Miners, tech shares carry Australia shares; South32 soars

Miners, tech stocks lift Australia shares; South32 soars

Oct 14 (Reuters) – Australian shares edged higher on Thursday, driven by gains in metal-centric and tech stocks, while diversified miner South 32 surged to a three-year high on buying a stake in a Chilean copper mine. The S&P/ASX 200 index .AXJO rose 0.79% to 7,329.7 points by 0019 GMT. The benchmark dipped 0.1% on … Read more

Australia is getting ready for one more showdown with Huge Tech

Australia is preparing for another showdown with Big Tech

Minister for Communications and the Arts Paul Fletcher addresses media in the Press Gallery at Parliament House on June 23, 2021 in Canberra, Australia. Sam Mooy | Getty Images Australia is preparing for another showdown with Big Tech — this time over abusive, defamatory posts published on their platforms. Communications Minister Paul Fletcher told CNBC … Read more

Commerce weblog and dwell chat, deadline day, offers, remaining trades, newest information and updates

Trade blog and live chat, deadline day, deals, remaining trades, latest news and updates

The clock is ticking; the AFL trade deadline is tonight at 7:30pm EDT, with deals able to be officially entered from midday. Which moves will take place and could there be a late bombshell? Follow all of the news on AFL trade deadline day in our live blog, and scroll to the bottom to ask … Read more

Australia shares flat as miners, tech shares diverge; NZ falls for sixth day

Australia shares flat as miners, tech stocks diverge; NZ falls for 6th day

Oct 12 (Reuters) – Australian shares were largely unchanged on Tuesday as gains in heavyweight miners on the back of robust iron ore prices offset a slide in technology and financial stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 index .AXJO was up 0.05% at 7,303.2 points at 2327 GMT. The benchmark slipped to 0.3% at close on Monday. … Read more

UK needs to line up extra AUKUS-style offers

UK wants to line up more AUKUS-style deals

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Liz Truss stands outside Chevening House in Chevening, Kent, Britain, Oct 11, 2021. [Photo/Agencies] The United Kingdom will start an international charm offensive with the aim of resetting foreign and trade policies and forging more security and technology pacts, the Reuters news agency has reported. It said Foreign Secretary Liz Truss wants … Read more

Australia shares fall as tech shares drag, Star Leisure slumps

Australia shares fall as tech stocks drag, Star Entertainment slumps

Oct 11 (Reuters) – Australian shares slipped on Monday as tech stocks tracked Wall Street peers lower, while heavy losses in casino operator Star Entertainment’s shares further weighed on the benchmark index. The S&P/ASX 200 index .AXJO fell as much as 1% to 7,255.2 points by midday, after gaining in the past two sessions. Tech … Read more

French envoy to Australia: Deceitful sub deal raises dangers

French ambassador to Australia Jean-Pierre Thebault gestures as he speaks during an interview with The Associated-Press in Paris, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison welcomed France's decision to return its ambassador to Australia and said Thursday the bilateral relationship was bigger than the canceled submarine contract. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

French ambassador to Australia Jean-Pierre Thebault gestures as he speaks during an interview with The Associated-Press in Paris, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison welcomed France’s decision to return its ambassador to Australia and said Thursday the bilateral relationship was bigger than the canceled submarine contract. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) Michel Euler AP … Read more

AFL Commerce Interval Day 4 stay updates: Adam Cerra, Will Brodie, Jeremy Finlayson, Peter Ladhams

AFL Trade Period Day 4 live updates: Adam Cerra, Will Brodie, Jeremy Finlayson, Peter Ladhams

The Gold Coat Suns are reportedly cutting a deal for the biggest dominoes of the AFL trade period to fall in a four-team switch. Welcome to our live coverage of Day 4 of the AFL Trade Period. The dominoes are beginning to fall and the bargain buys are already emerging. Day 3 was highlighted by … Read more

Australia shares slip forward of RBA price choice, tech high drag

Australia shares slip ahead of RBA rate decision, tech top drag

Oct 5 (Reuters) – Australian shares fell on Tuesday ahead of a central bank rate decision, with technology and healthcare stocks leading the decline after Wall Street closed sharply lower overnight on concerns over rising bond yields. The benchmark ASX 200 index .AXJO was down 0.4% by 0007 GMT after declining as much as 0.6% … Read more

France Recollects Ambassadors to the US and Australia in Protest of Submarine Deal

France Recalls Ambassadors to the United States and Australia in Protest of Submarine Deal

PARIS — Calling American and Australian behavior “unacceptable between allies and partners,” France announced on Friday that it was recalling its ambassadors to both countries in protest over President Biden’s decision to provide nuclear-powered submarines to Australia. It was the first time in the history of the long alliance between France and the United States, … Read more