Category: RegionalSubscribe via RSS Feed

William and Kate meet director Peter Jackson

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, have met with “The Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson during a visit to an aviation museum in New [...] » More

Australian ex-minister defends diary as ‘darn good read’

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Former Australian foreign minister Bob Carr on Thursday defended his new book in which he savages colleagues, speculates about whether US peers have had plastic surgery and [...] » More

Over 90,000 cattle already exported from Darwin

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

It’s been a busy start to the year for live cattle exports from northern Australia’s biggest port. In the first quarter of 2014, just over 90,000 cattle were [...] » More

Australia, NZ dollars surge on upbeat local data and rate outlook

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Brecorder | 6:00 AM

The Australian dollar climbed to a 4-1/2-month peak on Thursday as startlingly strong jobs data added to the case for a steady interest rate outlook, while the New Zealand [...] » More

Maoist rebels kill three in India election attack

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Maoist rebels killed three soldiers guarding polling officials in central India on Wednesday, highlighting security concerns in the world’s biggest elections as the [...] » More

William and Kate meet 1st-time New Zealand parents

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Britain’s Prince William, his wife, Kate, and their baby son, George, interacted with first-time New Zealand parents and their babies on Wednesday. The informal meeting [...] » More

Hunt for black box signals zeroes in on ‘final resting place’

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The hunt for more black box “pings” from missing Malaysian airliner MH370 was narrowing Thursday to a specific patch of remote ocean after two more signals were [...] » More

Australia says IMF reform delay hurts US standing

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia’s finance minister on Wednesday blasted the US Congress for holding up reforms at the International Monetary Fund, saying the delay has weakened [...] » More

Australia trade deal offers Japan leverage in TPP talks: analysts

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Shinzo Abe’s success in signing a free-trade deal with Australia proves Japan’s prime minister can bend the once-powerful farm sector to his will, experts say, [...] » More

Prince George revels in royal play day in New Zealand

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Britain’s baby Prince George hosted his first official function on Wednesday — maintaining a regal calm on a play date with a group of New Zealand toddlers, even [...] » More

NZ dollar extends gains, hits 2 1/2-yr high vs US dollar

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The New Zealand dollar hit a 2 1/2-year high against the US dollar on Thursday as investors speculated its rate advantage against the greenback would increase after Federal [...] » More

Anti-graft party faces test on key Indian election day

Anti-graft party faces test on key Indian election day

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

India’s upstart anti-graft party faced a key test Thursday as the national capital voted in the first major phase of the country’s marathon general elections. The [...] » More

Japan, fresh from Australia pact, says US trade talks ‘difficult’

10-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan, fresh from clinching a trade deal with Australia, said on Tuesday it hoped for a similar result in negotiations with the United States and also for a broad regional [...] » More

Cambodia’s Rice Exports to Thailand Plummet

10-Apr-2014 Intellasia | The Cambodia Daily | 6:00 AM

Cambodia’s rice exports have dropped as demand from Thailand plummets following the collapse of the country’s state-buying rice plan. The Thai government is [...] » More

Hard words wont shatter China-Australia relations

10-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Business Spectator | 6:00 AM

Commentators writing about prime minister Tony Abbott’s trip to three of our largest regional trading partners — China, Japan and South Korea — have almost [...] » More