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Chinese markets push Aussie dollar up
A RALLY on Chinese equity markets has helped the Australian dollar to recover from a three-month low. At 5pm, Sydney time, yesterday, the Australian dollar was trading at US103.05c, up from 102.82c yesterday. ANZ foreign exchange strategist Andrew ...
Dollar dives as Chinese economic growth slows
The Australian dollar dropped more than half a cent against its counterpart in the United States after the data release and at 12:18pm (AEST) was worth 103.9 US cents.
Wolverine and a blockbuster case of tax secrecy
With the dollar sitting at above parity with the US dollar, no one in the industry was really expecting Australia to land the production of any big films - after all, why come to Australia to make a film when you lose money as soon as you convert your ...
Kiwi and Aussie Dollars May Merge
Switching currencies when travelling between Australia and New Zealand is an inconvenience that could be rescinded, according to a recent productivity commissions' paper.
Australian jobs on the move to NZ
HUNDREDS of Australian jobs have been shifted to New Zealand as local producers try to avoid the impact of high wages, a soaring Australian dollar and restrictive labour laws. Woolworths is the latest to transfer jobs across the Tasman. It transferred ...
Australians seeing through the feel-good mining ads
There is a growing awareness that the mining boom is forcing up the Australian dollar, which is in turn placing pressure on a whole series of export-facing industries - the obvious suspects like manufacturing, but also sectors like education where the ...
Australian Made
GRAHAM SPURLING, FORMER MITSUBISHI AUSTRALIA CEO: I don't think it is. That's a very easy way to explain everything. That's all you ever hear in the paper is the Australian dollar is screwing us. It's more than that. We don't have a strategic position ...
Carr joins calls for rethink of drugs laws
A group of eminent Australians, including former federal police chief Mick Palmer and former New South Wales Director of Public Prosecutions Nicholas Cowdery, has released a report which says the 'war on drugs' has failed and concludes that Australia ...
Israeli propaganda and the Anti-Defamation Commission
is a response to a range of changed conditions in Australian society, as in many countries. The Jewish community is facing increased opposition and attacks fuelled by opposition to Israel.
Non-mining states 'going backwards'
Savanth Sebastian, an economist with CommSec, says the entire eastern seaboard is looking significantly weaker than the west. "Without Western Australia it's clear that the Australian economy would be effectively going backwards or even just treading ...