Utilities lead the way: ASX flat at noon

Utilities lead the way: ASX flat at noon

17 Dec 2018 - The ASX opened lower this morning after a cautious start to the week and is now tracking 0.03 per cent lower at noon. Federal Government released a mid-year review earlier today with revisions since the May Budget. And Woodside Petro...
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Sigma signs $500 million receivables purchase agreement with Westpac

Sigma signs $500 million receivables purchase agreement with Westpac

17 Dec 2018 - Sigma Healthcare (ASX:SIG) has announced that it has established a new $500 million receivables purchase agreement with Westpac.
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Mercury sells Metrix metering business

Mercury sells Metrix metering business

17 Dec 2018 - Mercury NZ (ASX:MCY) has today announcewd the sale of its smart-metering business, Metrix to IntelliHUB Group for $270 million.
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Invigor Group (ASX:IVO) data analytics, pricing and loyalty solutions provider

Invigor Group (ASX:IVO) data analytics, pricing and loyalty solutions provider

17 Dec 2018 - Invigor Group Limited (ASX:IVO) turns data into dollars for the retail and service industries. Invigor’s innovation in owned retail platforms and unique cross-channel data ecosystem allows businesses to have a holistic view of their ...
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Speedcast completes Globecomm acquisition

Speedcast completes Globecomm acquisition

17 Dec 2018 - Speedcast (ASX:SDA) says it has completed the acquisition of Globecomm systems for $134 million.
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BHP successfully completes $7.3 billion off-market buy-back

BHP successfully completes $7.3 billion off-market buy-back

17 Dec 2018 - BHP (ASX:BHP) says it has successfully completed its $7.3 billion off market buy-back.
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Rio completes sale of Dunkerque aluminium smelter

Rio completes sale of Dunkerque aluminium smelter

17 Dec 2018 - Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) has completed the sale of its aluminIum smelter at Dunkerque in France to Liberty House for $500 million.
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Domain to snap up CommercialView

Domain to snap up CommercialView

17 Dec 2018 - Domain Holdings (ASX:DHG) is set to acquire digital property listings platform, CommercialView.
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Wall Street hits 8-month low: Aus shares to drop at open

Wall Street hits 8-month low: Aus shares to drop at open

17 Dec 2018 - Australian shares are set to drop at the open after Wall Street fell to an eight-month low on Friday. The falls came on the back of weaker than expected economic data out of China. Rare earths miner, Lynas (ASX:LYC) has hit back at m...
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Glennon Capital talks long-term performance

Glennon Capital talks long-term performance

17 Dec 2018 - Glennon Capital Portfolio Manager Tim Powditch talks about the small caps segment of the market, the company's investment process, portfolio composition and performance
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Takeovers & top 100 entries: Aus shares close 1.1% lower Friday

Takeovers & top 100 entries: Aus shares close 1.1% lower Friday

14 Dec 2018 - Market Wrap. Telcos see selling as analysts surprised by ACCC concerns. Nine Entertainment (ASX:NEC) enters ASX top 100 after merging with Fairfax. Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (ASX:API) buys 13% of Sigma (ASX:SIG) and made a...
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Nine Entertainment see a dip: ASX 0.7% lower at noon

Nine Entertainment see a dip: ASX 0.7% lower at noon

14 Dec 2018 - The ASX has been falling lower through out the morning and is tracking 0.7% lower at noon. Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (ASX:API), saw a rise today after reiterating its desire to merge with Sigma Healthcare. They already hol...
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Dexus see $405m uplift across their portfolio

Dexus see $405m uplift across their portfolio

14 Dec 2018 - Real Estate Investment Trust Dexus (ASX:DXS) today announced external independent valuations have resulted in a total estimated $405 million or 3.1 per cent increase on prior book values for the six months to 31 December 2018.
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Australian Pharmaceutical Industries push to merge with Sigma

Australian Pharmaceutical Industries push to merge with Sigma

14 Dec 2018 - Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (ASX:API) reconfirmed the terms of a non-binding indicative proposal made to Sigma’s Board of Directors back in October to acquire 100 per cent of the shares in Sigma, via a scheme of arrangement.
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GWA in bid to buy Methven

GWA in bid to buy Methven

14 Dec 2018 - Household consumer products distribution company GWA (ASX:GWA) has today taken a significant step towards strengthening its water solutions strategy and accelerated growth opportunities with the proposed acquisition of Methven, via a...
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Midway secures 11% increase for woodchip exports to China

Midway secures 11% increase for woodchip exports to China

14 Dec 2018 - Australia’s largest wood-fibre processor and exporter, Midway (ASX:MWY) has secured a significant increase in hardwood woodchip export prices from major Chinese customers.
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European Central Bank cautious about growth: ASX set to open lower this morning

European Central Bank cautious about growth: ASX set to open lower this morning

14 Dec 2018 - The ASX is set to open lower this morning on the back of a mixed performance on Wall Street. Small caps lead declines in the US yesterday, as trade tensions continued to weigh. Utilities were on the rise in the US yesterday but banks...
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Orocobre signs agreements with Toyota Tsusho Corporation

