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Sunday is the biggest trading day of the week for the major supermarkets.

And on the seventh day they shopped

Catie Low

The seventh day shall be for shopping, Sundays are big business for grocery and the major chains are working overtime to make the most of this lucrative trading day.

Malcolm Maiden

BHP's slow road to Samarco

Malcolm Maiden

There's a long way to go before the Australian group and its joint venture partner at Samarco, Brazil's Vale group, put the disaster behind them and know how much it finally costs

The office leasing market in the CBD is delivering good results, particularly for landlords.

REITs are back in the black

Carolyn Cummins

Real estate investment trusts are the favoured ship in town as they provide the safe harbour for investors against the stormy seas of uncertainty whipped up by the looming federal election, changes to superannuation, a volatile sharemarket for banks and low interest rates.

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Keegan Napier is learning from the world's best.


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A world of opportunity

Carolyn Rance

Global experience can not only help you gain valuable skills, it can help you build a stellar career.

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Interest rates could change again

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VIDEO: What'll be the political impact of another rate cut as we approach an election? Chief political correspondent Mark Kenny explains.

CBA acted 'unconscionably'

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VIDEO: Retiring MP Philip Ruddock slams the Commonwealth Bank following a parliamentary inquiry looking into impairment of customer loans.

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Iron ore sheds 12pc on week

Inventories held at ports across China increased 1.4 per cent to 99.85 million tons this week to the highest level since ...
Jasmine Ng

Iron ore posted the biggest weekly loss in four years after China quelled speculation in raw-materials trading.

Pound ends week down 1.2pc

The pound fell 0.3 per cent to $US1.4438 as of 5pm London time on Friday, leaving it down 1.2 per cent on the week, the ...
Lukanyo Mnyanda

The pound, the developed world's worst-performing currency this year, suffered its biggest decline in six weeks as a raft of data added to signs the economy is stagnating.

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The Economy

Second interest rate cut on the cards

Treasury Secretary John Fraser: "These costings have considerable uncertainty attached to them."
Peter Martin, Mark Kenny

There could be another interest rate as soon as next month, throwing a wildcard into the election campaign.

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Iron ore sheds 12pc on week

Inventories held at ports across China increased 1.4 per cent to 99.85 million tons this week to the highest level since ...
Jasmine Ng

Iron ore posted the biggest weekly loss in four years after China quelled speculation in raw-materials trading.

Brazil court approves March deal with Samarco

Samarco signed a compensation and cleanup deal in March, agreeing to pay about 12 billion reais ($US3.4 billion) over 15 ...
Anna Edgerton and R.T. Watson

A Brazilian tribunal ratified an agreement between the Samarco iron ore mine and federal and state governments over compensation for a tailings dam spill in November.

World Business

$45m headache for Nurofen maker

Reckitt Benckiser was last week fined for misleading Australian consumers over claims about its Nurofen painkillers.
Thomas Buckley

Last week, it was fined for misleading consumers about its Nurofen painkillers, now Reckitt Benckiser is under fire again.

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Property Focus

Goodman Group on target for growth

Warehouses and industrial property are in hot demand.
Carolyn Cummins

Goodman Group looks set to see strong growth this year, as they have just had their best quarterly results for years and demand from the e-commerce sector and urban renewal projects remain high.

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12 women's watches to dazzle you

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Feast your eyes on a dozen delicate timepieces designed to stand out.

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Interest rates could change again

What'll be the political impact of another rate cut as we approach an election? Chief political correspondent Mark Kenny explains.

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