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  1. Sport - Other Sport - DOPING

    Coach slams drug probe into Australian rugby league teams

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 03:31pm by Reuters in Melbourne, Australia

    ... Reuters in Melbourne, Australia The handling of anti-doping investigations involving six Australian rugby league clubs has been labelled an embarrassment and a disgrace by the head coach ... intelligence unit have sent shockwaves in Australia, long proud of its image as a nation that plays fair. The naming of the NRL clubs followed the release of an Australian Crime Commission report last ...

  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian authorities fear worsening wildfires

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 06:12pm by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... battling some of the most destructive wildfires to ever strike Australia’s most populous state were bracing on Saturday for worsening conditions, with higher temperatures and winds expected ... to light a fire in a woodland on Sydney’s western fringe on Friday. Firefighters were able to extinguish a small fire in that area without damage to property. Police said the girls were questioned ...

  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Wildfires rage across Australia amid searing heat

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:26pm by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... Associated Press in Sydney Firefighters battled scores of wildfires raging across southeastern Australia on Tuesday as authorities evacuated national parks and warned that blistering ... for minor burns and four people for smoke inhalation. Up to 20 properties in the town of Chepstowe west of Melbourne had reportedly been hit by a fire, though officials said it was too early to know ...

  4. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Australia home-loan approvals rose more than forecast in August

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... the report, buying US$1.0212 compared with US$1.0211 before the data were released. House prices in Australia's eight state and territory capital cities jumped 1.4 per cent last month, ... that were financed in August, down from 19.2 per cent in July and higher than 16.6 per cent a year earlier. Investors are pricing in an 85 per cent chance that Reserve Bank of Australia Governor ...

  5. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Hongkongers face higher capital-gains tax on Australian property

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Tax rise on real estate in Australia Tax rise for HK owners of homes in Australia Hong Kong investors in Australian properties will need to pay a higher ... on their investments, and erode buying interest. But Chan believes the impact will not be significant. "Many mainland and Asian property buyers are buying properties in Australia for their children to live ...

  6. Property - International - DIGEST

    Property Digest, October 31, 2012

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by PEGGY SITO AND AGENCY

    ... real estate an increasingly attractive prospect for investors around the world. Peggy Sito   Australia's new-home sales slide further Australian sales of newly built homes declined ...

  7. Property - International

    Property Digest, October 3, 2012

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... to RP Data. House and flat prices across Australia's eight state and territory capitals rose 1.4 per cent in September from the previous month, the most since March 2010, the RP ... of homes for sale plunged to a seven-year low in the third quarter, as owners refrained from listing their properties in a market with flat prices, limiting a rebound in deals as buyer demand picks ...

  8. Chinese seize opportunity

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the street agrees. At grass-roots level, just about everyone in Australia concurs that property is becoming out of reach for the average worker. Yet to wealthy Chinese, who are snapping up city ... routinely sells five or 10 units to one Chinese family, Sialepis says. Consortiums are also emerging, buying a similar number in one hit. Why? 'Australia has always been an attractive property ...

  9. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Australia 'ideal destination' for foreign investors

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI

    ... Thomson also welcomed foreign investment in the property market in Australia. He said the market had cooled in the past few years. "In some cities, the price is even dropping." Property ... Mild inflation, stable political and economic environment nation's selling points, says envoy Australia's mild inflation and stable political and economic environment made ...

  10. Property - International

    Rates hit Australian home-loan approvals

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... rates in November from 3.5 per cent after cuts in May and June. "Potential buyers are reluctant to return to the property market despite looser monetary settings," said Katrina Ell, ... Australia's economy slowed last quarter on weaker housing and rising imports. Gross domestic product advanced 0.6 per cent from the previous three months, when it rose a revised 1.4 per cent. ...




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