ASX starts the week on the front foot after France's first round of presidential polling produces a market-friendly result, which helped push the euro to a five-month high.
Mathew Dunckley The board of Spotless Group has recommended investors knock back the shock $1.2 billion bid from services company Downer EDI labelling it as "opportunistic, hostile, highly conditional' and unlikely to proceed.
Gary Burton A collective sigh of relief will encompass the markets this morning as the French election results have avoided the worst possible outcome.
Madeleine Heffernan While many people will head to the supermarkets to prepare for Anzac Day, don't expect the the supermarkets to roll out a special advertising campaign for the public holiday.
Lucy Cormack Australians with food allergies are at risk when choosing whether packaged products are safe to eat, because of poor food labelling standards.
Brian Robins German battery challenger Sonnen wants to create communities of connected battery users to create virtual power plants.
Lucy Battersby Shares in Ten Network are starting this week at historical lows as the market braces for the company's half-year results.
Michael Gorey The ACT has passed Victoria to become Australia's second-strongest economy, according to the latest CommSec state of the states report, published Monday.
Carolyn Cummins Byron Shire Council has upped the pressure in Westpac bank over any potential funding of the Adani coal mine.
Jessica Sier High-frequency trading and dark pools are not undermining the Australian Securities Exchange, says ASIC boss.