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  1. News - World - CLIMATE CHANGE

    Australian and Canadian PMs put economy before climate change

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 09:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ottawa Abbott and Harper put economy before climate The conservative prime ministers of Canada and Australia said economic concerns were more important than acting ... that." Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who is in Canada as part of a trade mission to North America, acknowledged that climate change was "a significant problem". But he added: ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Australian growth outlook uncertain, says central bank

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:18am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Sydney Australian outlook uncertain, says central bank Australia's central bank said the nation's economic outlook remains uncertain because of the conflicting ... to compensate for slowing mine investment, has seen his efforts hampered by the strength of the Australian dollar. Market pricing shows a higher chance of further policy easing after the nation's ...

  3. Business - Economy - AGRICULTURE

    Punting on Australian food bowl

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:33am by Glen Norris

    ... in infrastructure such as transport links and dams, however, would be crucial in order to achieve economies of scale. "Old hands say that you can grow anything in northern Australia but you can't ... Australian agriculture, and many states are now repealing restrictive land tenure laws," he said. Not everyone is cheering the proposal. Australia's indigenous people have expressed concern ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance

    RBA chief upbeat on Australian economy

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 01:38am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney RBA chief upbeat on Australian economy Australia's central bank chief hinted yesterday that there was no pressing need to cut interest rates further in the near term, saying low borrowing costs were working to support the economy. Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) governor Glenn Stevens also said that the recent decline in the local dollar was welcomed ...

  5. 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 ... for the economy over the year ahead. That was a resilient outcome after unemployment spiked to 6.4 per cent in July, well above forecasts and the highest reading in 12 years. Likely helping has been ...

  6. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Chinese buying of Australian homes surges

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:44am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Sydney Mainland investors have overtaken Americans to become biggest buyers of land in Australia Chinese demand for Australian real estate soars 42pc Ausin Group (Finance), ... director Joseph Zaja said. The value of mortgages the closely held company arranges through Australian banks is expected to climb to A$500 million in the 2015 calendar year, he said. Ausin ...

  7. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australian election about safeguarding economy, says Rudd in debate

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 07:01pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australin PM pledges to legalise same sex marriage; Abbott says it's time for change Jury is out on Rudd, Abbott debate Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and conservative rival Tony Abbott went head-to-head yesterday in the first debate of the election campaign, an encounter which focused on the economy and divided viewers. Rudd, whom some ...

  8. Business - Economy

    Australian consumer confidence rebounds

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 11:43am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney A measure of Australian consumer sentiment rebounded this month as rising home prices made people feel better about their finances while making them more confident about splashing out on big ticket items. The survey of 1,200 people by the Melbourne Institute and Westpac Bank showed its index of consumer sentiment rose 1.9 per cent, following a 2.1 per cent dip ...

  9. Business - Economy

    Global economy starts second half on solid footing

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:35am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Chinese factory index reaches 18-month high as the euro zone's private sector activity perks up, suggesting brighter prospects for the world Global economy seen ... economy started the second half of the year on a solid footing. While China is relying on increased government stimulus to steer its economy away from reliance on exports and towards consumer ...

  10. Business - Economy

    Australian PM Abbott urges G20 to step up measures to meet growth targets

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:57am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Prime Minister Abbott warns that members of the group of leading economies could fail to meet goals if they do not take stronger measures Australia's Abbott urges G20 to meet growth targets The Group of 20 advanced and emerging countries has not enacted the policies needed to reach its growth targets, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said, casting ...




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