European stock markets have opened mainly steady, with London's FTSE 100 index flat.
Newcrest has warned it faces a hit of between $1.5b and $2.5b after reviewing the value of its mining assets.
Good US company earnings and strong Chinese manufacturing data have pushed the Australian share market to its seventh straight session of gains.
Stocks of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange at close on Thursday
Perth commercial office vacancies could peak at 16 per cent over the next two years as resources companies focus on cost cutting
Macquarie Group has recorded a weak first quarter but is sticking with its full year profit guidance.
Atlas Iron is cutting costs as it factors in discounts of up to 10pct while moving to improve productivity amid a slide in iron ore prices.
Lower-than-expected natural peril claims have boosted Insurance Australia Group's financial performance.
ASX-listed Digital CC says bitcoin mining is yielding exceptional results, and the bitcoin system is going from strength to strength.
More UK and US tourists are coming to Australia as their economies gradually pick up after the global financial crisis.
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