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About 1000 protesters joined together in a central Sydney park, forming a human sign saying 'beyond coal and gas' to spell out their demand to state and federal governments.
The flood of Asian money picking off undervalued Australian oil and gas assets is set to continue when Otto Energy declares today it plans to sell its biggest asset for more than $US100 million ($112 million).
Laboratory services business ALS has warned that the slowdown in the mining sector will see its first half profit slide by around 36 per cent.
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