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Australia jobless rate dives to 6-1/2-year low in statistical quirk

6:11am BST

SYDNEY Australia's jobless rate unexpectedly dived to its lowest since 2012 last month, but the decline smacked more of statistical noise than a true signal of incipient inflationary pressures and rising interest rates.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares echo Wall St cheer, China more muted

17 Oct 2018

SYDNEY, Oct 17 Asian equities got some welcome relief on Wednesday after upbeat U.S. earnings reports drove a rebound on Wall Street and helped restore a little faith in emerging market stocks and currencies.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares ride Wall St bounce, China muted

17 Oct 2018

SYDNEY, Oct 17 Asian equities got some welcome relief on Wednesday after upbeat U.S. earnings reports drove a rebound on Wall Street and helped restore a little faith in emerging market stocks and currencies.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares rally as Wall St bounce relieves

17 Oct 2018

SYDNEY, Oct 17 Asian equities got some much needed relief on Wednesday after upbeat U.S. earnings reports drove a rebound on Wall Street and helped restore a little confidence in emerging market stocks and currencies.

Australia economy to keep growing, but much depends on China: Reuters poll

11 Oct 2018

SYDNEY Australia's economy is forecast to grow solidly over the next couple of years on booming infrastructure spending and strong resource exports, though trade tensions and falling house prices are a clear hurdle ahead.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares swoon to 19-month lows; investors await U.S data

11 Oct 2018

* Nikkei sheds 4.2 pct, Asia ex-Japan at lowest since March 2017

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares plummet after Wall St rout; Shanghai at near 4-year lows

11 Oct 2018

* Nikkei sheds 4.3 pct, Asia ex-Japan at lowest since March 2017

Australia, NZ dlrs shoved to sidelines as stocks slide

11 Oct 2018

SYDNEY, Oct 11 The Australian and New Zealand dollars nursed losses on the yen and euro on Thursday as a slide in global share markets sent skittish investors scampering to safe havens.

Global Markets: Asia shares shattered by Wall Street rout, China's yuan under fire

11 Oct 2018

SYDNEY Asian share markets sank in a sea of red on Thursday after Wall Street suffered its worst drubbing in eight months, a conflagration of wealth that could threaten business confidence and investment across the globe.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares shattered by Wall St rout, China's yuan under fire

11 Oct 2018

SYDNEY, Oct 11 Asian share markets sank in a sea of red on Thursday after Wall Street suffered its worst drubbing in eight months, a conflagration of wealth that could threaten business confidence and investment across the globe.

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