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Power, petrol keep lid on inflation

MARK MULLIGAN

A surprise jump in fruit prices has helped drive consumer prices 0.5 per cent higher in the September quarter, but costs for electricity and petrol declined, keeping inflation in check.

Markets Live: Shares rally another day

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Live

Shares extend their rally to a seventh day after earnings results sent Wall St higher amid talk of further monetary easing in Europe, while the dollar gyrates on soft inflation data.

Rate cut still on cards: Goldman Sachs

VESNA POLJAK

One of the region’s most senior ­fixed-income experts has underscored the divide between economists and the bond market by reasserting his call that the Reserve Bank of Australia may be forced to cut interest rates, even after the US Federal Reserve tightens.

Big W not for sale, says Woolworths

Sue Mitchell

Woolworths has categorically rejected a report that it is considering selling BIG W, saying the discount department store chain is integral to its growth strategy.

Origin expects profit growth from 2016

Angela Macdonald-Smith

Origin Energy chief executive Grant King has flagged expectations for "significant growth in earnings" in the 2015-16 year and beyond, but has pointed to a lower contribution this year from oil and gas production.

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Comment & Analysis

Weekend Feature

In Depth

Four lessons from wild market ride

Mohamed A. El-Erian

Last week's rollercoaster affecting both stocks and bonds may be a sign of things to come if market fundamentals don't improve.

Walkley finals for Adele Ferguson

The three finalists in the prestigious Business category of the Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism were announced today at a lunch hosted by ING Direct in Sydney.

Trading Room

Intelligent Investor

How stock pickers fiddle investment returns

Nathan Bell

The issue of whether to pay for stock picking advice boils down to two simple questions: First, does the company have a good track record in making money and second, can I believe their track record?

Business News Wire

Markets

Medibank an attractive proposition: Perpetual

Jessica Gardner

The largest shareholder in nib, the only listed health insurer, says the $4b-plus float of Medibank Private is an attractive opportunity, but has warned investors against expecting immediate returns.

Is the time right to buy bank shares again?

Bianca Hartge-Hazelman

Banks have been driving the broader market's recovery, but many analysts question how much higher their share prices can go ahead of earnings season.

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The Economy

Weak jobs, high $A should lead to cut: expert

VESNA POLJAK

One of the region’s most senior ­fixed-income experts has underscored the divide between economists and the bond market by reasserting his call that the Reserve Bank of Australia may be forced to cut interest rates, even after the US Federal Reserve tightens.

Retail

Big W not for sale, says Woolworths

Sue Mitchell

Woolworths has categorically rejected a report that it is considering selling BIG W, saying the discount department store chain is integral to its growth strategy.

Banking & Finance

Mining & Resources

BHP posts 49% jump in US liquids output

Angela Macdonald-Smith

BHP Billiton has seen a huge 49 per cent surge in production of oil and gas liquids from its US shale operations, reflecting the wider rapid increase in liquids output across the country this year that has been a major contributor to the weakening in global crude oil prices.

World Business

Apple shares jump as iPhone sales rise

Apple Inc forecast a strong holiday quarter after a better-than-expected 16 per cent jump in iPhone sales, and the strongest growth in Mac computer shipments in years helped the company surpass Wall Street's targets.

China

Property Focus

CUB Abbotsford HQ likely to fetch $15m

Nicole Lindsay

The Carlton & United Breweries headquarters in Abbotsford, adjoining the brewery, is on the market and expected to fetch more than $15 million.

Executive Style

Money

Turn your money into a family business

Catherine Robson

Cash flow is key to a good business but in our private lives many of us have little idea about where our money goes.

Small Business

Business Video

Mal Maiden: Market mood change

Business columnist Malcolm Maiden takes a look at the news in this week's business market.

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