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Toyota timeline: Carmaker's closure to end long history in Australia

Toyota Australia has announced it will be shutting down local manufacturing in 2017, following the exits of Holden and Ford from the local …

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Google Chromecast Launching In Australia Later This Year (Rumour)

It has been reported this week that Google is preparing to launch its new Google Chromecast media streaming device in Australia later this year.<p>As …

Toyota to leave Australia - Roadshow

<b>Toyota has announced that it will cease manufacturing operations in Australia by 2017, with 2500 workers to lose their jobs.</b><p>Following Holden's …

Toyota Announces Exit from Australia Putting Tens of Thousands of Jobs at Risk

Japanese automaker Toyota said it would end its Australian manufacturing operations by the end of 2017 - a further blow to the country's ailing auto …

Australia posts its lowest annual jobs growth in 17 years

Australia had its worst 12 months for jobs growth for 17 years in 2013, sparking talk of an interest rate cut and a political blame game.<p>Employment fell by 22,600 in December but a plunge in participation kept the jobless rate steady at 5.8%.<p>While Labor blamed the Abbott government for inaction …

Australia is a proud shipping nation – and should remain one

This summer I joined record numbers of Australians to visit the National Library in Canberra to see the remarkable Mapping our World exhibition. The exhibition’s portfolio of historic maps from previous centuries charts the development in European understanding of the Australian continent, and …

RBA Makes Notable Cross Below Critical Moving Average

In trading on Tuesday, shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Inc. (NYSE: RBA) crossed below their 200 day moving average of $20.04, changing hands as low as $20.01 per share. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Inc. shares are currently trading off about 1.1% on the day. The chart below shows the one year …

Daily Dividend Report: HPQ, KR, AA, RBA, CNP

This morning, Hewlett Packard (HPQ) declared its quarterly dividend of 14.52 cents per share, maintaining the amount paid to shareholders the prior quarter. Based on the current stock price, investors can expect a yield of about 2% going forward. Shares of HPQ were lower on Tuesday, slipping 0.2% …

Singapore on a Budget: 10 Ways to Save Money

01 of 10<p>Many travelers make the mistake of not purchasing Singapore's excellent transportation card when they first arrive. Instead, they pay for …

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Singapore c.bank says banks need to monitor exposure to cross-border lending, US dollar funding

SINGAPORE, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Singapore’s banks need to carefully monitor their exposure to cross-border regional lending as they expand such activity, the city-state’s central bank said on Tuesday, adding that banks also need to stay vigilant over their U.S. dollar funding.<p>“Reflecting confidence in …

Singapore economy rebounds in 2013, PM sees need for foreign workers

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore’s economy grew by 3.7 percent in 2013, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday, as he stressed the need for a balanced approach on foreign workers, whose presence has underpinned growth but riles some citizens.<p>Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong attends …

Singapore sees skilled job creation sliding in 2014 as labour restrictions bite

SINGAPORE, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Singapore’s main economic planning agency expects the number of new skilled jobs created in 2014 to fall by 25-35 percent, a sign that the government’s efforts to curb the number of foreign workers and focus instead on boosting productivity are starting to make an …

Davos diplomacy: Abbott sells G20 Summit to world leaders

When prime minister Tony Abbott delivers his speech outlining “Australia’s Vision for the G20” at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, …

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Is the US-Australia 'anchor of peace' immune from rust?

Most Australians view the bilateral relationship with the United States through the prism of a defence alliance – the ANZUS treaty. For over 60 years it’s been seen as a security blanket, occasionally a nuclear umbrella, or just an insurance policy with our great and powerful friend.<p>But what …

Australia pledges $3m for Papua New Guinea centre for victims of violence

The Australian government has pledged $3m for a new case management centre for victims of extreme violence in Papua New Guinea.<p>Routinely described as one of the worst countries in the world for rates of family and sexual violence, PNG has in recent months been stepping up its efforts to curb the …

RBA policy report may seem dry and dusty but it's lush and fertile stuff

The Statement of Monetary policy (SoMP) put out by the Reserve Bank every three months largely goes below the radar of most people. It’s great for finance types and economics nerds, but it’s not the type of thing you’ll download and read over breakfast.<p>But the information in the SoMP provides a …

Why Singapore's Bear Market May Have Just Begun

Last week, I wrote a piece in which showed that Singapore’s Straits Times (STI) stock index was hovering above an important technical support level that needed to hold to avert a serious decline, including a likely bear market. I also showed several other technical warning signs that I said made …

Reserve Bank of Australia holds interest rates steady

The Reserve Bank of Australia left interest rates on hold at an all-time low of 2.5% at its first board meeting of the year on Tuesday.<p>The decision was widely expected in the wake of last month's surprise jump in the consumer price index, which took the annual rate of inflation to a two-year …

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Rupert Murdoch says Australia must embrace immigrants to boost economy

Rupert Murdoch says Australia needs to embrace high immigration to add dynamism to the economy, enhance its human capital and create strong bonds with the rest of the world.<p>The News Corp chairman decried a "self-defeating" immigration debate in the United States and pointed to opportunity for …

Tony Abbott to chase big business over tax lurks

Governments have long complained that multinational corporations have deliberately configured their operations to register their highest costs in …

Australia

Australia parties: cockies and ceremonies

He's lived in Australia for 20 years and says he's realised over the past few years he felt more Australian than Danish.<p>"When you are a …

Australia

Tony Abbott promises to recognise Aborigines as nation's first people

The Senior Australian of the Year, former federal politician and founding co-chairman of Reconciliation Australia, Fred Chaney, said it was important …