European stock markets have opened lower.
A falling Australian dollar will help narrow Australia's trade deficit, but also means consumers will be paying more for petrol, clothing and travel.
The Australian share market has closed lower, following the negative lead of most major international markets.
Housing is set to become the backbone of the economy as building approvals hit a record high in August.
Stocks of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange at close on Thursday
Hotels fear the $700 million takeover of Wotif.com could see them charged more to advertise online, meaning higher prices for customers.
CBA's upcoming AGM will feature votes on a potential $4.7m payday for its CEO and Stephen Mayne's attempt to join its board.
Young single women rate their wellbeing as poorly as low income earners, NAB's latest quarterly survey shows.
The competition regulator has granted GrainCorp exemption from some regulations at its Newcastle grains terminal.
Australian cancer treatment developer Prima Biomed is set to acquire France's Immutep SA for up to $US28 million.
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