News Trends, News Analysis, News Archive.



Hot Topics Related To `1-australia's`

In Internet Explorer versions up to 8, things inside the canvas are inaccessible!

News Timeline

100 Articles About 1-australia's

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's IAG makes premium sharing arrangements to curb earnings volatility

Dec 8 (Reuters) - Insurance Australia Group Ltd said on Friday that it had entered agreements to share its premiums with reinsurers Munich Re, Swiss Re and Hannover Re.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's GetSwift shares up 84 pct at record high after deals with Amazon, Yum

Dec 1 (Reuters) - Australian logistics company GetSwift Ltd said on Friday it had entered into an agreement with Amazon.com Inc and a multi-year partnership with Yum Brands Inc, sending its shares up 84 percent to a record high.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's new gold rush lures prospectors Down Under

SYDNEY, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Canada-based Kirkland Lake Gold listed its shares on the Australia bourse on Thursday after investing millions of dollars and joining dozens of other prospectors in a modern-day gold rush.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Aristocrat Leisure nets gaming company Big Fish for $990 mln

Nov 30 (Reuters) - Gaming machine maker Aristocrat Leisure Ltd said on Thursday it will acquire Seattle-based gaming company Big Fish Games, a unit of Churchill Downs , for $990 million in cash to increase its social gaming footprint.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Origin Energy targets APLNG cost cuts; reaffirms forecast

Nov 28 (Reuters) - Australia's Origin Energy Ltd said on Tuesday it is targeting cost reductions at its Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) liquefied natural gas project as it looks to lower its debt.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Downer to sell freight rail arm to Caterpillar unit

Nov 21 (Reuters) - Australia's Downer EDI said on Tuesday it plans to sell its freight rail business to Caterpillar Inc's Progress Rail unit for A$109 million ($82.18 million) as the engineering contractor reduces its dependence on the mining sector.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's FAR expects 1.1 bln barrels of oil from Gambian blocks

Nov 21 (Reuters) - Australian oil and gas explorer FAR Ltd said on Tuesday that an independent study of two of its offshore blocks in West Africa's Gambia found potential for a total of 1.1 billion barrels of oil.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Santos target of proposed investor takeover bid-report

SYDNEY, Nov 16 (Reuters) - A consortium of global energy investors has approached Australian oil and gas major Santos Ltd with a proposal for an all-cash takeover worth A$11 billion ($8.34 billion), media reported on Thursday.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Oil Search to buy oil assets in Alaska for $400 mln

Nov 1 (Reuters) - Australian oil and gas explorer Oil Search said on Wednesday it will buy stakes in oil assets in Alaska for $400 million from privately owned U.S. companies Armstrong Energy LLC and GMT Exploration Company LLC.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Myer says Q1 sales slide

Nov 1 (Reuters) - Australia's biggest department store chain Myer Holdings said on Wednesday first-quarter comparable store sales fell from a year earlier as a result of "challenging retail conditions" and stiffer competition.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Nufarm to buy European crop protection portfolio for $490 mln

Oct 24 (Reuters) - Agricultural chemicals maker Nufarm Ltd said it would buy a range of European crop protection product lines for $490 million to strengthen its position in Europe where it generates its highest crop protection margins.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's competition watchdog to review Accor's planned buyout of Mantra

* Analysts expect approval though market has priced in some doubt

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Mantra Group accepts Accor's $920 mln bid

* Merged group to have about 11 pct of Australian market-IBISWorld

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's east faces gas shortfall in 2018, 2019; export curbs loom

* Government to decide by Nov 1 on gas export curbs (Adds market operator, competition commission comments)

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Pepper Group says KKR ups takeover offer

Sept 25 (Reuters) - Australian non-bank lender Pepper Group said on Monday U.S. private equity giant KKR had offered to pay a fully franked special dividend of 10 cents on top of its previous A$3.60 per share takeover offer.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Seven Group to buy remaining stake in Coates Hire from Carlyle

