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  1. Sport - Racing

    Divine expectations as flashy Australian import debuts

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 08:41pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Divine expectations as grey debuts Trainer Tony Millard and champion jockey Zac Purton have not partnered up for over 12 months, but they could be back as an item after aspiring star Divine Calling makes his long-awaited d ...


    CY Leung faces separate probes of HK$50 million deal with Australian firm

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:15am by Joyce Ng, James Griffiths and Benjamin Robertson

    ... Joyce Ng, James Griffiths and Benjamin Robertson ICAC responds to complaint, while Australian senator seeks police action Leung faces twin probes into cash payments Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will face separate investigations by the city's graft-buster agency, as well as Australian police, into a HK$50 million deal between Leung and an Australian firm. ...

  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia rejects Qantas’ request for multi-billion dollar loan

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:08am by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... Associated Press in Canberra Prime Minister Tony Abbott says advice from accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers lead to decision to deny funds to national carrier The Australian government has ... of Qantas and any single foreign investor from holding more than a 25 per cent stake. The legislation also mandates 51 per cent Australian ownership. But Abbott has yet to win the support ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Australian reporter warned by CY Leung’s office not to publish ‘totally wrong’ story

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:20pm by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com One of the Australian journalists who broke the story on Leung Chun-ying’s controversial HK$50 million deal with Australian firm UGL has revealed that he ... that Leung had received HK$50 million from the Australian engineering firm UGL, six months before he became chief executive. UGL wanted to buy the insolvent property firm DTZ, of which Leung ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Questions raised over Australian firm's HK$50m deal with C.Y. Leung

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:02am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters Questions raised over firm's HK$50m deal with C.Y. Leung Chun-ying has pocketed £4 million (HK$50 million) over the past two years from a deal with an Australian ... on December 4. Two days before his departure, he entered into a contract with UGL in which the Australian company agreed to pay Leung £4 million over the next two years not to compete with UGL or DTZ. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY in the dark over probe into Australian contract

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:15am by SAMUEL CHAN, Joyce Ng

    ... Samuel Chan and Joyce Ng samuel.chan@scmp.com CY in the dark over probe into Australian contract As Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying faces an investigation into a controversial HK$50 million contract with an Australian company, the graft-buster says it will not brief Leung on related complaints made against him. An Independent Commission Against Corruption spokesman said ...

  7. News - World - SURROGACY

    Australian parents rejected surrogate twin in India on basis of gender: judge

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 09:51pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Canberra National inquiry urged after judge reveals Australian couple rejected baby born in India, but brought home twin of other sex Surrogate twin left behind due ... because of the baby's gender, but took its twin sibling home to Australia instead. News of the case that dates back to 2012 follows a recent furore over an Australian couple who left behind ...

  8. Business - Commodities

    Aussie jumps after Reserve Bank of Australia abandons easing bias

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 01:58pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore The Australian dollar stole the limelight on Tuesday, surging over half a US cent after Australia’s central bank surprised some traders by dropping its bias towards ... to a shift from “a soft, easing bias to a clearly neutral bias”, he said. The RBA also tweaked its wording on the Australian dollar. In its December statement, the RBA had said the aussie ...

  9. Business - Money - CURRENCIES

    US dollar strong as lower deficit, Fed tapering buoys currency

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 01:07pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Global supply of US dollars set to shrink as America's need to export currency declines US dollar to stay strong as deficit falls and Fed tapers The US dollar looks set to stay strong as a shrinking American current account deficit combines with the ending of Federal Reserve asset purchases to make greenbacks scarcer and more expensive. The US dollar ...

  10. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Australians opting for urban apartments over suburban homes

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 07:16am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson Australians show preference for urban apartments over houses, writes Peta Tomlinson Shift from suburbs to city Australians are less inclined towards the big backyard these days, preferring the convenience and lower maintenance of inner-city apartment living. According to Professor Graeme Hugo, director of the Australian Population and Migration Research Centre ...




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