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    Iggy Azalea, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London – review

    Despite a vigorous vocabulary of insults and an equally vigorous tradition of machismo, Australia hasn’t really taken to rap...

  2. 12 hours ago

    Australian police thwart Isis beheading plan

    Australian police say they have thwarted a plan by Islamist radicals to kidnap a person at random from the streets of Sydney...

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  1. 20 hours ago

    S&P 500 hits record high after Fed update

    Thursday 21:10 BST. US stocks hit record highs, shorter-dated Treasury bonds sold off and a rally for the dollar faltered as...

  2. September 17, 2014

    Australia and Singapore sign derivatives data pact

    Australia and Singapore have agreed to allow their regulators mutual access to trading data stored in electronic warehouses...

  3. September 17, 2014

    G20 split over assessment of financial rules

    Australia is facing resistance within the G20 ahead of talks this week as it backs a call by businesses for a reassessment...

  4. September 16, 2014

    Australian dollar bulls face double whammy

    Australian dollar bulls have been hit by a double whammy. Just as Australia’s biggest trading partner – China – seems to be...

  5. September 16, 2014

    China ban on low-grade coal set to hit global miners

    China’s top planning agency has banned the use of low-quality coal in a further effort to address the country’s problem with...

  6. September 15, 2014

    MySale continues European expansion with Danish stake acquisition

    MySale, the online retailer backed by Topshop boss Sir Philip Green and Mike Ashley of Sports Direct, is continuing its...

  7. September 14, 2014

    Asian entrepreneurs still drawn to ‘Anglosphere’

    The US remains a magnet for wealthy Asian entrepreneurs even as its growth lags behind developing markets, new research has...

  8. September 14, 2014

    Australia’s iron ore producers steel themselves for casualties

    Australia’s iron ore industry is bracing itself for further casualties following the collapse of two junior miners because...

  9. September 12, 2014

    Theresa May to relax UK transit visa regime

    Theresa May is to relax the UK’s transit visa regime to encourage more air passengers – particularly from China – to travel...

  10. September 12, 2014

    The chefs’ secret ingredient: Monica Brown

    Monica Brown will leave London later this month en route for her new home in Melbourne, Australia. It marks the end of a...

  11. September 12, 2014

    Iron producers destroyed their own profits

    There is an awful lot of iron ore in Australia. South America, too. The problem has been getting it out and shipping it to...

  12. September 11, 2014

    Rank eyes sale of timber businesses

    Rank Group is considering the sale of its timber products business in what would be the latest in a string of disposals by...

  13. September 11, 2014

    Hong Kong launches civil action against Citic

    Hong Kong’s regulator is pursuing Citic and five of its former directors including Larry Yung, the son of “red capitalist”...

  14. September 11, 2014

    ‘Bizarre’ surge in Australia jobs numbers

    Australia’s jobless rate fell from a 12-year high last month after a surge in people taking up part-time work, but analysts...

  15. September 9, 2014

    World’s leading economies warned over ‘global jobs crisis’

    The world’s largest economies are still failing to create enough jobs and too many of those that are being produced are too...

  16. September 9, 2014

    Impractical promises will not convince a sceptical electorate

    Pause before you promise. Most politicians will spend the long pre-election period campaigning rather than governing. You...

  17. September 9, 2014

    Barack Obama’s restless supporters succumb to seven year itch

    In 2014 the world has grown suddenly weary of Barack Obama. The president’s sorrows are coming not as single spies but in...

  18. September 8, 2014

    Business heads vote with their feet for fear of capital controls

    The heightened risk that Scotland may vote for independence on September 18 has galvanised the small business community and...

  19. September 8, 2014

    Australia: Culture clash

    He is dubbed the man “who fought God twice and won.” But Ron Williams, a jazz singer, father of six and veteran rights...

  20. September 8, 2014

    Museum of Contemporary Art Café, Sydney

    Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney WiFi: Yes (free) Plug sockets: Yes (limited) Price of an espresso: A$4 ($3.75)...

  21. September 8, 2014

    Malaysia Airlines starts to address deep-rooted financial woes

    Six months after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the hunt for the aircraft and the 239 people aboard...

  22. September 7, 2014

    L&G reshuffles Australia for Chinese growth

    Legal & General Investment Management’s Paul Hilsley is reshuffling the Australian allocation within his £200m Asian Income...

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    September 6, 2014

    Sustainability: an irksome truth, a necessary theme

    In 2005, American science writer Jared Diamond produced a book of extraordinary ambition and importance: ‘Collapse: How...

  24. September 5, 2014

    Marc Newson joins Apple’s design team

    Marc Newson joins Apple’s design team Marc Newson, an award-winning Australian designer, has joined Apple’s design team, in...

  25. September 5, 2014

    How much do we need central banks?

    How much do you really need a central bank? A chat with Australian business journalist Trevor Sykes this week convinced me...

  26. September 5, 2014

    Australia’s Abbott strikes uranium export deal with India’s Modi

    Australia’s flagging uranium industry has said that a deal between Canberra and New Delhi approving the export of the...

  27. September 5, 2014

    Wall Street shrugs off soft payrolls data

    Friday 21:15 BST. A disappointing US employment report did little to temper enthusiasm among US equity bulls – but did weigh...

  28. September 4, 2014

    Serco on track to win Australian immigration contract

    Serco received a welcome boost as it was selected as preferred bidder to continue running Australia’s onshore immigration...

  29. September 4, 2014

    Euro pummelled after ECB cuts rates

    Thursday 21:15 BST. The euro sank while European equity prices hit six-year highs after the European Central Bank caught the...

  30. September 3, 2014

    Iron ore hits lowest level since 2009

    Concern about slowing demand in China has pushed the price of iron ore, a key steelmaking ingredient, to its lowest level...

  31. September 3, 2014

    Export dip weighs on Australian growth

    Australia’s economy slowed in the three months to end of June as a dip in exports cooled growth that had reached its fastest...

  32. September 3, 2014

    Ukraine hopes bolster European equities

    Wednesday 21.00 BST. Hopes for a ceasefire in Ukraine and some encouraging service sector data out of China provided a...

  33. September 2, 2014

    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....

  34. September 2, 2014

    Port developers abandon Great Barrier Reef dumping plan

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

  35. September 1, 2014

    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....

  36. September 1, 2014

    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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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