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Australia's Seven Group Holdings on Wednesday said it would buy the stake it does not already own in Coates Hire from Carlyle Group LP and minority owners for A$517 million ($414.01 million) to boost its industrial services division.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Cromwell seeks up to $1.1 bln with Singapore REIT offering -IFR

* IPO to be priced Sept. 21, debut Sept. 28 (Adds details on cornerstone investors, pricing and debut dates)

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Qantas posts near-record profit, eyes direct flights to NY, London

SINGAPORE, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Australia's biggest airline Qantas Airways Ltd posted its second-highest underlying annual profit on Friday, beating analyst estimates as aggressive cost-cutting helped offset fierce price competition from international rivals.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Vocus ends takeover talks with KKR, Affinity

Aug 21 (Reuters) - Australian telecoms company Vocus Group Ltd said on Monday that takeover discussions with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co and Affinity Equity Partners had ended.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Wesfarmers posts record annual profit on coal, home improvement

* Coal, hardware, department stores grow; supermarkets down (Adds shares, earnings breakdown, company comment)

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Crown Resorts FY profit falls 16 pct, misses forecast

* Crown underlying full year NPAT A$343.1 mln vs A$369.1 analysts

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Woodside Petroleum posts 6.8 pct drop in Q2 output

July 20 (Reuters) - Woodside Petroleum reported a 6.8 percent fall in oil and gas output in the June quarter due to planned and unplanned outages and a previously flagged reduction in its share of pipeline gas from the North West Shelf.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Vocus receives second $1.7 bln approach, from Asia's Affinity

* Vocus says will grant due diligence to KKR for $1.7 bln tilt

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Pepper Group fields $500 mln takeover offer from KKR

July 5 (Reuters) - Australian non-bank lender Pepper Group Ltd said on Wednesday it has received a A$655 million ($498 million) non-binding takeover offer from U.S. buyout firm KKR Credit Advisors LLC.

companyNews reuters.com

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Australia's Vocus opens books for KKR to conduct due diligence

July 5 (Reuters) - Vocus Group Ltd said on Wednesday it would allow KKR & Co LP to conduct due diligence on a non-exclusive basis, a month after the private equity firm made a $1.66 billion takeover offer for the Australian internet company.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Fairfax ends talks with PE suitors without formal bid

* Fairfax says received no bids from TPG or Hellman & Friedman

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's OrotonGroup explores options after expressions of interest

June 20 (Reuters) - Australia's OrotonGroup Ltd, a maker of luxury handbags, said on Tuesday it has received expressions of interest that could involve a sale of the company and plans to begin a formal process to explore its options.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Vocus says KKR makes $1.65 bln takeover approach

* KKR indicative offer A$3.50 per share vs A$2.86 previous close

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's James Hardie full-year profit rises 13 pct

May 18 (Reuters) - James Hardie Industries Plc, the world's top fiber cement building materials maker, reported a 13 percent rise in full-year net profit on Thursday as a reduction in compensation payouts for asbestos diseases boosted the bottom line.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Fairfax Media gets revised $2 bln offer from TPG-led group

SYDNEY, May 15 (Reuters) - Australian newspaper publisher Fairfax Media Ltd on Monday said it has received a revised A$2.76 billion ($2.04 billion) cash offer led by U.S. private equity firm TPG Capital Management for all of the company.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Ten Network warns future dependent on financing

SYDNEY, April 27 (Reuters) - Australia's third-largest television network, Ten Network Holdings, on Thursday said its future was dependent on financing arrangements after it reported a A$232 million ($173 million) half-year loss in a weak advertising market.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Wesfarmers says Q3 supermarket sales up 1.2 pct

SYDNEY, April 27 (Reuters) - Australia's Wesfarmers Ltd , owner of the country's No. 2 grocery chain, said third-quarter food and liquor sales rose 1.2 percent as a strategy of cutting shelf prices to win customers was offset by higher wholesale prices.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Downer launches $1 bln bid for struggling Spotless Group

