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3:36PM(AEST)

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11:43PM(AEST)

Heartbreak for teen Lotto winner

BRITAIN’S youngest ever million-dollar Lotto winner showered her boyfriend with lavish gifts for a year. He never loved her. Read more

6:24PM(AEST)

Giants bulldoze Hawks in stunning upset

GWS has defeated Hawthorn by 75 points to announce itself as a genuine premiership contender at Spotless Stadium. Read more

12:15PM(AEST)

‘There’s not enough f***ing time’

MOMENTS before shots rang out at a Bankstown shopping centre yesterday morning, a man and a woman rushed into a shop screaming for help. Read more

10:00PM(AEST)

Banks tipped to play scrooge

A STRONGLY tipped cash rate fall next week could leave borrowers no better off with expectations lenders will not give them a break. Read more

3:50PM(AEST)

Hundreds farewell Bob Andrews

BOB Andrews advocated for drought-stricken farmers and had Irish heritage so it was fitting the heavens opened as hundreds farewelled Premier Daniel Andrews’ dad. Read more

12:06PM(AEST)

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4:30PM(AEST)

Construction contracts in May

AiG survey shows record low interest rates struggling to stoke construction activity. Read more

11:00AM(AEST)

Aust stocks open stronger

Market throws off Greek debt concerns to rally in early trade after four straight days of declines. Read more

10:45AM(AEST)

McPherson's shares dive 20%

Shares in kitchen and bathroom products maker lose 20% after slashing its FY profit forecasts. Read more

10:45AM(AEST)

Qld govt moves closer to ethanol mandate

McArdle releases discussion paper ahead of consultation period. Read more

10:15AM(AEST)

Australia's crowded inner cities need an EV charging plan

Sydney and Melbourne inner city homes generally don't boast garages or even driveways, meaning charging electric cars there will require a plug-point revolution. Read more

10:00AM(AEST)

Whitfield named NSW Treasury secretary

Departing Westpac institutional bank executive appointed to to replace Phil Gaetjens. Read more

9:30AM(AEST)

China blamed for 'massive' US government data breach

Described as one of the largest thefts of government data ever seen. Read more

9:15AM(AEST)

Macquarie Telecom CFO resigns

Michael Simmonds set to depart Macquarie Telecom on June 30. Read more

9:15AM(AEST)

NAB completes $5.5bn raising

Retail investors take up only 72% of entitlement offer, forcing lender to conduct shortfall bookbuild. Read more

9:15AM(AEST)

No-fee broker plans Aust push

Start-up Robinhood in discussions with regulators after flood of Australian demand. Read more

8:30AM(AEST)

Gold prices hit five-week low

Precious metal retreats as robust US data puts rate hikes on the cards. Read more

8:00AM(AEST)

Hackers take data on 4m US govt staff

US officials suspect hackers based in China are behind the attack, but probe is ongoing. Read more

7:15AM(AEST)

Aust dollar dips below US77c

Local unit extends heavy losses from local session as commodity prices fall, US data impresses. Read more

7:00AM(AEST)

Iron ore tests four-month high

Commodity now at levels last seen in mid-February as recovery off 10-year low continues. Read more

6:30AM(AEST)

Wall Street slips on Greece, oil

US stocks sink at close as traders show nerves over Greece talks, falling crude prices. Read more

6:15AM(AEST)

Oil sinks ahead of OPEC summit

Crude prices have fallen sharply for a second day ahead of OPEC's production call. Read more

5:45AM(AEST)

Greece to bundle its June IMF payments

Deadline for repayment moves from June 5 to June 30 as bailout talks flounder. Read more

4:45AM(AEST)

Apple Watch to hit stores this month

Tech giant says Apple Watch will be available in stores in about two weeks. Read more

3:15AM(AEST)

European stocks slump at close

Greece uncertainty hits European markets, falls of about 1% seen across continent. Read more

2:00AM(AEST)

Lagarde confident Greece will repay IMF

IMF chief expects payment from debt-stricken nation to arrive on time on Friday. Read more

12:30AM(AEST)

Mining challenges to continue: PwC

Report says global market will remain subdued, with no sign of reprieve in coming months. Read more

11:45PM(AEST)

Greece, creditors agree on some measures

EU says key differences remained in last night's talks, Tsipras to submit counter offer. Read more

11:00PM(AEST)

US jobless claims fall to 276,000

Labor Department print beats expectations, continue to indicate firming jobs market. Read more

10:15PM(AEST)

Jeb Bush set to announce White House plans

Bush expected to begin formal campaign on June 15 in Miami. Read more

10:15PM(AEST)

Ukraine fighting a 'serious violation': EU

European Union says new fighting the most serious cease-fire violation since February. Read more

8:30PM(AEST)

Greek unemployment unchanged in March

Jobless rate remains at 25.6 per cent, double the eurozone average. Read more

8:30PM(AEST)

Hong Kong stocks close 0.38% lower

Hang Seng brushes off positive Wall Street lead, Shanghai stocks lift. Read more

7:45PM(AEST)

