M2 has launched a competing offer against TPG's $8.60 per share all-cash bid.
Gareth Hutchens Apple's latest financial results show its market capitalisation is worth roughly $980 billion while Australia's economy is worth $1.58 trillion.
Stephen Cauchi Investors hoping for the Australian sharemarket to break the 6000 barrier were disappointed yet again, with a strong lift in iron ore prices failing to offset a weak lead from Wall Street.
Madeleine Heffernan Food and liquor margins will not be defendable in time, says senior research analyst.
Esther Han They owe the biggest amounts on credit cards - and they're the least likely to pay off their balance in full each month.
Carolyn Cummins Industrial property agents said inquiries for short term leases of warehouses have been coming in from a range of businesses.
Matt O'Sullivan Elizabeth Bryan's selection as chairman comes ahead of the release on Friday of Virgin's quarterly earnings results, which are expected to show the airline continuing to benefit from the end to a capacity war with Qantas in the domestic market and oil prices hovering near $US60 a barrel.
Nicole Lindsay Medical property trust Generation Healthcare is poised to build a $120 million private hospital in Melbourne's south-east.
Stephen Cauchi Prolonged exceptionally low inflation or deflation in much of Europe or Japan remains a real threat, according to an analysis by Capital Economics.
Iron ore rose to its highest level since March last night at $US59.09. We ask the experts where it is heading.