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Telstra cops a 10% wholesale price hit

The ACCC directs incumbent telco to cut the access price it charges by 9.6 per cent for the seven access services.

eBay-PayPal break-up set for July

US online giant's payment unit to trade as an independent company from July 20.

The calls for stable climate policy are getting louder

Major business groups and environmental activists are seeking common ground on climate policy, which means Tony Abbott won't be able to ignore the issue for much longer.

China FTA work standards a worry: Shorten

The electricians union says an agreement to scrap mandatory skill assessment for Chinese electricians will lead to deaths.

Tokyo stocks tumble more than 2%

Tokyo stocks plunge more than 2%, investor sentiment hit by fears of a Greek default.

Origin allays concerns on APLNG

Origin Energy responds to concerns of falling demand, says Sinopec deal allows flexibility.

Greece extends bank closures

Shut down of Greek banks extended to six days, cash withdrawals limited to €60 per day.

Aust stocks drop 1.8%

Local sharemarket falls sharply as closure of Greek banks, stock exchange weighs on investors.

Suncorp Life CEO to depart

Vero NZ head Gary Dransfield appointed interim chief executive of life insurance business.

Have the copyright bullies pushed too hard?

Media companies may deserve a modicum of protection from blatant copyright infringement but bullying consumers is only going to make things worse for all concerned.

E-books get a makeover

E-readers rejoice: Amazon and Google are rolling out new fonts designed not only to look better on screen but to make reading easier on the eye.

Businesses to write-off assets

Two out of three small businesses plan to take advantage of govt's $20,000 tax deduction.

China slams US human rights record

Beijing denounces Washington for police brutality and global surveillance.

Lend Lease fund set for $2bn tower

New property fund to invest in commercial building at Barangaroo South development.

GWA trims earnings outlook

Trading EBIT forecast at $67m to $69m for current fiscal year; company to take charge on Gliderol.

Big four still most profitable: BIS

Major Aust banks seen as leaders in developed world as questions raised over low rates.

Abbott's broken promises will come back to haunt him

While Bill Shorten is happy to give Abbott a free pass on his fair contract fibs, the changing nature of the economy will soon make fair contracts legislation a necessity.

Greece is a thriller, but China is a horror show

As China's economy continues to stutter, a dual shake-out of its stockmarket and housing market appears a likely prospect.

Aust dollar dips on Greece

Local unit drifts well south of Friday's close as investors weigh latest action in Europe.

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