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World Bank: ‘CO2 Market Hurt by Australia, Russia and Japan’

According to the World Bank, initiatives towards greenhouse-gas emissions pricing, to restrain global warming are being hurt as countries such as Australia to Russia and Japan pull back from carbon-reduction commitments. “While some nations are taking concrete steps forward on carbon pricing, recent developments in others are a setback,” said the World Bank in its […]

Australia witnessed strong job growth

Australia witnesses strong job growth in February

According to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on the 14th of March, Australia witnessed the strongest job growth in February in more than a decade. The job growth is expected to be a kick-off of a recovery in the job market, but it also means that chances of more interest rate cuts will shrink.

Scientists find An Entire Planet Made of Diamonds!

Scientists find An Entire Planet Made of Diamonds!

If a diamond is a girl’s best friend, this planet promises a heaven like no other, for every woman out there. A team of researchers from Australia, Germany, Italy, the UK and the USA, have discovered in the Milky Way what they believe to be an entire planet made of diamond. Led by Professor Matthew […]

Japanese Brewery Goes South: Kirin to buy Brazil's Aleadri for $2.6bn

Japanese Brewery Goes South: Kirin to buy Brazil’s Aleadri for $2.6bn

With domestic sales of Japan’s breweries being severely affected by the country’s decreasing population as well as a general decline in the preference for beer in Japan’s beverage market, the nation’s brewers have been on a spree to expand their international operations. The latest among these is the announcement by Tokyo-based company, Kirin Holdings Co., […]

HIA Home Building & Renovation Expo

Dedicated to the home building industry, all products and services on display at the HIA Home Building & Renovation Expo are relevant to residential building and construction. HIA combines the best of trade and consumer markets in one highly targeted and interactive housing market environment. The targetted visitors to the HIA expo include Architects, Builders, Building […]

Japan’s Nuclear Crisis likened to Chernobyl. Asian Markets Dip in Response

Japan’s Nuclear Crisis likened to Chernobyl. Asian Markets Fall.

Reports poured in about Japan’s nuclear crisis having now got bad enough to be equated with the Chernobyl disaster, causing a significant dip in stock markets across Asia – the Shanghai Index being one of the only ones to be reporting a 0.3% rise. With Japan having raised its assessment of how severe the Fukushima […]

$7.8 billion SGX - ASX merger set to be axed by Australian Govt

$7.8 billion SGX – ASX merger set to be axed by Australian Govt

In what could be a massive blow to Sydney’s role as a financial hub, Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board announced “grave concerns” today about the SGX-ASX merger not being in the nation’s best interests. The SGX-ASX merger was being planned for two main purposes: to allow the two leading exchanges to consolidate and cut costs, […]

"Live the Dream" Australian beer Broo's promotional campaign

Buy a Slab of Beer – Get Stakes in the Brewery for free

Typical of the down-under love you say ? Two well-known facts: Aussies LOVE their beer. And they love everything Australian. So drink to this: A new Aussie beer company, Broo, owned by Kent Grogan, has given away shares with every slab of the beer purchased in order to keep it 100% Australian owned. According to […]

Uranium Mining in Namibia_China makes offer for Kalahari takeover

China, tempted by Husab, makes £756m offer for Kalahari

China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group Co., a Chinese state-owned nuclear power company, interested in acquiring a stake in one of the world’s largest uranium projects, has made a £756m offer for a takeover of Kalahari Minerals Plc. With oil prices surging, China has been scrambling to secure alternative, and increasingly scarce, sources of energy. Husab, […]

Origin Energy: Fuelling Australia's Growth

Origin Energy

Fuelling growth:  Australia’s energy options Origin is the largest owner and developer of gas-fired power generation in Australia. Origin also produces renewable energy from wind farms. The total operating generation capacity of Origin’s power stations is currently 2,250 MW and this will be increased to 2,800 MW by the upcoming completion of the Mort Lake […]

Merger talks strong between London and Toronto Exchanges_Xavier Rolet, Thomas Kloet

Bullish or Bearish? Merger talks strong between London and Toronto Exchanges

Should we expect the emergence of a Big-Daddy market for mining in the near future? Because that’s what would happen if the London Stock Exchange and the TMX Group, the parent company of the Toronto Stock Exchange, are combined. Late last night, the LSE confirmed an earlier report in The Daily Telegraph that it is planning to […]