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APEC host urges greater WTO participation amid U.S.-China discord

23 Nov 2018

SYDNEY Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill urged Asia-Pacific nations to increase their participation in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Friday, five days after a tense regional summit held in the Pacific nation ended in acrimony.

Australian drought, sporty shoppers push up prices of wool clothing

21 Nov 2018

MADRID/SYDNEY A jump in the price of wool from drought-ravaged Australia, the world's top exporter of high-quality fleeces, is rattling through the global clothing supply chain, with some mills passing along costs and retailers cutting down on wool or raising prices.  

RPT-FOCUS-Australian drought, sporty shoppers push up prices of wool clothing

21 Nov 2018

* Drought fuelling record wool prices in top exporter Australia

APEC fails to reach consensus as U.S.-China divide deepens

19 Nov 2018

PORT MORESBY Asia-Pacific leaders failed to agree on a communique at a summit in Papua New Guinea on Sunday for the first time in their history as deep divisions between the United States and China over trade and investment stymied cooperation. | Video

APEC fails to reach consensus as U.S.-China divide deepens

19 Nov 2018

PORT MORESBY Asia-Pacific leaders failed to agree on a communique at a summit in Papua New Guinea on Sunday for the first time in their history as deep divisions between the United States and China over trade and investment stymied cooperation.

RPT-REFILE-UPDATE 5-APEC fails to reach consensus as U.S.-China divide deepens

18 Nov 2018

* Leaders fail to agree on communique for first time in APEC history

U.S. joins Australian plan to develop new Pacific naval base

17 Nov 2018

PORT MORESBY The United States will join Pacific ally Australia to build a naval base on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said, amid a push by regional powers to lock in alliances and secure access to key infrastructure. | Video

RPT-PNG governor raises prospect of 'problems' for Australia-funded navy base

16 Nov 2018

* Australia announced port deal shortly after China emerged as potential developer

Papua New Guinea governor raises prospect of 'problems' for Australia-funded navy base

16 Nov 2018

PORT MORESBY The governor of Papua New Guinea's Manus Island said on Friday he had not been consulted on a navy base to be built with Australian help, hinting he could obstruct the port which is seen as an Australian bid to protect its Pacific interests.

PNG governor raises prospect of "problems" for Australia-funded navy base

16 Nov 2018

* Australia announced port deal shortly after China emerged as potential developer

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