SYDNEY, March 21 (Reuters) - Australia's Downer EDI Ltd on Tuesday offered to buy cleaner-caterer Spotless Group Holdings Ltd for A$1.27 billion ($982 million), almost a third below the price it was listed at after a private equity turnaround three years ago.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Fairfax halts trade pending Domain announcement

SYDNEY, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Australian newspaper and radio group Fairfax Media Ltd on Tuesday entered a trading halt pending an announcement related to its real estate advertising arm, Domain Group.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Ravensthorpe nickel mine cut off by rains -First Quantum

* Processing is ongoing -First Quantum (Adds more company comment, details, price forecast)

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's James Hardie cuts full-year guidance again

SYDNEY, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Australia's James Hardie Industries Plc, the world No. 1 maker of fibre cement home panelling, cut its guidance as unexpectedly high production costs hit third-quarter profit, sending its shares down by the most in eight months.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Navitas says Trump's travel ban turns students off U.S.

SYDNEY, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Australia's biggest listed private educator Navitas Ltd on Tuesday blamed U.S. politics for a downturn in inquiries about English classes in the United States, as a decline in half-yearly earnings sent its shares to a one-year low.

rbssEnergyNews reuters.com

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Australia's Ichthys LNG dealt blow as major contractor pulls plug

* CIMIC pulls out of building power station to supply Ichthys LNG

rbssEnergyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Ichthys LNG dealt blow as major contractor pulls plug

* CIMIC pulls out of building power station to supply Ichthys LNG

basicMaterialsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's BlueScope Steel raises earnings guidance

* Also to take a A$65 million impairment (Adds reasons for upgrade)

industrialsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Tigerair blames Indonesia for Bali flight chaos

* Tigerair says it has approvals to fly to Bali until March 25

rbssEnergyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Woolworths sells petrol chain to BP for $1.3 bln

SYDNEY, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Australian supermarket giant Woolworths Ltd is selling its chain of petrol stations to BP plc for A$1.8 billion ($1.29 billion) in cash, Woolworths said in a statement on Wednesday.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Tatts rejects KKR-backed bid as inferior to Tabcorp's

SYDNEY, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Australia's Tatts on Friday rejected a takeover bid worth up to A$7.3 billion ($5.27 billion) from a consortium backed by KKR and Macquarie Group, saying it preferred an earlier offer from Tabcorp Holdings Ltd.

bondsNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's budget deficit deepens, top credit rating at risk

SYDNEY, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Australia's conservative government on Monday forecast a A$10 billion deterioration in its budget deficit over the next four years but still hoped to snatch a surplus by...

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Mayne Pharma Group shares tumble on U.S. lawsuit

SYDNEY, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Shares in Australian pharmaceutical company Mayne Pharma Group Ltd fell more than 16 percent on Friday after 20 U.S states filed a lawsuit against it alleging it engaged in a conspiracy with others to fix prices on two generic drugs.

marketsNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Crown Resorts warns of revenue fall, plans to quit demerger

SYDNEY, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Australian casino company Crown Resorts Ltd said first-half revenue would fall 12 percent due to a slump in turnover from VIP gamblers, and announced plans to raise A$1.6...

bondsNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Cover-More agrees to $551 mln bid from Zurich Insurance

SYDNEY, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Australian travel insurance provider Cover-More Group on Monday said it had agreed to a A$741 million ($551.16 million) takeover offer from Switzerland's Zurich Insurance...

basicMaterialsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Santos to focus on long-life gas in growth push

* Other offshore assets and ageing oil non-core (Adds CEO comments)

rbssEnergyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Origin Energy to spin off oil and gas assets in IPO

SYDNEY, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Australia's top power and gas retailer Origin Energy will spin off its interests in conventional oil and gas fields in an initial public offering the company said on Tuesday, a reversal from September when it said a such spin-off was not a priority.

utilitiesSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's New South Wales begins sale of third power grid

