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CPI figures will see RBA stay on hold

The Reserve Bank of Australia is likely to remain in wait-and-see mode on interest rates following solid inflation figures.

Vodafone loses customers

Vodafone Australia continued to bleed mobile phone customers despite a dedicated turnaround effort.

Market opens up 18.7pts

The Australian share market has opened higher, buoyed by gains on Wall Street and record production results from BHP Billiton.

BHP produces record iron volumes

Resources giant BHP has produced record volumes of iron ore and coal after lifting its output of both commodities 20 per cent.

$A boosted by weaker US CPI data

The Australian dollar has fallen back, after enjoying a boost overnight on official figures showing the pace of US inflation slowed in June.

Gold falls on Ukraine and US data

Gold futures have retreated, as investors eye the situation in Ukraine and as US economic data point to continued recovery.

US stocks rise on housing report

US stocks have finished higher following a busy day of corporate earnings and a report showing the highest level of existing-home sales in eight months.

Oil prices drop despite conflict worries

Oil prices have fallen modestly despite geopolitical tensions over war-torn Ukraine and a raging battle in the Gaza Strip.

Antares board changes rejected

Antares Energy shareholders have fought off a board challenge from activist US fund Lone Star.

Senate ‘destroying’ investment: BHP boss

The chief of resources giant BHP Billiton has urged Labor and the minor parties to help the Abbott government repeal the mining tax, saying investment is being destroyed by "a lot of antics" in the Senate.

Shares close 3.4 pts higher

The Australian share market has closed slightly higher as investors await inflation figures from the United States and local inflation data.

RBA will cut again if needed: Stevens

If the economy needs lower interest rates, that's just what the economy will get, according to Reserve Bank of Australia governor Glenn Stevens.

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Exporters

LabelValue
Rio Tinto$21.40bn
BHP Billiton Iron Ore$17.97bn
North West Shelf Venture$16.84bn
Fortescue Metals Group$8.12bn
Gold Corporation$5.81bn
Others$53.39bn
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