WORLD FINANCE UPDATE:
VIENNA — A broad range of oil-producing countries has gathered in Vienna to adopt a plan to increase output in order to keep price increases in check, but analysts and markets signalled that they were not impressed.
LONDON — The British government and business leaders have clashed in a deepening row over Brexit after a senior minister accused companies of issuing “completely inappropriate” threats and undermining the prime minister.
LONDON — Around 100,000 supporters of the European Union have marched through central London to demand the British government hold a final public vote on the terms of Brexit.
A MSTERDAM — The Port of Rotterdam says a clean-up operation is under way after an oil freighter punctured its hull while mooring, releasing a “considerable” amount of heavy fuel oil.
GODFREYS — Godfreys founder John Johnston will be gifted with the takeover of the vacuum cleaner retailer ahead of his 100th birthday, after securing a more than 91 per cent stake in the group.
QANTAS — Qantas has short-listed nine regional cities, three of them in NSW, as potential homes for its new pilot academy.
ANZ — ANZ shares have jumped at the start of trade after the lender doubled the size of its share buyback program to $3 billion.
APN OUTDOOR — APN Outdoor has increased its bid for rival Here, There Everywhere’s Adshel advertising unit to $540 million.