Asia

China seeks help on fugitives

Australia, Canada, US investigate visas of corrupt officials, China watchdog says.

Abe's early election gambit pays off

Shinzo Abe’s electoral victory can be attributed more to the unpreparedness and disarray of the opposition parties than any great enthusiasm for the LDP.

Japan's Abe re-elected in landslide

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Incumbent Shinzo Abe secures easy victory in Japanese election, but low turnout clouds win.

The real picture on China’s state-owned enterprises

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It’s time to really debunk the myths on China. Its state-owned enterprises are inefficient, but they still dominate the key sectors.

Korea FTA an early Xmas present

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The free trade agreement with Korea comes into force on Friday, giving exporters tariff cuts.

Indonesia Signs MOU to Join China-Led Infrastructure Bank

Indonesia is the latest country to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Bank.

Iran says oil glut to increase in 2015

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Iran says global oil glut to rise further next year.

Australia hints at offshore subs

Australia sends strong signal that submarines will be built offshore.

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

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

What major economies got right, or wrong, after the crisis

Why is it that the US and UK have fared better than Japan and Europe in the wake of the financial crisis?

Aust coal exports may weather US-China pact: RBA

The outlook for coal exports is uncertain but China will still have a “huge appetite” for Australian resources, says RBA official.

India-Australia trade deal in train

by AAP
Exporters to India could reap windfall as trade agreement, uranium deal slated for 2015.

Japanese PM calls snap election

Abe seeks mandate for delayed sales tax increase, will resign without majority.

China FTA a game-changer: govt

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Frydenberg says FTA with China could 'supercharge' local economy.

China trade deal worth $18bn

FTA to see 85% of all Australian exports enter China tariff-free, worth $18bn over a decade.

Why China is torpedoing the G20’s corruption initiative

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While China is engaged in a determined push to root out corruption at home, it has wavered on addressing the issue at the G20.

Aust, US, Japan talks planned

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Tony Abbott to hold trilateral talks with key allies on side of Brisbane's G20 summit.

Aust chasing two-stage China FTA

Free trade deal set to come in two stages as govt fails to resolve key issues: report.

Abbott to seek FTA with India

PM says Indian FTA possible within 12 months amid strong free trade push.

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