Thursday, December 5, 2013
Mining-powered Australia expanded a modest 0.6 percent in the three months to September and 2.3 percent on-year, showing a transitioning economy “stuck in second gear,” the government said Wednesday.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Australia's central bank held interest rates at their record 2.50-percent low Tuesday, saying the effects of earlier cuts had still to be fully felt.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
The Australian government rejected Friday the AU$3 billion (US$2.7 billion) sale of GrainCorp to American agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), saying it went against the national interest.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
U.S. health officials have ordered a startup headed by the ex-wife of a Google co-founder to halt a service of DNA testing to determine health risks.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Australian inflation rose by a stronger-than-expected 1.2 percent in the July-September period compared to the previous quarter, official data showed Wednesday, reducing expectations of further monetary easing this year.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The unemployment rate hit 4.24 percent in September, down 0.09 percent from the previous month, according to a report released by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) yesterday.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Tuesday, gaining NT$0.006 to close at NT$29.542 after Taiwan's central bank intervened by the end of the session to help the greenback recover earlier losses, dealers said.
Japan has asked the World Trade Organization to step into a row over Seoul's import ban on fish caught in waters near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, officials said Tuesday.
Friday, September 27, 2013
In light of rising concerns over the difficulty of attracting new hires, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) announced yesterday plans to raise the limit on the number of foreign laborers businesses may employ, to as high as 40 percent of a company's payroll.