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18/10/2007 - 07:24

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Australian wealth world's strongest; Briggs offload Westralian shares; Woolies blocked from buying Kmart; Bogolyubov reveals he will fund ConsMin takeover with spare cash; Investors demand overhaul of shareholder meeting voting system.

Today's 7.30am headlines


New economic studies say the wealth of Australians is growing faster than any other country in the developed world. The West

As if trumpeting an oil discovery in the US wasn't good enough, Westralian Gas and Power chairman Peter Briggs has made the most of his company's soaring share price by offloading some of his equity.The West

The competition watchdog has knocked back Woolworth's application to acquire Coles' Kmart division. The Australian

Ukrainian billionaire Gennadiy Bogolyubov has flexed his financial muscle by revealing he will fund his $1billion Consolidated Minerals takeover with spare cash. The West

Major investors representing the $1.15 trillion superannuation industry are demanding an overhaul of the voting system at shareholder meetings, saying it is outdated, misunderstood and disempowering for retail investors. The Fin Review

 

THE WEST AUSTRALIAN

Page 5: Prime Minister John Howard has used the Ben Cousins scandal to step up calls for a zero-tolerance approach to illicit drugs in sport.

Page 7: Kevin Rudd yesterday pledged to solve the intransigent national nursing shortage by spending $81 million over five years.

John Howard has launched a scathing attack on his younger opponent saying Kevin Rudd needed to "grow up" as the coalition unleashed a ferocious anti-union advertising.

Ground breaking research by WA scientists into the formation of gold nuggets will give exploration companies and prospectors vital clues on how and where to look for the precious metal.

Business: New economic studies say the wealth of Australians is growing faster than any other country in the developed world.

As if trumpeting an oil discovery in the US wasn't good enough, Westralian Gas and Power chairman Peter Briggs has made the most of his company's soaring share price by offloading some of his equity.

Australia Post Chief executive Graeme John has pocketed another big bonus after leading the group to $400 million profit.

Ukrainian billionaire Gennadiy Bogolyubov has flexed his financial muscle by revealing he will fund his $1billion Consolidated Minerals takeover with spare cash.

 

THE AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW

Page 1: Major investors representing the $1.15 trillion superannuation industry are demanding an overhaul of the voting system at shareholder meetings, saying it is outdated, misunderstood and disempowering for retail investors.

The developing Turkish threat to invade northern Iraq is likely to keep oil prices at record highs as the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries claimed it could do nothing to control the rise.

The coalition has stepped up its attack on Labor's union links, releasing an election advertisement that brands Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd's front benchers as a danger to the economy, claiming 70 per cent were once union officials.


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