SYDNEY The Australian bourse said on Friday it is investigating the mass resignations of directors at two Australia-listed Chinese agricultural companies, in one case over a rumored probe of criminal connections to its plantations in China.
SYDNEY, July 15 The Australian dollar reached a
10-day high on Monday on stronger-than-expected economic data
from China, which some analysts saw as signalling that moves to
revive spending in the world's second biggest economy are
SYDNEY, July 15 The Australian dollar
strengthened on stronger-than-expected economic data from China,
which some analysts saw as signalling that moves aimed at
reviving spending in the world's second biggest economy are
having some success.
* Investors to watch China retail, output figures due at
SINGAPORE/SYDNEY Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd said on Thursday that Affinity Equity Partners is seeking to exit its 35% minority stake in the carrier's Velocity frequent flyer program, five years after its A$335 million ($233 million) purchase.
SYDNEY Australia's consumer watchdog has sued Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's Australian unit for allegedly misleading consumers by promoting water-resistant Galaxy smartphones as suitable to use in swimming pools and the surf. | Video
SYDNEY/TOKYO An Australian student who was detained in North Korea was freed and safely left the country on Thursday, arriving in Tokyo via Beijing later the same day after Swedish officials helped broker his release. | Video
SYDNEY Australian vitamin maker Blackmores Ltd hired Alastair Symington from embattled cosmetics-maker Coty Inc as its chief executive on Tuesday, as the China-focused firm seeks to revive sales growth after a consumer downturn.
* Shares lift 1.9% to one-week high
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SYDNEY Australia's government faces its first legislative test after being returned in May's election when parliament meets on Tuesday, as it seeks support from independent senators to pass tax cuts needed to stimulate a stumbling economy.