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  1. News - World - MEDICINE

    Australian study says homeopathy is no more effective than a placebo

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:25pm by GDN

    ... like", by using highly diluted forms of the ailment it is treating. The Australian Homeopathic Association states the practice treats patients as a "whole person, taking into account ... said. The Western Australia president of the Australian Medical Association (AMA), Richard Choong, agreed and said the AMA had long held there was no evidence to support homeopathy. ...

  2. Yen rises against pound and Australian dollar on short covering

    Posted Jan 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... currencies rose, lifted by a rebound in the yen and a rally in regional equity markets. The Australian dollar suffered the most damage against the yen, falling 2 per cent on the day after Australian ... policymakers would ultimately save Britain from much higher interest rates. The Australian dollar was down 1.3 per cent at 78.19 US cents in morning trade. It was down 2 per cent at 94.45 yen while ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Asia - ANALYSIS: DIPLOMACY

    Australian PM Abbott balances China, Japan ties during first North Asia trip

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:48pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing and Tokyo Australian prime minister seeks to cement ties with Tokyo without causing Beijing angst as he tries to balance his country's national interests Abbott walks tightrope in Asia Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, having called Japan his country's closest friend in Asia, will seek this week to overcome Chinese unease about his loyalties ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Jury still out a year after Australian law on plain packaging for cigarettes

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:50pm by Reuters

    ... of the Australian government, a vindication of the laws introduced in December 2012 that forced tobacco companies to replace logos and branding with graphic images of smoking-related diseases on an olive ... a view that is supported by a rough poll of other sellers. With the tax rise appearing to pack a bigger punch than the introduction of plain packaging a year earlier, the Australian government ...

  6. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australian students hired by drug syndicates

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 09:31pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australian high school pupils tempted by the promise of easy money to receive illicit packets Students recruited by drug syndicates Australian authorities yesterday warned that high school students were being recruited by international drug syndicates to help them smuggle illicit substances into the country from China. The Australian Customs ...

  7. News - Asia - Flight MH370

    First signs of MH370 crash may be found on Australian shore

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 02:41am by DANNY LEE

    ... start to investigate every single piece, the chances of it being from the plane are pretty slim." Graham Edkins, a former safety investigator with the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, ... ashore, it could easily go unnoticed since the 2,600-kilometre west coast of Australia was sparsely populated. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology predicted that for the next seven days, waves ...

  8. Property - International - INVESTMENT

    Greenland to ramp up Australian expansion

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 03:24pm by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Greenland steps up push in Australia Shanghai-based Greenland is speeding up expansion in Australia, setting its investment sights on Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. The developer also plans to cash in some of its investment ...

  9. Business - Economy - AUSTRALIA

    Australian GDP grows 0.6pc in third quarter, falling short of forecasts

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 09:03am by AFP

    ... are a reminder of the tough trading conditions in the economy, particularly outside of the mining sector." Hockey said the disappointing data, which resulted in the Australian dollar falling almost ... The Australian Bureau of Statistics figures came in short of analyst forecasts of 0.8 per cent growth for the quarter and 2.6 per cent year on year, underscoring the challenges for the commodity-rich ...

  10. Business - Economy

    Australian inflation higher than expected, dashes rate cut hopes

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 11:03am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney The Australian dollar jumps more than a quarter of a U.S. cent as third quarter headline CPI at comes in at 1.2 per cent, higher than forecast 0.8 per cent Australian ... as an excuse to bid up an already rallying Australian dollar, pushing it to a fresh 4-1/2 month high of $0.9749, from around $0.9710 before the data. Interbank futures turned negative as the market ...




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