Gold prices are flat, slumping early on concern about rising US bond yields and global interest rates, but buyers emerged to lift bullion when it hit a technical support level at about $US1,312 an ounce.
Traditional owners say it is a "sad day" for their people and land after the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal against the approval of a uranium mine in central Western Australia, but conservationists have vowed to continue the fight.
Mineral Resources has announced a 16 per cent lift in half-year net profit to $163 million, helped by several one-off factors including a big revaluation of its stake in lithium miner Pilbara Minerals, partly offset by impairment charges associated with its Yilgarn iron ore operation.
A joint venture between a subsidiary of Carnegie Clean Energy and contractor Lendlease has won $6.8 million of work to install and operate a renewable powered microgrid in the Mid West town of Kalbarri.
Tech firm Servtech Global Holdings has announced the resignation of chief executive Brett Quinn, while appointing company secretary Derek Hall as a non-executive director and Simon Ingleson as general manager.
Thousands of Western Australian scam victims could be refunded millions of dollars after US legal authorities issued Western Union a $US586 million ($750 million) penalty for aiding fraud over a 13-year period.
Oil prices have fallen to a one-month low after US data showed a build in inventories and record high crude production, raising worries that the market could be in for more selling, exposing speculators that have bet big on upward momentum in crude.
Gold has slipped as the US dollar has strengthened and global shares have clawed their way off two-month lows, though bullion was underpinned by the view that the dollar's bear run remains in place despite rate hike expectations.