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14 January 2018 6:05 AM Victoria aims to double trade with India over next decade

A strategy to double exports to India in the next decade has been revealed by Victorian premier Daniel Andrews as he heads off on his first official visit to the country. The new strategy aims to double the value of goods exports including food and manufacturing items to India from an annual average of $500 million to $1 billion. The premier also wants 7

12 January 2018 2:59 AM Queensland LNG exports hit record levels

Resources are boosting the Queensland economy, with the state recording record LNG exports over the past year. Data released on Friday shows LNG exorts from Queensland in 2017 totalled 20.2 million tonnes, eclipsing the 2016 record by 2.7 million tonnes. Queensland Resources Council chief executive Ian Macfarlane said the LNG sector was forecast to continue 7 1

5 January 2018 3:03 AM Australia slips to $628 million trade deficit

Australia's trade slipped to a surprise $628 million trade deficit in November, as exports plateaued and imports edged higher. Exports were flat for the month while imports were up 1.0 per cent, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Friday. The market had expected the surplus to grow to $800 million in November. The ABS also revised down October's 18

1 January 2018 7:17 AM Chinese paper warns Australia on 'interference' in South China Sea

Bangkok: A Chinese Communist Party-owned newspaper has published an article warning that Australia's "interference" in the flashpoint waters of the South China Sea may prompt China to "adopt strong countermeasures which will seriously impact Australian economic development". Zhang Ye, a researcher at the Chinese Naval Research Institute in Beijing, wrote 30

2 November 2017 6:37 AM 'Patterns of radicalisation': Uzbekistan's history with terrorism and the US

Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old "radicalised" Uzbek man, was behind the wheel of the truck which killed eight people in Manhattan on October 31. But the revelation about his country of origin led social media users to question why US President Donald Trump hadn't included Uzbekistan on his travel ban list. The attack is the fourth major fatal incident 205

1 November 2017 1:47 AM Illegal tobacco helps fund North Korea’s nuclear regime

A US security chief’s allegation may answer the enduring question of where Kim Jong-un’s North Korea finds the money for its intimidating military stockpile. David Luna says the North Korean regime accumulates most of its wealth through a network of “criminal enterprises that trade in everything from goods made by forced labour to counterfeit currency 98

26 October 2017 12:59 AM APLNG joint venture to boost gas supply to east coast

Gas producer and exporter Australia Pacific LNG has promised to significantly boost the supply of natural gas to the domestic east coast market, after reaching a sales agreement with major shareholder Origin Energy. APLNG, a joint venture between Origin, US giant ConocoPhillips and China's Sinopec, said it would supply 41 petajoules of gas under a 14-month 37

19 October 2017 11:18 PM Australian car manufacturing reaches the end of the line, as Holden closes Elizabeth factory

HUNDREDS of Holden fans in their iconic cars have descended upon the closing factory, forcing police to act, as Malcolm Turnbull said he was sad about the end of an era. The historic occasion will mark the end of almost a century of automotive manufacturing for the nation, and 69 years for Holden. More than 1000 Holden fans have pulled up outside the factory 104

19 October 2017 9:11 PM North Korea urges Australia to dump Trump

NORTH Korea has sent an “unprecedented” letter to the Australian Government, imploring it to turn against Donald Trump. The rambling open letter, which has been published by Fairfax, came from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Foreign Affairs Committee via the country’s Jakarta embassy. “The Foreign Affairs Committee … bitterly condemns 99

19 October 2017 1:29 AM Rising dragon: China’s carbon market exposes Australia’s energy paralysis

When China’s national carbon market is launched later this year it will be the world’s second-largest carbon market, after the European emissions trading scheme (ETS), which it will eventually overtake. In sharp contrast, the absence of an explicit carbon price in Australia and persistent turbulence and confusion around domestic energy policy are hindering 22