International News

Banking system shut down in east Ukraine

by AFP
Ukraine govt makes push to isolate rebel-held strongholds in nation's east.

Women board member quota law in Germany

by AFP
Boards will need to fill 30 per cent of positions with women under new law.

Iran says oil glut to increase in 2015

by AFP
Iran says global oil glut to rise further next year.

New €315 billion plan for EU economy

by AFP
Jean-Claude Juncker unveils eagerly-awaited investment plan to "kickstart" Europe.

Yemen's main oil pipeline blown up

by AFP
The oil pipeline from Yemen's Safir oil fields has been blown up, halting exports.

Why economics doesn't explain China's FTA decision

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Given the marginal the economic benefits of the FTA, China must have had other motives for signing.

Shorten commits Labor to China bank

by AAP
Shorten says Labor government will sign up to China-led Asian Infrastructure Bank.

British lawmakers cancel visit to China after visa ban

Cross-party delegation calls off visit after Beijing refuses visa to Conservative MP.

China’s aspiring global leadership

A week of summitry has seen China taking a confident leadership role in the region.

A better way to restructure government debt

The clauses included in sovereign debt contracts are being re-written so 'hold-outs' will no longer have the power to block deals.

Innovation is causing deflation. Don’t fight it

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Three great disinflationary forces are ripping into prices. The question is, are they benign or dangerous?

Hong Kong protest area cleared

by AP
Hong Kong authorities take away about a dozen protesters who refused to comply with a court order to clear protest site.

Australia hints at offshore subs

Australia sends strong signal that submarines will be built offshore.

HK authorities set to clear Mong Kok 'Occupy' site today

Up to 3000 police officers on standby to help clear the area.

The 'foreign forces' China fears the most

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The role of 'foreign forces' in Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests has Beijing deeply worried. But it's not the US or other foreign nations they're most concerned about -- their real target is much closer to home.

Iran nuclear talks extended again

by AFP
Final nuclear deal unable to be reached by November 24 deadline, new date set at June 30.

Russian sanctions 'to strip billions'

by AFP
Russia says Ukraine sanctions to cost $US40bn per year, oil plunge to see $US100bn hit.

China stocks surged prior to rate cut

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Chinese investors suspect interest rate cut may have been leaked prior to announcement.

Final push in Iran nuclear talks

by AFP
The clock is ticking on securing a deal to end the Iran nuclear crisis as deadline looms.

Greece hopes for talks breakthrough

Greece is hoping to jump-start stalled talks over its austerity program.

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