12/9/2020 Reuters: Australia to make Facebook (AKA the plague on humanity), Google pay news outlets for content.
11/27/2020 Australia is currently in the grip of an extensive spring heatwave. New South Wales has just recorded its hottest November day ever.+ 46.9 °C in Smithville at 4:35 pm local time.
11/26/2020 Bloomberg: China is set to impose anti-dumping duties of more than 100% on Australian wine from this weekend, following a series of sweeping trade reprisals this year and further escalating tensions with Canberra.
10/14/2020 Australia Jobless Rate Rises To 6.9% In September
8/20/2020 Australia Commonwealth Bank Composite PMI: 48.8 (August) vs previous 57.8
11/30/14 (The Independent)As host of the G20 summit of world leaders in Brisbane this weekend, Australia had been looking forward to its moment in the sun. However, Tony Abbott’s government risks becoming an international laughing stock, thanks to its attempts to block discussion of climate change...Mr Abbott – who once dismissed climate change science as “absolute crap” – horrified scientists and environmentalists last month when he described coal as “good for humanity” while opening a new mine in Queensland.
8/3/14 “While the 66 countries that account for 88 per cent of global emissions have passed laws to address global warming, Australia is repealing them.” Australia became the first country in the world to abolish a price on carbon - and this vote to repeal its tax on carbon dioxide emissions is a setback to establishing a similar charge in the U.S. - where Republicans and fossilized interests still criticize its costs and carry on to question if carbon dioxide from human activity causes climate change.
Australia has approved the Adani's Carmichael coalmine and rail project that will dig up and transport about 60m tonnes of coal a year for export. Greenpeace has claimed that coal from the mine will add 128m tonnes of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere per year. Senator Larissa Waters said: "History will look back on the Abbott government’s decision as an act of climate criminality.
3/2/14 Australia's unemployment rate rose to 6.0 % in Jan.
1/18/14 Confidence in Australia's property and construction industry has surged to a new record high
7/13/12 Australia's unemployment rate rose to 5.2% in June (Reuters)
6/10/12 Australia's unemployment rate rose to 5.1 % in May
2/6/2012 In the 12 months to January, Australia’s inflation gauge rose by 2.2%.
9/8/11 YoY Australia’s GDP rose to 1.4% in 2Q
7/7/11 Australia's jobless rate remains at 4.9 % in June for a second month in a row
2/28/11 Australian business chiefs predicted a patchy economic growth outlook for 2011, with trade exposed industries particularly hit by the strength of the Australian dollar.
1/14/11 Australia's unemployment rate fell by 0.2 % to 5.0%.
11/2/2010 Australia’s central bank surprises the market with a 0.25 interest rate increase.
10/13/10 A La Nina event, which has brought wet weather to Australia and drought to Brazil, has strengthened, according to Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology.The La Niña in the Pacific remains a moderate to strong event. The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) value of +25 for September was its highest monthly value since 1973.
10/5/10 Australia held steady on interest rates, bucking expectations by most economists that it would boost rates.
9/26/10 National Australia Bank upgraded its wheat production forecast for this crop year to 23.1 million metric tons from a 22.2 million-ton estimate. The figure remains below the official estimate of 25.1m tonnes announced last week
7/28/10 Australian consumer prices rose by less than expected. QoQ Australia’s consumer price index rose 0.6%, and 3.1% YoY.
7/14/10 Australian consumer confidence rose 11.1% during July, compared with a previous reading -5.7% in June.
7/8/10 Australia’s unemployment rate out at 5.1%. The currency rose on the stronger-than-expected employment data and improving investor confidence.
6/10/10 Australia's unemployment rate improved from 5.4% to 5.2%
6/3/10 Australia's exports rose 11%
6/2/10 Australia’s GDP rose 0.5% in Q1 and up 2.7% YoY
6/1/10 Australia kept its interest rate at 4.50%
5/5/10 Australia increased its interest rate from 4.25% to 4.50%
3/29/10 The Reserve Bank of Australia sounded a hawkish warning over interest rates.
3/3/10 Australia's GDP rose 0.9% in Q4 of 2009 and up 2.7% YoY
2/16/10 China’s iron ore imports from Australia rose 42.9 percent in 2009 to 260 million tons
2/1/10 Australia surprised markets with the decision to leave its rates unchanged at 3.75%.
2/1/10 Manufacturing in Australia rose from 48.5 to 51.0 in January
1/5/10 New home sales in Australia rose 0.3% in November.
1/4/10 Australia’s manufacturing index fell from 51.2 to 48.5 in December.
12/16/09 Australia's GDP rose 0.5% YoY
12/9/09 Australian employers added 31,200 workers in November
11/18/09 Australia’s leading indicators rose 0.9% in September
11/6/09 The Reserve Bank of Australia estimates GDP will be up 1.75% in 2009 and up 3.25% in 2010.
11/4/09 Australia's retail sales fell 0.2% in September.
11/3/09 Australia increased its interest rate from 3.25% to 3.50%, as expected
10/28/09 Australia's consumer prices rose 1.3% in Q3
10/21/09 Australia’s leading indicators rose 1.1% in August.
10/7/09 Australias jobless rate fell to 5.7% from 5.8%
9/30/09 Australia's retail sales rose 0.9% in August,
9/10/09 Australia's unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.8% in August
9/3/09 Services index in Australia rose from 44.1 to 48.0 in August
9/2/09 Australia's GDP rose 0.6%
8/11/09 Australia’s July Business Confidence rose to 10 from 4 in June
8/7/09 Australia’s Julys Construction Index out at 39.5 (42.6 expected
7/22/09 Australia’s Q2 Consumer Prices rose 0.5% QoQ.
