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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:05:00 +1100
Nib 'penalised' for attracting younger members as profit outlook cut
Health insurer nib says it is being punished for successfully attracting younger members, as its shares plunged after it downgraded its profit forecast by $30m.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:42:15 +1100
Company cuts workers' holidays short as dockers step up strike action
Workers have been forced back from summer holidays as a protracted industrial dispute at DP World escalates.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:34:36 +1100
Local stocks rack up record high for fifth straight session
The ASX has extended its winning run, closing above 7000 points for the third session in a row despite nib and other insurers taking a bruising.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:06:46 +1100
Earnings season a key test for 'full' market
The country's biggest listed investment company says a surge in share prices this month has left valuations feeling 'full'.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 16:38:01 +1100
Retailer warns Australians have lost confidence to go on holiday as sales hit by fires
The owner of Supercheap Auto, Rebel Sport and Macpac said sales in its outdoor goods divisions had been directly hit by bushfires and smoke haze.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 16:35:17 +1100
Kogan shares slump as new marketplace saps profit growth
Chief executive Ruslan Kogan has defended the company's private-label performance, saying it was showing "solid growth from a much larger base".
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 16:09:36 +1100
Former defence minister Brendan Nelson to head up Boeing in Australia
Former defence minister and Australian War Memorial director Brendan Nelson has been appointed to run Boeing's operations in Australia. 
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 14:38:05 +1100
Virgin Australia's frequent flyer boss resigns
The boss of Virgin Australia’s booming loyalty business, Karl Schuster, has resigned after almost five years in the role.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 14:05:31 +1100
'Forgotten workers': Businesses count bushfire staffing costs
An extended support package has been welcomed but those losing customers say they still must support staff.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 13:44:25 +1100
World's richest 1 per cent have double wealth of rest of us combined, says Oxfam
The charity claims 2153 billionaires had more wealth than 4.6 billion people in 2019.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 12:58:45 +1100
New NAB director McKeon warns banks must not be 'paralysed' after criticism
The former Australian of the Year says major banks must not become “paralysed” by  compliance concerns, after the industry has copped “well-founded criticism” in recent years.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 12:54:28 +1100
Trump's speech at Davos is putting chill down European spines
The last time Donald Trump spoke at Davos he foreshadowed an aggressive approach to ''unfair trade.'' China was the target but will it be Europe's turn now?
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 09:59:22 +1100
nib closes at 8-month low
The S&P/ASX200 closed 15 points higher at 7079.5, the third session in a row that it has closed above the 7000 points level.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:46:38 +1100
8@eight: ASX to rise as US-China trade-truce stokes animal spirits
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +1100
Unprecedented number of store closures could hit landlords and other retailers
An unusually high number of store closures and retail collapses in the first weeks of 2020 has prompted concern over the impact on Australia's major landlords.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +1100
Youth fashion retailer mulls $300 million float despite a tough market
Universal Store is gearing up for a $300 million ASX listing despite a weakened retail sector that has experienced a spate of collapses and store closures since the new year.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +1100
RBA should stop pretending there is any more it can usefully do
If the Reserve Bank cuts interest rates again in a fortnight’s time, in whose interests will it be acting?
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +1100
Lynas faces fresh legal challenge in Malaysia
Lynas Corp faces more market uncertainty after the rare earths group confirmed a legal challenge has been lodged against the Malaysian government's decision to renew its operating licence.
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Mon, 20 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +1100
Jetstar and pilots to resume pay talks after December strike
Jetstar and its pilots' union will return to the negotiating table at the end of the month and try to end a bitter pay dispute that has so far resulted in hundreds of flight cancellations.
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Sun, 19 Jan 2020 18:00:00 +1100
December jobs report ‘critical’ for RBA interest rate outlook
Thursday's unemployment data headlines what will be another busy week for local investors.
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