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Deploying A$16 million of shark-detecting technology in South Wales, Australia will keep predators at bay

It seems like technology came too late for Martin Brody from the movie Jaws. The government of New South Wales, Australia spent big on advanced technology that can detect sharks to keep beachgoers safe this summer.

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Starbucks

Starbucks to brew in Italy

A negotiation between the U.S. company and Italian businessman Antonio Percassi to bringing Starbucks to Italy is already in process. The agreement is set to be finalized this coming Christmas according to the newspaper Corriere della Serra.

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Train

Brookfield's $6.5-bn Asciano bid in regulatory fiasco

The $6.5-bn acquisition offer to Asciano Ltd by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners is landed in trouble as the Australian regulator seeks an extensive review following the concern raised by the country's competition watchdog citing the reason that the Canadian firm's deal could lessen competition in rail haulage. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has postponed its decision on the acquisition offer made by Brookfield till 17 December.

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Andrew Robb

Breakthrough in Trans Pacific trade talks

After five years of negotiations, 12 Pacific nations are about to conclude on a free trade agreement (FTA) as these countries have arrived on an understanding on Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deciding monopoly on new biotech drugs.

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Data Center

Australia's Vocus to acquire its rival M2 Group for A$1.93B

Australia - Vocus Communications will purchase M2 Group for A$1.93B. The merging will be completed in 2016. Vocus Communications Ltd. had come up with an agreement to purchase M2 Group for A$1.93B, that's US$1.35B worth. The deal will be the country's biggest acquisition in the telecom industry in four months, Bloomberg reported.

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Australian dollars

Australian dollar recovers as unemployment figures went down

The Australian dollar has slightly recovered after Australian employers created more jobs than what economists forecasted last month, pulling down the unemployment rate. According to Bloomberg, the Australian dollar was at 69.70 U.S. cents as of 11:38 am in Sydney on Thursday, down by 0.7% from the previous day. It had been at 69.53 cents just before the statistics bureau announced the number of employed in Australia climbed to 17,400 in August. An increase of 5,000 jobs is expected by analysts, according to the median estimate in a Bloomberg survey. The rate for the jobless went down from 6.3% to 6.2 % in July.

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Recycling

Europe is far behind in its electronic waste recycling target

A study conducted by Interpol and the United Nations said that only 33% of Europe's electronic wastes is correctly recycled. A large number of these electronic wastes include computers, cellphones and televisions that are dumped or traded illegally.

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China's export

China's July exports slump 8 percent, raises pressure for more stimulus

Chinese exports tumbled 8.3 percent in July, their biggest drop in four months and far worse than expected, reinforcing expectations that Beijing will be forced to roll out more stimulus to support the world's second-largest economy.

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Xshot Deluxe Bluetooth Remote

Xshot Deluxe Selfie Stick with Bluetooth Remote - Click When Ready

Xshot Deluxe has finally came up with what the selfie fans have been dreaming of. A shutter remote control for the perfect shot!

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The Murdochs

Murdoch brothers' symbiotic ties to be tested in Fox cockpit

One has been closely involved with the family business from his early 20s and is driven to succeed. The other had to be lured back from a decade's hiatus from the company and has operated at the edges of the empire.

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UBS

UBS seeks to offload Australian wealth unit to management: source

UBS is seeking to offload its private bank in Australia to the unit's management following a review of underperforming businesses at the Swiss bank, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Monday.

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Royal Dutch Shell Plc

BG says still happy with Shell bid as oil price rise boosts LNG

BG Group said on Friday it was still happy with Shell's $70 billion takeover bid despite a recent upturn in oil prices that led the company to increase the profit outlook for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) business.

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People's Bank of China

Asian central banks to ease further, but effects may be muted: Reuters poll

Emerging Asian central banks are expected to cut interest rates again in the coming months, but economists polled by Reuters are doubtful the moves will significantly boost growth or inflation.

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Nextflix

International expansion helps Netflix add more users than forecast

Video streaming pioneer Netflix Inc added more subscribers in the first quarter than it had projected, helped by aggressive expansion in overseas markets.

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Royal Dutch Shell Plc

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 the country's eastern gas market.

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