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New Zealand’s 37-year-old opposition leader, Jacinda Ardern, officially launched her election campaign on Sunday, pledging her government would be “bold”, “brave” and tackle rising inequality should it win next month’s election.  Full story
02h26 Australian-based miner South32 Ltd posted an eight-fold rise in its annual underlying earnings on Thursday, as a broad recovery in metal prices offset disruptions to its coal business.  Full story
01h54 Santos Ltd swung to a first-half underlying profit on Thursday, beating analyst estimates, helped by strong oil and gas prices and lower production costs, but held off on reinstating a dividend as it focuses on paying down debt.  Full story
01h13 OZ Minerals Ltd said on Thursday it would begin construction of its Carrapateena copper mine in Australia, the country's largest undeveloped copper project, which it estimated would cost A$916 million ($724 million).  Full story
00h41 Australian shares are likely to edge higher at open on Thursday, supported by gains in material stocks backed by strong prices, while political uncertainties in the United States are expected to weigh on sentiment.. . .  Full story
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd's plans to sell its stake in AMMB Holdings (AmBank) Bhd have fallen through after a proposed acquisition of the Malaysian lender by a domestic rival was scrapped, sources. . .  Full story
Australian shares posted modest losses on Wednesday after poor results from Insurance Australia Group and Healthscope Ltd dragged down the healthcare and financial sectors, while Commonwealth Bank of Australia slipped on the threat of a. . .  Full story
A law firm threatened on Wednesday to file a class action suit against Commonwealth Bank of Australia for allegedly failing to disclose that it was facing money-laundering charges.. . .  Full story
Australia's second most populous state has proposed passing laws to lock in a renewable power target of 40 percent by 2025, looking to spur investment in solar and wind farms even as the national. . .  Full story
Australian shares fell on Wednesday, hurt by losses in financial and healthcare stocks as disappointing full year results from Insurance Australia Group and Healthscope Ltd dampened sentiment for the sectors.. . .  Full story
New Zealand's a2 Milk Co Ltd said annual profit tripled to record levels on soaring demand for its infant formula products in China and also unveiled a share buyback that propelled its stock, already. . .  Full story
Insurance Australia Group Ltd shares dropped to a four-month low on Wednesday after it reported underlying insurance margins fell due to higher costs in its motor businesses and a series of natural disasters, although profit. . .  Full story
Australian shares are seen opening in the black on Wednesday, in tandem with stocks on Wall Street which rose after U.S. lawmakers expressed confidence over passing tax reform and raising the debt ceiling.. . .  Full story
New Zealand's a2 Milk Co Ltd said on Wednesday its full-year profit nearly tripled in 2017 to hit its highest-ever level, fuelled by soaring demand for its infant formula products in China.. . .  Full story
Malaysia's RHB Bank and AMMB Holdings (AmBank) have dropped plans for a merger on grounds that both could not arrive at mutually acceptable terms.. . .  Full story
Australia's Oil Search Ltd reported a five-fold jump in half-year profit on higher oil and gas prices and lower costs, and said it expects its partners to agree by year-end on how to coordinate. . .  Full story
Australian shares ended higher on Tuesday, supported by gains in materials and industrial stocks after BHP Billiton posted robust annual earnings and said it was putting its underperforming U.S. shale assets up for sale.. . .  Full story
Australian shares edged up on Tuesday thanks to some encouraging results including for BHP Billiton, whose stock jumped after the global miner posted robust annual earnings and said it was putting its U.S. shale. . .  Full story
Australian shares are expected to edge higher on Tuesday, supported by material stocks, while investors will be cautious ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting later this week which may give further direction on where. . .  Full story
How much of the current surge in thermal coal prices in Asia is because of a fundamental shift in the supply-demand balance, and how much is down to speculative froth?. . .  Full story
Botswana has granted Tlou Energy a mining licence for its Lesedi coal-bed methane (CBM) project, the company's managing director said on Monday, paving way for what would be the southern African. . .  Full story
Australia's Bluescope Steel warned on Monday of a steep drop in earnings in the current half due to import competition and soaring energy costs and said its long-serving boss was set to retire, sending. . .  Full story
Rising mortgage delinquencies and repossessions in outback mining towns are starting to bite Australia's banks, with Westpac Banking Corp the latest to report an increase on Monday.. . .  Full story
World number 4 iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group said on Monday it will pay a record-high final dividend after more than doubling its annual profit, and plans to give more of its profits. . .  Full story
Australian shares fell on Monday, tracking weakness on Wall Street amid increasing doubts about the Trump administration’s ability to deliver its economic agenda.. . .  Full story
Australian shares are set to open lower on Monday, mirroring a dismal end on Wall Street in the previous session after further turmoil in the White House, while material stocks are expected to offer. . .  Full story
Australian shares ended lower on Friday, led by Westpac, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and other financials which accounted for about half of the losses, as sentiment was hurt after heavy overnight selling in U.S. stocks.. . .  Full story
Chevron Corp has withdrawn an appeal to Australia's High Court over a disputed A$340 million ($268 million) tax bill, leaving in place a landmark court ruling on related-party loans that could affect other multinational companies.. . .  Full story
Australian shares are seen to extend losses on Friday, pressured by a sharp drop in Wall Street which closed at its lowest in more than a month and a drop overnight in base metals. . .  Full story
Australia said on Thursday it would strengthen its money laundering laws, including bringing bitcoin providers under the government's financial intelligence unit, days after a fresh scandal at one of the country's biggest banks.. . .  Full story
Australian shares turned lower on Thursday, snapping three sessions of gains, as Telstra's stock crumbled to a near five-year low after it stunned investors with plans to slash its dividend.. . .  Full story
Government regulators in an Australian state on Tuesday cleared South32 to partially restart its Appin coal mine after workers were evacuated in June following a gas-leak scare.. . .  Full story
Australian stocks inched up on Thursday, although a plunge by Telstra after it slashed dividends offset most of the gains by materials shares.. . .  Full story
Australia's jobless rate ticked lower in July led by a big bounce in part-time work while full-time employment fell, a mixed result that augurs poorly for wages growth and the course of inflation.. . .  Full story
Australian winemaker Treasury Wine Estates said on Thursday its annual net profit rose 55 percent, boosted by growth in Asian and U.S. markets, but missed analyst forecasts.. . .  Full story
Australia's biggest insurer QBE Insurance Group said on Thursday its first-half net profit jumped 30 percent due to higher premiums in the United States and Australia, but its overall payout ratio worsened due to a. . .  Full story
Australian shares are expected to open slightly up on Thursday, mirroring Wall Street which ended marginally up, and also seen to be buoyed by the gains from higher base metal prices.. . .  Full story
Aluminium Corp of China (Chalco) plans to invest $500 million in a project to produce bauxite, used to make aluminium, in Guinea starting next year, the mines ministry said.. . .  Full story
The Australian government accused a New Zealand opposition party on Wednesday of conniving to bring it down by revealing that Australia's deputy prime minister is a New Zealand citizen, and thus ineligible to sit. . .  Full story


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