Austal to deliver dividend in 2015

Shipbuilder Austal expects to deliver a dividend this financial year as its works through $2.6 billion in orders for the US Navy and Australian Customs.

Shares close 50.4pts higher

The share market has closed higher as the big miners rebounded from recent falls and ANZ's record profit helped the banks.

Australia to be largest LNG exporter: HSBC

Australia is expected to become the world's largest exporter of liquefied natural gas within four years, according to an HSBC report.

Macquarie profit surges by 35%

Wealth manager Macquarie Group's profit has surged by 35 per cent on the back of strong demand for fixed-income investments and a weakening Australian dollar.

ACCC checking electricity price data

The consumer watchdog is "painstakingly" sifting through data to ensure households are paying less for their electricity after the repeal of the carbon tax.

Newcrest considers pay shake-up

Newcrest Mining is considering changing its remuneration structure in response to criticism over what some see as the company's generous salary packages.

ANZ lifts profit, warns on capital

ANZ Banking Group's chief executive thinks the world can handle the end of US economic stimulus measures but warns that Australia's Financial System Inquiry may damage the local economy.

Shares open 25pts higher

The share market has opened higher after a rise on US markets overnight and market heavyweight ANZ achieved strong profit growth.

$A starts to recover post-Fed losses

The Australian dollar has followed US stocks higher as it recovers from its steep fall following the US central bank meeting.

Visa powers Dow to 1.3% gain

Strong earnings by credit card giant Visa sent its stock soaring, almost single-handedly powering the Dow to a 1.3 per cent gain.

Oil prices dip despite strong growth data

World oil prices have fallen back after two days of modest gains, as the market was not encouraged by a stronger-than-expected estimate of US economic growth in the third quarter.

Gold falls 2.2 per cent

Gold prices have slid to the lowest level in nearly a month and other precious metals have also fallen sharply, as hawkish comments from the Federal Reserve and strong US economic data indicate the central bank could raise interest rates sooner than expected.



Rio Tinto$26.71bn
BHP Billiton Iron Ore$24.30bn
North West Shelf Venture$19.62bn
Fortescue Metals Group$12.48bn
Woodside Petroleum$6.09bn
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