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Kazia Therapeutics (KZA) CEO & Managing Director, Dr James Garner

Executive Series: Kazia Therapeutics (KZA) CEO & Managing Director, Dr James Garner In this short video, Tom & James discuss; • Kazia’s recent name change from Novogen• Progress of its ovarian cancer and brain cancer drug trials YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/Pd55l3EC66A To view more Executive Series interviews, visit:https://www.commsec.com.au/market-news/executive-series

Perth to test driverless Uber service

Perth has been chosen as one of three cities in the world to test a driverless, ride-sharing service similar to Uber as part of a global trial of autonomous, electric-powered cars. The fully electric-powered Autonoms cars can carry up to six passengers and reach a top speed of 90km/h, although they will be restricted to…

Bishop talks Brexit opportunities for Aust

Australia is hoping to cash in from the United Kingdom’s divorce from the European Union. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has held talks with Britain’s trade minister Liam Fox during his visit to Sydney this week. She talked up the prospects of increasing Australian service exports to the UK once the two countries reach a free…

Super reducing reliance on the pension

Fewer Australians are relying on the age pension than 20 years ago, an indication that the national retirement scheme is successful, the peak superannuation body says. Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia chief executive Martin Fahy said there are six common myths associated with superannuation that have been eroding public confidence in the $2.5 trillion…

SEEK shares fall despite earnings upgrade

SEEK shares have slumped despite the job ads group upgrading its full-year earnings forecast, with the tipped 13 per cent rise seeming to fall short of investors’ expectations. Chief executive Andrew Bassat told the company’s annual general meeting on Wednesday that pre-tax earnings for 2017/18 are now expected to swell by about 13 per cent…

Collins Foods half-year profit hits a snag

Restaurant operator Collins Foods is closing its fledgling Snag Stand business as it launches Taco Bell and focuses on its lucrative KFC restaurants. Collins Foods has posted a 17.5 per cent fall in half-year profit to $12.7 million due to $4.7 million in one-off costs, including the closure of Snag Stand and the acquisition of…

Gold edges up after Fed chair confirmation

Gold prices inched higher but were still below the previous day’s six-week high, mirroring an advance in the US dollar following a confirmation hearing for US Federal Reserve chair nominee, Jerome Powell. The US Federal Reserve is likely to raise interest rates again next month, Powell told the Senate Banking Committee. He said the Fed…

Energy plan too important to rush: Finkel

Energy companies won’t get investment certainty for new projects until at least April, but Chief Scientist Alan Finkel says the Turnbull government’s new energy policy is too important to rush. He wants to see the details of the new plan, saying getting it right is crucially important for Australian households and businesses. ‘As long as…

Youi to pay $164,000 over sales practices

Youi will pay $164,000 after the corporate watchdog raised concerns the insurer had been charging people for policies they hadn’t agreed to buy. The company will refund approximately $14,000 to 102 consumers and pay $150,000 to an advocacy group for people in financial stress. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission on Wednesday said Youi’s remuneration…

Stocks to watch

Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange: SEK – SEEK LIMITED Online job ads portal SEEK Limited is due to hold its annual general meeting on Wednesday. CKF – COLLINS FOOD LIMITED KFC franchisee, Collins Food, is slated to release its half-year results. BHP – BHP BILLITON FMG – FORTESCUE METALS GROUP RIO –…