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  • Stocks to watch at close on Tuesday AAP - 6 hours ago

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

  • Aussie shares close higher AAP - 6 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 - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 12:04 PM AEST

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

  • Stocks to watch at noon on Thursday AAP - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 12:19 PM AEST
    Stocks to watch at noon on Thursday

    Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Thursday: BHP - BHP BILLITON - up 13.00 cents, or 0.49 per cent, at $26.78 FMG - FORTESCUE METALS GROUP - up 2.00 cents, or 1.09 per cent, at ...

  • Aust shares close flat AAP - Fri, May 22, 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 ...

  • Pharma and Biotech M&A Deals Reached Record $212 Billion in 2014 Business Wire - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 1:00 AM AEDT

    LONDON & BOSTON & TOKYO--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Despite a slight wobble in the spring, the pharma and biotech sector came back stronger than ever in 2014, racking up a record-breaking $212 billion in M&A transactions. ...

  • Minerals Technologies Appoints Alexander Masetti, Vice President & Managing Director, Paper PCC ACN Newswire - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 11:23 PM AEDT

    NEW YORK, March 19, 2015-Minerals Technologies Inc. ( NYSE: MTX ) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Alexander MasettiĀ Vice President and Managing Director of its Paper PCC business ...

  • Europe closes mixed; FTSE rallies after Budget speech CNBC - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 3:30 AM AEDT

    European equities closed mixed on Wednesday as investors await the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting.

  • Goldman Sachs lending unit slips in debut on the NYSE Associated Press - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 1:57 AM AEDT

    A lending company launched by Goldman Sachs is falling in its stock market debut on Wednesday. Shares in the company, Goldman Sachs BDC Inc., dropped 30 cents, or 1.6 percent to $19.68 in morning trading ...

  • European stocks open higher AFP - Mon, Mar 16, 2015 9:35 AM AEDT
    European stocks open higher

    Europe's main stock markets rose at the start of trading on Monday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index of top companies up 0.26 percent to 6,758.23 points. The CAC 40 in Paris climbed 0.17 percent ...

  • Europe shares close flat; FTSE higher on Asos, TSB CNBC - Fri, Mar 13, 2015 3:30 AM AEDT
    Europe shares close flat; FTSE higher on Asos, TSB

    European equities closed flat on Thursday, as investors reacted to earnings and banking news.

  • Banks roll out spending plans AAP - Thu, Mar 12, 2015 10:32 AM AEDT

    American Express Co - will buy back up to $US6.6 billion ($A8.71 billion) in stock and raise its dividend to US29 cents from US26 cents. Capital One Financial Corp - plans to buy back $US3.13 billion in stock and raise its dividend from US40 cents from US30 cents. Citi - will buy back up to $US7.8 billion in stock and raise its quarterly dividend to US5 cents from US1 cent. Comerica Inc - will buy back up to $US393 million in stock and raise its dividend to US21 cents from US20 cents.

  • Banks roll out spending plans after getting Fed clearance Associated Press - Thu, Mar 12, 2015 10:15 AM AEDT

    The Federal Reserve approved plans by major U.S. banks to raise dividends and buy back shares. Many of the banks responded by revealing their plans. Bank of America announced plans to buy back $4 billion ...

  • Morgan Stanley says Fed approves $3.1B stock buyback Associated Press - Thu, Mar 12, 2015 8:09 AM AEDT

    Morgan Stanley says it will raise its dividend to 15 cents and buy back up to $3.1 billion in stock after the Federal Reserve System signed off on the plan. Morgan Stanley says it will buy back the stock ...

  • Falling euro boosts European stocks; Adecco up 6% CNBC - Thu, Mar 12, 2015 3:43 AM AEDT
    Falling euro boosts European stocks; Adecco up 6%

    European equities closed higher on Wednesday, bouncing back heavy losses seen in the previous session.

  • Goldman Sachs planning IPO of specialty lending business Associated Press - Wed, Mar 11, 2015 9:56 AM AEDT

    Goldman Sachs is preparing an initial public offering of its specialty lending unit, Goldman Sachs BDC. The bank is planning an IPO of 6 million shares and said underwriters will have an option to buy ...

  • European stocks finish sharply lower, Credit Suisse surges CNBC - Wed, Mar 11, 2015 3:31 AM AEDT
    European stocks finish sharply lower, Credit Suisse surges

    Europe closed sharply down on Tuesday, as the sell-off in US stocks gained momentum, with investors spooked by oil price weakness and dollar strength.

