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Qantas secures new Australia Post deal

Australia's biggest airline, Qantas, has secured a new five-year contract to handle Australia Post's international mail air business.

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The Fitness First gym chain has been bought by private equity owners keen to build a national presence in the health and fitness industry.

Economists see a shift in the RBA's focus under its new governor: a more flexible approach to inflation targeting and more emphasis on financial stability.

Concerns about Europe's biggest investment bank Deutsche Bank have sparked uncertainty among traders, leading to a fall in the Australian dollar.

A likely doomed Pacific trade pact continues to be scrutinised by a federal parliamentary committee, with hearings scheduled for Perth and Melbourne next week.

Sales of new homes have rebounded from July's "hefty" fall, but the bounce was a bit like losing momentum on a trampoline, the Housing Industry Association says

The Australian share market looks set to open lower, after Wall Street fell, in part due to concerns over Deutsche Bank's $US14 billion ($A18 billion) fine.

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