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Telstra blames software fault for outage

Telstra has blamed a software fault for its second widespread network outage in a month, which left customers unable to make calls or use mobile data. 

Healthscope rejects takeover bids, plans closures

Private hospital operator Healthscope, which owns Perth's Mount Hospital, has rejected two competing takeover proposals it says undervalue the company, even as it lowers its earnings guidance due to t

Aust shares open lower despite overseas gains

Australian shares have opened lower, shrugging off improvements seen on most global markets overnight including strong gains on Wall Street. 

$A rises as market confidence improves

The Australian dollar is higher, after US stocks, oil and copper prices gained ground overnight.

Oil rallies on Venezuela supply worries

US crude hit its highest level since 2014 on Monday amid rising concerns that Venezuela's oil output could fall further following the country's presidential election and potential sanctions on the OPEC-member nation.

Gold prices fall to a 2018 low

Gold price have hit a new low for the year to date after US Treasury Secretary.

Aust shares flat as Telstra leads losses

The Australian share market has closed steady, with strong gains by the healthcare and utilities sectors countering yet another fall by Telstra and weakness among the banks and miners.

Harbour raises bid for Santos to $US10.9bn

US private equity firm Harbour Energy has raised its bid for Santos to about $US10.9 billion ($A14.5 billion) on condition the local energy firm increases its oil price hedging for the next two years.

Former Optus boss to lead Vocus

Vocus Communications has appointed former Optus boss Kevin Russell as managing director and chief executive, three months after Geoff Horth quit the broadband provider in the wake of an earnings warning.

Banks, US losses weigh on Aust shares

Australian shares have opened lower, dragged down by the banks and after all three major US stock indexes posted a weekly loss as the markets grappled with US-China trade talks.

Gold rebounds on Italian politics tensions

Gold prices rebounded on Friday, as the US dollar eased after Italian political tension sparked a sell-off in the country's bond markets and investors sought a safe haven in bullion.

$A falls after Wall Street's weak finish

The Australian dollar is flat after Wall Street stocks finished Friday's session flat or in negative territory.

Oil falls, but analysts expect a bounce

Oil prices fell on Friday, but Brent crude marked its sixth straight week of gains, boosted by plummeting Venezuelan production, strong global demand and looming US sanctions on Iran.

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Galaxy Resources jumps on $371m asset sale

Shares in Galaxy Resources have surged after the lithium miner announced a $US280 million ($A371 million) asset sale deal with South Korean giant Posco.

Perth city-to-stadium footbridge delayed

The long-delayed footbridge linking East Perth to Optus Stadium will not be ready by the end of May despite previous assurances by the McGowan government.

Seven West regional newspapers to shed staff

Rural newspapers in Western Australia are set to shed staff with Seven West Media announcing a fresh round of voluntary redundancies as it moves to centralise its regional business.

Labor picks Woodside manager for Darling Range

The background of WA Labor's latest candidate for Darling Range has been extensively scrutinised, the premier says, after the party's last MP and a parliamentary hopeful for the state seat proved to be embarrassments.