Retail Food Group acquired Gloria Jean's Coffees for $163.5 million on Friday, sealing itself as Australia's coffee Goliath in terms of franchise brands, store counts and roasting capacity.
A mostly upbeat tone to the annual general meeting season, including well-received updates from ResMed, Qantas and AMP, spurred shares higher on Friday to ensure a second straight week of gains.
The ABC has increased its multimillion-dollar advertising budget as the taxpayer-funded broadcaster beefs up self-promotion on social media.
Sleep therapy giant ResMed said its first quarter revenue increased by 6 per cent to $US380 million ($433.84 million), which was buoyed by recent product launches but dampened by weaker growth in the main US market.
Perpetual’s Small Cap chief, Jack Collopy, has spent about $100 million on stocks in the past six weeks.
The timing and pricing of The timing and pricing of Medibank’s sharemarket listing is ‘laughable’ and the investment bankers running it need a “sharp and powerful uppercut”, Morningstar’s head of equities research Peter Warnes has told clients.
Fund managers have taken advantage of a spike in sharemarket volatility to pick up bargains this month, coinciding with the S&P/ASX 200 Index hitting its lowest level since February.
Philip Ross is "worried" about Australian workplaces. The author, futurist and UnGrouup chief executive warned against fads and a one-size-fits-all approach to office innovation, arguing Australian firms had opted to copy overseas models rather than develop their own.
Solid earning and economic news is powering Wall Street higher and has paved the way for a positive start to local trading on Friday.
Might we suggest a rhinestone encrusted ANZ executive joining the parade if the bank really wants to make an impact at next year's Mardi Gras. The only question is who?
Mini princesses, several princes, Royal Ice Masters, and one reindeer descended on the Richmond Regent Theatre.
There was rides, face painting, a chocolate wheel, karate demonstrations and vintage cars at Freemans Reach Public School ...
There were plenty of demonstrations at the Richmond TAFE Open Day, as potential students discovered more about courses ...
2014 Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse