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06h08 New Zealand's participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has encountered an obstacle with incoming Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern insisting she will push for changes to the agreement due to be finalised next month.  Full story
03h26 Women coming into Australia's workforce provide the answer to an economic puzzle that analysts and policymakers alike have been struggling to solve this year.  Full story
20/10 Temporary workers and foreign students previously drawn to New Zealand on the promise of gaining residency will start leaving en masse, migration agents say, as the incoming coalition government promises to cut record migration.  Full story
20/10 New Zealand shares ended marginally higher on Friday, recouping earlier losses which came on the back of nationalist New Zealand First Party agreeing with Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern to form a new coalition government.  Full story
20/10 New Zealand shares dipped and were on track to snap 13 straight sessions of gains on Friday, after the small, nationalist New Zealand First Party agreed Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern to form a new coalition government.  Full story
19/10 New Zealand shares fell on Friday after the small, nationalist New Zealand First Party agreed to form a new government with Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern. The benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell 1.1 percent, or 93.98 points to 8,030.09 in early trade, with losses led by healthcare,  Full story
19/10 New Zealand Green Party leader James Shaw said on Thursday he was confident of reaching an agreement with Labour and New Zealand First to provide support for the formation of a coalition government.. . .  Full story
19/10 Asian thermal coal markets look set to tighten in the upcoming peak-demand heating season in the region's north as utilities are yet to stock up on the commodity, likely sparking a wave of orders. . .  Full story
19/10 New Zealand Labour Party leader and incoming prime minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday Cabinet positions in the her new government would be discussed with her party caucus on Friday.. . .  Full story
19/10 New Zealand's left-leaning Labour Party won power on Thursday after a small nationalist party agreed to form a governing coalition, ending weeks of political guessing games but opening a period of uncertainty on policy.. . .  Full story
19/10 New Zealand First leader Winston Peters said on Thursday he would support the Labour Party to form government after an inconclusive Sept. 23 election, making Jacinda Ardern the country's third female prime minister.. . .  Full story
19/10 Australian shares trimmed early gains but still ended higher for a seventh straight session on Thursday, largely shrugging off data which showed China's economic growth eased slightly in the third quarter.. . .  Full story
19/10 Australia enjoyed another month of solid jobs growth in September, with the annual pace of gains sprinting ahead to the fastest in almost a decade and nudging the unemployment rate lower.. . .  Full story
19/10 Australia's lawmakers have rejected legislation that would tighten citizenship and foreign worker visa rules, a blow to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull who had sought to stop a loss of his support base to far-right political. . .  Full story
18/10 Australian shares are poised to inch down slightly on Thursday, with material stocks hurt by a slip in base metal prices. The share price index futures. . .  Full story
18/10 Australian shares ended little changed on Wednesday as investors focused on China's twice-a-decade Communist Party conference for clues on policy direction in the country's biggest export market.. . .  Full story
18/10 China's steel mills and traders are embracing more sophisticated ways to sell metal and buy raw materials to protect their bumper profits amid rising price volatility.. . .  Full story
18/10 New Zealand's small nationalist party said on Wednesday it would be in a position to make an announcement on the formation of the next government on Thursday afternoon, New Zealand First said in a. . .  Full story
18/10 Australian shares climbed for a sixth straight session on Wednesday and touched a five-month high, shrugging off a dip in base metal prices and taking their cues from U.S. stocks, which rose overnight.. . .  Full story
18/10 The global market for nickel swung into a wider deficit of 6,700 tonnes in August from the month before, data from the International Nickel Study Institute showed on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
17/10 Australian shares are expected to take a breather and snap five straight sessions of gains on Wednesday as base metal prices retreated after a strong rally. The local share. . .  Full story
17/10 A former Goldman Sachs banker, who also headed the licensing division of Hong Kong's securities regulator, was appointed the new head of Australia's corporate watchdog on Tuesday.. . .  Full story
17/10 Australian shares ended higher on Tuesday, extending gains for a fifth consecutive session underpinned by a record close on Wall Street and higher oil prices.. . .  Full story
17/10 Australia's government on Tuesday rejected calls to set a clean energy target, instead scrapping aid for renewable projects and adopting a fuel-neutral energy policy that it said could keep the country's lights on and cut. . .  Full story
17/10 Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd has sold its pension unit to IOOF Holdings for A$975 million ($766 million), joining the rush of Australian banks quitting non-core and scandal-hit divisions to boost capital.. . .  Full story
17/10 Australian shares touched a five-month high on Tuesday, buoyed by another record finish on Wall Street and higher oil and copper prices.. . .  Full story
16/10 Australian shares are expected to rise, following a record-high close on Wall Street and a jump in oil prices due to supply worries after Iraqi forces seized the oil-rich city of Kirkuk from Kurdish. . .  Full story
16/10 New Zealand acting Prime Minister Bill English said on Monday it could take until the end of the week to confirm the country's next government following an inconclusive election last month.. . .  Full story
16/10 Australian shares climbed on Monday, to finish at their highest in five months, on the back of strong base metal prices that led material stocks higher.. . .  Full story
15/10 Australian shares are set to edge higher on Monday after oil prices closed at their highest level since Sept. 29 in the previous session and Wall Street moved higher.. . .  Full story
15/10 New Zealand acting Prime Minister Bill English on Monday said it could take until the end of the week to confirm the country's next government.. . .  Full story
13/10 Taiwan is seeking to boost its regional soft power by throwing its weight behind dozens of companies investing around Asia and by promoting areas such as education and tourism as it looks to reduce. . .  Full story
13/10 Australian shares ended at their highest in nearly four months on Friday, supported by insurer stocks after the government unveiled healthcare reforms designed to promote private cover among younger residents.. . .  Full story
12/10 Australian shares are set to edge down on Friday, tracking a weaker overnight lead-in from Wall Street, while materials stocks are expected to fall on softer commodity prices. Wall Street ended. . .  Full story
12/10 Broad-based gains led by financials helped Australian shares end at an eight-week high on Thursday, offsetting losses in mining stocks as iron ore prices sagged.. . .  Full story
12/10 Infant formula maker Bellamy's Australia Ltd, under pressure after its China strategy came unstuck, increased its revenue forecast for the current financial year on indications its turnaround plan was bearing fruit.. . .  Full story
12/10 Australia's Whitehaven Coal Ltd on Thursday said equity coal sales rose 23 percent to 4.7 million tonnes in the September quarter against the same period a year ago amid strong demand from Asian buyers.. . .  Full story
11/10 Australian shares are set for a subdued start on Thursday, with financial stocks expected to tick down in line with their U.S. peers while materials are set for sparse gains through softening commodity prices.. . .  Full story


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