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  1. Expat Australian collects on million-dollar wager

    Posted Mar 09th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell In a gamble that would do Hong Kong proud, an expatriate Australian landed a A$1 million (HK$5.9 million) bet on champion racehorse Lonhro in yesterday's Darley Australian ... The gambler was not identified, other than being described as an Australian businessman working overseas. The gamble easily surpasses Hong Kong's latest coup- at Sha Tin nine days ago. A punter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/447500/expat-australian-collects-million-dollar-wager
  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Chinese hackers ‘had access to Australian lawmakers’ e-mails for a year’

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 09:58am by Reuters

    ... that Chinese hackers had stolen the blueprints of a new multi-million-dollar Australian spy headquarters, as well as confidential information from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Prime ... Reuters in Sydney A cyber attack on the Australian parliamentary computer network in 2011 may have given Chinese intelligence agencies access to lawmakers' private e-mails ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1498931/chinese-hackers-had-access-australian-lawmakers-e-mails-year
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Cost of keeping the dollar peg goes beyond defence

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:50am by Philip Bowring

    ... its value vis-à-vis the US dollar or the Chinese yuan becomes an issue in the marketplace- and it surely will. Chan recently claimed that all of the government's net assets in the Exchange Fund were needed to defend the dollar peg. That is a ridiculous statement on several counts. Firstly, it ignores the basic principle by which a peg of this sort is supposed to operate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1569197/cost-keeping-dollar-peg-goes-beyond-defence
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    China to thank for Aussie bubble

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:55am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe Clive Palmer's rant is groundless as Australian workers still have a lot of power and the country has China to thank for its economic growth Keep the bubble going So ... actually named a political party after himself, was on the TV calling the Chinese 'bastards' and 'mongrels'." And why did Clive Palmer, the Australian mining magnate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580514/china-thank-aussie-bubble
  5. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Aussie unbowed

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 12:25am by Nicole Elliott

    ... Nicole Elliott Chart of the day: Aussie unbowed The Australian dollar is making a clear push higher against the US dollar, regardless of the efforts of officials at the reserve bank who have tried to talk it down. Since April, the aussie has struggled against the 94-95 US cents resistance level. Volumes are now low, as they often are at this time of the year, and implied ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1558391/chart-day-aussie-unbowed
  6. Business - Money - COMPANIES

    Australian CEOs given free rein because of lack of activism

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:28am by BLOOM

    ... projects. Australian companies would be more likely to spend wisely with shareholder activists on their case, said the managing director of MH Carnegie. Carnegie sought to change Qantas ... cities where everyone knows each other, and that doesn't create a culture of boat rocking," said Stephen Mayne, a spokesman for the Australian Shareholders Association, which represents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1573038/australian-ceos-given-free-rein-because-lack
  7. Business - Economy

    Australian consumer sentiment strong, but wages at 16-year lows

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 02:56pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Australia sees bounce in consumer confidence A measure of Australian consumer sentiment rose strongly this month as households grew more optimistic on the near-term ... a double-digit appreciation in home prices over the past year, which the Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates has added A$492 billion (HK$3.53 trillion) to the value of housing stock. However, some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1572825/australian-consumer-sentiment-strong-wages-16-year-lows
  8. News - Asia - SYRIA

    Australian grandfather in tears at Syria photo of seven-year-old boy with severed head

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:43am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Image of Sydney-raised son of fugitive Australian Islamic State fighter, posing with rotting head of a soldier, has sparked outrage The grandfather of a boy ... The image of the Sydney-raised boy posing with the rotting head of a soldier, posted on the Twitter account of his father Khaled Sharrouf, an Australian who fled to Syria last year and is now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1571921/im-scared-children-australian-grandfather-tears-syria-photo-seven-year-old-severed
  9. News - World

    We’ll deliver justice to MH17 families, Australian and Dutch leaders vow

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:37pm by AFP

    ... because of fighting in eastern Ukraine. "We owe it to the dead, we owe it to the grieving families to bring them [the victims] home and to give them justice," Australian Prime Minister ... at a press conference in The Hague. The Australian leader was in The Netherlands for a one-day visit to thank the Dutch government for leading the investigation and to offer condolences ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572298/well-deliver-justice-mh17-families-australian-and-dutch-leaders-vow
  10. Business - Companies

    2 Wanda units in Hong Kong team up to invest in Australian property

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:03am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... Estate Investment, the holding vehicle for the venture’s Australian property investments. Wanda Australia Commercial, a subsidiary of Wanda Australia Real Estate, has committed to buy 55 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1571903/2-wanda-units-hong-kong-team-invest-australian-property

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