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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia to prevent ‘Gravity’ space crash with lasers

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 04:31pm by AFP

    ... an already big problem even bigger,” Greene said. “A catastrophic avalanche of collisions that would quickly destroy all satellites is now possible. “Our initial aim is to reduce the rate of debris ...

  2. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Australia's central bank selling Sydney mansion

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 05:10am by Bloomberg

    ... million (HK$16.4 million), according to the website. The RBA is putting the house up for sale after its record-low 2.5 per cent benchmark interest rate helped drive a 13.4 per cent gain in Sydney dwelling prices in the 12 months to January 31. While home prices are at a record, the country's jobless rate is at a decade-high six per cent, shrinking the likelihood of a rate increase ...

  3. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Australians lured to residential market by record-low interest rates

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Australian banks face higher risk as self-funded retirees and others push for piece of a boom Investors lured by record-low mortgage rates Dharmendra Singh has spent A$1.3 million (HK$9.4 million) since July on two houses 39 kilometres northwest of Sydney, drawing on an existing mortgage to pay a deposit on one and taking out two new loans. "Low interest rates ...

  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia tightens secrecy over ‘success’ in blocking asylum seekers

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 05:33pm by Reuters

    ... one step further by cancelling a weekly media briefing he had instituted last year to discuss so-called Operation Sovereign Borders. “Arrival rates have been significantly arrested in recent ...

  5. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Australian property prices rise more slowly in November; bubble fears ease

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 05:33am by Reuters

    ... indicators," he added. While there has been much media speculation that record-low interest rates are feeding a bubble in home prices, policymakers have been unfazed. The deputy governor of the Reserve ...

  6. Business - Economy - AUSTRALIA

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

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

    ... in 2013-14 and 3 per cent in 2014-15 would not be met. The year-on-year growth rate of 2.3 per cent was well below long-term averages of about 3.25 percent. Commodities continued to underpin growth, ...

  7. Business - Economy - AUSTRALIA

    Boost in Australian jobs eases pressure for rate cut

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Sydney Boost in Australian jobs eases pressure for rate cut Australia unexpectedly boosted payrolls last month and unemployment declined as the job market withstood a weaker domestic outlook, prompting traders to push back bets on an interest-rate cut. The number of people employed rose by 1,100, the statistics bureau said, after rising a revised 45,000 in April. ...

  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    New humpback dolphin species discovered off north Australia

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 04:06pm by AFP

    ... for Conservation of Nature. Sousa teuszii, which lives in the Atlantic off West Africa and is known as the Atlantic humpback or Teusz’s dolphin, is rated vulnerable. The next step in the process would ...

  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia’s likely new PM not particularly liked

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 02:42pm by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... by the church - and even allowed her to keep her fertility drugs in his office refrigerator. What Abbott refers to as his signature policy of the campaign is a paid maternity leave plan that would cost ...

  10. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Australian home loan approvals fall despite interest rate cuts

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Sydney Home loan approvals fall despite interest rate cuts Australian home loan approvals unexpectedly fell in November for the first time in four months as central bank interest-rate cuts failed to boost demand from first-time buyers. The number of loans granted to build or buy houses and apartments fell 0.5 per cent from October, when they rose 0.1 per cent, said ...




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