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      Strewth! Australia takes centre stage at Eurovision

      We’ve seen a Moldovan grandmother bang the drum, a bearded Austrian transvestite “Rise Like a Phoenix”, a rubber turkey...

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    1. May 21, 2015

      Russians confronted by the ultimate test of loyalties

      As Russia became embroiled in the war in Ukraine last summer, Olga Talalay jumped at the chance to escape the politics of...

    2. May 21, 2015

      University College London eyes global closures over cost concerns

      University College London is considering closing down its international campuses as it dismantles its bricks and mortar...

    3. May 21, 2015

      Australian cardinal denies abuse cover-up claims

      The cardinal responsible for cleaning up the Vatican’s finances has become embroiled in an Australian...

    4. May 19, 2015

      Great Barrier Reef: Battle under the sea

      The Grand View hotel in the small Australian town of Bowen in northern Queensland is an unlikely spot to start a revolution....

    5. FT Alphaville

      May 19, 2015

      Where are Plus500's customers?

      Plus500 appears to have a problem — and it goes beyond the application of anti-money laundering rules which have required...

    6. May 19, 2015

      BHP chief blasts Australia’s iron ore inquiry plans

      BHP Billiton has dubbed a proposed parliamentary inquiry into Australia’s iron ore sector a “ridiculous waste of money” that...

    7. May 18, 2015

      From Canada to Australia, energy groups’ cuts are laid bare

      Oil projects shelved Judged by the pace at which energy groups have slashed spending and delayed new projects, 2015 has...

    8. May 18, 2015

      Energy groups take knife to $100bn of spending after oil rout

      Oil projects shelved More than $100bn of spending on new projects by the world’s energy companies has been slowed, postponed...

    9. May 18, 2015

      Copper: doctor’s orders

      Dr Copper is in danger of looking out of touch. For years the metal, with all its industrial uses, has been seen as a...

    10. FT Alphaville

      May 18, 2015

      Plus500: the big freeze

      Plus500, the Israel-based and London-listed contract for difference provider, has suspended the trading accounts for more...

    11. May 18, 2015

      Cranswick sales top £1bn as Chinese demand rises

      Cranswick, the British pork producer, reported full-year sales of just over £1bn for the first time, helped by the £17.7m...

    12. May 18, 2015

      BHP Billiton goes south as spin-off receives lukewarm reception

      BHP Billiton’s move to spin off non-core assets into a separate company received a lukewarm reception, with South 32...

    13. May 17, 2015

      Rio Tinto puts aluminium assets on block in potential $1bn deal

      Rio Tinto is making a fresh attempt to sell unwanted aluminium assets in a potential $1bn deal, the latest sign of global...

    14. May 15, 2015

      Australia’s PM Tony Abbott backs call for iron ore market inquiry

      Australia’s prime minister Tony Abbott on Friday backed the case for a parliamentary inquiry into the iron ore market,...

    15. FT Data

      May 15, 2015

      Commodity suppliers hit by slowdown in Chinese imports

      The growth in Chinese import has been slowing since the start of 2011 and actually contracted in the first months of this...

    16. May 13, 2015

      Unloved manganese augurs ill for steel outlook

      When BHP Billiton completes the separation of its smaller businesses into a new publicly listed company called South32 on...

    17. May 13, 2015

      Commodity markets wary of false alarm as El Niño blows back

      After a five-year absence, El Niño is back. The last time the weather event emerged in 2009-10, droughts damaged crops in...

    18. May 12, 2015

      Stocks rise after Australia rules out fresh austerity measures

      Australia’s stock market responded with modest gains after treasurer Joe Hockey, a year after declaring the days of “borrow...

    19. May 12, 2015

      Experian’s Brazil business hurts revenue growth

      Experian’s annual pre-tax profits fell slightly as a weakening Brazilian real and the struggling Latin American economy...

    20. May 11, 2015

      Chinese rate cut stokes iron ore rally

      Iron ore, the key ingredient in steelmaking, has extended its recent breathtaking rally after China cut interest rates for a...

    21. May 11, 2015

      UBS defends change to report on Australian power privatisation

      UBS has defended its decision to amend a research report into the partial sale of an Australian electricity network — a...

    22. May 8, 2015

      Just Eat on course to swallow Menulog for £445m

      Just Eat has gobbled up its counterpart in Australia and New Zealand for £445m as the hunger for deals in the online...

    23. May 8, 2015

      Macquarie soars after beating profit forecasts

      Macquarie Group shares surged on Friday after the bank overshot analysts’ full-year profit expectations and rewarded its...

    24. May 7, 2015

      Health-conscious Australians switch from beer to wine

      Australians are drinking less alcohol than they have for half a century in a switch from beer in the pub to wine at home and...

    25. May 7, 2015

      Property market boom weighs on Australia

      A sustained property market boom in major Australian cities partly fuelled by a flood of foreign money is pricing first-time...

    26. May 7, 2015

      National Australia Bank to raise $4.4bn for UK exit

      National Australia Bank, the country’s largest lender by assets, said it would raise A$5.5bn (US$4.4bn) in a bid to lift its...

    27. May 6, 2015

      Australian banks: love on the rocks

      The blissful early phase of every romance eventually collides with reality. Australian investors have been head over heels...

    28. May 6, 2015

      Wheat heavyweights battle for global market share

      An Australian agricultural official asked a pointed question at a recent conference: “Are we at risk of becoming the poor...

    29. May 5, 2015

      Australian central bank cuts interest rate to record low 2%

      The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut interest rates to a record low of 2 per cent, sending the Aussie dollar up 0.9 per...

    30. May 4, 2015

      Clive Palmer wins latest round of Citic legal battle

      Citic has lost the latest round of a legal battle with Clive Palmer, the Australian mining magnate turned politician,...

    31. May 3, 2015

      Can US shareholders have too much democracy?

      If the polls turn out to be a good indicator of the outcome of the UK general election this week, it will be a reminder that...

    32. May 1, 2015

      US loss suppresses Chevron earnings

      Chevron on Friday became the latest big oil producer to unveil sharp falls in first-quarter net income as a result of losses...

    33. April 30, 2015

      UK wins bid to host HQ of world’s biggest radio telescope

      Britain has beaten a bid from Italy and won a competition to host the permanent headquarters of the world’s biggest radio...

    34. April 29, 2015

      Yorkshire currency trader arrested in ‘Ponzi’ probe

      A Yorkshire currency trader who was allowed to walk out of a police station four months ago has been arrested as part of an...

    35. April 29, 2015

      Chinese chase Australian opiates in Hong Kong

      Chinese investors are looking to back an Australian opiate producer following a series of meetings in Hong Kong — the...

    36. April 29, 2015

      Australia recalls ambassador after Indonesia executions

      Australia is withdrawing its ambassador from Indonesia in protest at the execution of two of its citizens convicted of drug...

    37. April 27, 2015

      BHP Billiton faces A$522m Australian tax dispute

      BHP Billiton has revealed a A$522m (US$410m) dispute with tax authorities in Australia after the miner faced scrutiny from...

    38. April 26, 2015

      Europe could learn from Australia’s tough border controls

      Pledges of more money and plans to blow boats out of the water may sound like tough policy making. Yet the agreement cobbled...

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