Miners helped propel the ASX higher on Thursday, with South32 the latest to impress the sharemarket with its earnings.
Patrick Hatch David Jones has recorded a 25 per cent drop in operating profit, as customers evaporate and it spends heavily in a new food-driven strategy it hopes will revive sales.
Mathew Dunckley Energy companies should look to source gas on international markets to fulfil their commitments to international customers - or be forced to do so - to help solve the national supply crisis, says the head of one of Australia's biggest manufacturers.
Chinese government reforms have caught the eye of speculators and sent a typically dull commodity to its highest prices in six years.
Patrick Hatch Flight Centre shares have soared almost 11 per cent, hitting a three-year high after the travel group said the time of heavily discounted tickets could soon be over for Australian travellers.
Patrick Hatch The weight of two class actions, a legal dispute with a major shareholder and an investigation by the corporate cop have proved too much for troubled online surf and skate retailer SurfStitch.
Lucy Battersby Nine expects to work as hard as a Ninja Warrior this year just to keep its earnings steady amid the continuing decline of advertising dollars going to television.
Clancy Yeates Banks could soon partially unwind some of the tighter credit conditions being felt by many property investors, one of the country's biggest mortgage brokers predicts.
Carolyn Cummins, Clancy Yeates The challenging housing market has taken its toll on listed real estate agency McGrath, whose full-year net profit dropped 42 per cent to $4.9 million amid low real estate listing volumes.
Colin Kruger The so-called golden era of cheap air fares has ended, and Flight Centre founder, Graeme Turner, could not be happier.