International News

Ukraine-Russia gas conciliation 'within reach': Barroso

European Commission President urges all sides to sign gas deal.

New Zealand takes rate hikes in its stride

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New Zealand is on course for solid growth in the coming year, though some sectors will struggle as the rebuilding of Christchurch and Canterbury sucks resources away from other parts of the economy.

A bullish Fed changes everything

The Fed has finally acknowledged that the US economy is out of danger. Its latest statement is a game changer.

NATO tracks Russian planes over Europe

by AFP
Russian military aircraft 'conducting significant military manoeuvres' in European airspace.

Keating warns on China snub

Former PM latest to label rebuff of infrastructure bank as a mistake: report.

EU could take action on national deficits

Commissioner says enforcement efforts still possible, more information on France needed.

Beijing advisory committee ditches HK leader

Liberal Party chief asked to resign following criticism of Hong Kong stand-off.

Aust should join China bank: Raby

Geoff Raby labels govt decision not to back China-led infrastructure bank a mistake.

French President to visit Australia

by AFP
Hollande's post-G20 visit to be the first by a serving French President.

Russia backs rebel polls in east Ukraine

by AFP
Moscow's move heightens tensions with newly elected pro-European leaders in Ukraine.

Hong Kong protests not just political: Alibaba's Ma

Group's executive chairman says young feel hopeless, urges both sides to 'listen'.

Xi Jinping to address Aust parliament

by AAP
Three world leaders will address federal parliament during their visits to Australia for the G20 summit.

On the brink of monetary catastrophe

The US has run lazy fiscal and monetary policy for too long. Action from developed nations to restore monetary discipline is urgently needed to prevent a calamity.

Pro-West parties win Ukraine landslide

by AFP
Polling shows overwhelming support for Poroshenko's drive to break the country from Russia's orbit.

HK finance secretary concerned for rule of law

Tsang says social stability requires administrative governance as well as democratic accountability.

We should welcome China’s infrastructure bank

China remains locked out of major global institutions, but plans to change that through the Asian Infrastructure Bank. Australia should join in.

Hong Kong protesters scrap vote on future

by AFP
Protesters suspend planned vote on their next steps due to differing opinions about how to proceed.

Why Deutsche Bank is in analysts' sights

All eyes will be on Deutsche Bank as analysts pour over the ECB's stress tests. Germany, and its largest bank, appear to have dodged a bullet.

Europe needs more than 'healthy' banks

Despite ‘positive’ results from the ECB’s bank stress test, the region remains on the brink of its third recession in six years.

Aust given time on China bank

Govt has until end of next year to join Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as founding member.