Local shares are poised to extend their rally into the Christmas-shortened week as investors see at least temporary hope in the rebound in the price of oil.
Whitegoods and appliance company Fisher & Paykel has been fined $400,000 for telling customers they needed to buy an extended warranty to protect their product against repair costs, while putting the truth in fine print.
Perhaps nowhere else in the global oil industry has the question of moving forward been as clouded by doubt as in the North Sea.
The country's leaders, top business advisers and science experts have approved a draft list of eight research priorities that will focus research and development effort on specific areas where Australia has a need or competitive edge.
The Australian Energy Regulator has found that while average spot prices in Queensland eased in 2013-14, they were 14 per cent higher than NSW prices.
After evolving from a merger of equals into a friendly takeover, the proposed acquisition of Amcom Telecommunications by Vocus Communications has shareholders from both sides and analysts positive about the new $1.1 billion entity’s future.
Australia's first initial public offering in a medical marijuana company, scheduled for this week, has been postponed until early next year.
An office block will be turned into apartments with arguably the best views of Sydney Harbour after it was snapped up by China's Dalian Wanda Group for $425 million.