PNG police enter abandoned Australian-run detention camp

By Tom Westbrook and Swati Pandey SYDNEY, Nov 23 : Police entered an officially-shuttered Australian-run detention camp in Papua New Guinea on Thursday and ordered some 380 asylum seekers occupying it to leave as they carried away food and water the men had stockpiled, three of the men told Reuters. Asylum seekers said they climbed […]

Golf-Tiger ‘pain free’ and ready for return, says Day

By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Nov 22 : Tiger Woods is waking up “pain free” for the first time in three years ahead of his return to golf at next week’s Hero World Challenge, his fellow former world number one Jason Day said on Wednesday. Woods, who has not played competitive golf for 10 months as […]

Postecoglou quits as Australia coach, will not go to World Cup

By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Nov 22 : Australia were left without a coach seven months before the World Cup finals on Wednesday when Ange Postecoglou walked away from the job after weeks of speculation over his future. Postecoglou, who had come under fire as Australia failed to secure direct qualification to Russia, announced his decision […]

Australian dlr slips to 5-mth lows, NZ$ sours on milk oversupply fears

By Swati Pandey and Charlotte Greenfield SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Nov 21 : – The Australian dollar slipped to a fresh 5-month low on Tuesday as minutes from a meeting of the country’s central bank voiced concerns on sluggish wages and cemented views that interest rates will stay at record lows for months. The New Zealand dollar fell […]

Australian shares track Wall Street gains; NZ up

By Nicole Pinto Undated, Nov 17 : Australian shares were higher on Friday, tracking strong earnings-driven gains on Wall Street and led by financial and energy stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 index climbed 0.3 percent or 14.789 points to 5,957.3 by 0102 GMT. The benchmark rose 0.2 percent on Thursday. James McGlew, executive director of corporate […]

Australia dlr gets hand-up from jobs data, NZ$ struggles

By Wayne Cole SYDNEY, Nov 16 : The Australian dollar bounced from near five-month lows on Thursday as a mostly upbeat employment report triggered a round of short-covering, while its New Zealand counterpart extended its recent decline. The Australian dollar was holding on at $0.7596, after delving as deep as $0.7567 overnight amid a general […]