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8:05pm Colgate-Palmolive has admitted to controlling the price of laundry detergents by colluding with other suppliers.
6:03pm Australia's tourism industry grew at a faster rate than the economy in 2014/15, increasing to three per cent of the total GDP.
Petrina Berry 5:28pm An organisation representing smaller internet providers say the ACCC's first report into the NBN shows Telstra's growing market share is worrying.
5:14pm Nine and Southern Cross Austereo have signed a new affiliation deal that is likely to create major changes for regional TV broadcasters.
4:13pm Crowdfunding group DomaCom says it has a good chance of buying S Kidman and Co after the Treasurer Scott Morrison blocked the sale.
Andrew Leeson 4:04pm Business leaders have signed up alongside climate activists to a forum tasked with plotting a rapid transition to a clean energy future for Australia.
Prashant Mehra 2:57pm Business lobby groups are seeking a cut in corporate tax to 25 pct in an effort to boost competitiveness and improve investment.
Marty Silk 2:27pm The chance the Reserve Bank will slash rates to a record low of 1.75 per cent on Tuesday is too close to call.
Lucy Hughes Jones 2:06pm A shocker inflation report could spark a rate cut to a new record low on Tuesday, hours before Treasurer Scott Morrison delivers his pre-election budget.
2:02pm The yen is at an 18-month high of 107.075 against the US dollar firming on news the Bank of Japan will hold off expanding monetary stimulus.
1:01pm Media reports suggest the federal government is likely to reduce the TV licence fee rather than abolish it in next week's budget.
Drew Cratchley and Kim Christian 8:05pm WIN will no longer be Nine's regional TV affiliate after the metro network struck a new deal with Southern Cross.
Angelo Risso 6:44pm Shares in plumbing supplies business Reliance Worldwide have made a soaring ASX debut and delivered a healthy windfall to owners the Munz family.
2:18pm Slater and Gordon and IMF Bentham are weighing legal action over Murray Goulburn's downgrade but the dairy co-operative says it is "comfortable".
Garry Shilson-Josling, AAP Economist 2:57pm As the RBA board prepares to decide on interest rates on Tuesday, figures show credit growth slowed in March.
12:14pm Law firm Slater and Gordon is considering whether investors have cause to take legal action against dairy producer Murray Goulburn.
11:55am Vodafone Hutchison Australia has told shareholders it expects to continue recent growth in its customer numbers and revenue.
Prashant Mehra 5:08pm Shares in Motorcycle Holdings, a major motorcycle dealer, have surged on their first day of trade on the market.
12:02pm After a 40 per cent slide in share trade following a number of virus outbreaks last year, Chipotle Mexican Grill is on the comeback trail.
The Associated Press 12:02pm Biologic drugmaker Amgen has lifted first quarter profit by 17 per cent to $US1.9 billion, thanks to surgeing medicine sales.
4:52pm Broadspectrum shares have surged after it changed its advice on a takeover following the PNG government's decision to shut the Manus Island centre.
9:45am Global miner Rio Tinto is buying back $US1.359 bln of its 2017 corporate notes, as part of efforts to cut costs.
9:05am Atlas Iron says the Federal Court has approved a debt to equity swap deal and that its debt restructuring can now go ahead.
8:47am Bluescope says strong investor demand presented an opportunity to increase the size of its US debt offering from $US300 million to $US500 million.
The Associated Press 10:02am Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson has lifted its dividend for the 54th consecutive time, raising it five cents to US80 cents.
4:53pm Australian bond futures prices have close mixed, albeit small changes compared to Thursday's close, ahead of the RBA's cash rate decision due next week.
10:02am EU officials says finance ministers are 99 per cent of the way there in concluding agreed reforms for the Greek debt crisis, ahead of a May 9 meeting.
10:02am E-commerce giant Amazon.com's first quarter revenue is up 28 per cent helping it beat market expectations with $US513 million in net income.
8:06am Commodities news from around the world
8:02am A US billionaire investor has sold off his stake in tech giant Apple, saying he is worried about Chinese regulators.
8:02am Copper prices have lifted 0.8 per cent, thanks to a weaker US dollar which has lost ground since the Federal Reserve held tight on its key interest rate.
8:02am Gold prices have risen more than one per cent as the Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan hold steady on rates.
4:26pm Stocks of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange
7:27am News from the world’s major stock markets
Laila Kearney 12:19pm Wall Street stocks have tumbled after the Bank of Japan's unexpected decision not to expand its monetary stimulus program.
8:02am After the Bank of Japan opts not to add more stimulus measures the NZ dollar heads towards 70 US cents.
Trevor Chappell 5:18pm The share market has closed modestly higher as investors sit tight ahead of a big week.
6:03pm The Australian dollar has had a lacklustre performance as traders sit on their hands amid uncertainty over Tuesday's interest rate decision.
DreamWorks Animation is being bought by Comcast for approximately $US3.55 billion.
Lilly Vitorovich In its latest effort to attract new customers, Optus is stepping up its focus on making music streaming much cheaper.
The yen surged almost 3 per cent against both the US dollar and the euro in a sharp reaction to the BOJ inaction.
Nine Entertainment will be able to keep streaming its channels into regional Australia over the internet after WIN lost a Supreme Court bid to stop it.
Andrew Leeson Old and outdated life insurance policies are costing customers as insurers pass on unwieldy administration fees, APRA says.
Angelo Risso Plumbing supplies business Reliance Worldwide will float on the ASX on Friday at the upper end of its expected price range after strong investor demand.
Colgate-Palmolive has admitted to controlling the price of laundry detergents by colluding with other suppliers.
Vitamins and supplements supplier Blackmores says demand from Asia and Australia is driving its monumental sales growth.
Home prices rose 1.5 pct in April after stalling in March, according to preliminary figures from CoreLogic RP Data ahead of detailed data on Monday.
ASIC deputy chair Peter Kell says a review of the life insurance industry will have an initial report this year but a CommInsure probe will take longer.
Lilly Vitorovich Quickflix founder Stephen Langsford has accused Stan and Nine of deliberately trying to stifle his business.
ANZ is the first of the big Australian banks to let customers pay with their iPhones and Apple Watches by signing up for Apple Pay.
The Bank of Japan has decided not to expand its stimulus policies, leaving asset purchases and interest rate policies intact
Brazil's central bank has left interest rates at 14.25 per cent for the sixth straight time.
Shares in detention centre operator Broadspectrum have been halted from trade due to the impending closure of its Manus facility.
Jonathan Underhill The New Zealand dollar is sitting just below 70 US cents after the Reserve Bank announced it was keeping the official cash rate unchanged at 2.25 per cent.
Yahoo has reached a truce with rebellious shareholder Starboard Value, who had been threatening to overthrow the company's board.
Petrina Berry Bonds and Berlei could be about to get into bed with a company that already claims to be the world's largest underwear firm.
Property developer Stockland has re-affirmed its full-year earnings guidance, saying all its businesses generated positive results in the March quarter.
Investors are shedding riskier assets and buying Australian bonds with a 50/05 chance of the rate cut next week.
Commodities news from around the world
Copper prices have extended their losses, dropping 1.2 per cent, amid dampened sentiment after a Chinese crackdown on speculators.