SYDNEY, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Australia's New South Wales state will begin the sale process for a majority stake in electricity network Endeavour Energy on Friday, its treasurer said, a transaction expected to be worth about A$4 billion ($2.96 billion).

financialsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Macquarie, ANZ admit to Malaysia currency 'cartel'

SYDNEY, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Australia's No.1 investment bank Macquarie Group Ltd and top corporate lender Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd on Friday said they offered to pay fines totalling A$15 million ($11.12 million) for "cartel conduct" in Singapore.

cyclicalConsumerGoodsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Tabcorp buys 10 percent stake in takeover target Tatts

SYDNEY, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Australia's Tabcorp Holdings on Friday said it had purchased control of around 10 percent of its takeover target Tatts Group for A$638 million.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Boral to buy Headwaters for $2.6 bln

SYDNEY, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Boral Ltd, Australia's biggest supplier of construction materials and building products, said on Monday it agreed to buy U.S. firm Headwaters Inc for $2.6 billion in a deal that will double the size of Boral's U.S. business.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Bravura shares fall sharply on debut

SYDNEY, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Shares in Australian financial services software maker Bravura Solutions Ltd debuted at a sharp discount to their issue price on Wednesday, continuing what has been a lacklustre year for private equity listings.

financialsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Charter Hall property trust makes subdued debut

SYDNEY, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Australia's Charter Hall Long WALE REIT property trust received a subdued reception from investors on the first day of trading even though the offer amount had been cut and the projected yield increased after fund managers baulked at an initial float plan.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Inghams shares slip in morose market debut

SYDNEY, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Shares in Australia's biggest chicken producer Inghams slipped on their market debut on Monday, as private equity firm TPG Capital Management LP's move to nearly halve the listing's size failed to generate the hoped for first-day pop in trading.

financialsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Westpac reports unchanged annual profit, lowers return target

SYDNEY, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Westpac reported unchanged annual cash profits on Monday in line with expectations and lowered its return on equity target amid an increasingly challenging environment of lower rates and higher funding costs.

companyNews reuters.com

RPT-UPDATE 1-Australia's Inghams IPO scaled back after TPG counted chickens too early

* Revised terms come less than a month after first prospectus

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Inghams IPO scaled back after TPG counted chickens too early

* Revised terms come less than a month after first prospectus

nonCyclicalConsumerGoodsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Rinehart, China's Shanghai CRED lift bid for Kidman cattle empire

SYDNEY, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Australia's richest woman Gina Rinehart and a Chinese partner raised their offer to buy the country's largest private land holding on Thursday, with Rinehart pledging to buy it outright if the joint bid was rejected on national interest grounds.

cyclicalConsumerGoodsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Crown Resorts plans float for its hotels division

SYDNEY, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Australia's top casino company Crown Resorts said on Thursday it plans to spin off some of its Australian hotels and retail property in an initial public offering.

financialsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Charter Hall cancels $860 mln property trust listing

SYDNEY, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Australian listed property company Charter Hall Group said on Wednesday it had canceled a A$1.12 billion ($860 million) initial public offering of a commercial property trust because of a lack of institutional support.

cyclicalConsumerGoodsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Tabcorp, Tatts agree merger to form betting giant

SYDNEY, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Australia's Tabcorp Holdings said it agreed to a A$6.36 billion ($4.87 billion) takeover of Tatts Group to create a A$10.44 billion betting industry giant that could help fend off popular online rivals.

cyclicalConsumerGoodsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Tabcorp, Tatts in talks to create $7 bln gaming giant

* Deal expected within days - banker (Adds analyst quote, details on deal, background)

financialsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Commonwealth Bank expects to pay "significant" customer compensation

* Bank says payments won't materially affect earnings (Adds CEO quotes, industry details)

financialsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's QIC bullish on U.S. housing debt, negative on Asian banks

SYDNEY, Sept 27 (Reuters) - QIC, one of Australia's largest fund managers, is upbeat on debt issued by U.S. building companies and domestic utilities, but is bearish on Asian banks as negative yields from some sovereign bonds push investors to riskier assets.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's SAI Global backs $760 mln Baring Asia private equity buyout

