David Jones's parent company says rumours that it is considering acquiring Myer are baseless.
Myer's executive chairman has issued a damning indictment of the department store chain's performance under ex-chief executive Richard Umbers after it slumped to a $476.2 million first-half loss.
Amazon has launched in Australia, ending months of speculation around the timing of when it would finally open its full offering Down Under and setting up a sales frenzy ahead of Christmas.
Oroton stores will operate as usual despite the 79-year-old Australian luxury handbag retailer collapsing into voluntary administration.
Myer has dropped the sales targets it set as part of its much-vaunted turnaround plan after unveiling another weak set of figures to investors.
Qantas says it has finished its $2 billion turnaround after 5,000 job cuts, major fleet changes and new routes helped it deliver the second highest underlying profit in the airline's history.