29/10/2007 - 06:45

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29/10/2007 - 06:45

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ANZ raising equity in Hong Kong and Singapore; ASA slams calls on AGM; Big drilling program planned after Spitfire $4m float; Macquarie leading $7-billion takeover of US Puget Energy; Labor raises climates stakes as Kyoto row heats up.

ANZ is considering raising equity in Hong Kong or Singapore to fund its expansion into Asia and overcome resistance from skeptical Australian investors to its new chief executive's growth plans. The West

As the 2007AGM season swings into action, the Australian Shareholder's Association has slammed calls for small listed companies to be exempt from holding annual meetings. The West

An aggressive drilling program is being planned on ground just south of Consolidated Minerals flagship Woodie Woodie manganese mine as part of the $4 million float of junior explorer Spitfire Resources. The West

Macquarie Bank is leading a $7-billion takeover of US utility Puget Energy, the biggest gas and electricity supplier in the US north-west with more than 2 million customers. The Australian

A Labor government could commit Australia to a new greenhouse gas reduction target under Kyoto even if the deal did not immediately require commitments from developing countries. The Fin Review

 

THE WEST AUSTRALIAN
Page 1: Kevin Rudd's decision to throw union firebrand Joe McDonald out of the Labor Party has sparked a damaging internal rift on the eve of the Federal election.

John Howard has set himself the goal of 3 per cent unemployment in his next term as he ramps up efforts to turn the election campaign into a referendum on economic management.

Page 5: A record shortage of office space in Perth's central business district is forcing property developers to look at vacant space above shops in the Murray and Hay street malls that has been unoccupied for more than 30 years

Business: ANZ is considering raising equity in Hong Kong or Singapore to fund its expansion into Asia and overcome resistance from skeptical Australian investors to its new chief executive's growth plans.

Home buyers undeterred by interest rates and stresses in the US mortgage market have pushed the value of low-documentation mortgage loans in Australia above $8.8 billion.

As the 2007AGM season swings into action, the Australian Shareholder's Association has slammed calls for small listed companies to be exempt from holding annual meetings.

An aggressive drilling program is being planned on ground just south of Consolidated Minerals flagship Woodie Woodie manganese mine as part of the $4 million float of junior explorer Spitfire Resources.

Franchise bakery chain Bakers Delight is planning a multi-million-dollar expansion in WA to cash in on Perth's sprawling growth corridors and the State's booming regional centres.

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