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Cura Day looks crook

Attempts to sell Cura Day Hospital Group could be fading.

Hotel giant targets Australia

The merger of Starwood and Marriott hotel brands is good news for Australia, says new chief Arne Sorenson.

Banks’ bad behaviour becomes latest pre-election jousting ground

The political war is presently in a semi hiatus. Fire is being exchanged, but it’s still short of full battlefield engagement.

JP Morgan defends its size

US banking giant says it can absorb losses, pushes back against shareholder breakup proposal.

FBI hack only works for old iPhones

Investigators still debating whether to tell Apple how they managed to access errorist’s phone.

WTO tips sluggish trade growth

Global trade set to increase less than 3pc for fifth straight year as commodity prices slide.

Dutch bank director quits over leak

ABN Amro supervisory board member steps down after being named in Panama Papers.

US Democrats block SEC nominees

Senators oppose ‘fence-sitting’ on whether corporations should disclose political giving.

Euro stocks dip despite pharma gains

Hope of merger activity in pharmaceutical sector not enough to buoy major indices.

Malaysia fund board offers to resign

Parliamentary inquiry finds massive unexplained payment, calls for police probe.

Affluent investors shift to cash

Investors flock to less risky assets, become more likely to call themselves ‘conservative’.

US jobless claims decrease

Labour market appears healthy as number of applications for jobless benefits decreases.

ECB will do ‘whatever is needed’

Draghi highlights European Central Bank’s willingness to step up stimulus o boost inflation.

Wall Street slips as havens rally

US stocks pull back from yesterday’s gains at the open as markets struggle for direction.

Oil hike boosts local stocks

The sharemarket has closed moderately higher, led by buoyant energy stocks.

Singapore Airlines signals interest in landing Virgin

As Air NZ eyes the exits, Singapore Airlines has upped its stake in Virgin in order to protect its strategic position in the airline but it’s still unclear if it will seek full control.

Civil suits a threat to banks

The financial impact of bad behaviour at Australia’s big banks is a growing hreat to lenders, says ratings agency Fitch.

Wine takes edge off Arrium woes

South Australia is reeling over doubts about the future of Whyalla, but here’s good news from the wine regions.

Budget belt-tightening takes some guts

Economic restraint, like dieting, makes sound sense but it’s not always palatable.

Oil fuels stocks rise

The local sharemarket has advanced further at noon, driven by the energy sector in the wake of oil price moves.

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