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Alesco has a lend of its former boss

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CBD The roller door and kitchen rangehood company Alesco Corp has confirmed it has more compassionate lending standards than its bankers.

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A quick note on responsibility

CBD An ASX-listed trustee and provider of responsible entity services, The Trust Company, is expanding into new areas.

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Stowe switches Monaco shacks

CBD The failed coal mogul Ric Stowe is on the move in his home town of Monaco. But, in his tighter financial situation, it is difficult to decipher whether Stowe has downgraded or upgraded his digs in...

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What us, stressed? Nah, say EU banks

CBD The European banks that flunked the recent stress tests conducted by European Union authorities issued some carefree responses at the weekend.

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A once-in-a-lifetime diamond experience

CBD One of the most unsuccessful companies on the ASX has bounced back with plans to host the Ultimate Success Summit.

Men from Metcash get ready to spar

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CBD Australia's third-largest supermarket operator, Metcash, has long prided itself on its ability to nip at the heels of Woolworths and Coles.

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Perhaps Swift was getting the cows in

CBD Virgin Blue's chief executive, John Borghetti, has continued to sweep the broom through the airline's head office, two months after the departure of his predecessor, Brett Godfrey.

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Escort payments caught in ASIC net

CBD The finer details of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission's case against the former chairman of the technology firm TZ Limited, Andrew Sigalla, over allegedly being in contempt of an...

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Atlas wants to splash it around

CBD It is heartening to see the federal government's proposed resource rent tax has not crimped the ability of some mining companies to dish out generous pay rises and option packages to their directors.

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Mention of PIGS gets Portugal's goat

CBD The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has tweaked its acronym for the debt-stressed economies of the European Union.

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The man for all seasons of pain

CBD The former Telstra chairman Don McGauchie must have a masochistic streak. McGauchie being sworn in yesterday as the new chairman of the pesticide maker Nufarm was followed by a trading halt and then...

Beating gridlock the Westfield way

CBD Westfield Group has attempted to play down speculation that its main London shopping centre could be a landing hub for intergalactic spacecraft.

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All doubts are banished

CBD HFA Holdings, the hedge fund manager decimated nine times over by the recent financial crisis, reckons it has found a sure-fire way to win back the support of investors.

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Boral back to the drawing board

CBD Boral shareholders can be forgiven for feeling a sense of deja vu. Last week, the building materials group announced the completion of a six-month strategic review, from which it set a ''new...

From the book of social responsibility

CBD The sugar daddy (aka chief executive) of CSR's Sucrogen division, Ian Glasson, has already made the seamless transition to spruiking the official line of the Singapore buyer of the sugar business.

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Rupert and prince chase an Arabian fox

CBD Freedom has finally come to the people of the Arab world. News Corp's main Saudi Arabian shareholder, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, on Tuesday announced plans - in partnership with Rupert Murdoch- to...

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A load of positives sitting on the shelf

CBD One shudders to think what would have happened if the construction group Valemus had copped a negative response to its now postponed $1.3 billion float.

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And for an encore, The Time Has Come

CBD The BrisConnections and UGL chairman, Trevor Rowe, has completed one of the longest farewell tours in Australian corporate history after finally vacating his board seat at the Australian Securities...

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ABC no more - it's as easy as ZYX

CBD The receiver of ABC Learning has provided a clue that the corporate entity housing the failed childcare operator could soon be laid to rest.

Board overboard for US Masters cleanout

CBD One of the smallest takeover bids in ASX history (in real terms) appears to be proceeding without a hitch.