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20 Jan 2017

18:40 | BLA

Blue Sky Alternative Investments Secures Institutional Mandate in Real Assets

Blue Sky Alternative Investments signed a significant investment mandate with LGIAsuper in its real assets division. This mandate will be deployed across the Company's real assets...

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16:47 | OGC

OceanaGold Corporation Announces First Gold Pour at the Haile Gold Mine

OceanaGold Corporation announced first gold production at the Haile Gold Mine. The operation poured its first gold dore bars totalling 445oz on 20 January 2017. Commissioning...

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12:48 | RIC

Ridley Corporation Announces New Tasmanian Feedmill

Ridley Corporation announced its intention to build a new state of the art, fit for purpose aqua feedmill in Tasmania. Located at Westbury, in northern Tasmania just west of...

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09:48 | BLA

Blue Sky Alternative Investments Secures Institutional Mandate in Real Assets

Blue Sky Alternative Investments announced that it has signed a significant investment mandate with a large Australian institutional investor in its real assets division. This...

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09:14 | STO

Santos Announces 2016 Fourth Quarter Activities Report

Santos Announces 2016 fourth quarter activities report. Fourth quarter sales volumes increased by 27% compared to the corresponding quarter to 21.9 mmboe. LNG sales increased by 57%...

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09:13 | EPW

ERM Power Announces Finance Facility with ANZ

ERM Power announced the finalisation of a three-year funding deal with ANZ Banking Group. The A$290m facility with ANZ, which is secured against its Australian Retail business,...

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08:55 | MQA

Macquarie Atlas Roads Group Announces Toll Revenue and Traffic Statistics 4th Quarter 2016

Macquarie Atlas Roads Group released its December 2016 quarter toll revenue and traffic statistics for each of its portfolio toll roads. Weighted average toll revenue and traffic...

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08:29 | AGL

AGL Energy Negotiates New Commercial Agreement with Alcoa

AGL Energy announced that it has finalised a new four-year agreement to supply electricity to the Portland Smelter JV Participants (Alcoa) aluminium smelter in Portland, Vic. The...

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08:27 | ISD

ISentia Group Announces Appointment of Matthew Stanton

Isentia Group announced that it has named former Bauer Media boss, Matthew Stanton, as global CEO of premier content marketing agency King Content. Commencing in February 2017,...

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08:26 | SYD

Sydney Airport Announces Traffic Performance December 2016

Sydney Airport announced traffic performance december 2016. In December 2016, international passenger growth was 7.2% compared to the (pcp). The inbound nationalities underpinning...

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08:26 | DRM

Doray Minerals Announces Appointment of MD

Doray Minerals advised that Mr Leigh Junk has accepted the appointment as MD of the Company on a permanent basis with effect from 20 January 2017. Mr Junk assumed the role as...

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19 Jan 2017

17:38 | PDN

Paladin Energy Announces MGT Shareholder Approval to Acquire 30% Manyingee

Paladin Energy advised that MGT Resources (MGT) has received shareholder approval to acquire 30% of the Manyingee Uranium Project (Manyingee) for US$10m cash. The approval...

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16:34 | BHP

BHP Billiton Provides Samarco Update

BHP Billiton announced that Samarco Minercao S.A. (Samarco) and its shareholders, Vale S.A. (Vale) and BHP Billiton Brasil Ltda (BHP Billiton Brasil) have entered into a preliminary...

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15:18 | FMG

Fortescue Metals Group Announces Moodys Upgrades Corporate Rating to Ba1

Fortescue Metals Group announced that Moody's Investor Service upgraded credit ratings of the Company as follows: the Co's corporate family rating to Ba1 from Ba2; Senior secured...

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13:32 | NVT

Navitas Partners with University of Idaho

Navitas announced that the Co. has signed an agreement with the University of Idaho to establish a pathway program for International students. The University of Idaho International...

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12:26 | AST

AusNet Services Successfully Prices USD 80M Offer

AusNet Services advised that the Company has successfully priced a 80m 9 year USD bond issue to raise A$107m. The proceeds will be used to refinance existing debt and fund capital...

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10:29 | SGM

Sims Metal Management Provides Amended Earnings Guidance Update

Sims Metal Management announced that it expects 1H FY2017 underlying EBIT to be between $75m and $79m. Based on preliminary unaudited financials, 1H FY2017 underlying EBIT will be a...

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10:20 | SGM

Sims Metal Management Provides Earnings Guidance Update

Sims Metal Management announced that it expects 1H FY2017 underlying EBIT to be between $75m and $79m. Based on preliminary unaudited financials, 1H FY2017 underlying EBIT will be a...

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09:40 | S32

South32 Announces Quarterly Report December 2016

South32 announced Quarterly report December 2016. In the December 2016 quarter, it entered into a binding agreement to acquire Peabody's Metropolitan Colliery and associated 16.67%...

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09:36 | GXY

Galaxy Resources Secures US$40m Debt Facility with BNP Paribas

Galaxy Resources announced that it has executed a facility agreement with BNP Paribas (BNP) for a US$40m secured debt facility for the principal purpose of repaying in full the...

