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Gold at 7-week high after Trump speaks

Gold rose to a seven-week high on Wednesday, turning positive as the dollar dropped and Treasury yields fell after US President-elect Donald Trump spoke in his first formal news conference just days before taking office. US stocks lost ground in choppy trading, led by drug stocks after Trump said pharmaceutical …

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Copper slips further after Trump remarks

Copper slipped on Wednesday after US President-elect Donald Trump gave little guidance on new infrastructure spending at a press conference in New York, disappointing some who had hoped for a clearer view on policy. The metal, used in construction, surged more than 10 per cent in the month following Trump’s …

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China policymakers pledge stability

China’s economy is on a steady growth path as 2016 ends, supported by a housing boom and billions in government investment, but the mood of policymakers is more cautious than celebratory as they face “complexity” in the new year. Controlling risks has been a constant refrain in recent months as …

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Limited room for China to tighten policy

China’s leadership is signalling growth will slow slightly in 2017, policy advisers say, as it struggles to strike a balance between supporting the economy with loose credit conditions and preventing a destabilising build-up in debt. That means the interest rate easing cycle that began in November 2014 is probably over, …

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Start-ups challenge Japan’s risk aversion

A wave of start-ups is emerging in famously risk-averse Japan as cash-rich corporations increasingly delegate the task of keeping pace with technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics to smaller, nimbler businesses. Japan has been dry ground for start-ups, given the shame that entrepreneurs and investors associate with failure, but …

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Russia helped Trump win: US report

US intelligence analysts have concluded that Russia intervened in the presidential election to help Donald Trump win the White House, and not just to undermine confidence in the US electoral system, a senior US official says. US intelligence agencies have assessed that as the 2016 presidential campaign progressed, Russian government …

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Finance News Update, what you need to know

The Australian dollar has risen against the safe-haven greenback as investors await the Reserve Bank of Australia’s rate announcement and economic outlook commentary. At 0725 AEDT on Tuesday, the local unit was trading at 74.73 US cents, up from 74.46 cents on Monday. The Australian share market looks set to …

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How to claim your lost $10,000

What can you do to find out if you have lost super? The ATO is urging Aussies to reconnect with their lost super. AUSSIES are missing out on nearly $12 billion of their own “lost” money. The good news? Getting it back is as easy as clicking a button. The …

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Will this ad fix Telstra’s network?

Telstra’s new advert on the magic of technology. “Fueled by imagination, the magic of technology creates infinite possibilities, helping every one of us to truly thrive” Telstra says it’s shifting from telco to techno. Picture: YouTube WITH Telstruggle taking the mantle from Vodafail as Australia’s most unreliable telco, will a …

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Do a quick super health check

Taking just a few minutes out of your day to review your superannuation can leave your retirement savings in much better shape. SPARING just a few minutes to review your superannuation now can leave your retirement savings in much healthier shape once you stop work. As we near the end …

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