The Australian dollar surged almost US1¢ to about US73.80¢ on Tuesday, its highest point for almost a fortnight.
Vanessa Desloires A global survey by S&P points to a contraction in capex for the next two years that will add pressure to Australia's already stretched engineering and construction companies.
Stephen Cauchi Shares shrugged off a poor overseas lead to record a firm gain on Tuesday, with CSL breaking the $100 barrier and Suncorp's profit impressing.
Angela Macdonald-Smith and Sarah Thompson The sale of Contact shares to institutional investors at $NZ4.65 a share was revealed will enable Origin to pay down debt.
Simon Johanson Perth-based greenfield developer Cedar Woods has increased its landholding in Western Australia, buying 50.74 hectares in Baldivis on the outskirts of Rockingham.
Patrick Begley The courtroom drama between the broadcasters of My Kitchen Rules and The Hotplate had all the elements of a reality TV cooking challenge.
Jared Lynch David Blackmore is no stranger to the spotlight but the thought of going to court scares ''the shit out'' of him.
Elizabeth Knight Billionaire James Packer admits he's "made a bunch of mistakes", including his famous punch-up with Nine boss David Gyngell.
Sarah Danckert Canberra-based Dixon Advisory has been fined $10,200 over "potentially misleading" advertisements.
Matt O'Sullivan, Jamie Freed and Jacob Saulwick Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce says he is open to the likelihood that a new airport at Badgerys Creek in western Sydney will be without a rail link when it opens.