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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde delivers opening remarks at the inaugural Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture in Washington July 2, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
IMF Slashes Overall 2014 Global Forecast; Russia’s Implications with Malaysia Airlines MH17 Could Bring Economy to Recession

By IBTimes AU

Rising tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine are sure to impact an already plummeting global economy reeling from slowdowns in the U.S. and China. On Thursday, the International Monetary Fund said projected global growth for 2014 has been lowered to 3.4 per cent, from the previous estimate of 3. (3:59 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, IMF, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND, EMERGING MARKETS

Russian President Putin takes part in a state awards ceremony in Moscow's Kremlin
Malaysia Airlines MH17: EU Feared Won't Ever Enforce Sanctions on Russia; All Talk, No Force

By IBTimes AU

Five days after the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 over eastern Ukraine, leaders of the European Union finally met on Tuesday to deliberate sanctions against Russia. They agreed imposing travel bans against high-ranking Russian government officials as well as mounting a new round of asset freezes. (Jul 23)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK

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Australian Stock Market Report – Morning July 23, 2014

By Comsec

In US economic data existing home sales rose for the third consecutive month in June, up 2.6% to an annual rate of 5.04 million - an eight month high. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.3% in June to be up 2.1% over the year. Gasoline accounted for two-thirds of the gain lifting by 3.3% in June. (Jul 23)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, DOW JONES, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GOLD PRICES

A worker pumps gasoline blended with 10 percent ethanol at the UPI Energy gas station in Chatham, Ontario in this April 11, 2008 file photo. To match OIL-ETHANOL/LOBBY REUTERS/Mark Blinch/Files (CANADA - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS POLITICS COMMODITIES)
Australia Falling Behind in Carbon Emissions Reduction; Al Gore, EU 'Disappointed'

By IBTimes AU

After Australia's carbon tax repeal has passed the Senate, former U.S. Vice President and climate change activist Al Gore expressed his disappointment and said the country is now falling behind other developed nations in reducing carbon emissions. (Jul 18)

MORE TOPICS: AL GORE, AUSTRALIA, CLIMATE CHANGE, RENEWABLE ENERGY, TONY ABBOTT

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott exchange documents after signing the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement and Agreement on the Transfer of Defence Equipment and Technology, in the Mural Hall at Pa
3 ASX-Listed ‘Winner Stocks’ With the Signing of Australia-Japan FTA

By IBTimes AU

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe capped his three-day visit to Australia by signing a free trade agreement (FTA) with Australia, which opens Japan's $5 trillion market to the Land Down Under. (Jul 14)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL, NEW JERSEY, MANAGEMENT

Signing of Australia-Japan FTA
Australia-Japan Ink Free Trade Agreement; Opens $5 Trillion Market

By IBTimes AU

Visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed on Tuesday a free trade agreement with Australia, which opens Japan's $5 trillion market to the Land Down Under. (Jul 09)

MORE TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, MANAGEMENT, TONY ABBOTT, INVESTMENT

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Australian Dollar Outlook - 02 July 2014

By IBTimes AU

Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar has made new year to date highs following yesterday’s RBA meeting. (Jul 02)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CHINA, UNEMPLOYMENT, HSBC, MANUFACTURING, GDP, INVESTMENT

A truck drives past piles of iron ore at the dump site of a port in Rizhao, Shandong province in this October 3, 2013 file photo. Chinese steel and iron ore futures extended recent losses on April 14, 2014, pressured by a weak outlook for demand in the wo
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday June 27, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket is flat after a 1.1 per cent surge yesterday. Global markets overnight ended mixed while a firmer ore price is helping the miners. Despite an uninspiring finish to the week, local stocks have still improved by 0.8 per cent over the past five days. (Jun 27)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, COURT, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL, QANTAS

An aerial view shows a flooded area near the Black Sea resort of Albena, in northeastern Bulgaria in this handout image released by the Bulgarian Defence Ministry on June 20, 2014. REUTERS/Bulgarian Defence Ministry/Handout via Reuters
Global Warming in EU: Damages Seen Hitting $259 Billion, Ireland to Bear Flooding Brunt

By IBTimes AU

Damages of the burgeoning global warming scenario in the European Union could hit 190 billion euros ($259 billion) a year in the 2071-2100 period, according to a new report by the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's in-house science service. (Jun 26)

MORE TOPICS: GLOBAL WARMING, GDP, INDIA, CLIMATE CHANGE

Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon June 16, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket rose only modestly today, with a lack of major data or corporate events keeping investors at bay. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) rose by 0.1 per cent, with the recently underperforming miners managing to record healthy gains after four straight weeks of losses. (Jun 16)

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