Orocobre signs agreements with Toyota Tsusho Corporation

14 Dec 2018 - Lithium producer Orocobre (ASX:ORE) has signed three pivotal agreements with joint venture partner Toyota Tsusho Corporation.
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Mitula Group enters scheme of arrangement for LIFULL Co takeover

Mitula Group enters scheme of arrangement for LIFULL Co takeover

14 Dec 2018 - Property search engine company the Mitula Group (ASX:MUA) has been suspended from quotation since the close of trade yesterday.
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Vanguard Investments Australia talks ESG funds

Vanguard Investments Australia talks ESG funds

14 Dec 2018 - Vanguard Investments Australia Product Research and Development Manager, Rachel White introduces Vanguard’s approach to Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) screening, its funds and why ESG matters.
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TPG shares drop on merger query: ASX 0.3% higher at noon

TPG shares drop on merger query: ASX 0.3% higher at noon

13 Dec 2018 - The ASX is trading higher at noon - tracking 0.3%. Big banks and miners are helping the rise. ANZ (ASX:ANZ) is up despite Group Executive Fred Ohlsson announcing he is stepping down. And New Zealand energy company Mercury (ASX:MCY) t...
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Clean TeQ Holdings signs VPA with local councils

Clean TeQ Holdings signs VPA with local councils

13 Dec 2018 - Clean TeQ Holdings (ASX:CLQ) has today signed a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) with the Shire Councils of Lachlan, Forbes and Parkes.
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APA's MD and CEO Mick McCormack to retire

APA's MD and CEO Mick McCormack to retire

13 Dec 2018 - APA (ASX:APA) Group Chairman Michael Fraser has today announced that APA’s long serving CEO and Managing Director Mick McCormack has advised the Board of his intention to retire from the role no later than 31 December 2019.
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ResApp Health (ASX:RAP) trials and commercialisation

ResApp Health (ASX:RAP) trials and commercialisation

13 Dec 2018 - ResApp Health Limited (ASX:RAP) Managing Director and CEO Tony Keating provides an update on trial results, regulatory approval for the company's respiratory diagnosis and management smartphone app, and the market opportunity.
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ANZ Australia Group Executive to step down

ANZ Australia Group Executive to step down

13 Dec 2018 - ANZ (ASX:ANZ) today announced Group Executive Australia Fred Ohlsson is stepping down from his current role to take an extended unpaid career-break in his native Sweden after 17-years’ service with ANZ.
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ACCC expresses concerns about TPG and Vodafone merger

ACCC expresses concerns about TPG and Vodafone merger

13 Dec 2018 - The ACCC has expressed preliminary competition concerns about the proposed merger between TPG Telecom (ASX:TPM) and Vodafone Hutchison Australia and its potential impact on Australia’s mobile and broadband markets.
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A strong night for global markets: ASX set to open higher

A strong night for global markets: ASX set to open higher

13 Dec 2018 - The ASX is set to open higher this morning. Shares on Wall Street jumped in morning trading, led by tech stocks. European stocks rallied as the British prime Minister defeated a challenge to her leadership. iSignthis (ASX:ISX) subsid...
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VanEck Vectors S&P/ASX MidCap ETF (ASX:MVE)

VanEck Vectors S&P/ASX MidCap ETF (ASX:MVE)

13 Dec2018 - VanEck Australia, Vice President, Institutional Business Development, John Caulfield talks about the VanEck Vectors S&P/ASX MidCap ETF (ASX:MVE), the underlying index, risk-return characteristics and the outlook for the mid-cap segment.
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Meridian Energy appoints new Chairman

Meridian Energy appoints new Chairman

13 Dec 2018 - Meridian Energy (ASX:MEZ) Chair Chris Moller will retire at the Company’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in October next year and Meridian’s directors have decided that he should be succeeded as Chair by current director Mark Verbiest.
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Infigen Energy appoints new independent director

Infigen Energy appoints new independent director

13 Dec 2018 - Infigen Energy (ASX:IFN) has announced that Karen Smith-Pomeroy has been appointed to the Boards of Infigen Energy.
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CBG Capital (ASX:CBC) - local LIC with longer-term investment focus

CBG Capital (ASX:CBC) - local LIC with longer-term investment focus

13 Dec 2018 - CBG Capital Limited (ASX:CBC) Chairman, Ronni Chalmers discusses the company's longer-term investment focus, its ability to move more quickly than larger funds, portfolio performance and largest positions.
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Information technology sector leads the rally: ASX closed 1.4% higher

Information technology sector leads the rally: ASX closed 1.4% higher

12 Dec 2018 - The ASX bounced 1.4% higher, continuing its rally for the second day, but it still wasn’t enough to recoup the losses made on Monday, after the XJO lost 2.3%. Financials and Energy led the larger sectors higher after rising 2 per cen...
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Energy on the rise: ASX 0.6% higher at noon

