Myer says consumer gloom is a challenge

Weaker womenswear sales have been a drag on retailer Myer's first quarter trade results, which disappointed market analysts. [Read entire story]

GFC distracted us, says CBA chair

Shareholders at the Commonwealth Bank's annual meeting have given its top executives a dressing down over the financial scandal. [Read entire story]

BHP scraps nickel business sale

Nickel West's future is uncertain after BHP shelved the sale of the Western Australian business. [Read entire story]

Consumer confidence not as strong as hoped

Concerns about the economy are weighing on households but improvement in the new year should ease consumer anxiety. [Read entire story]

Incitec Pivot reports fall in earnings

Fertiliser and explosives company Incitec Pivot has posted a fall in a full year earnings due to impairments and has given a negative outlook for 2015. [Read entire story]

Business conditions up but confidence down

Business conditions hit a six year high in October, but companies remain cautious, according to the latest survey by NAB. [Read entire story]

First-home buyers feeling priced out

Most first-home buyers are struggling to find a home in their desired suburb, with almost nine out of 10 blaming unaffordable prices. [Read entire story]

Sally Loane named as new FSC boss

Sally Loane, a former ABC radio broadcaster and journalist, has been chosen as the new boss of the Financial Services Council. [Read entire story]

Sydney house price boom continues

Capital city house price growth has slowed, but Sydney is booming, figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show. [Read entire story]

Strong market debut for APN Outdoor

Advertising firm APN Outdoor has enjoyed a strong debut on the share market, gaining almost four per cent in value. [Read entire story]

Rinehart companies to face trial

Several companies owned by Gina Rinehart are to face trial after missing deadlines to make their financial accounts public. [Read entire story]

Planning scandal to dominate CBA meeting

Commonwealth Bank holds its annual general meeting on Wednesday. [Read entire story]

Seven urges caution on media reforms

Seven Group chief executive Don Voelte has warned again "piecemeal" changes to media ownership laws. [Read entire story]

Myer sales up 0.1 per cent

Myer lifted total sales 0.1 per cent during the first quarter of the 2014/15 financial year, while comparable sales were up 0.7 per cent. [Read entire story]

Fortescue to meet with shareholders

Iron ore miner Fortescue Metals holds its annual general meeting on Wednesday. [Read entire story]

Aussie dollar hits 100 yen

The Australian dollar has hit 100 Japanese yen for the first time since May 2013. [Read entire story]

NAB moves to settle class action

National Australia Bank is looking to settle a class action over unfair fees, which could result in a payout to thousands of customers. [Read entire story]

Dulux eyes earnings growth

DuluxGroup is confident of lifting its full year net profit above $111.9 million this financial year after enjoying a solid rise in earnings for 2013/14. [Read entire story]

Myer to report quarterly sales figures

The market will be keen to see if retailer Myer has managed to lift sales in the first months of the financial year. [Read entire story]

Ebola poses a threat for airport earnings

The largest Australian airports face the greatest earnings threat from any Ebola outbreak, due to their exposure to international travellers. [Read entire story]

China's inflation unchanged at 1.6%

China's annual consumer inflation remained at 1.6 per cent in October, the National Bureau of Statistics reported. [Read entire story]

Yancoal helped out by owners

Yancoal's Chinese owners will help out the debt-laden coal miner with more than $US3 billion in funding as it struggles with debt. [Read entire story]