MELBOURNE Australia reported a record 15 deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday, all in Victoria state, which was preparing to close much of its economy to control a second wave of infection that threatens to spread across the country.
MELBOURNE, Aug 5 Australia's Victoria state
reported a record rise in new COVID-19 cases and deaths on
Wednesday, as it prepared to close much of its economy to
control a second wave of infection that threatens to spread
across the country.
MELBOURNE, Aug 5 Australia's Queensland state on
Wednesday said it would close its border with New South Wales
state to hold back a second wave of COVID-19, while the
country's second-largest city Melbourne was set to shut most
businesses from midnight.
MELBOURNE, Aug 4 Oil prices fell in early trade
on Tuesday on concerns about fuel demand growth as a fresh wave
of COVID-19 infections around the world sparks tighter lockdowns
just as major producers ramp up output.
MELBOURNE Australia's plan to fast track the approval process for a A$22 billion ($16 billion) project to export solar power to Singapore could help it secure financing earlier than planned, the project's boss said on Thursday.
MELBOURNE, July 30 Oil prices dipped on Thursday
as a surge of coronavirus infections around the globe raised
fears a rebound in fuel demand would stutter just as major oil
producers are set to raise output in August.
MELBOURNE/SYDNEY Australia has sent defence and emergency medical teams, usually deployed to disaster zones, to aged care homes in the city of Melbourne to help contain the country's worst outbreak of the coronavirus.
MELBOURNE Australia's Woodside Petroleum said on Tuesday it is considering blocking Russia's Lukoil from becoming a partner in the $4.2 billion (3.27 billion pounds) Sangomar oil project, which it could do by increasing its stake in Senegal's first oil development.
MELBOURNE, July 28 Oil prices rose for a third
straight day on Tuesday, buoyed by support for demand coming
from efforts to stimulate the U.S. economy's recovery from the
coronavirus crisis and a weakening of the dollar that makes
crude cheaper for global buyers.
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