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      February 8, 2016

      OzForex slumps 40% as Western Union bid terminated

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      February 5, 2016

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      February 4, 2016

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      February 4, 2016

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      Wednesday 21:00 GMT. The dollar took a hammering and shorter-term Treasury yields touched fresh three-month lows as a...

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      Nasdaq wins Australian equities clearing deal

      Australia’s main stock exchange is planning to use tried-and-trusted systems to upgrade equities clearing, even as it...

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      February 2, 2016

      RBA steady, but watching for "turbulence"

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      January 28, 2016

      Asciano rises as Qube formalises A$9bn bid

      Australian port and rail operator Asciano now has a decision to make after a consortium led by rival Qube Holdings...

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      January 25, 2016

      Energy stocks rally on Monday

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      January 21, 2016

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      January 21, 2016

      Aussie home sales dip 2.7%

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      January 20, 2016

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      Rio Tinto continues to push up iron ore output

      Rio Tinto increased production of iron ore 11 per cent last year to a new record and is forecasting a further 6.8 per...

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      January 19, 2016

      Asian markets stage mid-session recovery

      It’s just ticked past midday here in Hong Kong, and it seems markets around the region have staged a recovery in the...

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      January 18, 2016

      Rio Tinto lifts iron ore production

      A sliding iron ore price wasn’t enough to prevent miner Rio Tinto, one of the world’s largest producers, lifting output...

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      Global stocks dive as oil resumes slide

      Friday 21:00 GMT. A renewed wave of selling swept through global stock markets at the end of another turbulent week, as...

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      January 15, 2016

      Asian stocks lose early momentum

      A solid rebound on Wall Street and stabilisation in oil prices helped Asian markets jump higher early on Friday....

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      January 15, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: TGIF

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      January 14, 2016

      Home Retail shares jump on plan to sell Homebase

      Home Retail Group shares have jumped 3 per cent in London to £1.54 after it announced it was in advanced talks to sell...

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      January 13, 2016

      Home Retail nears sale of Homebase

      Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers is nearing a deal to buy Homebase, the UK DIY chain owned by Home Retail Group, for...

    24. January 12, 2016

      Wall Street choppy as crude prices swing

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      January 11, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: safe to come out yet?

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      Hotel insider: the Old Clare and the Palisade, Sydney

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      January 8, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: anyone's guess what happens now

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      January 7, 2016

      Noble leads drop among commodity stocks on China, oil woe

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      January 7, 2016

      Oz building approvals fall the most since 2012

      Maybe everyone packed up and had an early Christmas, because approvals to build new homes in Australia contracted in...

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      January 6, 2016

      Asian shares sink for a third day

      Jitters about China’s sharemarket and another weak reading on its economy continued to cast a shadow over Asian...

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      January 5, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: nerves settling

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    32. December 28, 2015

      Sydney property: pride or a fall

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    33. December 23, 2015

      Oil price rally bolsters stock markets

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      Slater & Gordon faces potential class action suit

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      December 23, 2015

      Asian shares up in pre-Christmas spree

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      December 23, 2015

      Slater & Gordon faces possible class action suit

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      December 22, 2015

      Asian stocks struggle for direction

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      December 21, 2015

      Fast Asia Open: sentiment perks up

      Asian equities are set for a bit of relief after Wall Street stocks shrugged off an 11-year low in oil prices and...

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