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Shares close 30.5pts higher

The share market has recovered from a midday slump to post a third straight gain, driven by a sustained rally among energy companies.

New IAG CEO to maintain Asia focus

Insurance Australia Group's new boss expects to maintain the company's focus on Asia for growth.

Telstra retail boss to depart

Telstra's retail boss Gordon Ballantyne, who helped revive the telco giant's fortunes in the mobile market, will leave in December after more than five years with the company.

Glencore prepared to make tough decisions

Mining giant Glencore says its Australian coal mines will be shut down if the long downturn in commodity prices makes them unprofitable.

Senate inquiry examines Perth Freight Link

A resident fearful of losing her home under the controversial $1.76 billion Perth Freight Link project has wept while making her submission to a senate inquiry.

Shares open 16pts higher

The Australian share market has opened slightly higher, led by energy stocks and the major banks. At 1036 AEDT on Wednesday, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 16.2 points, or 0.31 per cent, at 5,183.6 points.

$A consolidates post-RBA boost

The Australian dollar has continued to outperform on the back of the Reserve Bank's decision to leave the cash rate on hold.

Oil prices extend gains

Global oil prices have extended gains, hitting one-month highs on hopes for an easing of the global oversupply of crude.

Gold pushes higher

Gold has risen to its highest in nearly two weeks as the US dollar fell in the wake of disappointing US economic data that raised doubts over a Federal Reserve interest rate rise this year.

US tech stocks sink on EU ruling on data

Major US internet company shares have fallen after the top EU court ruled in a case involving Facebook that an agreement on cross-Atlantic data transfers was invalid for privacy reasons.

Shares close 16.9pts higher

The share market has gained ground for a second straight session as confidence in China's economy strengthens, and a weaker US dollar benefits resources companies.

Veda opens door to US takeover

Credit information provider Veda has backed a US takeover after the price tag was bumped up to $2.5 billion.



Rio Tinto$26.71bn
BHP Billiton Iron Ore$24.30bn
North West Shelf Venture$19.62bn
Fortescue Metals Group$12.48bn
Woodside Petroleum$6.09bn
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