* Comes 2 years after KKR-PEP scrapped higher offer (Adds CEO quotes, shares, SAI takeover context)

financialsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Port of Melbourne sold for $7.3 bln to QIC-led group

SYDNEY, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The sale of Australia's biggest general cargo terminal, Port of Melbourne, was awarded to a group led by QIC Private Capital for about A$9.7 billion ($7.29 billion), the Victorian state government said on Monday.

financialsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's ASX says tech problem resolved, markets open

SYDNEY, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Australian stock exchange ASX Ltd said on Monday a technical snag that had caused a delay to the opening of the equities market has now been resolved.

financialsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's opposition moves motion for Royal Commission into banks

SYDNEY, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Australia's opposition leader on Wednesday moved a motion for a sweeping public inquiry into the banking system following a series of allegations of misconduct including financial planning scams and insurance fraud.

cyclicalConsumerGoodsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Star casino group posts record Asia gambling activity

* Company spending over A$500 mln on refurbs, new casino (Adds commentary, additional earnings information)

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Woolworths posts first loss, bounces on hardware exit

* Shares up 7 pct on hardware relief (Adds CEO comment, earnings breakdown)

financialsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Murray Goulburn lifts annual profits 61 pct

SYDNEY, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Murray Goulburn, Australia's largest dairy processor, said on Wednesday its annual net profit jumped more than 60 percent, but warned it will face significant headwinds next season from an oversupplied milk market.

industrialsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Qantas posts record annual profit after restructure

* Company gives first final dividend since 2008, starts buyback

basicMaterialsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's BlueScope Steel tips strong growth in 2017 after stellar year

* Shares jump to more than five-year high (Adds CEO comments)

financialsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's ANZ and NAB named in U.S. class action for BBSW trading

SYDNEY, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) and National Australia Bank (NAB) were named in a U.S. class action relating to trading in bank bill swap rates (BBSW), they said on Thursday, adding to ongoing court action by the Australian regulator.

financialsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's AMP underlying profit drops, shares skid

* Shares hit 1-month lows in weak broader market (Adds CEO comment, shares)

rbssEnergyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Whitehaven beats profit forecast amid coal resurgence

* Whitehaven Coal annual profit A$20.5 mln vs loss a year ago

cyclicalConsumerGoodsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Crown Resorts full-year profit falls 23 pct

SYDNEY, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Crown Resorts Ltd, Australia's No. 1 casino company, posted a 22.7 percent decline in full-year net profit due to subdued turnover at its resorts in the Asian gambling hub of Macau, while Australian operations reported small gains.

financialsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's ANZ A$1 bln Tier 1 issue targets yield-hungry buyers

SYDNEY, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Australia and New Zealand Banking Group is raising around A$1 billion ($767 million) in perpetual Tier 1 capital securities to pay around 6.5 percent, an eye-catching return in an environment of falling interest rates.

basicMaterialsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Aura Energy to float shares in London by end September

LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Australian uranium miner Aura Energy Ltd is making a bet on a rebound in uranium prices as it lists in London, hoping to raise about 2.85 million pounds (US$3.7 mln) to fund development of a mine in Mauritania, its chief executive said on Monday.

industrialsSector reuters.com

REFILE-UPDATE 1-Australia's Cochlear posts 30 percent profit jump

SYDNEY, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Cochlear Ltd, the world's top hearing implants maker, posted a 30 percent rise in annual net profit, meeting its guidance on strong sales growth, and forecast a 15 percent profit rise in the current year.

rbssHealthcareNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Cochlear posts 30 percent profit jump

SYDNEY, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Cochlear Ltd, the world's top hearing implants maker, posted a 30 percent rise in annual net profit, meeting its guidance on strong sales growth, and forecast a 15 percent profit rise in the current year.

rbssEnergyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's IFM makes highest bid for EDF's Polish heating assets - report

