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A handful of small, young Australian cannabis firms are taking a chance on Europe in spite of the region’s diverse markets, hopeful that a capital-light investment strategy will diminish their risks.
CANBERRA - Facebook will restore Australian news pages after Canberra offered amendments to legislation that would force the tech giant to pay for media...
SYDNEY — Australians woke to empty news feeds on their Facebook Inc. pages on Thursday after the social media giant blocked all media content in a surprise and dramatic escalation of a dispute with the government over paying for content.
By Cameron Tonkinwise and Abby Mellick Lopes Our cities, designed for one set of climatic ranges, are increasingly “out of place” as average temperatures rise....
SYDNEY - Australia's Victoria state is well placed to begin easing out of a snap five-day coronavirus lockdown on Wednesday, Premier Daniel Andrews said,...
In the past fortnight, two vaccine stories made headlines around the world.
Mercury is a nasty toxin that harms humans and ecosystems. Most human exposure comes from eating contaminated fish and other seafood. But how does mercury...
South Africa will pause its rollout of the AstraZeneca coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine after a small study suggested it offers minimal protection against...
SYDNEY — Australia reopened its “travel bubble” with New Zealand (NZ) on Sunday after the neighboring country reported no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, but added new screening measures as it marked its longest infection-free run since the outbreak began.
Heat is more dangerous than the cold in most Australian regions. About 2% of deaths in Australia between 2006 and 2017 were associated with...
SYDNEY — Australia launched a formal appeal to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Wednesday seeking a review of China’s decision to impose hefty tariffs on imports of Australian barley.
SYDNEY — Australia will launch a formal appeal to the World Trade Organization (WTO) later on Wednesday seeking a review of China’s decision to impose hefty tariffs on imports of Australian barley, Minister for Trade Simon Birmingham said.
SYDNEY — Australian scientists said on Thursday they had developed a rapid genome sequencing method that would cut to within four hours the time taken to trace the source of coronavirus cases, helping to quickly contain any future outbreaks.
BEIJING/SYDNEY — China’s wheat buyers are scrambling to source low-gluten wheat for the country’s booming fancy bakery market, traders said, as exporters in key supplier Australia shy away from striking sales deals amid escalating trade tensions.
SEOUL/TOKYO/WILMINGTON, Del. — In their first calls with Joe Biden since the US election, the leaders of Japan, South Korea and Australia on Thursday reaffirmed plans to form close ties with the president-elect to tackle issues including climate change and regional security.
SYDNEY — New Year’s Eve fireworks over Sydney Harbour will go ahead this year but will be shortened to just a few minutes and the city precinct will be restricted to those with restaurant, cafe and hotel bookings in order to limit the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
SYDNEY — Asia-Pacific countries including Singapore, Australia and Japan are gradually easing some international travel restrictions as coronavirus cases slow, in hopes of helping to revive their economies.
Facebook Inc. has flashed a warning to global regulators by taking a hardball stance against Australia’s plan to force it to pay media companies...
SYDNEY/MELBOURNE — A fresh outbreak of infections in Australia’s coronavirus hot zone of Victoria eased further on Wednesday, while the country agreed a deal to secure a potential COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) vaccine that it plans to roll out cost-free to citizens.
SYDNEY — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said internal border closures were unlikely to lift before Christmas, as the country on Monday reported a record single-day rise in COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) deaths.
Before the pandemic, Levi Fedley would bike to one of Melbourne’s famous laneway cafes, sit down with the perfect cup of coffee and watch the world go by.
AUSTRALIA’s Victoria state tightened restrictions and declared a state of disaster after its outbreak showed no signs of abating three weeks after capital Melbourne was put under lockdown.
SYDNEY — A surge in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Australia’s second-biggest city could take weeks to subside despite a lockdown and orders to wear masks, Australia’s acting chief medical officer said on Monday as the country braces for a second wave of infection.
AUSTRALIA’S big banks have just given the economy some breathing room.
ALL it took was missteps in the handling of travelers returning from overseas and complacency in a handful of neighborhoods to plunge Australia’s second-largest city into lockdown for the second time in four months.
SYDNEY — Australian officials are closing the border between Australia’s two most populous states from Tuesday for an indefinite period as they scramble to contain an outbreak of the coronavirus in the city of Melbourne.
Australia’s immigration program, a key factor in the economy’s record stretch without recession, is under threat amid calls for the nation to turn inward while it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.
AUSTRALIA’S buy-now-pay-later firm Afterpay Ltd. will refund late fees paid by customers in California for loans, which were deemed “illegal” by the US state’s financial regulator, the two sides said as part of a settlement.
WELLINGTON/HONG KONG — Australia’s major banks shrugged off concerns about further weakness in dividend payout ratios and earnings downgrades after New Zealand announced tougher capital requirements on Thursday.
SYDNEY — When Michael Jiang scored a liquor license four years back, he had hoped it would help drive more sales at his struggling small grocery business in Sydney.
SYDNEY — An Australian magistrate shifted hearings to a larger room as a long-awaited criminal cartel case against Australia and New Zealand Banking Group and the local units of Citigroup and Deutsche Bank inched ahead on Tuesday.
THERE’S A belief that the many golden apples mentioned in Greek mythology — the food and playthings of the gods — were actually oranges from the East. Also, just in case you want to know, the name of the color comes from the fruit and not the other way around. Now, the fruit is grown everywhere, with 2018 data from the UN Food and Agricultural Organization stating that 73 million tons of oranges are grown worldwide.
AUSTRALIA’S banking regulator is set for a major overhaul after a government-commissioned review found it had a “culture of conformity” and needed to become more forceful.
AUSTRALIA executed its first back-to-back interest-rate cuts in seven years and left the door open for additional easing as policy makers attempt to support a slowing economy and try to rekindle dormant inflation.
JUST MONTHS after rising bond yields spooked markets, they’re now tumbling to the lowest levels in years to underscore concerns about slowing global growth.
INVESTORS CAN’T SEEM to get enough of Australian bonds amid worries about an economic slowdown. This week’s employment data may just whet their appetite for more.
Though 5G promises to be so fast it could revolutionize the way we use everything from home appliances to cars, the technology may also...
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