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  1. Merger windfall for Waislitz
    Billionaire Alex Waislitz stands to make millions after two financial services companies agreed to merge.
  2. Agent payouts to shift stock
    Agents are being offered double the normal commission to help shift apartments throughout capital cities.
  3. ‘ALP’s NBN needs extra $10bn’
    Labor’s NBN policy could require a further $10 billion in taxpayer funding, says a telecommunications analyst.
  4. Super chasing riskier assets
    Record low bond yields are pushing superannuation funds and insurers into alternative investments.
  5. Three in race for port sale
    The auction for the Port of Melbourne has come down to a three-way race with bidders lodging indicative bids.
  6. Ausenco falls to private equity
    Former engineering high flyer Ausenco has become the latest mining services company to be swallowed by private equity.
  7. Chinese airlines eye Qantas
    It could be a matter of time before a Chinese airline tries to buy a strategic stake in Qantas.
  8. Advertising adds up to $40bn
    Advertising spending contributes about $40 billion a year to the Australian economy, or 2 per cent of GDP.