* H1 net profit estimate A$6 mln vs A$207.9 mln previous
SYDNEY Australian wealth manager IOOF Holdings Ltd said its buyout of pension assets from Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd has been delayed by at least three months, as fallout from a damaging finance sector inquiry hits dealmaking.
SYDNEY Australian adult education provider Navitas Ltd on Tuesday said it will back a sweetened buyout proposal worth A$2.09 billion ($1.50 billion) from its founder and a private equity firm, sending its shares to more than a two-year high.
SYDNEY Australian medical center operator Healius Ltd on Monday rejected a A$1.7 billion ($1.21 billion) buyout approach from China's Jangho Group Co Ltd , denting its shares but leaving investors hoping for a higher offer.
SYDNEY An Australian man rammed his four-wheel drive into a Sydney police car, hijacked a supermarket delivery truck and taxi, rammed other cars and stabbed and wounded a passerby before killing himself in front of police on Friday.
SYDNEY A heatwave sweeping Australia engulfed the densely-populated southeast on Friday, boosting temperature records, spurring fire bans and arousing concern about the health of contestants in this month's tennis Open.
SYDNEY Chinese construction company Jangho Group Co Ltd has proposed to acquire medical center operator Healius Ltd for A$1.7 billion ($1.2 billion), marking what would be one of the mainland's biggest healthcare plays in Australia.
SYDNEY Australia looks set to sweat through one of its hottest Decembers ever, the national weather bureau said on Friday, prompting fire bans, health warnings and big crowds trying to cool off at beaches.
* MYOB shares up 15 percent in a steady broader market
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SYDNEY U.S. private equity giant KKR & Co slashed a A$1.8 billion ($1.3 billion) buyout proposal for Australian accounting software maker MYOB Group , a sign of the souring appeal of high-tech investments and sending the target's shares down.