China steels itself against trade complaints

Beijing urges steel businesses to launch lawsuits in defence of growing international complaints. Read more

7:30PM(AEST)

Glencore may cut coal output further to combat glut

Miner says coal 'very important' part of the company, eyes tie-ups or asset purchases, declines to comment on Rio Tinto. Read more

7:30PM(AEST)

Canberra unaware of Gonski diversion claims

Cook says Victorian accusations not formally brought to federal attention. Read more

7:30PM(AEST)

Shell urges industry to tackle climate change

Chief executive tells OPEC seminar the world is undergoing a profound energy transition. Read more

7:00PM(AEST)

UK house prices lift 8.6% annually

Halifax survey shows supply remains extremely tight, stock for sale at multi-year low. Read more

7:00PM(AEST)

Tas blocks Wilkie probe on Forestry Tasmania

Independent federal MP sought investigation on collapse of government business enterprise. Read more

6:45PM(AEST)

NewSat CEO, CFO shown the door

Embattled satellite company bids farewell to founder and CEO Adrian Ballantine as it searches for a way to stay afloat. Read more

5:45PM(AEST)

Builders responding to house prices: Hockey

Treasurer says residential construction the best way to respond to concerns of house price correction. Read more

5:45PM(AEST)

Tokyo stocks close marginally higher

Nikkei little changed, but exporters supported by weak yen. Read more

5:45PM(AEST)

Aust dollar weaker in late trade

Local unit remains downbeat after taking a hit on disappointing retail, trade data. Read more

5:45PM(AEST)

European stocks open firmly lower

Investor sentiment softens over lack of progress on Greek deal. Read more

5:30PM(AEST)

Qube shares slump on iron ore woes

Logistics group hits seven-month low, warn trading conditions unlikely to improve within 12 months. Read more

5:15PM(AEST)

Beijing gets behind Qantas tie-up

China’s government has backed the alliance between Qantas and China Eastern, arguing it is in the interests of both countries. Read more

5:15PM(AEST)

Flight exercises to test China waters

The Abbott government is actively considering conducting its own 'freedom of navigation' exercises in the South China Sea. Read more

5:15PM(AEST)

IKEA pledges $1.46bn for climate action by 2020

Pledge to see 60% of funds back renewables, remainder adaptation. Read more

5:15PM(AEST)

Vic Govt to launch climate review

Martijn Wilder, Anna Skarbek and Rosemary Lyster to examine policy options. Read more

5:00PM(AEST)

Sharemarket sinks 4.7% in four days

Local market closes substantially softer for fourth day in a row as banks tumble. Read more

4:30PM(AEST)

Metcash shares dive on dividend plan

Group flags $640m impairment, halts dividends in bid to shore up balance sheet. Read more

4:30PM(AEST)

Moorebank freight project agreed

Qube, Aurizon ink development deal, but Qube stock falls 8% on earnings warning. Read more

4:00PM(AEST)

David Jones to open NZ store

Retailer will open its first store in New Zealand, located in Lambton Quay, Wellington. Read more

3:30PM(AEST)

Trade deficit blows out in April

ABS data shows trade deficit widened more than expected in month; exports fall 6%. Read more

3:15PM(AEST)

Retail sales miss expectations

Official ABS data shows retail sales were flat in April, missing forecasts for 0.3% gain. Read more

3:00PM(AEST)

Pt Hedland ore exports hit record

Iron ore shipments from WA's Port Hedland jump 7% in May as miners supply China. Read more

2:45PM(AEST)

Tough year, but opportunities ahead: CEC

Report delivers 2014 renewable trends: production down; investment down; rooftop solar slowed. Read more

2:15PM(AEST)

Chinese home purchase deplorable: Shorten

Opposition leader says foreign investment crackdown has to be more than just an announcement. Read more

1:30PM(AEST)

Alibaba to invest in China Business News

E-commerce giant to pay about $US200 million for a 30 per cent stake Read more

1:00PM(AEST)

Aust dollar dives on ABS data

Local currency falls three-quarters of a US cent after official data disappoints. Read more

1:00PM(AEST)

Royal Australasian College of Physicians divesting from fossil fuels

Representative body to ditch $2.3m holdings on health grounds. Read more

12:30PM(AEST)

Shares eye fourth straight loss

Local market continues slide as financial stocks weigh on bourse at noon. Read more

12:00PM(AEST)

Woodside backs extra supply

CEO says oil and gas industry shouldn't fear extra supply as it could replace dirty coal. Read more

12:00PM(AEST)

Woodside boss mocks 'clean coal' concept

'Give me a break - who coined that', says Coleman. Read more

11:45AM(AEST)

Tassal progresses De Costi buy

Tassal denies De Costi Seafoods purchase is complete, both parties have signed terms sheet. Read more

11:45AM(AEST)

Philippine leader likens China to Nazis

Philippine President Aquino warns the world cannot continue to appease Beijing in South China Sea. Read more

11:45AM(AEST)

