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02/20/2018
Wesfarmers net profit plunges nearly 87pc to $212 million on Target and Bunnings UK write-downs - ABC Online


ABC Online

Wesfarmers net profit plunges nearly 87pc to $212 million on Target and Bunnings UK write-downs
ABC Online
Wesfarmers has reported an 86.6 per cent plunge in its first-half net profit, after writing down the value of its Target and Bunnings UK business. Key points: Bunnings UK purchased two years ago for $700m was written down by $900m; The Bunnings UK ...
Coles earnings fall, adding to Wesfarmers' Bunnings UK woesThe Sydney Morning Herald
Wesfarmers faces anarchy in the UKThe Australian
Wesfarmers first half profit plunges 87 per cent as Bunnings UK losses accelerateNEWS.com.au
The New Daily -SBS -Motley Fool Australia -Reuters
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02/21/2018
SA election: 75pc renewables achievable with or without Weatherill's target, analyst says - ABC Online

ABC Online

SA election: 75pc renewables achievable with or without Weatherill's target, analyst says
ABC Online
The SA Premier has signalled to voters that Labor will continue its world-leading push into renewable energy, committing his government to a 75 per cent Renewable Energy Target by 2025 and, for the first time, a Renewable Storage Target. The state is ...
Jay Weatherill lifts SA renewable energy target to 75pc, energy election heats upThe Australian Financial Review
Jay Weatherill pledges 75 per cent renewable energy target for South AustraliaThe Australian
Frydenberg fumes as Weatherill does the vision thing on renewables and storageRenewEconomy
The Advertiser -InDaily -Newcastle Herald -Xinhua
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02/20/2018
Markets Live: Wesfarmers, A2 pull up ASX - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald

Markets Live: Wesfarmers, A2 pull up ASX
The Sydney Morning Herald
The ASX ended with marginal gains as investors welcomed earnings from A2, Wesfarmers and Seven. Sort posts by. Newest, Oldest. 4:43pm. That's it for Markets Live today. Thanks for reading and for your comments. See you again tomorrow. 4:42pm. market ...
a2 Milk, Seven Group and Fairfax stocks surge amid mixed resultsABC Online
Shares edge higher despite fall for minersYahoo7 News
Stocks eke out minor gains despite big mining fallsThe Australian
Business News -TheBull.com.au -Nine
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02/20/2018
Here's what economists are saying about Australia's wage report - Business Insider Australia

Business Insider Australia

Here's what economists are saying about Australia's wage report
Business Insider Australia
As seen in the chart below, it now appears like wage growth has bottomed, at least in the current cycle, fitting with the view from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) that wage pressures will gradually increase. However, while wage growth is now ...
Wages flatline for 10 million Australians despite small general liftThe Sydney Morning Herald
Wages edge up 0.6pc over the quarter, but growth remains near historic lowsABC Online
Wage growth delivers modest upside surpriseThe Australian Financial Review
The Australian -NEWS.com.au -SBS -ForexLive
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02/20/2018
Fortescue Metals profit plummets due to weaker prices, lower-quality iron ore - ABC Online

ABC Online

Fortescue Metals profit plummets due to weaker prices, lower-quality iron ore
ABC Online
The iron ore miner saw its after-tax profit fall by 44 per cent to $US681 ($866) million for the six months to the end of December. That is because the discount for its lower-grade iron ore increased over the half year to 68 per cent of the benchmark ...
Fortescue has an urgent task in the face of lower iron ore pricesThe Australian
Fortescue cuts dividend as profit slumpsYahoo7 News
The world's fourth largest iron ore producer wants to drive production costs even lowerCNBC
Motley Fool Australia -Business Insider Australia -Nasdaq -The West Australian
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02/20/2018
BHP stops short of pledging shale proceeds to investors - The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial Review

BHP stops short of pledging shale proceeds to investors
The Australian Financial Review
BHP and Rio Tinto have stopped short of promising that divestment proceeds will directly flow through to shareholder returns. Vincent Mundy. Share on twitter. by Peter Ker. BHP is on the cusp of significantly increasing shareholder returns, according ...
BHP after-tax profit drops 37pc, company blames US corporate tax cutsABC Online
'Very risky indeed': BHP's Mackenzie gears for Elliott clashThe Sydney Morning Herald
BHP share slide almost 5pc following release of first-half resultsThe Australian
Herald Sun -Yahoo7 News -Motley Fool Australia -Money Morning Australia
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02/20/2018
ATO systems outage audit prompts IT supplier SLA scrutiny - CIO Australia

CIO Australia

ATO systems outage audit prompts IT supplier SLA scrutiny
CIO Australia
The service level agreements (SLAs) the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has with its major external IT providers have come under the spotlight more than a year after the agency's “unprecedented” failure of storage hardware in late 2016. The ATO was ...
ATO signals crackdown on “other” work-related deductions, as Australians continue making “outright false” claimsSmartCompany.com.au
Head in three clouds: ANAO finds ATO contracts missing service commitmentsZDNet
Australian Tax Office will replace IT hardware and software after SAN outagesCRN Australia
Computerworld Australia -nestegg.com.au -The Times -Blorge
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02/20/2018
International Monetary Fund sees 'soft landing' for house prices - The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial Review

International Monetary Fund sees 'soft landing' for house prices
The Australian Financial Review
The International Monetary Fund has predicted a "soft landing" for Australian house prices even though it says the market is still between 5 and 15 per cent overvalued. The Washington-based institution endorsed "multi-pronged" measures that Australian ...
International Monetary Fund urges Australia to cut company taxesThe Sydney Morning Herald
Australia needs broader tax reform: IMFNEWS.com.au
Weak wages risk to budget outlook warns IMFThe Australian
Xinhua -Shepparton News -Daily Sabah -Daily Mail
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02/20/2018
Melbourne Metro a year ahead of schedule, Premier says - The Age

The Age

Melbourne Metro a year ahead of schedule, Premier says
The Age
The $11 billion Melbourne Metro Tunnel is set to open a year earlier than expected, Premier Daniel Andrews has announced. The new underground rail project designed to untangle bottlenecks in the City Loop will be completed in 2025, the Premier revealed ...
Melbourne Metro a year ahead of scheduleNEWS.com.au
G21 gets behind West Gate Tunnel ProjectBay 93.9

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02/21/2018
Five adult flies and larvae found in backyard orchard at George Town - NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.au

Five adult flies and larvae found in backyard orchard at George Town
NEWS.com.au
UPDATED: TASMANIANS are being told to double bag any fruit scraps at home following the discovery of fruit fly larvae on imported nectarines in a Devonport grocery store. ROGER HANSON. MercuryFebruary 21, 20185:02pm. Play Video. Play. Mute. 0:00. /. 0 ...
Fruit fly larvae found in Devonport grocery store resulting in statewide recallThe Advocate
Fruit fly-infested produce from mainland sparks Tasmanian biosecurity alertABC Online
Australia's Tasmania takes measures to prevent fruit fly outbreakXinhua
Fresh Fruit Portal
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