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Asian markets mixed

ASIAN markets were mixed on Monday as investors awaited the outcome of a meeting later in the day aimed at finalising a bailout deal for Greece, amid a simmering budgetary …

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Aust bonds higher

AUSTRALIAN bond futures prices are higher following weakness on global equity markets overnight. UBS interest rate strategist Matthew Johnson said bond futures prices rallied overnight while stock markets in the …

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IMF to evaluate Italian financial sector

THE International Monetary Fund will evaluate Italy’s financial sector next year as part of oversight of countries considered linchpins of the global economy, an IMF spokeswoman says. “The IMF will …

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NAB chairman calls for productivity

AUSTRALIA will find it difficult to achieve meaningful economic growth without boosting productivity through micro-economic reform, National Australia Bank chairman Michael Chaney says. Mr Chaney, who also chairs Woodside Petroleum, …

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Stocks to watch at noon on Tuesday

STOCKS to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Tuesday: BKW – BRICKWORKS LTD – up seven cents, or 0.62 per cent, at $11.28 Bricks and masonry maker …

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