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The price for Australia's largest export is falling as the full extent of Chinese demand takes its toll on traders.
A historic city building held by the same family for a generation in Melbourne's busy Hardware Lane has sold to a Chinese investor for $6.71 million.
Superfund-backed developer Cbus Property plans to build an upmarket 34-storey apartment tower on the Mercure hotel site in Melbourne which it has purchased for more than $70 million.
University of Sydney management and staff unions have reached an agreement over pay and conditions.
Australia's moves to hit hitting foreign buyers with more taxes are part of a growing global trend.
Talks between Seven West and regional broadcaster Prime over combining their assets into a single media company have ended with the two unable to come to an agreement.
Daimler plans to spend $US1 billion ($1.26 billion) to start production of Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles at its Alabama factory, setting the world's largest luxury-car maker up to battle with battery-car specialist Tesla on its home turf.
Mining giant Rio Tinto will return proceeds from the recent $US2.7 billion sale of its NSW coal operations to shareholders through a share buyback.
Macquarie is the first Asian bank to make the top three in any capital markets product.
The Australian dollar has fallen more than 2 per cent in about a 24-hour period and downward momentum is accelerating.
The ASX is poised for a bit of a rebound with Rio Tinto unveiling a massive buyback, but the Aussie and iron ore remain under pressure.
The Australian sharemarket is poised to rebound at the open but it looks like a tough day ahead for the miners.
French businesswoman and billionaire Liliane Bettencourt, whose family founded L'Oreal and still owns the largest stake in the cosmetics giant, has died aged 94, her daughter has announced.
A celebration of Rod Laver's tennis career looks like being a hit with business heavyweights and a boost to Prague.
Commonwealth Bank's board must decide whether to stage a dramatic retreat from wealth management, with the potential to free up $4.5 billion in capital by offloading its asset management arm.
One of Australia's most iconic media companies has a new owner, "the best-placed network" in the US, with a storied history of its own.
The timeframe in which gambling giants Tabcorp and Tatts hope to win back approval of their merger is under threat ahead of a further hearing and greater examination of the deal's potential impact on competition.
Peer-to-peer energy trading has been touted as one of the pillars for energy reform, but just how it may work is still unknown.
Institutional investors have loaded up on new shares in graphite miner and technology company Syrah Resources, which has raised $74 million via an institutional placement and entitlement offer.
Union secretary forced to stand aside after it was alleged he pocketed fees he was not entitled to.