Energy on the rise: ASX 0.6% higher at noon

12 Dec 2018 - The ASX opened higher following mixed leads from Wall Street where gains and losses alternated throughout the trading day yesterday. It is now tracking 0.6 per cent higher at noon. The Energy sector is leading the way and the Telco s...
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Mayne Pharma receives FDA approval of Tolsura treatment

Mayne Pharma receives FDA approval of Tolsura treatment

12 Dec 2018 - Mayne Pharma Group (ASX:MYX) has received FDA approval for its Tolsura treatment.
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Virgin Australia announces board changes

Virgin Australia announces board changes

12 Dec 2018 - Virgin Australia (ASX:VAH) has announced changes to its board with the Hon Mark Vaile AO to step down as an Independent non-executive director from today.
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Sonic Healthcare to snap up Aurora Diagnostics USA, launches A$600m placement

Sonic Healthcare to snap up Aurora Diagnostics USA, launches A$600m placement

12 Dec 2018 - Sonic Healthcare (ASX:SHL) is set to acquire US pathology services company, Aurora Diagnostics for US$540 million.
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Baby Bunting appoints Gary Kent to Board

Baby Bunting appoints Gary Kent to Board

12 Dec 2018 - Baby Bunting (ASX:BBN) has announced Gary Kent will join the board as a non-executive director.
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Monthly economic update with MLC, December 2018

Monthly economic update with MLC, December 2018

12 Dec 2018 - MLC Senior Economist Bob Cunneen speaks to NAB Asset Management Portfolio Specialist Sinead Rafferty about the partial recovery in global markets during October.
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De Grey Mining (ASX:DEG) advancing Pilbara Gold Project

De Grey Mining (ASX:DEG) advancing Pilbara Gold Project

12 Dec 2018 - De Grey Mining Limited (ASX:DEG) Executive Chairman, Simon Lill talks about the company's Pilbara Gold Project, timelines and strategy.
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US China trade talks, Trump & Republicans clash: Aus shares to open higher

US China trade talks, Trump & Republicans clash: Aus shares to open higher

12 Dec 2018 - Australian shares are set to open higher despite a volatile session on Wall Street overnight. Shares of Sonic Healthcare (ASX:SHL) will be placed into a trading halt, pending the release of an announcement.
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CBA flags compliance costs, appoints new director

CBA flags compliance costs, appoints new director

12 Dec 2018 - The Comonwealth Bank (ASX:CBA) has appointed Professor Genevieve Bell as an Independent non-executive director to the board.
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Newcrest Mining signs MOU with Papua New Guinea

Newcrest Mining signs MOU with Papua New Guinea

12 Dec 2018 - Newcrest Mining (ASX:NCM) and its Wafi-Golpu Joint Venture partner, Harmony Gold Mining have signed a MOU with the independent state of Papua New Guinea.
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ASX claws back, CBA sees more remediation costs: Aus shares gain 0.4%

ASX claws back, CBA sees more remediation costs: Aus shares gain 0.4%

11 Dec 2018 - Market Wrap. The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX:CBA) hit with $100m provision on the back of higher than expected financial crime compliance. QBE (ASX:QBE) announces $130m cost-saving program. Cooper Energy (ASX:COE) continues t...
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ASX 2018 wild ride continues: Aus shares 0.1% higher at noon

ASX 2018 wild ride continues: Aus shares 0.1% higher at noon

11 Dec 2018 - Mid session report. Shopping Centres Australasia Property Group (ASX:SCP) downgraded by GS but YOY its shares are up 10%. Charter Hall Retail REIT (ASX:CQR) outperforms its peers, says GS. Stockland (ASX:SGP) in talks to sell the Mel...
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Charter Hall Long Wale REIT launches retail entitlement offer

Charter Hall Long Wale REIT launches retail entitlement offer

11 Dec 2018 - Charter Hall Long Wale REIT (ASX:CLW) has kicked off its retail entitlement offer, which it hopes will raise about $44 million.
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Restaurant Brands to open Taco Bell restaurants in Australia and New Zealand.

Restaurant Brands to open Taco Bell restaurants in Australia and New Zealand.

11 Dec 2018 - Restaurant Brands (ASX:RBD) has announced plans to open Taco Bell restaurants in Australia and New Zealand.
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CIMIC Group wins Taswater contract

CIMIC Group wins Taswater contract

11 Dec 2018 - Cimic Group (ASX:CIM) companies, UGL and CPB Contractors have been selected by Taswater as the preferred contractors to deliver water and wastewater infrastructure, and, major regional water projects in Tasmania
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Stockland responds to media reports about sale of Melbourne residential project

Stockland responds to media reports about sale of Melbourne residential project

11 Dec 2018 - Stockland (ASX:SGP) has responded to media speculation over the sale of its Grove Property in Melbourne to Singaporean developer Frasers.
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