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Financial and Forex info News | The Australian Business Briefing: BoQ lifts rate as RBA holds fire

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Australian Business update for Tue Mar 06 17:17:45 EST 2012 BoQ lifts rate as RBA holds fire Adam Creighton BANK of Queensland raised its home loan rate late today following the central bank's move to hold the interest rate at 4.25 per cent. Stocks drop 1.4pc, dollar down Virginia Harrison SHARES tumbled at today's close as mining and energy sustained heavy losses on fears for Chinese growth, and the dollar fell. Rinehart loses suppression bid Leo Shanahan BILLIONAIRE Gina Rinehart has lost a Supreme Court bid to suppress details of a lawsuit brought against her by three of her children. PM enlists CEOs to cut red tape James Massola JULIA Gillard has extended an olive branch to business, with chief executives to help state and territory leaders cut red tape and boost productivity. QBE closes in on bolt-on deals INSURER QBE is close to finalising several acquisitions that will contribute $468m i