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A baby stroller is seen as mothers play with their children at a public area in downtown Shanghai November 19, 2013. China will further ease its family planning laws after announcing last week that it would allow millions of families to have two children,

From Economy Nov 22

Product Recall: Graco Recalls Baby Strollers in Canada, U.S. Due To Amputation Risks

Graco will be recalling a five million baby strollers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Delta planes line up at their gates while on the tarmac of Salt Lake City International Airport in Utah September 28, 2013. Picture taken September 28, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

From Economy Nov 22

Travel Alert: New Delta Air Lines Airbuses Could Be Seen In Australia Soon

Australia could soon be flying aboard the new Airbus carriers of Delta Air Lines.

A Virgin Australia Airplane At Denpasar Airport In Bali, Indonesia

From Economy Nov 22

Travel Alert: Frequent Flyer Tie-Up Between Virgin Australia, South African Airways Enhanced

Virgin Australia and South African Airways have expanded their frequent flyer tie-up programme.

n office worker walks past an Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) window showing the main losses for the day in central Sydney July 23, 2012. Australian shares slumped 1.7 percent on Monday, the biggest one-day fall in seven weeks, as investors fled from

From Global Markets Nov 21

Australian Stock Market Report –Afternoon November 21, 2014

The Australian sharemarket has finished the session weaker for a fifth straight day. The All Ords (XAO) slipped 0.2 percent to 5,292, while the S&P/ASX 200 (XJO) fell 0.2 percent to 5,304. Eight out of 10 sectors were lower, led by Utilities, which lost 1.5 percent. The S&P/ASX 200 has fallen 2.7 percent this week on heavy selling in the materials and energy sectors.

Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in foil strips are arranged on a table in this picture illustration taken in Ljubljana September 18, 2013. Picture taken September 18. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

From Economy Nov 21

Australia, NZ Ditch Proposed Joint Therapeutic Products Agency

Australia and New Zealand will no longer be pursuing the Joint Therapeutic Products Agency.

Asian stock market

From Global Markets Nov 21

Australian Stock Market Report – Midday November 21, 2014

Australian shares are losing ground for the fifth day and remain only modestly above the 5300pt level. The ASX 200 Index is down by 0.1 per cent at lunch and takes the losses to 2.6 per cent this week. Should nothing change this afternoon this will be the worst week for local shares since June 2013.

AirAsia planes are seen on the runway at Kuala Lumpur International Airport August 19, 2014. AirAsia Bhd, Asia's largest budget airline by passengers, said second-quarter net profit rose 529 percent due to foreign exchange gains, the deferment of tax

From Economy Nov 21

Travel Alert: Malaysia’s AirAsia Cuts Number Of Australian Flights

AirAsia will be slashing its number of flights to Australia.

People are reflected on an electronic board showing the Japanese yen's exchange rate against the U.S. dollar outside a brokerage in Tokyo November 20, 2014. Asian stocks mostly fell on Thursday as fresh data signalling a further loss of momentum in China'

From Global Markets Nov 21

Global Markets Overview – November 21, 2014

Global markets were mixed as investors focusing on specific economic factors driving sentiment. Equities in the US managed to recover from the FOMC meeting minutes, with investors responding positively to some solid housing data and a sharp bounce in the Philly Fed manufacturing index.

A man carries an umbrella in the rain as he passes the New York Stock Exchange October 16, 2014. Stocks on Wall Street rebounded from earlier lows on Thursday to trade little changed as a flurry of economic reports helped ease fears a weakening global eco

From Global Markets Nov 21

Australian Stock Market Report – Morning November 21, 2014

In the US, the Philadelphia Fed Business Activity Index lifted from 20.7 to 40.8 in October - its highest reading since 1993. The new orders sub-index was at the highest level in 26 years. US Consumer prices were unchanged in October to be 1.7% higher than a year ago. The tame result was driven by a slide in energy prices (-1.9%) and gasoline prices (-3%) in October.

Air Canada's Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrives at Pearson International Airport in Toronto May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Aaron Harris

From Economy Nov 21

Air Canada Expands Vancouver Boeing 787 Dreamliners To Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo-Narita Routes

Travellers of Air Canada will soon get to experience its new Boeing 787 Dreamliners on the Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo-Narita routes.