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Australia Detects Bird Flu in Victorian Egg Farm, Plunging Area to Lockdown Amid Fears Strain Could be Similar to What Causes Mass Poultry Deaths Worldwide

Bird flu has been detected at an Australian egg farm, putting it on lockdown amid worries that it is a strain causing catastrophic poultry deaths and the potential source of the next global pandemic.


Australian Telco Giant Telstra to Cut 2,800 Jobs by End of 2024 to Keep on Competitive Landscape

Telstra announced that it will cut 2,800 jobs by the end of 2024, especially products and services in its enterprise business...

AU, NZ Evacuate Nationals as Unrest in New Caledonia Continues

The foreign ministries of Australia and New Zealand have announced that it would be evacuating its nationals in New Caledonia as riots spark across the island regarding independence and nickel mining...

US, Australia Introduce Uncrewed Underwater Manta Ray Drone

A new underwater drone has successfully completed its first trial, showcasing its ability to navigate through the depths of the sea without being detected...


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Australian manufacturers fear Shell-BG deal may hurt gas market
Some of Australia's biggest manufacturers fear a planned $70 billion takeover of BG Group Plc (BG.L) by Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) could potentially worsen what they see as a lack of competition in th
Strong turnout for world's first glimpse at Apple Watch
Consumers in Australia flocked to Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) store in Sydney on Friday to get the world's first up-close look at the tech giant's smartwatch, which the company expects will be its next runaw
China's Guangdong Rising makes new, lower bid for PanAust
China's Guangdong Rising Assets Management [GDRAM.UL] launched a fresh $850 million bid to buy copper and gold miner PanAust Ltd (PNA.AX), but priced its offer at a quarter less than 10 months ago, un
Chevron seeks to exit Caltex Australia with $3.6 billion stake sale
U.S. energy firm Chevron (CVX.N) is seeking to sell its entire stake in Caltex Australia Ltd (CTX.AX) for about A$4.6 billion ($3.6 billion), exiting Australia's biggest refiner after nearly 40 years
Australia kicks off $39 billion submarine tender
Australia has invited Germany, France and Japan to pitch for a contract to build its new submarine fleet, kicking off a contentious A$50 billion ($38.8 billion) project which has become a political fo
BHP $13 billion spin-off South32 plans cautious approach to growth
BHP Billiton has put far less debt than expected into its $13 billion South32 spin-off, positioning the company formed from its unloved assets to weather tough markets and still pay a dividend.
NZ's Fonterra buys stake in China's Beingmate for $553 million
New Zealand's Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd (FCG.NZ) said it paid $553 million for a near 20 percent stake in China's Beingmate Baby and Child Food Co. Ltd (002570.SZ), as it looks to boost its pres
Bain-backed MYOB to file for $2.3 billion Australia IPO by end-March: sources
Bankers running the expected A$3 billion ($2.29 billion) initial public offering of Australian software firm MYOB Ltd, owned by Bain Capital, plan to file a prospectus for the sale by end-March, two p
KKR, Varde and Deutsche buy GE Capital consumer finance arm for $6.3 billion
A consortium of private equity firm KKR & Co LP (KKR.N), alternative investment manager Varde Partners and Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) has agreed to buy GE Capital's Australian and New Zealand consumer l
New Zealand firms see slump in China demand for infant formula after poison threat
Chinese demand for New Zealand infant formula has fallen after a threat by suspected environmental activists to contaminate the product with an agricultural poison, the head of an exporter group said
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