri, Jul 17, 2015 4:17 PM AEST

    Australian shares have finished flat as all eyes turn to a meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

  • Merck board OKs additional $10 billion stock buyback plan Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 8:36 AM AEDT

    Merck & Co. says its board approved the repurchase of up to $10 billion more of its stock. The drugmaker said Tuesday that amount will be added to the $1.7 billion remaining available for repurchase under ...

  • Whiting and McCormick are big market movers Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 7:39 AM AEDT

    Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Whiting Petroleum Corp., down $7.48 to $30.91 The oil and gas company priced a ...

  • Ahead of the Bell: Chesapeake Energy shares stage rally Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 12:27 AM AEDT

    When your stock price tumbles faster than the cost for a barrel of oil, it's hard for a company like Chesapeake Energy to give investors something to cheer about. But the Oklahoma City oil and gas provider ...

  • European stocks rise in opening deals AFP - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 10:18 AM AEDT
    European stocks rise in opening deals

    Europe's main stock markets advanced at the start of trade on Friday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.27 percent at 6,981.23 points. Elsewhere, Frankfurt's DAX 30 index added 0.36 percent to ...

  • GoDaddy plans to raise as much as $418 million in IPO Associated Press - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 7:48 AM AEDT

    GoDaddy, the Web hosting company known for its racy Super Bowl commercials, said Thursday that it hopes to raise as much as $418 million in an initial public offering. GoDaddy said in June that it was ...

 

Company Finances

  • Facility with Mondo track chosen for 2016 U.S. Paralympic team trials GlobeNewswire - 7 minutes ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Once again, a track and field facility with a Mondo surface has been chosen for an important competition. This time, it's the track and field portion of 2016 U.S. Paralympic team trials, ...

  • Make sure a car dealer isn't a lemon Bankrate.com - 1 hour 17 minutes ago

    Dear Driving for Dollars, I had a bad experience with a car dealer the last time I bought a car. That was many years ago, but the idea of shopping around at a bunch of dealerships for my next car still ...

  • Honda records 20 pct profit rise on yen, despite recalls Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Japanese automaker Honda reported Friday a 20 percent jump in fiscal first quarter profit on the back of a cheap yen that offset the damage from a massive air bag recall. Honda Motor Co.'s April-June net ...

  • Notice Concerning the Difference between Forecasts and Actual Financial Results for the Three Months … Business Wire - 5 hours ago

    TOKYO--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the difference between its consolidated financial forecasts, ...

  • Boston Beer posts 2Q profit Associated Press - 11 hours ago

    The Boston-based company said it had profit of $2.19 per share. The brewer posted revenue of $252.2 million in the period. Boston Beer expects full-year earnings in the range of $7.10 to $7.50 per share. ...

  • Defendants in fatal hayride crash in Maine plead not guilty Associated Press - 13 hours ago

    All three defendants in a Halloween-themed hayride crash that killed a teenager and injured more than a dozen other passengers pleaded not guilty Thursday in their first court appearance. The driver, 55-year-old ...

  • Japan's Sharp says April-June loss widens to $274 mn AFP - 13 hours ago
    Japan's Sharp says April-June loss widens to $274 mn

    Japanese electronics giant Sharp said Friday its net loss widened in April-June as it struggles through a painful restructuring and weak sales of display screens and smartphones. Earlier this year, Sharp said it was cutting 10 percent of its 49,000 positions worldwide as part of a turnaround plan intended to keep it afloat after posting a bigger-than-expected $1.86 billion annual loss. "Sharp is barely surviving and it is still uncertain if the company turnaround can be carried out as planned -- there are still many hurdles to clear," said Hiroshi Sakai, chief economist at SMBC Friend Research Centre in Tokyo.

  • Tempur Sealy beats Street 2Q forecasts Associated Press - 14 hours ago

    Tempur Sealy International Inc. (TPX) on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $21.2 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Lexington, Kentucky-based company said ...

  • Deckers reports 1Q loss Associated Press - 14 hours ago

    On a per-share basis, the Goleta, California-based company said it had a loss of $1.43. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment ...

  • Colgate-Palmolive revenue falls on currency headwinds Associated Press - 18 hours ago

    Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL) on Thursday said its second-quarter earnings fell on foreign currency exchange rates that battered sales of consumer staples in Latin America, Europe and other markets. CEO Ian ...