Vodafone is pleading with retail landlords around Australia to cut the rent on its stores.
Bega Cheese executive chairman Barry Irvin says a super Australian dairy company could be formed if Murray Goulburn accepts its bid for Warrnambool Cheese & Butter.
Despite motorists grumbling about the almost vertical leap in petrol prices, the average price eased.
Senior National Party figure Peter Walsh has repeated criticism of the government's rejection of the GrainCorp takeover.
Holden's decision to stop making vehicles in 2017 could turn the car-making industry's lights out for good.
BHP Billiton says it is 'bullish' about Bass Strait gas operations it shares with ExxonMobil, and has revealed hopes of another two decades of production there.
BHP Billiton believes its US shale business will be profitable by 2016, in what appears to be a slightly less ambitious schedule than last year's.
The light at the end of the tunnel just moved further away for OZ Minerals shareholders, after the copper and gold miner revealed its difficult year would become a difficult 18 months.
Living national treasure Clive Palmer might be able to add ''Good Samaritan'' to his list of achievements next year, with beatification surely just around the corner.
Just hours after Holden's parent, General Motors, made history by naming Mary Barra as CEO, it pulled the plug on manufacturing in Australia.