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United Kingdom

Deepali Saxena

Australia, NZ shares slip as investors shun risk on bleak U.S. jobs data

5:55am GMT

* Both benchmark indexes retreat from three sessions of gains

Australia, NZ shares gain as Biden transition, vaccine cheer lift risk assets

25 Nov 2020

* NZ's Fletcher Building records highest level in over 2 years (Updates to close)

Australia, NZ shares end higher as vaccine euphoria fuels recovery hopes

24 Nov 2020

* Air New Zealand gains for a 4th straight session (Updates to close)

Australia shares end higher as biggest states lift border curbs

23 Nov 2020

* Australia's Village Roadshow hits its highest since March 12

Australia shares end lower as traders shun risk on virus surge

13 Nov 2020

Australian stocks closed lower on Friday, as risk sentiment sagged after major central banks warned that near-term economic risks remain as coronavirus infections accelerate, leading to heavy selling in travel and energy shares.

Australia shares end lower as traders shun risk on virus surge

13 Nov 2020

* Australian energy stocks post best week since Oct 2015 (Updates to close)

Australian shares snap five-day rally as vaccine optimism cools

12 Nov 2020

Australian shares closed lower on Thursday for the first time in six sessions, dragged down by heavyweight financial and energy stocks, as the initial optimism about progress in the development of a coronavirus vaccine faded.

Australian shares snap five-day rally as vaccine optimism cools

12 Nov 2020

* Tech stocks up 1.1%; Xero hits record high (Updates to close)

Australia, New Zealand shares gain as vaccine euphoria lifts recovery hopes

11 Nov 2020

Australia shares ended higher on Wednesday for a fifth consecutive session, powered by financial and energy stocks, as promising news regarding an effective COVID-19 vaccine stoked hopes of a swift global economic recovery.

Australia, NZ shares gain as vaccine euphoria lifts recovery hopes

11 Nov 2020

* Financials extend gains; CBA records highest level since Aug 13

World News

China wields patriotic education to tame Hong Kong's rebellious youth

Cua Chiu-fai is on a mission to rid Hong Kong's classrooms of what he sees as poisonous anti-China bias. His soldiers: mainly parents. He has recruited hundreds of mothers and fathers to monitor and report on teachers deemed guilty of filling their students with hate for China and urging them to take to the streets in protest.