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An office worker is reflected in the window of the Australian Securities Exchange building displaying the ASX50 curve for Wednesday in central Sydney August 7, 2013. Australian shares skidded 1.3 percent on Wednesday, its biggest fall in five weeks, hit b

From Global Markets Dec 19

Australian Stock Market Report –Afternoon December 19, 2014

Australian shares completed a trifecta of winning days on Friday, closing around the best levels of the session. Over the course of the last week the ASX 200 has risen by almost 2.3 % , balancing the loss of the pre-ceeding week when the market fell by almost 2.

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar west of Mosul, line up to receive food at the khanki camp on the outskirts of Dohuk province, September 13, 2014. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

From Politics & Policy Dec 19

ISIS Does Killing Spree Of Over 150 Women, Girls Because They Refused To Marry Mad, Crazy Jihadists

The ISIS has recently killed over 150 women and girls because they refused to marry the jihadists.

A nurse prepares a syringe containing an experimental Ebola virus vaccine next to a volunteer called Marie (L) during a media visit at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) in Lausanne November 4, 2014. A trial is being conducted with a vaccine from Gla

From Economy Dec 19

Cure Against Ebola May Already Be Found In 53 Existing Drugs – Researchers

The fatal Ebola virus that has killed some 6,915 could be cured by at least 53 existing drugs, researchers said.

Conservative leader and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen glaze hot cross buns during a campaign stop at a bakery in Mississauga, Ontario April 23, 2011. Canadians will head to the polls in a federal election on May 2. REUTE

From Economy Dec 19

Consumer Advise: Canada Bread Buys Saputo Bakery for $120M

Canada Bread buys Saputo's bakery division for C$120 million ($103.38 million).

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (not pictured) during their joint statements after their delegation level talks at Hyderabad House in New Delhi December 11, 2014. Modi told Putin on Thursday that Russia will

From Economy Dec 19

Putin Blames Russian Central Bank For Rouble Decline, Admits Lack Of Plan To Fix Economy

Although Russian President Vladimir Putin has assured Russians that the country's economy would eventually recover, he admitted on Thursday in a news conference that he has no solution yet for the worsening crisis following the drastic decline of the rouble.

Current gas prices are shown at a Chevron gas station in Encinitas, California October 10, 2014.  Oil prices are hovering just above $90 per barrel, a level last seen in June 2012, putting a strong spotlight on OPEC producing countries. They face calls to

From Politics & Policy Dec 19

Sliding Oil Prices Forces Chevron To Abandon ‘Indefinitely’ Canadian Arctic Drilling Project, Shares Up

Chevron Corp announced on Wednesday it is putting on hold "indefinitely" its arctic offshore drilling program in Canada due to the continued fall of world oil prices.

Office workers are reflected as they walk past the Australian Securities Exchange building in central Sydney April 8, 2011. Singapore Exchange Ltd has terminated its $8 billion bid for Australia's ASX Ltd after the Australian government formally rejected

From Global Markets Dec 19

Australian Stock Market Report – Midday December 19, 2014

Australian shares are improving for the third day after six straight sessions of weakness. The ASX 200 Index is up 1.3 per cent with the underperforming energy industry this morning's best performer.

A man holds an iPhone 6 in a mobile phone shop in Moscow September 26, 2014. Official sales of Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus started at midnight on Friday across major cities in Russia, according to local media. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

From Politics & Policy Dec 19

Apple Faces Court Action In Canada Over iPhone Anti-Competition Deals, Phone Maker to Counter

Apple Canada had been ordered by the Canadian federal court to release pertinent documents needed by the Competition Bureau over allegations of anti-competition deals.

A stack of Australian one dollar coins stand on a U.S. one dollar note in this photo illustration taken in Sydney July 27, 2011. Australian consumer prices rose by more than expected last quarter while underlying inflation proved alarmingly high, reviving

From Global Markets Dec 19

Australian Dollar Outlook – December 19, 2014

The Australian Dollar has made back some of yesterday's post FOMC losses, currently trading around 0.8160.

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke responds to reporters during his final planned news conference before his retirement, at the Federal Reserve Bank headquarters in Washington, December 18, 2013.

From Global Markets Dec 19

Global Markets Overview – December 19, 2014

The momentum from yesterday's Fed announcement has continued to resonate through global markets, with equities in Europe and the US extending gains.