SYDNEY Australia's national intelligence agency said in a report this week that it does not have enough resources to collect intelligence on foreign agents and their efforts to interfere.
SYDNEY, Oct 12 A senior Australian government
minister said on Friday China was behaving in a way that was
inconsistent with Australian values by targeting political
parties and universities in Australia, drawing a sharp rebuke
from China's embassy.
SYDNEY, Oct 11 China is behaving in a way that
is inconsistent with Australian values by targeting political
parties and universities in Australia, a senior government
minister said on Friday in comments that threaten to further
inflame bilateral tensions.
SYDNEY Tariffs are forcing China to pay attention to U.S. concerns, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said in Sydney on Thursday.
SYDNEY Australia should reject "unaccountable internationalist bureaucracy", Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, echoing a recent call by U.S. President Donald Trump for nations to embrace nationalism.
SYDNEY Cyber-attackers spent months targeting personal information of students and employees at one of Australia's most prestigious universities, a report into a 2018 breach released on Wednesday said, although the identities of the culprits remain unknown.
* Recent China purchases underpin soybeans market
* Corn retreats from mid-Aug peak hit on Tuesday
By Colin Packham
SYDNEY, Oct 2 U.S. soybean futures on Wednesday
retreated from a more than two-month high hit in the previous
session as some traders unwound positions, though recent Chinese
purchases and lower-than-expected estimates for North American
supplies capped losses.
The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board
Of Trade (CBOT) were down 0.3% at $9.16-3/4 a bushel by 0412
GMT. They rose 1.5% on Tuesday, when prices hit their highest
since July 22 at $9.20 a bushel.
"There are some unwinding of positions weighing on prices,"
said Phin Ziebell, an agribusiness economist at National
"The outlook is uncertain, there are some Chinese purchases,
but the U.S.-China trade talks are volatile."
Chinese firms purchased up to 600,000 tonnes of U.S.
soybeans on Monday as part of a tariff-free quota allotted to
importers to buy up to 2 million tonnes this week, two sources
with knowledge of the deals said.
These deals offered some comfort to the market plagued by
fears of a prolonged trade war between Washington and Beijing.
Providing additional support to the market was a quarterly
stocks report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The USDA pegged U.S. soybean supplies at 913 million bushels
as of Sept. 1, below the average estimate for 982 million
bushels. Soy stocks, however, were up 108% from a year earlier,
largely due to a drop in U.S. exports to China.
The most active corn futures were down 0.5% at
$3.90-3/4 a bushel, having gained 1.2% in the previous session
when prices hit their highest since mid-August at $3.92-3/4.
Like with soybeans, corn continued to be supported by the
USDA's supply forecasts.
Corn stocks were at 2.114 billion bushels, the USDA said,
below projections of 2.428 billion bushels and down 1% from a
year ago. Wheat stocks were slightly above expectations at 2.385
The most-active wheat futures were down 0.6% at
$4.95-3/4 a bushel, having closed up 0.6% on Tuesday.
Grains prices at 0412 GMT
Contract Last Change Pct chg Two-day chg MA 30 RSI
CBOT wheat 495.75 -3.00 -0.60% +0.00% 478.81 63
CBOT corn 390.75 -1.75 -0.45% +0.71% 369.84 74
CBOT soy 916.75 -2.75 -0.30% +1.19% 880.99 69
CBOT rice 11.86 -$0.02 -0.13% -1.33% $11.93 42
WTI crude 54.21 $0.59 +1.10% +0.26% $56.28 37
Euro/dlr $1.093 $0.000 +0.03% +0.32%
USD/AUD 0.6714 0.001 +0.18% -0.52%
Most active contracts
Wheat, corn and soy US cents/bushel. Rice: USD per hundredweight
RSI 14, exponential
(Reporting by Colin Packham; editing by Subhranshu Sahu)
SYDNEY Australia offered assistance in May for U.S. President Donald Trump’s investigation of the origins of a damning report about Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a letter reviewed by Reuters shows.
SYDNEY, Oct 1 Australia offered assistance in
May for U.S. President Donald Trump’s investigation of the
origins of a damning report about Russian interference in the
2016 U.S. presidential election, a letter reviewed by Reuters
SYDNEY, Sept 30 Australian prosecutors need
government permission before they can file charges against local
journalists, Attorney General Christian Porter said on Monday.