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Visa entry puts Australian buy-now-pay-later firm Afterpay under pressure

Jul 01 2019

SYDNEY Australia's Afterpay Touch Group Ltd, an early adopter of buy-now-pay-later consumer lending, has come under heavy selling pressure for consecutive trading days after credit card giant Visa Inc unveiled plans to enter the market.

Betting the house: investors demand higher premiums for risky Australian mortgage bonds

Jun 17 2019

SYDNEY Investors in Australian mortgage bonds are demanding higher premiums to buy the riskiest tranches of new debt, as a slowing economy stokes concerns a property downturn could get worse and increase home loan defaults.

Oil Search CEO says new PNG leader unlikely to demand big concessions on gas deals

Jun 06 2019

SYDNEY The head of Papua New Guinea-focused energy firm Oil Search Ltd said he did not expect to make any significant new concessions on a gas deal it and ExxonMobil Corp hope to strike with the South Pacific nation's new leader.

New PNG leader 'taking back' economy, puts resources firms on notice

May 30 2019

SYDNEY/BRISBANE Papua New Guinea's new prime minister pledged on Thursday to "tweak and turn" laws governing how natural resources are extracted to help lift the vast South Pacific archipelago out of poverty.

UPDATE 3-New PNG leader "taking back" economy, puts resources firms on notice

May 30 2019

* Critic of major gas deal, plans to review resource management

'Quiet Australians' are the latest to upset election forecasters' expectations

May 20 2019

SYDNEY The group responsible for Australia's top opinion poll and an industry body for market research will review their methods to uncover how pollsters came to wrongly predict a victory for the opposition in the general election, they said on Monday.

'Quiet Australians' are the latest to upset election forecasters' expectations

May 20 2019

SYDNEY The group responsible for Australia's top opinion poll and an industry body for market research will review their methods to uncover how pollsters came to wrongly predict a victory for the opposition in the general election, they said on Monday.

'Quiet Australians' are the latest to upset election forecasters' expectations

May 20 2019

SYDNEY The group responsible for Australia's top opinion poll and an industry body for market research will review their methods to uncover how pollsters came to wrongly predict a victory for the opposition in the general election, they said on Monday.

UPDATE 1-"Quiet Australians" are the latest to upset election forecasters' expectations

May 20 2019

* Billionaire candidate added complexity to election result (Recasts)

Australian PM heads to church, football after 'miracle' election win

May 19 2019

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanked his fellow Pentecostal churchgoers on Sunday after a miraculous election victory that defied years of unfavorable opinion polls and bruised a Labor opposition that had been widely expected to win. | Video

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