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Sydney Airport made a whopping $77 million in parking and transport fees in just six months

Sydney Airport's half-year results are out, and the company revealed it made $77.1 million in parking and ground transport revenue in the six months to June.

Why a boardroom battle at a junior resources company is being watched closely by Australia's directors

Boardroom tactics at a tiny ASX-listed exploration company, which has seen a director blocked from board meetings, have implications for the tenure of company directors in the rest of the market.

A rivalry between two nuclear powers is escalating

Tensions between China and India have heated up over a remote frontier region in the Himalayas The region is of strategic importance, and neighbouring Bhutan is now caught between

Thousands of people packed Times Square to witness the historic solar eclipse -- here's what it was like

The great American eclipse of 2017 crossed the US on August 21. Parts of the country witnessed a total solar eclipse, but not New York City. People there saw 70% of the sun covered by the moon. Still, that didn't stop a huge crowd from…

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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse cut the US in half. We have some amazing pics here, but the win goes to NASA, which managed to set up for the moment the International Space Station passed in front of…

BHP returns to profit but misses forecasts

BHP is back in the black, buoyed by higher commodity prices, with a full year profit of $US5.9 billion. But the result was below expectations. Underlying profit was $US6.73 billion and analysts had been forecasting around $US7 billion.

6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

Good morning. To the scoreboard. Dow. 21,703.75 +29.24 (+0.13%) S&P 500. 2,428.37 +2.82 (+0.12%) AUD/USD. 0.7936 +0.0009 (+0.11%) ASX200 SPI futures (Sept contracts). 5,684 (+4)

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Stunning footage from NASA shows the best shots of the historic total solar eclipse

The great American solar eclipse is over. In case you missed it, here are highlights pulled from NASA's livestream of the historic event. NASA set up stations across the country to capture totality as it moved from west to east. This was…

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Police have shot dead the main suspect in the Barcelona terror attack

Police have shot dead the main suspect in the Barcelona attack, who they believe killed 13 people by driving a van into crowds on Las Ramblas on Thursday.

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It looks like Steve Bannon will go after Jared Kushner

Ousted White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is gearing up for battle and has set his sights on President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, according to Vanity Fair.

Incredible photos of the solar eclipse across the US

On August 21, parts of the United States are getting treated to a total solar eclipse -- when the moon crosses between the Earth and the sun, and blocks out the sun's light. The full effect is only visible from a 70-mile-wide band of the…

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Meet the Su-30SM -- Russia's answer to the F-15E Strike Eagle

Russia announced it's newest variant of the Sukhoi Su-30SM -- the Su30SM1 -- last month, which reportedly has enhanced weapons and electrical systems. Nevertheless, the Su-30SM1 has yet to be mass produced, and there's reportedly only one…

Former head of federal behavioural analysis program: The 'golden rule' is wrong, here's the best way to interact with people

We've all heard it since kindergarten. treat others the way you wish to be treated. This "golden rule" has long been a mainstay of interpersonal interaction.

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'Deep divisions across our country': Here's the memo that just went out to JPMorgan staff

JPMorgan is donating $US1 million to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in light of the events in Charlottesville, Virginia the weekend before last.

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EX-TREASURY OFFICIAL: Cheap central bank money is 'like heroin' for the economy

LONDON -- A former senior official at the UK Treasury says global central banks' policy of quantitative easing in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis is like heroin for the economy.

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Amazon's private brands have gone from $0 to $2.5 billion in sales in less than a decade

It looks like Amazon has yet another multi-billion dollar business sitting in its backyard. The company has quietly launched around 20 private label brands -- custom brands that you can't buy anywhere else -- covering fashion, women's…

Iron ore explodes higher again

Iron ore spot markets ripped higher for a third consecutive session on Monday, coming within a whisker of reclaiming the $80 a tonne level for the first time since April 6.

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Microsoft's AI is getting crazily good at speech recognition

Microsoft's speech recognition efforts have hit a significant milestone. It can now transcribe human speech with a 5.1% error rate, Microsoft technical fellow Xuedong Huang wrote in a blog post -- the same error rate as humans.

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It's getting more expensive to chase frequent flyer status in Australia

Domestic airfares in Australia are falling again, according to new analysis from Commsec. But if you're chasing frequent-flyer status, it's likely that you're paying more.

