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      Australia to implement ‘Google tax’

      Australia will follow the UK in implementing a “diverted profits tax” as part of a wider crackdown on multinational tax...

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      Australia cracks down on tax avoidance

      Australia will follow the UK in implementing a “diverted profits tax” as part of a wider crack-down on multinational...

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      Just Eat lifts guidance after hiking commission fees

      Just Eat, Europe’s largest online takeaway group, has jacked up its 2016 earnings guidance after hiking the fees it...

    2. 13 hours ago

      Australia cuts interest rates to record low

      The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut interest rates to a record low of 1.75 per cent in an attempt to stimulate the...

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      16 hours ago

      Australian stocks, dollar higher ahead of RBA

      Australia was in focus, with its stocks and currency higher ahead of a policy decision from the country’s central bank....

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      17 hours ago

      Aussie building approvals slow over the l/t

      Australia is still building apartments and houses, but things are starting to slow down. Building approvals rose 3.7...

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      18 hours ago

      ANZ shares turn higher despite profit drop, divi cut

      ANZ Banking Group has slashed its interim dividend as one-off charges led it to report a sharp drop in profit. But the...

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      19 hours ago

      Fast Asia Open: RBA, China PMI

      A bit like a trip to Las Vegas, will what happens to the yen while Japan goes on a three-day holiday remain confined to...

    7. May 1, 2016

      Australia must act to shut its offshore camps

      That Papua New Guinea, a country with questionable human rights credentials, is publicly shaming Australia over its...

    8. May 1, 2016

      Australian pension fund alights at King's Cross

      Mark Delaney enjoys testing his surfing skills on the waves off Melbourne’s beaches on weekends. “But I’m not very...

    9. April 29, 2016

      Australia: outback back out

      Australia says it is open for business, but openness is a matter of degree. On Friday Scott Morrison, Australia’s...

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      April 29, 2016

      Chevron logs deeper-than-expected quarterly loss

      Chevron, the second-largest US oil group, has reported a larger loss than analysts had expected, hit by the fall in oil...

    11. April 29, 2016

      Ferrovial to buy Broadspectrum after Manus Island verdict U-turn

      Ferrovial is poised to buy Broadspectrum, the Australian company that manages the country’s offshore detention centres,...

    12. April 29, 2016

      Australia to block vast land sale to China-led consortium

      Canberra is poised to block a Chinese consortium from buying a historic Australian company that owns more than 1 per...

    13. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Japan takes a break

      TGIAPHIJ: Thank goodness it’s a public holiday in Japan. It is perhaps something of a relief for investors that the...

    14. April 27, 2016

      Australian dollar hit hard by weak data

      The Australian dollar experienced one of its biggest one-day falls this year on Wednesday after inflation slowed...

    15. April 27, 2016

      Australia’s hardline immigration policy thrown into disarray

      Papua New Guinea has asked Australia to close its detention centre on Manus Island, which holds 850 refugees and asylum...

    16. April 27, 2016

      Australian state of Victoria squeezes foreign homebuyers

      The Australian state of Victoria said on Wednesday it was more than doubling taxes on foreign property buyers in a move...

    17. April 26, 2016

      Cyber warfare: Iran opens a new front

      The first neighbourhood they unplugged was Olaya, Riyadh’s wealthiest and gaudiest central district. By the time they...

    18. April 26, 2016

      Glencore returns to bond market as sentiment improves

      Mining group Glencore has returned to the bond market for the first time in a year as it continues its recovery from...

    19. April 26, 2016

      DCNS of France wins A$50bn Australia submarines contract

      DCNS of France has beaten competitors from Japan and Germany to win a A$50bn contract to build a new fleet of 12...

    20. April 26, 2016

      Australians weigh gun law merits 20 years after Port Arthur

      “It’s not like in the movies,” says Carolyn Loughton. “You’re either dead or you’re playing dead and it’s very quiet,...

    21. April 25, 2016

      Iron ore’s surprise rally looks on borrowed time

      Caught between slowing Chinese demand and relentless production growth 2016 was supposed to bring more pain for the...

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      April 25, 2016

      Lithium: is the hype justified?

      After two years of unrelenting gloom it is good to see that at least one part of the global energy business is booming....

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      April 22, 2016

      Moody's Q1 Asia downgrades outnumbered upgrades 26:1

      Downgraded views on Asian companies outnumbered upgrades by a whopping 26 to one in the first quarter according to...

    24. April 21, 2016

      Vatican suspends PwC audit of its finances

      The Vatican has suspended an audit of its finances by accountancy firm PwC, marking a setback for Pope Francis’s drive...

    25. Fast FT

      April 21, 2016

      Rally takes iron ore close to $70 a tonne

      Iron ore has risen again with the key steel-making ingredient now trading close to $70 a tonne – a level last seen at...

    26. Fast FT

      April 21, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Markets to lift on oil's 4% jump

      Asian markets look set to gain today after oil prices jumped higher on Wednesday, although this failed to translate...

    27. April 20, 2016

      Wall Street sluggish while oil prices rebound

      Wednesday 21:00 BST. Stocks struggled to make headway amid a lethargic and often erratic trading day, in which oil...

    28. Fast FT

      April 20, 2016

      Iron ore price hits 10-month high

      Iron ore, the key ingredient in steel-making and a key source of profit for major mining houses like BHP Billiton and...

    29. April 20, 2016

      Australia beefs up corporate watchdog

      Australia is beefing up the funding and powers of its corporate watchdog following a series of financial scandals,...

    30. FT Data

      April 20, 2016

      What is El Niño and how does it affect global crop yields?

      John Burn-Murdoch The 2015-16 El Niño episode has been either the most or one of the most intense on record, depending...

    31. Fast FT

      April 20, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Asia to gain as Wall St hits 2016-high

      A rebound in oil prices (at last!) pushed Wall Street to its highest close this year, and has set up Asian markets for...

    32. Fast FT

      April 20, 2016

      BHP Billiton cuts iron ore production guidance

      The world’s biggest miner has trimmed production guidance owing to bad weather and the Samarco disaster in Brazil. In...

    33. April 19, 2016

      Chile: Turning copper into wine

      The bottles of Great Wall, Changyu and Dragon Seal wine line up like sentries on the shelf behind Cristián López as he...

    34. April 19, 2016

      Rio Tinto’s driverless trains are running late

      Driverless trains to haul iron ore across Australia — part of a big productivity push by Rio Tinto at the height of the...

    35. April 19, 2016

      China-led consortium in vast Australia farmland deal

      A Chinese-led consortium has agreed to buy a historic Australian company that owns more than 1 per cent of the...

    36. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      Asian markets recover as oil stabilises

      Some stabilisation in the price of oil supported a solid rebound for Asian markets on Tuesday. Early gains today had...

    37. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      Rio Tinto cuts production guidance for 2017

      Rio Tinto is sticking with its targeted iron ore output guidance for this year, but has trimmed its forecasts for 2017...

    38. April 18, 2016

      Netflix sets sights on 100m subscribers

      Netflix will hit 100m subscribers “some time next year”, according to chief executive Reed Hastings, after the digital...

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