Business Bites: Slow growth for Australia's economy
The Australian economy grew at half the pace experts had predicted in the fourth quarter of 2011, rising by just 0.4%
Economists say that while the mining sector continued to do well, investment in homes and house buying fell.
But the overall annual growth rate rose to 2.3%, which is among the highest in the advanced economies of the world.
Meanwhile sportswear firm Adidas has unveiled an 18% rise in net profits in 2011 to 671m euros ($881m; £559m) - its best-ever annual profits.
The BBC's Maryam Moshiri discusses the key financial stories of the day.
07 Mar 2012