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Evolution talks with La Mancha

Evolution Mining has confirmed media reports that it is in discussions on the potential puchase of La Mancha Resources' gold mine in Kalgoorlie, for a price understood to be around $400 million.

Shares close 40.8pts higher

The share market has clawed back some of the ground lost in Thursday's heavy fall as bargain hunters moved in.

Metadata laws pass parliament

Australians will have two years of their metadata stored by phone and internet providers after the Abbott government's controversial data retention laws passed parliament.

Shares open 6.9pts higher

The Australian share market is marginally firmer as a Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen boosts oil stocks.

WA Crown casino hotel challenge fails

An appeal by local residents against an expansion of James Packer's Crown casino in Perth has been dismissed in Western Australia's highest court.

US stocks end lower as Yemen crisis

Wall Street stocks have ended lower in volatile trade spurred by the Yemen crisis.

$A weaker amid upbeat US data

A batch of upbeat US data has whacked the Australian dollar back down toward 78 US cents following a short-lived rally overnight.

Oil prices surge as Yemen crisis escalates

Oil prices have surged after Saudi Arabian jets struck rebel targets in Yemen, sparking fears that an escalating crisis in the country could threaten crude producers in the Middle East.

Gold pares gains but closes higher

Gold has pared gains after hitting a three-and-a-half-week high, after a knee-jerk reaction to escalating tensions in the Middle East knocked stocks and drove investors into lower-risk assets.

Shares close 94.2pts lower

The share market has suffered its largest one-day fall in more than three months as investors turned cautious.

Shorten coy on GST option for WA

Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten is reluctant to back a solution to a stand-off with Western Australia about how GST revenue is divided among the states.

Shares open 63.6pts lower

The Australian share market is lower with the banking sector suffering, after heavy losses on Wall Street.

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Exporters

LabelValue
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
Others$81.20bn
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