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Australia’s unemployment rate rises


July 12th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 12 (IANS) Australia's unemployment rate rose to 5.2 percent in June, due to the loss of 27,000 jobs, data released Thursday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) ... Read more...

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Australian manufacturing activity contracts


April 2nd, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 2 (IANS) The Australian manufacturing sector moved into negative territory in March as softer demand dampened activity in the sector, a survey released Monday by the Australian Industry ... Read more...

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Australian manufacturing expansion continues in February


March 1st, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 1 (IANS) Australian manufacturing activity continued to expand in February, a survey showed Thursday.The survey was released by the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group).The Australian Industry Group/PriceWaterhouseCoopers ... Read more...

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Surging Aussie dollar likely to hit international student market


April 30th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 30(ANI): The surging Australian dollar is alarming the country's universities, which are already facing a drop in international student numbers.The Aussie dollar has breached the 1.09 US dollar mark.Currency traders ... Read more...

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Melbourne should axe Grand Prix, says lawmaker


February 21st, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb.21 (ANI): A Labor lawmaker has told the Australian Parliament that most of the people in Melbourne are in favour of axing the Australian Grand Prix because it's too expensive.Labor Member ... Read more...

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Aussie dollar keeps on climbing, maintains parity-plus levels with US counterpart


December 29th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 29 (ANI): The Australian dollar has continued to rise over the Christmas break, maintaining parity-plus levels with its US counterpart and trading at a record against the European common currency.The ... Read more...

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Oz to review strict student visa program following drastic drop in Indian enrolments


December 17th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 17(ANI): Australia's Tertiary Education Minister Chris Evans has announced that a review of the international student visa program will be conducted following which changes may be carried out to prop ... Read more...

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30,000 Indian students have left Australia: Student federation


November 27th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 27 (IANS) A spate of attacks, tough visa norms and denial of permanent residency have caused around 30,000 Indian students, mostly based in Melbourne, to leave Australia in ... Read more...

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Barmy Army’s depleted force promises to invade Australia for Ashes


November 26th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Nov 26(ANI): England's Barmy Army has promised to overhaul the financial crisis to drown out the home support in the ongoing Ashes series.Officials are predicting that about 15,000 to 20,000 English ... Read more...

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Oz dollar hits parity with US greenback for first time since floated in 1983


October 16th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Oct 16 (ANI): The Australian dollar has reportedly reached parity with the US dollar for the first time since it was floated in December 1983.According to News.com.au, the Australian currency reached ... Read more...

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Oz visa crackdown driving away overseas, Indian students


October 8th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Oct 8 (ANI): Hit by a visa crackdown, more overseas students in Australia, including Indians, are now leaving the country than arriving, thereby lowering the total enrolments across the education sector ... Read more...

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Winner still to collect $18 mn jackpot prize


September 16th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 16 (IANS) The winner of a $20 million lottery jackpot is yet to collect the prize, two days after the winning ticket was bought in Sydney, a media report said ... Read more...

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60-70 percent drop in Indian students in 2010: Australian envoy


August 28th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) The number of Indian students going for studies to Australia would see a sharp drop this year for various reasons, Australian High Commissioner Peter N. Varghese said Saturday. "We ... Read more...

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Grumpiness ‘is good for you’


February 27th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 27 (ANI): Feeling grumpy? Don't worry, according to a research, it's good for you.According to psychologist Joe Forgas at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, happiness's negative ... Read more...

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SingTel posts 24 percent rise in quarterly profit


February 9th, 2010 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, Feb 9 (DPA) Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (SingTel), South-East Asia's biggest phone company, said Tuesday that net profit for its third quarter rose 24 percent from a year ago on the back ... Read more...

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Wine cheaper than water, Coke Down Under!


December 12th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, December 12 (ANI): Punters have a reason to rejoice because wine is apparently cheaper than water and Coke in Australia.Woolworths' large-format liquor chain Dan Murphy's was offering 82,000 750ml cleanskins at ... Read more...

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Stadium revamp a salve to Australia’s bruised World Cup hopes


December 10th, 2009 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 10 (DPA) Plans to make Sydney's Olympic stadium football-friendly would push along Australia's troubled bid to host either the 2018 or 2022 World Cup, analysts said Thursday. The bid has ... Read more...

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Ending marriage easier than getting driver’s licence Down Under!


November 6th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 6 (ANI): In Australia, getting a divorce is much easier than acquiring driver's licence, thanks to the Family Court in the country which has introduced "e-filing" for ending a marriage.As ... Read more...

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Fewer Australians looking for a job


September 10th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 10 (DPA) Australia's unemployment rate remained steady in August at 5.8 percent of the workforce despite full-time positions falling by 30,800 and only 3,800 part-time positions created, official figures released ... Read more...

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Man disowns his lost-and-found son after tiff over spoils


July 26th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 26 (DPA) A British teenager who survived 12 days lost in the Australian wilderness was disowned by his father over the division of spoils from an exclusive contract they negotiated ... Read more...

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Australians warned there is no free lunch


March 12th, 2009 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 12 (DPA) Australians were warned of higher taxes to pay for the cash hand-outs they began receiving Thursday from Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's 42-billion-Australian-dollar ($26-billion) stimulus package. "They've got to understand ... Read more...

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Falling dollar gives Australia’’s cost of living a jolt


March 9th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8 (ANI): According to a recent survey, the cost of living in Australia has declined significantly since September last year. The Economist magazine, in its cost of living survey in ... Read more...

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Australian stocks hit five-year low


March 3rd, 2009 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 3 (DPA) Australian stocks followed Wall Street down in early trading Tuesday, giving up 1.9 percent to levels not seen since 2003. At the opening bell the ASX 200 lost a ... Read more...

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North-Indian sports industry feels the heat of global recession


November 22nd, 2008 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
By Karan KapoorJalandhar (Punjab), Nov 22 (ANI): Sports industry of Jalandhar in Punjab, which has a turnover of around 20 billion rupees, is reeling under the intense heat of global recession.The ... Read more...

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Australian stocks wilt on Wall Street worries


November 11th, 2008 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 11 (DPA) A fall on Wall Street buffeted Australian stocks Tuesday, taking the bellwether index down 3 percent in the first hour of trading.The ASX 200 gave up 125 points, ... Read more...

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An iPod would cost the cheapest Down Under


November 3rd, 2008 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 3 (ANI): The cheapest place in the world to buy an Apple iPod is Australia, owing to the dramatic fall in the countrys dollar in the last several months, ... Read more...

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Australian stocks open sharply lower


October 8th, 2008 - 7:43 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 8 (DPA) Australian stocks tumbled 3.5 percent on the opening bell Wednesday in the wake of a further steep fall on Wall Street. In early trading the ASX 200 dropped ... Read more...

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ICICI Bank raises NRI deposit rates


September 22nd, 2008 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) India's largest private sector lender ICICI Bank announced late Monday evening an increase in its interest rates on its NRE and FCNR deposits by 50 basis points, effective ... Read more...

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Greg Norman, Evert’s 24 million dollar love nest in Florida


February 28th, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Feb.28 (ANI): Golfing great Greg Norman and former tennis great Chris Evert will soon be sharing a 24.66 million Australian dollar beachside Florida love nest. According to the Daily Telegraph, the 52-room, ... Read more...

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