European stock markets have risen at the open, with London's FTSE up 0.30 per cent.
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Andrew Forrest has taken advantage of his company's share price fall, spending $11 million to increase his stake in the iron ore miner.
Junior iron ore miner Gindalbie Metals is facing pressure to sell up amid falling commodity prices.
The Foreign Investment Review Board has given its approval for Virgin Australia's takeover of Tigerair Australia.
Big data provider SkyFii wants to grow its international footprint without delay.
A stronger Japanese yen has weakened the US dollar, giving the Australian dollar a boost.
Kathmandu has had strong post-winter sales but at lower profit margins, and it expects a fall in its half year profit.
Myer has moved to assure shareholders it will achieve profit growth this year, amid frustration about falling share prices and rising executive pay.
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