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18 Jan 2018

16:36 | OGC

OceanaGold Corporation Announces Achieving Record Annual Gold Production

OceanaGold Corporation released its full year and fourth quarter 2017 production report for the year ended 31 December 2017. The Company recorded annual and quarterly gold...

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13:52 | IMD

Imdex Enters into Option with Flexidrill to Acquire Unique Drilling Productivity Technologies

Imdex announced that it has entered into an exclusive option and technology development agreement ("Option Agreement") to acquire New Zealand based companies Flexidrill and...

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10:08 | AWC

Alumina Releases Alcoa Fourth Quarter 2017 Earnings

Alumina noted that Alcoa release quarterly earnings. To assist readers in understanding relevant market, operational and commercial matters of the AWAC JV, selected information from...

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09:27 | WPL

Woodside Petroleum Provides Fourth Quarter 2017 Report

Woodside Petroleum provided fourth quarter 2017 report. Its investment expenditure guidance for 2018 is $1,550m to $1,600m. The Company's production guidance for 2018 is 85 - 90...

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09:02 | CLQ

Clean TeQ Holdings Reports Negative Cash Flow of $21.08m for the December 2017 Quarter

Clean TeQ Holdings reported negative cash flow of $21.08m for quarter ended 31 December 2017. Operating cash flow for the period was $(3.89m). Investing cash flow was $(17.44m)....

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08:30 | WHC

Whitehaven Coal Provides December 2017 Quarterly Report

Whitehaven Coal provided December 2017 quarterly report. It has agreed to acquire Idemitsu's 30% interest in the Tarrawonga JV during the quarter. The acquisition is expected to...

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08:27 | BHP

BHP Billiton Provides Operational Review for the Half Year Ended 31 December 2017

BHP Billiton provided operational review for the half year ended 31 December 2017. It expects Underlying EBIT in the December 2017 half year to include impairment charges in a range...

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08:26 | GOR

Gold Road Resources Provides Gruyere Gold Project Development Update

Gold Road Resources announced that the Company and Gruyere Mining Company a member of the Gold Fields provided an update on development activities at the Gruyere Gold Project (the...

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07:34 | CNU

Chorus Provides Q2 FY2018 Connections Update

Chorus provided Q2 FY2018 connections update. Fibre connections grew by 34k, vs 36k in Q1. The total fixed line connections declined by 23k to 1,559,000. The total broadband...

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17 Jan 2018

12:37 | ABP

Abacus Property Group Announces Transition of Managing Director

Abacus Property Group announced Dr. Frank Wolf's decision to retire as MD on 1 July 2018, after more than 21 years at the Group, with 11 years leading the Group as MD. The Company...

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08:58 | S32

South32 Provides Quarterly Report December 2017

South32 provided quarterly report December 2017. The Company Maintained FY2018 guidance for all operations with the exception of South Africa Manganese where market demand and...

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08:48 | SRX

Sirtex Medical Provides Trading Update

Sirtex Medical announced that its unaudited, first-half EBITDA for the six months ended 31 December 2017 is expected to be to $34m, reflecting 16% growth on the pcp. The Company...

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08:28 | OZL

OZ Minerals Provides December 2017 Quarterly Report

OZ Minerals provided December 2017 quarterly report. The gold hedging strategy in relation to gold ore stockpiles implemented in April 2016 was extended by another 12,204oz during...

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08:27 | WES

Wesfarmers Provides Quarterly Statement of Production, Development and Exploration

Wesfarmers provided quarterly statement of production, development and exploration. Coal production for the quarter was 2.97mt, in line with the previous quarter. Metallurgical coal...

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08:23 | SAR

Saracen Mineral Holdings Provides Quarterly Report - December 2017

Saracen Mineral Holdings provided quarterly report - December 2017. Gold sales for the quarter were 74,320oz at an average sale price of A$1,600/oz, for total revenue of A$118.9m....

