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Britain to ditch tax on Bitcoin trading

As opposed to the move that other countries are taking, the British government is planning to ditch the tax levied on Bitcoin trading, but the cryptocurrency will still be subjected to corporation and other taxes.

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Australian accounting firm Practice Ignition pockets $650K in seed funding

Sydney, Australia-based accounting software maker Practice Ignition pocketed $650,000 in a seed round from investors such as MYOB co-founder Graig Winkler, for the expansion and development of the firm.

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Wikipedia co-founder picks up big stake in London mobile provider

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales picked up a big stake in London-based mobile provider The People's Operator (TPO) in a bid to expand into the US and other international markets.

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Aquaint eyes distressed property assets in Australia -sources

Singapore-Malay asset manager and property investor Aquaint Capital is looking to raise fresh capital to acquire distressed property assets across Australia, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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Australia's Aveo eyes $500M asset divestments in 2014 -sources

Australia-based property and aged-care developer Aveo Group is planning to sell about $500 million worth of residential and office assets this year in a bid to become

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REA purchases tenancy service 1Form in Australia for $15M

Melbourne, Australia-based real estate classified service REA Group Ltd bought rental application service 1Form Online Pty Ltd in a deal valued at $15 million as part of its strategy to link its customers with property-related services.

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Rio Tinto maintains stake in Canadian miner Turquoise Hill despite additional shares

Australia-based mining firm Rio Tinto Ltd purchased C$1.29 billion (A$1.32 billion) worth of shares in Canada-based mining company Turquoise Hill Resources out of contractual obligations but maintained its present stake.

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Saputo increases stake in Australia's Warrambool for the third time

Canada-based suitor Saputo Inc has lifted its stake in Australia-based dairy supplier Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Ltd for the third time after United Dairy Power backed Saputo's takeover bid.

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Canada's Saputo hikes Warrnambool stake again

Canada-based dairy firm Saputo Inc has again increased its stake in its takeover target, Australia-based dairy supplier Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Ltd, from 20.141% yesterday to 21.392%.

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Canadian dairy firm Saputo lifts Warrnambool stake to 20pct

Montreal, Canada-based dairy firm Saputo Inc has increased its stake in Australia-based dairy supplier Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Ltd to 20.1%, according to an ASX statement.

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Japan's Kirin has no plans to exit Warrnambool stake

Japan-based food and beverage giant Kirin Holdings Ltd has no plans to sell its 9.99% holding in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Ltd to Canadian firm Saputo Inc as it wants to secure a cheese supply agreement with the latter.

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Australia's NSW government down to three bidders for Macquarie Generation

Chinese conglomerate Shenhua has dropped out from the bid for New South Wales (NSW) power generator Macquarie Generation (MacGen), leaving only three bidders, according to a report.

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TPG eyes Shell assets in Australia -report

Texas, US-based private investment firm TPG Capital is in a tussle with two other potential buyers of the Australian assets of Netherlands-based petrol and refining firm Royal Dutch Shell, according to a report.

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Australia's Champ Ventures eyes SG Fleet IPO in early 2014

Australia-based private equity group Champ Ventures plans to exit its 42% stake in fleet management and leasing firm SG Fleet via initial public offering (IPO) by the end of 2014's first quarter.

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Australia's United Dairy seeks stake sale

United Dairy Power, the biggest privately owned milk supplier in Australia, is looking to dispose a stake in the firm to an Australian diary investor for an undisclosed sum.

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