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Gyles Beckford

Australia, NZ dlrs find footing after turbulent week

Aug 14 2015

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Aug 14 The Australian dollar was ending the week on a steadier note after China looked to have stopped lowering its yuan for the moment, though its New Zealand counterpart took a knock from soft retail data at home.

Australia, NZ dlrs extend rally as China central bank calms nerves

Aug 12 2015

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Aug 13 The Australian and New Zealand dollars bounced away from six-year lows on Thursday as assurances from China's central bank that it was not aiming to aggressively devalue the yuan helped soothe market jitters.

Australian dollar set with weekly gains; NZD awaits Fonterra

Aug 07 2015

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON The Australian dollar inched up on Friday following a sanguine economic statement by the country's central bank, while the New Zealand dollar held above six-year lows ahead of Fonterra's dairy payout.

Euro hammered on Greek 'No' vote, market volatile

Jul 05 2015

SYDNEY The euro fell sharply on Monday, while the safe-haven Japanese yen rallied after Greeks voted to reject terms of a bailout, setting the country on course to financial ruin that could splinter Europe if creditors refuse further aid.

Euro falls as Greece votes 'No' to bailout package

Jul 05 2015

WELLINGTON The euro fell sharply on Monday in Asia-Pacific trading after Greeks looked to have overwhelmingly rejected austerity measures demanded in return for bailout money.

Pacific trade talks enter 'fast and furious' phase

Jun 25 2015

WELLINGTON/WASHINGTON Pacific Rim countries are gearing up for a busy six weeks now that the U.S. Congress has approved legislation key to sealing a massive trade pact reaching from Canada to New Zealand, spurring a rush to get the deal over the finish line.

Pacific trade talks enter 'fast and furious' phase

Jun 25 2015

WELLINGTON/WASHINGTON Pacific Rim countries are gearing up for a busy six weeks now that the U.S. Congress has approved legislation key to sealing a massive trade pact reaching from Canada to New Zealand, spurring a rush to get the deal over the finish line.

Pacific trade talks enter 'fast and furious' phase

Jun 25 2015

WELLINGTON/WASHINGTON, June 25 Pacific Rim countries are gearing up for a busy six weeks now that the U.S. Congress has approved legislation key to sealing a massive trade pact reaching from Canada to New Zealand, spurring a rush to get the deal over the finish line.

Aid teams report devastation and death after Vanuatu cyclone

Mar 15 2015

WELLINGTON The first reports from the outer islands of Vanuatu on Monday painted a picture of utter destruction after a monster cyclone tore through the Pacific island nation. | Video

Aid teams report devastation and death after Vanuatu cyclone

Mar 15 2015

WELLINGTON The first reports from the outer islands of Vanuatu on Monday painted a picture of utter destruction after a monster cyclone tore through the Pacific island nation.

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Iran tanker heads to Greece, U.S. warns against helping vessel

An Iranian tanker at the center of an angry confrontation between Iran and Washington sailed for Greece on Monday after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar, as Washington called the release unfortunate and warned Greece and Mediterranean ports against helping the vessel.