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    Google’s remote drone deliveries point to fast-track niche

    “Could I order some dog food, please?” Neil Parfitt, a farmer outside Warwick, in Queensland, Australia, says into a phone....

  2. 6 hours ago

    Port developers abandon Great Barrier Reef dumping plan

    A Hplan to dump 3m cubic metres of dredged soil near the Great Barrier Reef is being abandoned because of growing public...

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  1. 21 hours ago

    Call Putin’s bluff – he will not cut off Europe’s gas

    In Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, two tailors promise to make an emperor a suit that is invisible to unwise people....

  2. 22 hours ago

    Shares in Nyrstar jump on move to raise equity and debt

    Nyrstar on Monday unveiled a €600m bond and equity finance plan intended to shore up the mining and metal processing group’s...

  3. August 31, 2014

    BHP promises mandate for growth at S African spin-off

    BHP Billiton is trying to assuage South African concern over its curtailed role in the country by promising that the local...

  4. August 31, 2014

    Germany to ship weapons to Iraqi Kurds to fight Isis

    The German government has announced that it will ship armour-piercing missiles, thousands of assault rifles and other...

  5. August 29, 2014

    Rick Perry’s indictment reveals the fallibility of US justice

    Texas governors are a local taste. Handsome, ebullient, lucky enough to govern an oil state in times of rocketing commodity...

  6. August 29, 2014

    Five swell homes: perfect properties for surfing enthusiasts

    Residencial El Sueño, Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Spain, €2.6m Where Close to the Playa de las Americas in the region of San...

  7. FT Alphaville

    August 29, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Following the activists wherever that might lead: David cites a report by Citi that...

  8. August 29, 2014

    Google tests drone deliveries in Australia

    Google’s experimental X lab has been quietly testing drone deliveries in Australia, the search company revealed on Thursday,...

  9. August 28, 2014

    Nathan Tinkler’s coal-mining comeback crumbles

    Nathan Tinkler’s hopes for a comeback in the coal industry have been dealt a serious blow by the collapse of the Australian...

  10. August 27, 2014

    Iron ore tumbles to two-year low

    Iron ore fell for the eighth day in a row on Wednesday, tumbling to a fresh two-year low. Benchmark Australian ore, with a...

  11. August 27, 2014

    Tiffany lifts guidance as sales sparkle

    Tiffany & Co has raised its profit forecast for the second time in less than six months, after sparkling second-quarter...

  12. August 27, 2014

    Milk supplier Fonterra moves to broaden China footprint

    Fonterra, the world’s biggest milk supplier, is tying up with one of China’s biggest infant formula makers as part of a...

  13. August 27, 2014

    Green energy outcry as PM Tony Abbott unpicks Australian policy

    A light breeze twitches the 31 giant wind turbines on a hilltop in rural Australia to whirl into action, generating enough...

  14. FT Tech Hub

    August 26, 2014

    Instagram gets its very own multi-app strategy with Hyperlapse

    Instagram takes pride in being more than just a corner of Facebook. The pretty photo-sharing app that Facebook bought in...

  15. August 26, 2014

    Technology for fashion

    London Fashion Week will arrive in the UK capital for its annual celebration of design, clothing and beautiful people from...

  16. August 24, 2014

    Locusts descend on Australian vineyards

    They have bought Australia’s biggest poultry producer Inghams Enterprises, its iconic surf retailer Billabong and most...

  17. August 24, 2014

    Andrew Forrest, the founder of Fortescue Metals Group

    No one can accuse Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest of lacking big ideas or being slow to bring them to fruition. Seconds after...

  18. August 24, 2014

    WisdomTree hunts for assets Down Under

    WisdomTree, the US exchange traded funds provider, has stepped up its hunt for assets after signing a strategic partnership...

  19. August 21, 2014

    For the fans, by the fans – lessons from the new Doctor Who

    Miley Cyrus, the US pop singer, this month seriously underestimated the creative potential of fan engagement. A young man...

  20. August 21, 2014

    Australian horse breeders bridle at Anglo American mine plans

    Australian miners have already been blamed for a cripplingly high currency, environmental damage and possibly the demise of...

  21. The A-List

    August 21, 2014

    Asia’s strategic choices: subtle or stark?

    In the consumer realm, Asia has always been about choices. Which smartphone, which brand of music, which kind of cuisine and...

  22. August 20, 2014

    End of Australia’s mining boom threatens Pilbara Cities plan

    In a dusty industrial estate next to the world’s biggest iron ore port in Western Australia’s remote Pilbara region,...

  23. August 19, 2014

    BHP Billiton’s spin-off is a turning point for mining industry

    BHP restructuring BHP Billiton’s asset spin-off is set to be seen as a turning point for the global mining industry: a...

  24. August 19, 2014

    BHP Billiton: imperial overstretch

    “The decline of Rome was the natural and inevitable effect of immoderate greatness . . . the stupendous fabric yielded to...

  25. August 19, 2014

    Australia and Indonesia to resume intelligence co-operation

    Australia and Indonesia are close to signing an agreement to end a rift over revelations last year that the Australian...

  26. August 19, 2014

    BHP’s spin-off will go with the flow

    It is appropriate that BHP Billiton’s demerger, codenamed Operation River, will result in what looks like a run-off vehicle....

  27. FT Alphaville

    August 19, 2014

    Taking the Billiton out of BHP (and UK shareholders) - Part II

    We have no idea if Andrew Mackenzie, the Scottish-born chief executive of BHP Billiton, is favour of independence. But UK...

  28. August 19, 2014

    Clive Palmer stirs up Sino-Australian relations

    Clive Palmer, the mining tycoon turned lawmaker, has thrown a spanner in Australia-Sino relations after launching a tirade...

  29. August 19, 2014

    BHP split calls time on mining boom years

    BHP Billiton is to break up one of the world’s largest collections of mining assets via a stock market spin-off, signalling...

  30. August 18, 2014

    BG jumps on gas production hopes

    Restored optimism about its production targets put BG Group among London’s biggest gainers. BG rose 1.4 per cent to £11.80...

  31. August 18, 2014

    Scotland comments boomerang on Australian PM

    He has been criticised in the past for offending women, gays and the Irish. Now Tony Abbott, Australia’s prime minister,...

  32. FT Alphaville

    August 18, 2014

    Global macroeconomic imbalances are shrinking (and not)

    The chart is from a recent IMF working paper. Don’t celebrate too quickly, though. Here’s a description of what has...

  33. FT Alphaville

    August 18, 2014

    Taking the Billiton out of BHP

    Nothing has been decided yet, but it looks increasingly like BHP Billiton is going to spin off its unwanted smaller assets...

  34. August 18, 2014

    Stocks advance as Ukraine worries ease

    Monday 21:00 BST. Global stocks started the week on a firm note amid easing concerns over the situation in Ukraine and a...

  35. August 15, 2014

    Women in Business - Gabriela Galvano, EMBA graduate

    Gabriela Galvano is an executive MBA graduate of IE Business School in Spain and team leader of Green Light, one of the...

  36. August 15, 2014

    Refining exposure to emerging markets

    Earlier this year I increased the notional fund’s investments in emerging markets. After a couple of years of...

  37. August 14, 2014

    The Rover – film review

    No zombies stalk the ruined future of the new Australian film The Rover. There are no familiar landmarks, no gutted Times...

  38. August 13, 2014

    Australian banks: great borrower grief

    Australia has not been in recession for 23 years. Stock in Commonwealth Bank of Australia changes hands at pricey 15 times...

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