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16 Jan 2018

19:58 | A2M

The a2 Milk Company Expands US Business to the North East

The a2 Milk Company announced the expansion of the a2 Milk brand across the North East region of the United States from January 2018. Since entry into the US market, the business...

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17:42 | IVC

InvoCare Announces All-Cash Takeover Offer for Norwood Park

InvoCare announced a Takeover Offer (InvoCare's Offer) for all the issued shares in Norwood Park(Norwood) by its wholly-owned subsidiary, InvoCare Australia Pty (InvoCare Australia)...

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13:22 | APT

Afterpay Touch Group Advises on International Expansion Strategic Relationship with Matrix

Afterpay Touch Group ("Afterpay Touch") advised that it has continued to investigate expanding its market leading Afterpay product into other markets, while at the same time...

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13:09 | APT

Afterpay Touch Group Provides Quarterly Business Update

Afterpay Touch Group provided a business update for the 3 month period ended 31 December 2017 (Q2 FY18). The Company reported underlying quarterly sales of $551m (up from $367m in...

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09:58 | BTT

BT Investment Management Announces Regarding Funds Under Management

BT Investment Management announced regarding funds under management. During the quarter, the Company Australia experienced net outflows of $1.3bn led by a redemption (-$1.8bn) by...

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09:18 | ORE

Orocobre Provides Quarterly Activities Report

Orocobre provided quarterly activities report. Gross cash margins increased 23% QoQ to a record US$7,604/t on the back of higher sales prices and lower costs. The Full year...

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09:10 | ORE

Orocobre Delivers December 2017 Quarterly Result

Orocobre released its December quarter 2017 results, with record quarterly production of 3,937t of lithium carbonate at a FOB cash cost of US$3,946/t. The Company also announced a...

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09:06 | OSH

Oil Search Provides Progress Report

Oil Search provided progress report. As previously reported, the well, which is being operated by the Company on behalf of the PRL 3 JV, has encountered gas in good-quality Toro and...

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08:52 | ORE

Orocobre Trading Halted, Pending Company Announcement

The securities of Orocobre will be placed in trading halt session state at the request of the Company, until the earlier of the commencement of normal trading on 19 January 2018 or...

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08:29 | AQG

Alacer Gold Reports 2017 Operational Results and 2018 Guidance

Alacer Gold announced full-year 2017 production results, unaudited full-year cost results, and 2018 production and cost guidance. 2018 will be a pivotal year for the Company as the...

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08:29 | RIO

Rio Tinto Releases Fourth Quarter Production Results

Rio Tinto released fourth quarter production results. In November 2017, the Company successfully completed an A$750m off-market buy-back in its shares and in December 2017 completed...

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08:27 | GXY

Galaxy Resources Reports Positive Cash Flow of $2.67m for the December 2017 Quarter

Galaxy Resources reported positive cash flow of $2.67m for quarter ended 31 December 2017. Operating cash flow for the period was $20.23m. Payments for exploration and evaluation...

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07:30 | AIA

Auckland International Airport Provides Monthly Traffic Update - November 2017

Auckland International Airport provided monthly traffic update - November 2017. From November 2017 Thai Airways has increased Bangkok to Auckland to a daily service, up from five...

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07:30 | AIA

Auckland International Airport Announces Sale of Investment in North Qld Airports

Auckland International Airport announced that it has advised North Qld Airports (NQA) that it will offer its 24.6% investment in NQA for sale to existing investors for A$370m. While...

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15 Jan 2018

20:26 | BAL

Bellamy's Australia Provides Guidance Update and Conditional Acquisition of Camperdown

Bellamy's Australia advised that it has upgraded its revenue and profit guidance. The Company also advised the market of the status of its China CFDA application and a binding...

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11:39 | MLX

Metals X Announces Wingellina Drilling Confirms High Grade Cobalt

Metals X advised that it has successfully completed an infill RC drill program at its 100%-owned Wingellina Nickel-Cobalt Project in WA (Wingellina). In October 2017, it initiated...