  • Orascom starts trading on Dubai stock, readies for Egypt Associated Press - Wed, Mar 11, 2015 3:12 AM AEDT

    Orascom Construction, the global engineering and construction business, has begun trading on the Dubai stock exchange this week and will be dual listed on Egyptian stock exchange Wednesday. Under the symbol ...

  • Don't wait for the IPO: How to buy hot start-ups CNBC - Wed, Mar 11, 2015 1:57 AM AEDT
    Don't wait for the IPO: How to buy hot start-ups

    Just because start-ups like Kabam and ZocDoc are staying private longer than past tech companies, average retail investors aren't totally shut out.

  • What bubble? Nasdaq uptrend to continue CNBC - Tue, Mar 10, 2015 10:09 AM AEDT
    What bubble? Nasdaq uptrend to continue

    Market talk of a bubble and possible 2000-style crash is rampant with the Nasdaq hovering around the 5000 level, but investor worries are overblown as charts suggest the uptrend will continue.

  • Qualcomm board approves share buyback of up to $15 billion Associated Press - Tue, Mar 10, 2015 8:41 AM AEDT

    Qualcomm said Monday that its board approved plans to buy back as much as $15 billion in stock and raised its dividend. As part of that plan, the San Diego-based chipmaker will buy back up to $10 billion ...

  • Europe shares end mixed after US jobs data CNBC - Sat, Mar 7, 2015 3:31 AM AEDT
    Europe shares end mixed after US jobs data

    Europe shares end mixed after US jobs data

  • Can Etsy keep its folksy brand and make shareholders money? Associated Press - Fri, Mar 6, 2015 9:58 AM AEDT
    Can Etsy keep its folksy brand and make shareholders money?

    If craft seller Etsy goes public later this year it will be a test of how well the company can balance an explicit social mission with shareholder expectations for making money. Founded in 2005, Brooklyn-based ...

  • Will they rise? Rate worries weigh on dividend stocks Associated Press - Fri, Mar 6, 2015 7:49 AM AEDT

    Dividend investing used to be so easy, not to mention lucrative. But it may be set to get a lot different. Stocks that pay the biggest dividends took a nosedive last month. Power and gas utilities -- once ...

  • Alibaba may slip back to IPO price: Analyst CNBC - Fri, Mar 6, 2015 7:29 AM AEDT
    Alibaba may slip back to IPO price: Analyst

    The Chinese e-commerce giant has seen "tremendous volatility," but still holds promise long term, KKM Financial's Jeff Kilburg said.

  • Online retailer Etsy files for IPO valued at up to $100M Associated Press - Thu, Mar 5, 2015 11:11 AM AEDT

    Etsy, the online retailer used by hobbyists and people who make their living selling their crafts, is going public. The Brooklyn-based company filed paperwork Wednesday for an initial public offering of ...

  • Europe shares end higher as ECB meeting approaches CNBC - Thu, Mar 5, 2015 3:44 AM AEDT
    Europe shares end higher as ECB meeting approaches

    European equities finished higher on Wednesday as investors geared up for the European Central Bank's policy meeting on Thursday.

  • Alibaba to open US data center in new challenge to Amazon AFP - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 5:49 PM AEDT
    Alibaba to open US data center in new challenge to Amazon

    Chinese online giant Alibaba will open a data center in Silicon Valley, it said Wednesday, challenging US rival Amazon in the field of cloud computing. The company's Aliyun unit, which already competes with AWS (Amazon Web Services) in China, will offer cloud services to US firms in what was described as a gradual rollout. Alibaba operates the largest e-commerce platform in China, similar to those offered by eBay and Amazon in the United States. Alibaba completed the world's biggest initial public offering with its $25 billion listing on the New York Stock Exchange in September, making its founder Jack Ma China's richest man overnight.

  • US stocks fall a day after Nasdaq passes 5,000 milestone Associated Press - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 8:10 AM AEDT
    US stocks fall a day after Nasdaq passes 5,000 milestone

    U.S. stock indexes are closing slightly lower, pulling the Nasdaq composite index back below 5,000. The decline Tuesday came a day after the Nasdaq closed above that milestone for the first time since ...

  • Europe closes lower; Barclays down 3% CNBC - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 3:42 AM AEDT
    Europe closes lower; Barclays down 3%

    European equities closed lower on Tuesday as investors reacted to a slew of earnings news and economic data.