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09:30 | SPL

Starpharma Holdings Provides Shareholder Update January 2017

Starpharma announced the completion of patient enrolment for its pivotal phase 3 trials evaluating the efficacy and safety of VivaGel BV for prevention of recurrent bacterial...

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09:28 | BLA

Blue Sky Alternative Investments Announces Clarification in Relation to Recent Media Articles

Blue Sky continued to grow in the first half of FY17 and they are on track to meet its earnings guidance for FY2017. They expect to deliver underlying NPAT of $24 - $26m for FY2017...

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09:26 | WPL

Woodside Petroleum Announces Fourth Quarter 2016 Report

Woodside Petroleum announced fouth quarter 2016 report. Its acquisition of a 25% interest in WA-1-R and a 50% interest in WA-62-R, which together contain the Scarborough gas field,...

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09:03 | CSL

CSL Provides FY2017 Profit Upgrade

CSL upgraded its NPAT expectation for FY2017. At its full year result announcement in August 2016, the Company foreshadowed its Group NPAT for FY17 was expected to grow 11% at...

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08:41 | AGL

AGL Energy Announces PARF Achieves Financial Close of Silverton Wind Farm

AGL Energy announced that it has reached financial close on the sale of the 200 MW Silverton wind farm project in western NSW, to the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF), a...

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08:27 | CAR

Carsales.com Announces Greg Roebuck to Retire, Cameron McIntyre to Become CEO

carsales.com announced that Mr Greg Roebuck, the company's MD and CEO since 2002, will retire from his position and the Board has appointed Mr Cameron McIntyre, currently its Chief...

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08:26 | RSG

Resolute Mining Announces Major Gold Discovery Confirmed at Syama

Resolute Mining reported additional high grade results from diamond drilling at the Syama Gold Mine (Syama) in Mali. The current drilling program has significantly improved on the...

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08:26 | BGA

Bega Cheese Acquires One of the Australia's Most Iconic Food Brands

Bega Cheese announced that it has agreed to buy most of Mondelez International's Australia and NZ grocery and cheese business (MDLZ Grocery Business) and with it some of Australia's...

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18 Jan 2017

15:39 | NSR

National Storage REIT Adds to Wellington Presence

National Storage REIT announced that the Company has entered into arrangements to acquire a third freehold storage centre in Wellington, New Zealand. The ranch style asset comprises...

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13:35 | CCV

Cash Converters International Advises on Strategic Management Changes

Cash Converters International announced that the Company has taken number of strategic actions over the past 12 months to re-focus the Company on Its core Australian business and...

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12:15 | PDN

Paladin Energy Provides Quarterly Activities Report for Period Ending 31 December 2016

Paladin Energy provided quarterly activities report for 31 December 2016, stating that the Company achieved 910 Lost Time Injury (LTI) free days at the Kayelekera Mine (KM) for...

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09:27 | RCR

RCR Tomlinson Announces Being Awarded Large EPC Contract for Pilgangoora Project

RCR Tomlinson announced that it has been awarded a contract with Pilbara Minerals for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of a processing plant for the Pilgangoora...

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09:26 | PLS

Pilbara Minerals Announces Awards EPC Contract to RCR Tomlinson

Pilbara Minerals announced that it has taken another significant step towards becoming a lithium producer with the award of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC)...

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09:20 | SBM

St Barbar Releases Quarterly Report for December 2016

St Barbara Released the quarter report for the period end December 2016. The Consolidated gold production for the December 2016 quarter was 98,982oz. Gwalia (WA) gold production for...

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08:35 | IPL

Incitec Pivot Provides Update Regarding Waggaman Louisiana Ammonia Plant

Incitec Pivot announced that as at 15 January 2017, its Waggaman Louisiana ammonia plant had produced more than 140,000 metric tonnes of ammonia since it assumed management and...

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08:19 | WES

Wesfarmers Provides First Half Earnings Update/Quarterly Statement of Production

Wesfarmers announces the Resources business is expected to report (EBIT) of between $135m and $140m for the first half of the FY2017, exceeding previous guidance provided in October...

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08:19 | AQG

Alacer Gold Announces 2016 Results and Increased 2017 Production

Alacer Gold announced unaudited full-year 2016 production results and 2017 production and cost guidance. In 2016 Copler gold production was of 119,036oz and Preliminary Total Cash...

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08:18 | DCN

Dacian Gold Reports Positive Cash Flow of $21.67m for the December 2016 Quarter

Dacian Gold reported positive cash flow of $21.67m for quarter ended 31 December 2016. Operating cash flow for the period was $(3.85m). Payments for exploration and evaluation were...

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17 Jan 2017

16:14 | CMW

Cromwell Property Group Announces Extension of On-Market Buy-Back

Cromwell Property Group announced an extension of its on market buy-back as part of its ongoing capital management program. The buy-back period will continue until 19 January 2018...

