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Apple's iPhone 6 approved for sale in China

Apple's iPhone 6 cleared for Chinese sale by regulatory agency.

Taiwan leader backs Hong Kong protesters

by AFP
Ma Ying-jeou throws his weight behind Hong Kong's democracy protesters.

China's Huawei looks to invest in France

by AFP
Founder of Chinese telecommunications giant reportedly announces plans to invest 1.5 billion euros ($A2.1 billion) in France to develop smartphones.

Hong Kong protests may hurt retailers

Protests come at beginning of week-long National Day holiday in China.

Chinese media offer critical, but limited coverage of HK protests

State media say protesters 'disrupt social order' by illegally occupying public spaces.

Hong Kong protests swell as riot police withdraw

Leaderless' gatherings erupt across town amid anger at tear-gas tactics.

Inquiry probes $1m union training payment

by AAP
Engineering firm denies payment was to buy industrial peace on Darwin gas project.

Aust needs more ties with Asia

by AAP
Report shows businesses are not adequately engaging with Asia.

Alibaba makes first major investment following IPO

E-commerce giant buys 15 per cent stake in Chinese hospitality technology provider.

Junkets that fuel Macau casinos are on a losing streak

Businesses that bring affluent Chinese gamblers to Macau and provide credit face growing pressure.

Hong Kong police use tear gas to break up protests

Harshest response in years fails to disperse crowds of thousands.

China lists industries to free up

by AP
Restrictions on foreign investment for several industries lifted in Shanghai FTZ.

Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters undaunted

Police block access to area and increase their numbers.

Fiji set to keep close China links

by AFP
South Pacific nation's return to democracy will not disrupt relationship with China say experts.

Alibaba gives bigger incentive fees to Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley

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Goldman, JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank get smaller cut of $US50m kitty, say sources.

ATO to tackle Apple, Google: report

Report says showdown between tax office and tech companies on the cards.

Oyu Tolgoi deal days away: report

Executive says Rio Tinto and Mongolian government close to long-delayed deal.

Free money is over: Platinum boss

Leading investors warning Australian sharemarket can't avoid a global shock.

FoFA changes set to be passed: report

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann hopes to introduce bill to Senate next week.

Iran calls for OPEC action

Oil prices rise after Iranian oil minister urges intervention to stop slide.