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  1. Business - Economy

    Australia budget blues in land of mining boom

    Posted May 13th 2013, 11:14am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney As China’s economy slows and Australia begins its painful transition away from a decade-long mining boom, Treasurer Wayne Swan will have little to offer ... Swan unveils his final budget before Australia goes to the polls on September 14. The stubbornly high Australian dollar has been fingered as the culprit, squeezing domestic industries at a time ...

  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    China, Australia weigh joint military exercises, which may also involve US

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by AFP AND CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney and Choi Chi-yuk Canberra says the US may also take part in exercises discussed 'in principle' with Beijing Australia plans military drills with China Australia and China are planning joint military exercises which may also include the US as the nations work to ensure stability in the region, Canberra's defence chief said yesterday. ...

  3. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Australia defence chief says war games with China on the horizon

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 10:11am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia and China are planning joint military exercises which may also include the United States as the nations work to ensure stability in the region, Canberra’s defence chief said Thursday. General David Hurley told The Australian newspaper the war games were “on the short-term horizon”. “We’re working our way towards that,” he said. The planned ...

  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia seizes US$246m of drugs from China

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 10:52am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... continuing in Australia,” added Sharpe. “But let me tell you, these are significant players in an international crime syndicate that has targeted Australia.” The bust was the second major success ... involved police in Tonga, the Cook Islands, Australia and the US Drug Enforcement Administration.   ...

  5. Sport - China - TENNIS

    Li Na 'most influential player of the decade', says former great Chris Evert

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 11:50pm by Reuters

    ... failures in Melbourne Park finals. The Wuhan native, who moved up one place to world No 3 in the rankings courtesy of her victory, saved match points in her third-round victory in Australia over ...

  6. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Australia tells region to adapt to China's chequebook diplomacy

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia says region should adapt to Beijing's use of 'soft loans' in Pacific over Taiwan issue 'Get used to China's chequebook ... government. Australia and the United States have previously expressed concern at China resorting to chequebook diplomacy, but Carr appeared to soften Canberra's stance in an interview ...

  7. Business - Economy - AUSTRALIAN ECONOMY

    Australia's top central banker reassures on mining, hints that interest rates are on hold

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 10:41am

    ... Ian Chua Australia’s central bank chief said on Friday there was no sign the mining boom is over and signalled that interest rates are likely to stay on hold unless there is a drastic change to its optimistic outlook for the economy. Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Governor Glenn Stevens said the resource-rich economy was growing at its potential and inflation was consistent ...

  8. Business - Commodities - CARS

    Chinese car exports to Australia hit asbestos road bump

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... the gaskets themselves. Australia and the European Union have a full ban on asbestos but other developed nations including the United States, Britain and New Zealand, only have a partial ban. A spokesman for Great Wall Motor, the first and the largest Chinese car exporter to Australia, said it stopped using asbestos from March and would continue exporting cars to Australia. According ...

  9. China eyes A$10b link projects in Australia

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Chinese firms are eyeing contracts worth billions of dollars to build rail links connecting coal mines in Australia's interior to its seaports. China ... for China' he said. 'By the end of the decade, the three mines will be responsible for at least 20 per cent of Australia's coal exports.' In October, GVK acquired controlling stakes ...

  10. Business - Companies

    Australian retailers reach out to Chinese shoppers

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 01:49pm by AFP

    ... registers ringing. Consumer confidence has stalled in Australia, with households cautious about spending given the uncertain global economy, while an explosion in online shopping has hurt ... and the business people here would be very aware that that’s a growing market, and they would be keen to tap into that,” she said. Chinese tourists and students come to Australia each year in the tens ...




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