British PM David Cameron has called for crisis talks over a demand from the EU that his country pay an additional 2 billion euros.
European stock markets have slipped at the open, with the FTSE down 0.46 per cent.
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The coffee industry veteran who brought Gloria Jeans to Australia in 1996 is selling to the company behind Michel's Patisserie and Donut King.
The Australian dollar is relatively steady at the end of local trade, recovering from early lows in line with gains on the local share market.
Qantas boss Alan Joyce says the embattled airline is back on track but unions and employees remain unhappy about cost cuts and job losses.
The big banks and health care stocks are the beneficiaries of the share market's best week since February but the miners missed out.
A bedroom air humidifier helped sleep disorder equipment group Resmed achieve a six per cent revenue increase.
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