There were no fireworks this year for newly minted Ardent chairman Gary Weiss when he fronted shareholders in the posh, level 35, Barangaroo tower offices of law firm Gilbert + Tobin on the drizzly Monday morning in Sydney.
Nassim Khadem There are now seven companies on the ASX200 with no women on their boards - and those that are refusing to move on gender diversity are being punished by shareholders.
Cole Latimer Australia's chief scientist, Alan Finkel, has rubbished government claims that Labor's proposed 50pc renewables target by 2030 is unachievable.
Carolyn Cummins Ardent Leisure chairman Gary Weiss has vowed to unlock value at the Dreamworld theme park as part of his greater plan to get the company "back on track".
Patrick Commins and Jessica Sier Shares stage a fight back from sharp early losses but still end Monday down as miners continue to drag and investors find little reason to buy.
Clancy Yeates The country's biggest banks appear resigned to the prospect a high-powered inquiry sooner or later, and are making preparations to minimise the disruption on their businesses.
Elizabeth Knight There are many red flags to provide warnings when buying shares but one that even the most un sophisticated investor can watch out for is a company's directors or senior management selling shares.
Clancy Yeates ANZ Bank and National Australia Bank traders must undergo face-to-face training in ethics and how to look after their customers' interests, under deals struck with the corporate watchdog.
Justine Landis-Hanley Sydney homeowners are facing increased insurance premiums unless all levels of government take steps to mitigate natural disaster, a Deloitte Access Economics report has found.
Cole Latimer The combination of a major US pipeline leak of 795,000 litres and additional OPEC production cuts saw oil prices jump more than two per cent after a series of falls.