Returned lock Kane Douglas is confident he can prove his worth to Wallabies coach Michael Cheika in time for the World Cup.
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2:44pm The economies of NSW and Victoria are powering ahead while the rest of the nation falls behind, an ANZ report has found.
1:57pm Australian online retail sales have dipped 1.4 per cent in July, following on from a significantly stronger month in June aided by budget-related tax cuts.
1:16pm Treasury Wine Estates CEO Michael Clarke was paid almost $4.5 million last year, as the company returned to profitability.
Garry Shilson-Josling, AAP Economist 11:55am Public sector spending rose 2.6 per cent in the June quarter and will add 0.6 percentage points to economic growth.
1:04pm The current account deficit blew out to $19b in the June quarter, seasonally adjusted, from $13.5b in the previous three months.
12:44pm Wollongong Coal has axed 80 jobs and suspended operations at its Rusell Vale Colliery as the company extends its annual financial loss to $200 million.
Sophie Tarr 12:37pm Energy company Metgasco is taking the NSW government to court - and says it is counting on police protection as it gets back to work in Bentley.
10:43am Passenger numbers lifted by 2.1pct for Qantas in July, with most of the growth driven by a 5.3pct rise in its international services.
10:04am Full control of Waihi Gold Mine will boost OceanaGold Corp's production and reduce its unit cost base, the Melbourne-based miner says.
12:04pm Atlas Iron has reshuffled its senior executive team, shifting former boss Ken Brinsden, in a move that should save the iron ore miner about $1 million.
9:36am Australian consumer confidence has shown resilience in the face of turbulent global financial markets, lifting slightly in the past week.
10:04am Australia's manufacturing sector expanded for a second month in August, driven by growing residential building activity and demand for food and beverages.
10:04am Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chief Sergio Marchionne says it would be "unconscionable" for the No3 and No7 not to talk about a merger.
9:04am Australian bond futures prices have been dragged down by mounting fears about a US interest rate hike, a rebound in oil prices and concerns over China.
Stuart Condie 9:52am Myer is pinning its hopes on a Topshop-led revamp to win over customers after full year profit slumped by 69.7 per cent.
10:04am The findings of a three-year investigation into whether Google has abused its dominance in India have been forwarded to it and the competition commission.
12:13pm Stocks of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange on Tuesday
7:55am Commodities news from around the world
8:03am Shanghai copper prices slipped as demand concern continues amid China's economic slowdown, while LME markets were closed.
8:03am The US dollar has capped off a month of general underperformance with another drift lower, analysts say.
8:03am Greece's retail spending as dropped 12.7 per cent in the past three months, year-on-year, with takings plunging more than 17 per cent in August.
12:16pm The share market has plunged on weak economic data from China.
12:28pm The Australian dollar has edged lower after approvals for the construction of new homes bounced back in July but Chinese manufacturing activity contracted.
8:03am Crude oil prices have been sent sharply higher after the US government cut its estimate of domestic oil production.
3:35am Economists expect approvals for the construction of new homes to have risen three per cent in July.
2:46pm The Reserve Bank has left the cash rate at a record low of two per cent, noting recent market volatility but also a strengthening US economy.
8:03am A sharp decline in oil prices and China's economic woes helped prompt Saudi stocks to dive 17.2 per cent in August and other Gulf bourses to dip.
1:45am The latest Dun and Bradstreet's survey shows growing business optimism but a reluctance to spending more on their firms.
Drew Cratchley 3:36pm The latest profit results from Australia's top companies show it is getting harder to generate income due to the slowing economy.
Trevor Chappell Australian Ethical Investment says its funds under management are up 32 per cent to $1.17 billion.
Jason Cadden and Lucy Hughes Jones Company profits fell 1.9 per cent in the June quarter and estimated business inventories were flat, official data shows.
Lucy Hughes Jones The economy is tipped to remain sluggish, with investment and net exports detracting from growth while consumer spending is expected to hold up.
New home sales may have peaked in April, but the subsequent downward trend is very mild and new home construction is expected to remain healthy.
Stuart Condie Vocation's net loss grew to $300.3 million after a $240.7m impairment in goodwill and intangible assets related to its substandard practices scandal.
Inflation was 1.7 per cent in August, and has stayed below two per cent all year, TD Securities/Melbourne Institute inflation gauge shows.
Murray Goulburn says the markets for dairy commodities have reached a low and supply is set to contract.
Stuart Condie Bradken will not renew a 60-day exclusivity period with Magotteaux Group because, it says, the near-term benefits of a merger were unclear.
Ansell plans a $US100 million share buyback and the glove and condom maker is also actively looking for strategic acquisitions.
Transfield Services has announced that it is the preferred tenderer to operate the government's offshore detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island.
Australian bond futures prices are higher as equities fall on renewed concerns about the Chinese and Australian economies.
Garry Shilson-Josling, AAP Economist Housing prices in the five mainland state capitals rose by about 0.5 pct in August, that's a slower gain compared to June and July.
Stocks of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange on Monday
Commodities news from around the world
LME bse metals mostly have risen, but tin slid and copper has remained steady after China's stock market recovered for a second day.
Ferry services between France and Britain have resumed following a fresh Calais blockade by protesting seamen.
Budget airline Jetstar has announced it will start flying from Auckland to Napier, New Plymouth, Palmerston North and Nelson.
Gold prices rose following suggestion that the Federal Reserve may delay a rate rise but was still on track to be more than two per cent down on the week.
News from the world’s major stock markets
The head of telecoms equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent Michel Combes is being urged to renounce bonuses reportedly of 14 million euros.
Trevor Chappell Caution about an expected rate rise in the US has caused falls on Asian share markets.
The Australian dollar has followed stock markets lower, weighed down by weak local data and a looming US rate hike.
As fears about a global economic slowdown due to China tested sentiment, US stocks have ended a choppy day little changed.
For a second straight day US oil prices have surged as the recent nose-dive was seen by investors to be overdone.
After a turbulent week driven by worries over China's slowing growth European stocks ended mixed, getting some relief from strong data on the US economy.
No decision has been made yet on raising interest rates at the US central bank's September meeting, Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer says.
Positive Greek economic figures have come as a surprise as the period was marked by fraught talks between Greece and its international creditors.
Kim Christian Australia's oil and gas players are enjoying share price gains after oil prices rose 10 per cent, but it may not lost.
Strong US data lifted Japanese stock more than 3 per cent as part of a global rally.
Warren Barnsley Shares in vitamin and supplement company Blackmores are being predicted to continue their rise past $100.
The national secretary of the Transport Workers Union has slammed Qantas CEO Alan Joyce's 11.9 pay packet.