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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

Sonar loaded underwater robot to hunt for MH370

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

A torpedo-shaped mini-sub could provide conclusive proof that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 crashed into the Indian Ocean, but the task is set to push the machine to [...] » More

Australia’s David Jones agrees to $2 billion offer from South Africa’s Woolworths

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

Australia’s No.2 department store operator, David Jones Ltd (DJS.AX), said on Wednesday it had agreed to a takeover offer from South Africa’s Woolworths Holdings [...] » More

Scandals dog top aide to India’s would-be PM Modi

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

For a politician running on a platform of clean government, having a key aide facing murder and extortion charges could be seen as a liability — but not by the man [...] » More