Posts Tagged ‘Australia’

Lynas ignored 2011 warning to stop relying on political sway

Kuantan MP Fuziah says Lynas misled the public with a narrative that is just half-truth
by NG MIN SHEN / pic by ISMAIL CHE RUS RARE earths miner Lynas ...

Australia likely to see May 18 polls, reports say

SYDNEY • Australia will probably head to the polls on May 18 with Prime Minister Scott Morrison (picture) expected to wait another week to call a federal ...
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Social media bosses face jail under Aussie laws

SYDNEY • Social media executives risk jail for failing to take down violent extremist content quickly, under controversial laws passed in Australia ...

Aussie’s windfall surplus buys Morrison election ammunition

CANBERRA • Prime Minister (PM) Scott Morrison’s government pledged sweeping tax cuts and forecast Australia’s first surplus in more than a decade in a ...

Australia Labor to unveil early budget if it wins govt

By BLOOMBERG
SYDNEY • Australia’s Opposition Labor party will unveil its budget before the end of the year if it wins a federal election that will be ...

Facebook, Google face steeper Aussie privacy fines

SYDNEY • Tech giants such as Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google will face tougher penalties if they out privacy laws, under a plan Australia’s prime ...

Trump blockade of Huawei fizzles in European 5G rollout

So far, not a single European country has banned Huawei
BERLIN • Last summer, US President Donald Trump’s administration started a campaign to convince ...

Boeing crisis grows as 737 Max blocked from Singapore, Australia

SINGAPORE • Boeing Co is facing a growing crisis of confidence over its 737 Max jet, as airlines and regulators from Singapore to Australia move to ground ...

Australia’s slowing economy jars with RBA Lowe’s optimism

SYDNEY • Australia’s slowing economy and rising calls for interest-rate cuts are starting to erode central bank chief Philip Lowe’s optimistic outlook.
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RBA holds policy nerve, waits to see which way consumers go

SYDNEY • Australia’s central bank held its nerve in the face of a credit squeeze and tumbling property prices, keeping interest rates unchanged as it waits ...

Australia, Indonesia sign free-trade deal as elections near

CANBERRA • Indonesia and Australia signed a free-trade agreement (FTA), overcoming more than eight years of negotiations and 11th-hour delays in a move ...

Here are winners from Australia’s property-market downturn

Downturn has made homes more affordable for 1st-time buyers and for renters
By BLOOMBERG SYDNEY • Australia’s worst property slump in a ...