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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia looks on bright side of Brexit, trade talks

5:57am BST

SYDNEY, Oct 22 Asian shares made guarded gains on Tuesday amid optimism about prospects for a Sino-U.S. trade deal, while investors were sanguine yet another vote on Brexit would still avert a hard exit for Britain.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia hopes for best in trade talks, Brexit vote

3:41am BST

SYDNEY, Oct 22 Asian share markets made guarded gains on Tuesday amid cheery chatter about the chance of a Sino-U.S. trade deal, while investors were sanguine yet another vote on Brexit would still avert a hard exit for the UK.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia tries to see light in trade talks, Brexit votes

1:27am BST

SYDNEY, Oct 22 Asian share markets edged ahead on Tuesday amid cheery chatter about the chance of a Sino-U.S. trade deal, while investors were sanguine yet another vote on Brexit would still avert a hard exit.

Australia home prices keep rising as auctions heat up

21 Oct 2019

SYDNEY, Oct 21 Australian house prices are heading for their strongest month of gains since mid-2017 as record low interest rates and looser lending rules stoke auction demand in Sydney and Melbourne.

Australia unemployment rate dips, still long way to go

17 Oct 2019

SYDNEY Australian employment boasted another solid gain in September while the jobless rate dipped for the first time in seven months as fewer people went looking for work, a tentative hint of a much-needed tightening in the labor market.

Australian economy to limp along as consumers struggle: Reuters poll

15 Oct 2019

SYDNEY Analysts have again trimmed their forecasts for Australia's economic growth as consumers struggle with high debt and sluggish wages at home, while a slowdown globally weighs on business investment plans, a Reuters poll found.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares get trade lift, let down by China data

14 Oct 2019

SYDNEY, Oct 14 Asian share markets firmed on Monday as signs of progress in the Sino-U.S. trade standoff whetted risk appetites, though investors remained wary of the damage already done to the global economy.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia relieved at latest trade truce, China data disappoints

14 Oct 2019

SYDNEY, Oct 14 Asian share markets firmed on Monday as signs of progress in the Sino-U.S. trade standoff whetted risk appetite, though investors were wary of the damage already done to the global economy.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares cheered by Sino-.U.S. trade progress

14 Oct 2019

SYDNEY, Oct 14 Asian share markets pushed higher on Monday as signs of progress in the Sino-U.S. trade standoff whetted risk appetites, while pressuring safe-haven bonds and the yen.

Australia's economy slows to decade low, government spurns stimulus

04 Sep 2019

SYDNEY Australia's much-vaunted economy grew at its slowest pace in a decade last quarter as cash-strapped consumers went on strike, an urgent argument for more monetary and fiscal stimulus as headwinds mount globally.

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