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10:34 | CMW

Cromwell Property Group Announces SPP Offer for Eligible Securityholders

Cromwell Property Group launched a security purchase plan (SPP) to raise up to $30m and to allow Eligible Securityholders the opportunity to purchase up to $15,000 worth of new...

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09:46 | MLD

Maca Announces Support of Blackham Recapitalisation

MACA announced that it has supported the proposed recapitalisation of Blackham Resources through the provision of a secured $14.3m loan on commercial terms. Proceeds of the loan...

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09:37 | CMW

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

Cromwell Property Group announced an extension of its on-market buyback as part of its ongoing capital management programme. The buy-back period will continue until 18 January 2019,...

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09:08 | RCR

RCR Tomlinson Announces Being Awarded Contract Valued at $70m for Station Upgrades

RCR Tomlinson announced that it has been awarded a contract by Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) to deliver station upgrade works within the Melbourne Underground Rail Loop (MURL). The...

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08:20 | PRU

Perseus Mining Introduces First Ore to Sissingue Mill

Perseus Mining introduced first ore to sissingue mill. First gold is expected to be produced at Sissingue ahead of schedule, prior to the end of January 2018, and the ramp up to...

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12 Jan 2018

17:41 | PLS

Pilbara Minerals Responds to ASX Query

Pilbara Minerals responded to ASX Query stating that the Appendix 3Y was lodged late in respect of the issue of unlisted options (as approved by shareholders at the Company's AGM on...

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12:29 | ANZ

Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Announces UDC Sale to HNA Not Proceeding

Australia amp; New Zealand Banking Group announced that the agreement to sell UDC Finance to HNA Group will not proceed as the agreement with HNA has been terminated in accordance...

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10:40 | ABP

Abacus Property Group Announces Dividend

Abacus Property Group announced an unfranked dividend of 9 cps for the period of six months ending 31 December 2017, with a record date of 18 January 2018 and a payment date of 28...

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09:34 | QAN

Qantas Airways Provides Update on Level of Foreign Relevant Interest

Qantas Airways provided update on level of foreign relevant interest. It advised the ASX that as at 4 December 2017 foreign persons potentially held relevant interests of 46.72% in...

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08:37 | BIN

Bingo Industries Provides Minto Operational Update

Bingo Industries announced that it refers to its market announcement of 19 October 2017, in relation to issues raised by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) about the...

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11 Jan 2018

18:26 | IPL

Incitec Pivot Provides Further Update on Western Australia Business

Incitec Pivot advised that it has been notified that with effect from expiry of its current contract with Roy Hill Iron Ore (Roy Hill) on 9 February 2018, IPL will cease to be Roy...

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18:21 | CQR

Charter Hall Retail REIT Provides Moody's Ratings Outlook Update

Charter Hall Retail REIT acknowledged that Moody's Investors Service has changed the outlook for the REIT's Baa1 issuer rating to negative from stable. Moody's has affirmed the Baa1...

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16:13 | BPT

Beach Energy Announces New Gas Field Discovery in the Otway Basin

Beach Energy announced a new gas field discovery at Haselgrove-3 ST1 in the onshore Otway Basin, SA. The flow test results from the Sawpit Sandstone indicated a high deliverability...

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09:17 | TCL

Transurban Group Announces Fredericksburg Extension Project Approved

Transurban Group announced that the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has accepted its offer to extend the I-95 Express Lanes to Fredericksburg under the existing 95...

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08:52 | DCN

Dacian Gold Provides Mt Morgans Gold Project Update

Dacian Gold reported on the excellent progress being made at its 100%-owned Mount Morgans Gold Project, located near Laverton in WA. The Mining has commenced at its second mining...

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08:30 | RIO

Rio Tinto Receives a Binding Offer for Aluminium Dunkerque

Rio Tinto announced that it has received a binding offer from Liberty House to acquire its Aluminium Dunkerque smelter in northern France for $500m, subject to final adjustments. In...

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