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South32 swings to profit, lifts dividend

A recovery in commodities prices and ongoing cost reductions have helped diversified miner South32 swing to a solid full-year profit.

Shares open 14pts lower

The Australian market has opened lower after Wall Street's key indexes fell following President Donald Trump's threat to shut down government if Congress doesn't fund his Mexico border wall.

$A creeps slightly higher against $US

The Australian dollar has crept back above 79 US cents - just.

Oil up more than 1% on 8th crude drawdown

Oil prices have risen after US crude inventories declined for the eighth straight week and as a storm approached the Gulf Coast with the potential to disrupt oil and refined products output.

Gold up as focus shifts to Jackson Hole

Gold prices have edged up, drawing support from political uncertainty in the United States and the weak dollar before a major central banking conference there this week.

Shares close 13pts lower

The share market has reversed earlier gains to close lower after falls by financials and healthcare companies outweighed gains in the energy and telco sectors.

Scalped Ashes tickets recovered

Cricket Australia has recovered almost 3,000 scalped tickets for December's Ashes Test in Perth.

Force fate clear next week after court win

The Western Force has won its right to appeal the Australian Rugby Union’s decision to axe the team, while the ARU is set to be on the receiving end of a fresh wave of criticism after knocking back a large financial offer from billionaire Andrew Forrest.

Strong sales lift Woolies to $1.5bn profit

Woolworths' heavy food discounting has paid off, with the supermarket giant's sales growth beating analysts’ expectations.

Vocus cancels dividend in $1.5bn loss

Vocus Communications has reported a net loss of $1.46 billion after making heavy write-downs on goodwill for some of its recent acquisitions and abandoned paying a dividend to redirect funds to projects and debt reduction.

Shares open 17pts higher

The Australian market has opened higher after Wall Street rose following a report that President Donald Trump's administration was making progress on tax reform.

$A is lower against $US, yen and euro

The Australian dollar has fallen against its strengthened US counterpart and looks to be heading back toward the 79 US cent mark.

Oil lifts on US crude drawdown hopes

Oil has inched up, lifted by expectations of another crude stockpile drawdown in the United States but price gains were limited amid the reopening of Libya's largest oil field.

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Scaffidi disqualified for 18 months

Perth lord mayor Lisa Scaffidi has been disqualified from holding any office for 18 months after failing to disclose gifts and travel, but her lawyer will seek to halt the penalty pending an appeal.

Forrest calls on ARU chairman to quit

Andrew Forrest has called on Cameron Clyne to resign, claiming the ARU chairman misrepresented the reasons he chose to axe the Western Force.

Qantas to reroute, upgrade flights

Qantas is changing one of its most popular routes and upgrading the aircraft on another key service as part of a five-year extended partnership with Emirates.

WA company fined $65,000 over mine hazard

A company has been fined $65,000 after a mine worker in the Goldfields region narrowly escaped with his life during a site accident.

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Forrest calls on ARU chairman to quit

Andrew Forrest has called on Cameron Clyne to resign, claiming the ARU chairman misrepresented the reasons he chose to axe the Western Force.

Company fined $70k for skylight fall injury

A roofing company has been fined $70,000 after a labourer was seriously injured when he fell five metres through a skylight in Bicton.

Qantas to reroute, upgrade flights

Qantas is changing one of its most popular routes and upgrading the aircraft on another key service as part of a five-year extended partnership with Emirates.

Crowdfunding sought for WA GST legal fight

A Western Australian Liberals-led High Court challenge over the state's GST share will be partly financed by crowdfunding.