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here’s what you need to know on Monday. 1. Thousands have attended a mass in Sagrada Familia to mourn the Barcelona attack victims. 14 died and more than 100 were injured in a terrorist attack on Las Ramlas last week. The latest…

Monday, Aug 21

Millennial super fund Spaceship just removed Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes from its marketing

Superannuation fund Spaceship last year started using Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes' high-profile testimony of its investment model to promote itself. Now that arrangement has reportedly been scrapped.

Australia's housing market is cooling down, but there's no sign it's anything more sinister than that

Whether measured by auction clearance rates or price growth, Australia's housing market is starting to slow down. But, as yet, it's nothing more sinister than that.

'Psychologically scarred' millennials are killing countless industries -- this is what they like the least

Millennials' preferences are killing dozens of industries in the US. There are many complex reasons why millennials' preferences differ from prior generations, including less financial stability and psychological scars from growing up…

BlueScope is being investigated, its CEO has resigned and shares are down 20%

Shares in BlueScope Steel are now down more than 20% in today's session, after the company reported its full-year results this morning. The company reported an annual net profit after tax of $US715.9 million, slightly above market…

Sunday, Aug 20

The world's top artificial intelligence companies are pleading for a ban on killer robots

A next revolution in warfare where killer robots, or autonomous weapons systems, are common in battlefields is about to start. Both scientists and industry are worried.

Hedge funds betting on stocks are having their best year since 2009 -- but they're still getting smoked by the market

Equity hedge funds are off to their best start to a year since 2009, but they're still trailing the S&P 500. In a market that's been largely devoid of price swings, hedge funds have been piling into the same proven stocks.

NEYMAR: How the world's highest-paid soccer star makes and spends his millions

The much-anticipated move of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain is now a done deal, as the record-breaking transfer fee has been paid and Neymar is now signed. See how the megastar makes and spends all that money.

AUSTRALIAN DIARY: Everything you need to know about the week ahead for markets

It's a particularly quiet week of data ahead on the domestic calendar as we approach the end of the month. Internationally, markets will be focused on the annual two-day meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Thursday and…

Saturday, Aug 19

Trump labels Boston protesters 'anti-police agitators,' then praises them for 'speaking out against bigotry and hate'

President Donald Trump described as "anti-police agitators" thousands of mostly peaceful counter-protesters who took to Boston on Saturday to oppose white supremacy and counter a right-wing "free speech" rally.

Asian woman who quit Google: 'The culture there is really discouraging'

Despite its diversity training, Google has hardly moved the needle when it comes to hiring more women and minorities or promoting them into leadership.

Friday, Aug 18

'Steve is now unchained': Bannon thinks the Trump administration is a 'sinking ship'

Former chief strategist Steve Bannon, who was ousted from the White House on Friday, is reportedly planning his next steps and intends to go "nuclear" with his grievances with the Trump administration.

The Australian missing after the Barcelona terror attack is a 7-year-old boy

The grandfather of an Australian missing following the Barcelona terror attack on Thursday has turned to Facebook for help to find his grandson. Tony Cadman says Julian Alessandro Cadman is missing in the Spanish city and his daughter-in…

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here’s what you need to know on Friday. 1. ISIS has claimed responsibility for a terror attack in Barcelona which left 16 dead, at least 100 injured. Among the injured are 26 French citizens and four Australians, while another…

Why Spain has become a target for terrorists

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Thursday, Aug 17

13 dead, 2 arrested in Barcelona after van slams into crowd; police treating as terror attack

A van plowed into a crowd in a busy square in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday, with the police reporting multiple deaths The police are calling the incident a terrorist attack and have arrested two suspects

Another Turnbull government minister has dual citizenship - but won't stand aside

National Party deputy leader Fiona Nash has just told the senate that she is a dual British-Australian citizen because of her Scottish-born father. She is the third Turnbull government minister whose case will be referred to the High Court…

Telstra stock got creamed, and it exposes a problem in Australian share investing

Telstra announced plans to invest in its future yesterday, and the share price plunged more than 10 per cent. Investors were shocked – shocked! – that a company would decide to hold on to some profit to invest in the development of the…

'DISGRACEFUL, DISRESPECTFUL': Pauline Hanson shocks the Senate by turning up in a burqa

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson appeared in the Australian senate today wearing the full black covering of a burqa, drawing an immediate rebuke from the attorney-general in a speech that earned an extended ovation from the chamber.