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Chevron considers appeal in $300 million-plus tax case

Chevron considers appeal in $300 million-plus tax case

US oil and gas giant Chevron has indicated it is looking at appealing against a Full Federal Court decision confirming the Australian...

Volkswagen’s $2.8-billion criminal fine in US diesel emissions scandal

Volkswagen’s $2.8-billion criminal fine in US diesel emissions scandal

A US judge has ordered Volkswagen to pay a $2.8-billion U.S. criminal penalty for cheating on diesel emissions test. Six weeks after VW...

The markets this week

The markets this week

Three events – Donald Trump changing the US tax system, the French election and Australia’s CPI figures – will be shaping markets...

API expects 10 per cent profit growth

API expects 10 per cent profit growth

Australian Pharmaceutical Industries has foreshadowed profits to rise at least 10 per cent this year on the back of its Priceline stores...

Confirmed: Amazon Retail is coming to Australia

Confirmed: Amazon Retail is coming to Australia

It’s official: Amazon is rolling out its operations in Australia. The retail giant is inviting other retailers to sign up and sell their...

Super picks up

Super picks up

Superannuation fund returns were higher in March, boosted by a stronger Australian share market. According to SuperRatings data, the median...

Growth prospects limited: Westpac

Growth prospects limited: Westpac

Growth prospects are limited beyond this calendar year, according to the Westpac-Melbourne Institute Leading Index. The Index showed the...

Consumer confidence falls as geopolitical and housing risks rise

Consumer confidence falls as geopolitical and housing risks rise

Despite last week’s strong jobs figures, Australian consumer confidence has fallen again. The ANZ Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Index...

KKR moves in on Tabcorp-Tatts merger

KKR moves in on Tabcorp-Tatts merger

An eleventh hour bid by  Pacific Consortium, which includes private equity firm KKR, Morgan Stanley’s infrastructure arm, Macquarie...

Changing The World – One Organisation at a Time

Founded in the US in the 1970s, Human Synergistics works with companies to improve culture...