China's growth slipped to its slowest rate in more than a quarter of a century in 2016, an AFP survey has forecast.
Stocks of interest on the Australian share market
Falls by the big four banks have weighed on the share market as investors show concerns about US president-elect Donald Trump's policy plans.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Tuesday announced a deal to buy business data management firm SimpliVity for $650 million in cash.
The Westpac/Melbourne Institute survey of consumer sentiment rose by 0.1 per cent in January to 97.4. The confidence index is up 0.1 per cent on a year ago.
Bellamy's says Kathmandu co-founder Jan Cameron and other directors involved with its biggest shareholder want to restructure the company's board.
Local shares retreated in opening trade on Wednesday, following weakness for US and European markets overnight.
A slide by banking stocks is dragging the share market to a second straight day of falls, while the Australian dollar has rallied on comments from Donald Trump.
British engines manufacturer Rolls-Royce will pay £671 million in three countries to settle bribery and corruption claims, following a deal approved on Tuesday by a British judge.
The dollar tumbled Tuesday after President-elect Donald Trump said the American currency was too strong, while the pound rallied after British Prime Minister Theresa May released her Brexit blueprint.
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