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11:17 | GOR

Gold Road Resources Announces Acceleration of Exploration at Yamarna in 2017

Gold Road Resources announced the completion of the Gruyere Project JV (GJV)transaction with Gold Fields (Gold Fields) in December 2016. The Company can refocus activities on its...

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09:15 | RCR

RCR Tomlinson Secures $100m in New Contracts

RCR Tomlinson announced that a number of new contracts have recently been secured. The combined value of these contracts is $100m. The Company with its JV partner WBHO...

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08:30 | RIO

Rio Tinto Releases Fourth Quarter Production Results

Rio Tinto announced the operational performance in 2016, underpinned by its drive for efficiency and maximising cash flow. The Company disciplined approach remains in place in 2017,...

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16 Jan 2017

17:13 | VVR

Viva Energy REIT Announces Dividend of $0.0528 for December 2016

Viva Energy REIT announced unfranked dividend of $0.0528 per share for the period of twelve months ending 31 December 2016, with a record date of 20 January 2017 and a payment date...

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16:36 | IEL

IDP Education Announces Acquisition of Hotcourses

IDP Education announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Hotcourses ("Hotcourses"), a digital marketing and online student recruitment company....

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12:56 | NVT

Navitas Announces Eynesbury Agreement Renewed with UniSA

Navitas announced that its agreement with the University of South Australia for Eynesbury College and the Eynesbury Institute of Business and Technology (EIBT) has been renewed and...

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09:46 | WHC

Whitehaven Coal Releases December 2016 Quarterly Report

Whitehaven Coal announced quarterly report for the period end December 2016. The Safety performance improved during the quarter with its TRIFR of 7.2 recordable injuries per million...

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09:40 | GOR

Gold Road Resources Provides Yamarna Resource and Reserve Update

Gold Road Resources announced that it presents its updated Mineral Resource Estimate and Ore Reserve Statement post completion of the sale and JV arrangements for the Gruyere Gold...

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09:40 | GOR

Gold Road Resources Provides Yamarna Resource and Reserve Update

Gold Road Resources announced that it presents its updated Mineral Resource Estimate and Ore Reserve Statement post completion of the sale and JV arrangements for the Gruyere Gold...

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09:36 | RIC

Ridley Corporation Secures Novacq Production Harvesting Technology

Ridley Corporation advised that it has executed a long-term supply agreement for the equipment required for the commercial production and harvesting of Novacq. Avant Aqua, a wholly...

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09:36 | RIC

Ridley Corporation Secures Novacq Production Harvesting Technology

Ridley Corporation advised that it has executed a long-term supply agreement for the equipment required for the commercial production and harvesting of Novacq. Avant Aqua, a wholly...

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09:31 | LNG

Liquefied Natural Gas Responses to Price Query

Liquefied Natural Gas responded to an ASX share price query stating that it is not aware of any information which, if known, could be an explanation for the recent trading in its...

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08:50 | DUE

DUET Group Enteres into a Scheme Implementation Agreement

DUET Group announced that it has entered into a scheme implementation agreement with a consortium comprising Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings, Cheung Kong Property Holdings and...

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08:36 | NAN

Nanosonics Reports Positive Cash Flow of $2.71m for the December 2016 Quarter

Nanosonics reported positive cash flow of $2.71m for quarter ended 31 December 2016. Operating cash flow for the period was $3.07m. Investing cash flow was $(253,000). Financing...

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08:25 | RRL

Regis Resources Releases Quarterly Activities Report

Regis Resources released quarterly activities report for the period ended 31 December 2016. The Duketon Gold Project produced 80,090oz of gold in the December 2016 quarter (Q2). The...

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13 Jan 2017

17:06 | SRX

Sirtex Medical Advises on Investigation of Concerns around CEO Share Trading & Action Taken by the Board

Sirtex Medical announced on 16th December 2016 that the Board of Directors had engaged the Company's legal advisers, Watson Mangioni, to coordinate an investigation into the trading...

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16:55 | PRY

Primary Health Care Announces Resignation of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Primary Health Care announced that it has accepted the resignation of Mr Peter Gregg, its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. However, Mr Gregg will remain in his role...

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09:55 | RMD

ResMed Inc Releases Form 8-K

ResMed Inc announced that on 9 January 2017, it has entered into a second amendment to its existing credit agreement. The credit agreement was originally dated as of 31 October...

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08:56 | AGL

AGL Energy Announces Loy Yang Enterprise Agreement Terminated

AGL Energy advised its application to terminate the Loy Yang Enterprise Agreement (EA) was granted on 13 January 2017 by the Fair Work Commission (FWC). The termination is effective...

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08:31 | BAP

Bapcor Declares Hellaby Offer Unconditional

Bapcor advised that Hellaby shareholders has received acceptances for 52.5% of Hellaby's shares. Hellaby's Independent Directors have provided the Company with sufficient comfort...

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08:29 | MYX

Mayne Pharma Group Launches Amiodarone 100mg Tablets

Mayne Pharma Group announced the launch of amiodarone tablets, 100mg in the US. Amiodarone is a generic alternative to Pacerone tablets, indicated for life threatening recurrent...

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