25/01/2018 - 06:59

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25/01/2018 - 06:59

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China Energy keeps itself in the hunt for AWE

The potential for China Energy to return serve and increase its bid for AWE is being closely watched and the company is still expected to lodge its bidder’s statement by the deadline today. The Aus

Wellard chief sells the farm

Wellard founder and managing director Mauro Balzarini has offloaded the last piece of his WA farmlands empire with the sale of The Grange, a 16,500ha blue-ribbon grazing and grain property in Dongara for $32 million. The West

Chinese visitors venture further afield as tourism boom grows

The tourism boom in Australia is set to continue this year, with more savvy Chinese tourists getting more adventurous with their travels and exploring Australia beyond the big cities. The Fin

Labor under pressure to back TPP

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will push for a speedy enactment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, warning job creation and economic growth is at risk if Labor undermines the ambitious free trade deal. The Fin

Trade pact to deliver GDP boost

Australia stands to reap an economic dividend from the new Trans-Pacific Partnership deal and an increase of up to 1 per cent of GDP as part of the $13.7 trillion, 11-nation trade group. The Aus

Fast cash for bank customers

The process of payments between private bank accounts will be speeded up with the rollout of instantaneous transfers using a person’s email address or phone number. The West

 

 

The Australian Financial Review

Page 1: The tourism boom in Australia is set to continue this year, with more savvy Chinese tourists getting more adventurous with their travels and exploring Australia beyond the big cities.

Page 4: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will push for a speedy enactment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, warning job creation and economic growth is at risk if Labor undermines the ambitious free trade deal.

Page 10: The best performing Australian shares fund in 2017 was managed by Bennelong Australian Equity Partners, in a year where big gains were available to investors who put their money with the right manager.

Page 12: JPMorgan has pledged a broad $US20 billion ($25 billion) investment in its business, staff and customers, making it the latest US company to link its expansion plans to President Donald Trump’s $US1.5 trillion tax cuts and war on red tape.

Page 37: Australia’s top chairmen say they are broadly optimistic about the year ahead, with improving global growth and a new ‘‘obsession’’ about customer service set to boost the corporate sector in 2018.

Page 38: Santos’ improving performance is clearly evident in the December quarter, and its ample growth opportunities means it’s no surprise that the oil and gas producer is attracting the attention of suitors such as Harbour Energy, according to chief executive Kevin Gallagher.

Rio Tinto is under fresh pressure from the Mongolian government over the cost of the $US5.3 billion ($6.6 billion) Oyu Tolgoi copper expansion, and says it is willing to ‘‘explore’’ ways to reduce the financial impact of the project.

Page 41: Seven West Media chief executive Tim Worner is sure of one certainty: live sport is always going to draw big audiences.

 

 

The Australian

Page 1: Australia stands to reap an economic dividend from the new Trans-Pacific Partnership deal and an increase of up to 1 per cent of GDP as part of the $13.7 trillion, 11-nation trade group.

Page 2: A former economic adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has questioned a key plank of Australia’s new strategy to manage China’s rise, saying the communist nation is “unstoppable”.

Page 4: David Forsyth, who chaired a 2013-14 review into air safety regulation, said needless red tape was still imposed across all areas of Civil Aviation Safety Authority regulation, four years after his report was delivered.

Page 5: A new system that gives schools access to evidence-based research on what does and doesn’t work in Australian classrooms has been pitched to the Gonski 2.0 review in a bid to improve student results and hold teachers accountable.

Page 15: The Australian Securities & Investments Commission revealed the explosive results of its latest investigation into the nation’s financial advice industry and said it would now force the sector to be more transparent with the use of approved product lists.

Page 16: The potential for China Energy to return serve and increase its bid for AWE is being closely watched and the company is still expected to lodge its bidder’s statement by the deadline today.

 

 

The West Australian

Page 3: A bumper crowd of more than 300,000 people is expected to descend on the Swan River foreshore to see this year’s Skyshow, according to Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi.

Page 4: Wanneroo could lose its title as the host of Australia’s biggest citizenship ceremony, with a Queensland-based council set to give the oath to a similar amount of people.

Taxpayers are forking out $50 million a month on travel for Federal Government bureaucrats, including almost $350,000 a day on business-class airfares.

Page 6: More than half of West Australians are worried about the effect of drugs in their neighbourhood, a Productivity Commission report says.

Page 16: A report predicts good times ahead for mining, but warns of a potential skills shortage in the sector’s increasingly automated services industries.

Page 20: Perth researchers have been awarded more than $3.5 million to pioneer treatments that could revolutionise how cystic fibrosis is managed.

Page 57: The process of payments between private bank accounts will be speeded up with the rollout of instantaneous transfers using a person’s email address or phone number.

Business: Wellard founder and managing director Mauro Balzarini has offloaded the last piece of his WA farmlands empire with the sale of The Grange, a 16,500ha blue-ribbon grazing and grain property in Dongara for $32 million.

The Perth Mint is trying to cash in on the growing popularity of exchange-traded funds — the low-cost passive investment vehicles that track specific sectors.

Goldfields nickel miner Western Areas is nearing completion of a $24 million expansion of its Cosmic Boy processing plant at Forrestania that could have it sign a deal to supply high-grade nickel directly to the battery market.

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