WARSAW, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Australian fund management firm IFM and its unit Veolia Energia Polska have submitted the highest offer to buy Polish heating assets from France's EDF , the Puls Biznesu daily said, quoting unidentified sources.

hotStocksNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's big 4 banks slash mortgage costs after RBA rate cut

* Move follows 25 basis point cut by RBA on Tuesday (Recasts lead, adds comment from four major banks)

cyclicalConsumerGoodsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's ASX appoints new chief after high-profile resignation

SYDNEY, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Australia's ASX Ltd, the world's 14th-largest stock exchange by traded shares, on Monday said it hired a new chief executive officer following the resignation of its former leader in the wake of corruption allegations.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's big banks team up to challenge Apple on mobile payment apps

* Move marks escalation of Australian fin-tech struggle (Adds background details)

financialsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's High Court backs ANZ in fee class action

SYDNEY, July 27 (Reuters) - Australia and New Zealand Banking Group on Wednesday won an appeal against a six-year long court battle over allegedly unfair credit card charges, in a major blow to customers involved in Australia's biggest ever class action.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Treasury Wine sells some US brands, ups profit guidance

SYDNEY, July 4 (Reuters) - Australia's Treasury Wine Estates Ltd, the world's largest stand-alone winemaker, said on Monday it would sell 12 U.S. wine brands and raised its annual profit guidance following its purchase of Diageo Plc assets earlier this year.

industrialsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Vocus plans fibre network, cable acquisitions worth $640 mln

* Assets expand Vocus' footprint beyond metropolitan areas (Adds comment from Vocus and CIMIC)

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Asciano resolves dispute gnawing at $6.8 bln buyout

* Shares trading below offer price on uncertainty (Adds regulatory decision date, shares)

basicMaterialsSector reuters.com

REFILE-UPDATE 1-Australia's Telstra buys into mining technology sector

SYDNEY, June 23 (Reuters) - Australia's largest telecoms group Telstra Corp Ltd has taken a bet on the resource industry's appetite for cash-saving technology from drones to wireless production-tracking, snapping up a specialist firm to set up a dedicated mining services unit.

technologySector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Telstra buys into mining technology sector

* Has been pushing to diversify as fixed-line demand fades (Adds comment, detail, share price)

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Crown Resorts shares jump on break-up plan

SYDNEY, June 16 (Reuters) - Australia's No. 1 casino firm Crown Resorts Ltd won support from investors and analysts on Thursday for a plan to split the business, reigniting speculation billionaire owner James Packer may take part of the company private.

financialsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Crown Resorts says it may spin off domestic assets

* Move could cushion operations from Macau slump (Adds industry context, shares)

financialsSector reuters.com

RPT-UPDATE 1-Australia's QBE says storm impact on claims may not be severe

SYDNEY, June 6 (Reuters) - QBE Insurance Group Ltd, Australia's biggest insurer by premium income, on Monday said the impact of a severe storm that lashed Australia's east coast at the weekend was unlikely to be as severe on claim volumes as one that hit last year.

financialsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's ALS rejects $1.93 bln takeover offer from private equity

* PE firms offer A$5.30/shr, 31 pct premium to pre-offer price

financialsSector reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Patties Foods says gets A$230 mln bid from PEP

* Patties shares closed at A$1.33 on Friday (Adds chairman comment, share price)

rbssEnergyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Australia's Wesfarmers signals $1.6 bln hit on Target, coal

SYDNEY, May 25 (Reuters) - Wesfarmers Ltd, Australia's biggest company by sales, on Wednesday said it will take impairment charges totalling up to A$2.2 billion ($1.6 billion) in fiscal 2016 due to poor coal prices and market conditions at department store Target.

companyNews reuters.com

RPT-UPDATE 1-Australia's Gorgon LNG export facility restarting operations -Chevron

SINGAPORE, May 18 (Reuters) - Chevron has begun to restart its Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Australia following an unplanned shutdown in April, the U.S. energy major said.