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Cadbury to crunch bar size

Cocoa prices have hit an eight-month high. In response Cadbury will remove a row from its family blocks though the price will remain the same.
Jared Lynch

Cadbury will remove a row from its family blocks, cutting the size from 220 to 200 grams, but keep prices the same.

Toll road owner Transurban is one of 50 "global cash cows" identified by Citi.

World's Top 50 cash cows

Patrick Commins

If you want some money back on the road tolls you pay, don't just drive on those motorways, invest in the company that owns them.

The ASX ended in the black for May.

Weaker $A helps ASX end May in black

Stephen Cauchi

Shares enjoyed a strong day on Friday to finish the month on a positive note, with widespread gains across all sectors.

Michael Pascoe

Hockey waiting on a tradie miracle

Michael Pascoe

It's not even three weeks old, but after a happy birth, Joe Hockey's second budget has been sent to the sick bay by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.


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The Business Week that was

The end of Capex shock week saw a new world of nightmares open up for Treasurer Joe Hockey. Michael Pascoe comments.

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Chinese head abroad to buy diamonds

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Wealthy Chinese who made their country the world's second-biggest market for diamonds are increasingly travelling abroad to buy the stones.

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Tough road for Cochlear

Graham Witcomb

Cochlear's new chief executive Chris Smith certainly has his work cut out for him.

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China's taking revenge

Mike King

The Middle Kingdom has a cast-iron memory. Now it looks set to turn the tables on the big miners Rio Tinto and BHP.


Murray Goulburn reveals partial float price tag

Murray Goulburn managing director Gary Helou is preparing the company for a $500 million float.
Jared Lynch

Investors are being offered a slice of Australia biggest milk processor, Murray Goulburn, from $2.10 a unit, as it seeks to raise $500 million through a partial float.

Why Chinese sharemarkets are plunging

The central bank's move to mop up excess liquidity in the interbank market was a contributory factor in the sell off.
Rose Powell

Chinese stocks experienced a technical correction within less than 24 hours as markets extended a savage selloff on Thursday, led by industrial and energy companies.

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Bottler sweet on Coke Life

CCA is hoping that the launch of Coke Life will restore volume and sales growth to the entire Coca-Cola brand.
Sue Mitchell

Coca-Cola Amatil has dismissed suggestions its new low-sugar cola has failed to hit the mark with consumers.

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'Gorilla' of Wall St breaks his silence

While Richard Fuld, known as "the Gorilla" of Wall Street for his brusque style, was eager to share his views about the world, he assiduously avoided talking about his role in the largest bankruptcy in US history.
David Gelles

The former boss of Lehman Bros was unapologetic in his first public appearance since the financial crisis, suggesting he could have saved the firm.


Wealthy heading abroad to buy diamonds

China has been the main engine of demand growth for the diamond industry, with sales expected to double in the next decade, according to Bain & Co.
Sonja Elmquist

Wealthy Chinese who made their country the world's second-biggest market for diamonds are increasingly travelling abroad to buy the stones.

China minting two new billionaires a week

A total of nine new billionaires emerged this week, including the first Taiwanese tycoon with a fortune exceeding $US1 billion.
Jill Mao and Sterling Wong

China's sharemarket rally is producing wealth on an unprecedented scale, with the creation of more than 50 new billionaires so far this year.

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Tills are ringing for pub sales

Macquarie Hotel, Liverpool has sold for $25 million to private investors. 

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Carolyn Cummins

In one of the busiest periods for pub sales, the Macquarie Hotel, Liverpool has been sold for $25 million to private Sydney hoteliers, taking the total deals to about $200 million since the start of the year.

A helping hand to grow small business

Sydney CBD at dusk
Peter Studley

Small business has been identified as a growth driver in the recent Federal budget. This raises a key question - how will these businesses and the infrastructure around them handle that growth?

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Australia's non-mining future with China

As the mining boom cools, Australian farmers and investment bankers alike could capitalise on China's growth.