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Canada ‘very concerned’ about Kyrgyzstan’s takeover of Centerra gold mine

Ottawa: Canada said it was “very concerned” by Kyrgyzstan’s move to impose external management on Centerra Gold’s Kumtor Gold Company and warned it could have far-reaching consequences on foreign investment in the country. Centerra said on Sunday (Ottawa-time) it had initiated binding arbitration against the Kyrgyzstan government, after the central …

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Voters warn Scott Morrison not to rush to an early election

Because the margin of error was 2.5 per cent, the results do not show a strong gain for either of the major parties in primary vote terms in the wake of the budget. Support for the Greens was steady at 12 per cent, as was support for independent candidates at …

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ASX adds 0.7% as big miners surge, CBA continues record run

Regional Express has paid a $66,000 penalty but maintains it did nothing wrong after an alleged breach of disclosure obligations during an interview with the Australian Financial Review last year. ASIC this morning said there were reasonable grounds to believe that REX was in breach of its continuous disclosure obligations …

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Return to Oz: Australian bankers swap Wall Street for the beach in wake of pandemic

Australia isn’t the only country reaping the benefits of successfully containing the virus. Other countries in a similar position are benefiting from a positive public-health response that’s winning over talent, with Taiwan, for example, seeing tech entrepreneurs come back home in the past year. Silicon Valley veteran Susan Wu, an …

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Race-by-race preview and tips for Newcastle on Tuesday

Track likely good 4 and rail out 3m Race 1 CLASS 1 HCP (1600m) We open up over the mile. Ex-Kiwi filly 3. Comme Bella Fille is by group 1 winner Complacent and can strike at her second run for leading Randwick stable. Did her best work late in a …

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Aussie trading app Stake rebounds after GameStop frenzy with $40m raising

Only a few weeks ago, Australian low-cost online brokerage firm Stake was scrambling to contain outages caused by the extraordinary GameStop day trading frenzy. Now the high-profile startup is benefiting from a surge in new customers and planning to expand into new markets after securing a $40 million funding injection …

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Contest for talent: EU signs deal to ease entry of high-skilled workers

The EU Blue Card designed to attract “highly qualified candidate” non-EU nationals holding a recognised university degree, Germany’s mission to Australia’s website states. To get a Blue Card, an applicant must prove their qualifications and hold a clear job offer in the EU that provides annual gross earnings of at …

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Sex trafficking lawsuit takes step closer to Trump loyalist congressman

Orlando: The former confidant of Representative Matt Gaetz pleaded guilty on Monday (Tuesday AEST) in federal court in Florida to a range of charges, including sex trafficking a 17-year-old girl, creating an ominous development for the firebrand right-wing congressman. Joel Greenberg, the former confidant of associate of Gaetz, made the …

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China could be the first country to get old before it gets rich and the implications are profound

Loading In one way, this is entirely normal. A country’s fertility rate falls as it grows richer. It’s a mark of social success as women are better educated and have more options and fewer children. But in China’s case, it’s quite abnormal. Other countries have become rich first and then …

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