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D-Day for Dynasty shareholders

CBD Shareholders in the listed soap opera Dynasty Metals are expected to be treated to their most melodramatic episode yet, when the iron-ore explorer meets in Perth today for its extraordinary general...

Perth to stage Dynasty showdown

CBD The soap opera in the Dynasty Metals boardroom is quickly resembling one of the power struggles portrayed in the much-loved US television series of the same name.

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Miner splashes it around at the top

CBD The dark days of financial crisis are now well behind the Rio Tinto chief executive, Tom Albanese, who enjoyed another nice bump in his pay in last year.

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Longer-lasting net, to Quoin a phrase

CBD The former three-star Papua New Guinean hotel company Quoin Limited treated the market to a barrage of social media-inspired gobbledegook yesterday when it announced plans to raise $5 million as part...

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Correct weight is what grabs Bernie's interest these days

CBD F ormer Reserve Bank governor and part-time horse trainer Bernie Fraser had one of his most successful days at the track on Friday, with two winners at a race meeting at Queanbeyan,

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If an oak falls and no one hears it, did it really fall?

CBD The embattled Sunshine Coast property outfit Oaks Hotels & Resorts waited for most people to knock off work on Friday before announcing the tenure of its chief executive, Brett Pointon, had ''been...

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No gain, so Babcock shares the pain

CBD Maybe he really is just a sentimental old so-and-so. Why else would big Jim Babcock, the brains behind failed financial engineer Babcock & Brown, still own shares in Alinta Energy?

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Rinehart's tale of two islands

CBD The iron ore baron Gina Rinehart's foray into the media sector has not stopped with her recent purchases of sizeable slabs in Fairfax Media and Ten Network.

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Sobering advice for new regulators

CBD The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has offered a very sobering piece of advice on how regulators should go about preventing any future financial crises.

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Bill is missing the luck of the Irish

CBD The name Ireland is increasingly synonymous with high levels of indebtedness. First there was the country.

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Mariner's chief cut adrift at last

CBD Caught in the flotsam of the recent half-year results season was the announcement that the founder of the wreck of the SS Mariner Corporation, Bill Ireland, had finally jumped ship from his $525,000...

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He wasn't so hard to find, after all

CBD A four-year-old tax bill has finally caught up with the former pig industry and turf farm figure Achilles ''Big Al'' Constantinidis.

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'Key role' explanation for buyback price

CBD The property outfit formerly aligned with Babcock & Brown, Payce Consolidated, has pitched some creative arguments on why an extra premium should be placed on the value of shares owned by an outgoing...

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Sol Trujillo and his latest amigo

CBD The former Telstra chief executive Sol Trujillo, who lashed out at Australians for repeatedly highlighting his Mexican heritage, does not seem to mind playing it up himself.

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Downer just wants trains to run on time

CBD The downgrade-prone rail contractor Downer Group confirmed yesterday what the market had long suspected.

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Wran's the man down the mines

CBD Former NSW premier Neville Wran and his business chum Albert Wong will have another stab at becoming the fourth force in iron ore.

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Well done us, says ASIC boss

CBD The nation's head corporate grime fighter, Tony D'Aloisio, was in a triumphant mood yesterday when he appeared before a Senate estimates hearing in Canberra to explain how things had much improved...

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Mullin' over the ins and outs of Asciano

CBD Asciano Group's new managing director, John Mullen, has conceded that he has a lot to learn about the business he joined a fortnight ago.

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Collishaw's cut may head off a coup

CBD The chief executive of Mirvac, Nick Collishaw, has joined the growing list of world leaders to offer concessions as part of an effort to cling to power.

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Don's drilled into a greenback gusher

Scott Rochfort column dinkus

CBD The repeated warnings by Woodside's outgoing chief executive, Don Voelte, about the impact of rising labour costs have again played out in the company's annual report.