Greek talks end without deal

Greece and its creditors make progress, but fail to reach a breakthrough at crunch talks in Brussels. Read more

11:45AM(AEST)

Twitter is misunderstood and that's Twitter's fault: Key investor

Twitter cheerleader and early investor Chris Sacca says the microblogging site needs to be less intimidating and easier to use. Read more

11:45AM(AEST)

Bigcommerce signs shipping deal

Australian e-commerce firm enters global partnership to deliver real-time shipping rates solution Shipper HQ. Read more

11:45AM(AEST)

Canberra gets its first MOOC

Australian firm OpenLearning to deliver Regulatory Impact Analysis course to public servants and members of the public. Read more

11:15AM(AEST)

Leighton jv wins $2.7bn M4 East build

Leighton Contractors, division of CIMIC, eyes revenues of $900m over four years. Read more

11:15AM(AEST)

Superloop begins life on ASX

Local tech entrepreneur Bevan Slattery's latest venture becomes Asia Pacific’s first ASX-listed independent international dark fibre player. Read more

11:00AM(AEST)

ACCC clears Virgin-Delta alliance

Competition watchdog to allow combined trans-Pacific services for further five years. Read more

11:00AM(AEST)

Aust stocks edge higher at open

Local market ekes out modest gains in early trade on US leads, Greek debt deal optimism. Read more

11:00AM(AEST)

Apple recalls 222,000 Beats Pill XL speakers

Tech giant takes action after receiving eight reports that batteries overheated and one user was burned. Read more

10:45AM(AEST)

House passes small business package

Abbott govt pushes small business measures through lower house after yesterday blocking passage. Read more

10:45AM(AEST)

China could join TPP: Obama

US President says China 'putting out feelers' about joining trade deal. Read more

10:45AM(AEST)

Ainsworth tips flat annual profit

Slot machine maker says sluggish Aust sales offset by strong Asia, American demand. Read more

10:45AM(AEST)

Amazon urged to come clean on cloud power

Hootsuite, Tumblr and Upworthy are among 19 Amazon Web Services customers demanding that the company opens up about electricity consumption. Read more

9:45AM(AEST)

Seek in $125m stake boost

Group invests funds to increase holdings in Seek Asia and OCC Mundial. Read more

9:30AM(AEST)

Peabody cuts coal output

Miner plans to pare production at Queensland mine, reduce workforce as prices decline. Read more

9:30AM(AEST)

APA completes takeover, lifts guidance

Natural gas group finalises QCLNG pipeline acquisition, upgrades FY earnings guidance. Read more

8:45AM(AEST)

ASIC hits out at poor financial culture

Medcraft warns borrowers on low rates, slams local banks' obstructionist tactics. Read more

8:45AM(AEST)

AFP mulls World Cup probe

Federal police considering whether to investigate Australia's bid for 2022 World Cup. Read more

8:00AM(AEST)

Aust dollar drifts from US78c mark

Local unit loses ground in offshore trade as boost from GDP data begins to fade. Read more

7:30AM(AEST)

Aust stocks set to open stronger

Local market expected to open marginally higher on back of strong offshore leads. Read more

7:15AM(AEST)

Greek debt drama nears climax

Greek PM holds crunch talks with European Commission chief as deal sought by Friday. Read more

5:45AM(AEST)

US economy gathering momentum: Fed

Beige Book survey shows US economy returned to modest-to-moderate growth in April and May. Read more

4:00AM(AEST)

Alan Bond remains in critical condition

Business tycoon remains in a coma after open heart surgery, prognosis 'uncertain'. Read more

1:30AM(AEST)

Abbott govt pressured on super

Industry Super Australia is the latest voice to call for an overhaul of retirement policies. Read more

1:30AM(AEST)

US service sector slows in May: ISM

US economy's crucial service sector slows to its lowest pace of growth in more than a year. Read more

12:31AM(AEST)

US private sector job growth rebounds

Private sector hiring picks up modestly in May after two-month slowdown. Read more

12:30AM(AEST)

Wall Street stocks flat after solid labour data

Sharemarket shrugs off strong US trade and employment prints, ECB comments. Read more

12:00AM(AEST)

NSW poles and wires passes upper house

Baird government succeeds in passing private leasing scheme, says 'real work begins now'. Read more

11:30PM(AEST)

UK court hears Libor accused paid for help

Former trader Tom Hayes says he arranged to pay brokers for 'help and information'. Read more

11:00PM(AEST)

Greek financing proposal inadequate: Germany

Berlin finance ministry says proposal has come as a surprise, doesn't seem sufficient. Read more

11:00PM(AEST)

US trade gap falls sharply in April

Print signals easing of one of biggest recent drags on US economic growth. Read more

9:45PM(AEST)

NSW government carves up ServiceFirst

Move to outsource some functions of the ailing shared services agency to Unisys, Infosys expected to deliver $20 million a year in savings. Read more

9:30PM(AEST)

OPEC optimistic on energy outlook

Oil ministers expected to stick to production target as this week's meeting. Read more

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