7/20/09 Australia’s Q2 Producer Price Index fell -0.8% QoQ
7/17/09 Australia Q2 Import Price Index fell -6.4% QoQ
7/14/09 Business confidence in Australia rose from -2 to +4 in June
7/9/09 Australia's unemployment rate rose to a six-year high of 5.8 % in June.
7/8/09 Australia’s Consumer Confidence rose 9.3%.
Australia’s May Home Loans rose 2.2%.
7/7/09 Australia kept interest rates unchanged at 3.0%
7/2/09 “More evidence of a developing El Niño event has emerged during the past fortnight, and computer forecasts show there’s very little chance of the development stalling or reversing,” Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology said in a report.
7/1/09 Australia’s May Retail Sales rose 1.0% MoM
6/11/09 Australia's unemployment rose to 5.7% percent from a revised 5.5 % – better than expected.
6/9/09 Australia's consumer sentiment index rose 12.7% to 100.1
6/3/09 Australia's GDP rose 0.4%.
6/2/09 Australia kept its interest rate unchanged at 3.0%,
6/1/09 Australia's retail sales rose 0.3% in April
5/12/09 Australia’s unemployment rate improved from 5.7% to 5.4%
5/6/09 Australia's retail sales rose 2.2% in March
5/5/09 Australia kept its interest rate unchanged at 3.0%.
4/22/09 Australia's consumer prices rose 2.5%
4/20/09 Australia's producer prices fell 0.4%.
4/8/09 Australia’s consumer sentiment rose 8.3% in April.
Australia’s jobless rate rose in March to 5.7% from 5.2%.
Australia reduced its interest rate from 3.25% to 3.00%
4/1/2009 Australia Feb. Building Approvals rose 7.8% MoM
Australia's retail sales fell 2% in February
3/30/09 Australia's new home sales rose 3.9% in February
3/12/2009 Australia's unemployment rate rose from 4.8% to 5.2%
3/11/2009 Consumer sentiment in Australia fell from 85.8 to 85.6 in March
3/4/2009 Australia’s GDP fell 0.5%
3/3/2009 Australia kept rates unchanged at 3.25%
2/10/09 Australia’s business confidence fell from -20 to -32
2/4/2009 Australia’s retail sales rose 3.8% in December.
2/3/09 Australia reduced its interest rate from 4.25% to 3.25%,
1/23/09 Australia 4Q Import Price rose 10.8% from 5%; Export Price rose 15.9% from 13.8%.
1/15/09 Australia's unemployment rate rose from 4.4% to 4.5% MoM
1/8/09 Australia's building approvals fell 12.8% in November.
1/7/09 Australia's retail sales rose 0.1% in November
12/11/2008 Australia's unemployment rate increased from 4.3% to 4.4%
12/4/2008 Australia reduced its interest rate from 6.5% to 5.0
12/3/2008 Australia’s GDP rose 0.1% QoQ and 1.9% YoY
11/25/08 Australia's construction activity rose 4.4% in September
11/17/08 Australia's retail sales fell 0.1% in the third quarter
11/6/08 Australia's unemployment rate was unchanged in October at 4.3%,.
11/4/08 Australia reduced its estimated wheat crop from 22.5 to 19.9 million tons.
11/3/2008 Australia's retail sales fell 1.1% in October.
Australia cuts key interest rate by 0.75 %
10/22/08 Australia's consumer prices rose 5.0%.
10/14/08 Australia will spend A$10.4 billion to help stimulate the economy.
10/7/2008 Australia reduced its interest rate from 7.0% to 6.0% -- more than expected.
10/1/2008 Manufacturing in Australia improved from 47.0 to 47.2
9/9/2008 Business confidence in Australia rose from -9 to -7 in August.
8/7/08 Australia’s unemployment rate remained at 4.3%.
8/5/08 Australia kept rates unchanged at 7.25%, as expected.
7/23/08 Australia's consumer prices rose 4.5%
7/2/08 Australia’s retail sales rose 0.7% in May.
7/1/08 Australias manufacturing fell from 51.2 to 47.0 in June.
Australia kept the interest rate unchanged at 7.25%.
4/23/08 Australia's consumer price index rose 4.2%.
4/4/08 Australia's retail sales fell 0.1% in February.
2/14/08 Australia’s unemployment rate improved from 4.3% to 4.1% in January
2/13/08 Consumer confidence in Australia fell 103.1 to 97.4
2/5/08 Australia's central bank raised its interest rate by a quarter point to an 11-year high of 7%.
2/4/08 Australian home price rose 12% in 2007,
1/17/08 Australia's unemployment rate improved from 4.5% to 4.3% in December.
12/13/07 Australia’s unemployment rate rose to 4.5% vs. 4.3% expected
12/12/07 Australia December Consumer Confidence rose 1.8% vs. a drop of 4.2% in November.
12/11/07 Australia Home Loans for October fell 0.7%
12/6/07 YoY GDP in Australia rose 4.3%.
12/5/07 Australia left rates unchanged at 6.75% as expected
QoQ Australia GDP rose 1.0%, YoY GDP rose 4.3% vs. 4.8% expected.
Australia’s Nov. Services Index rose to 56.4 from 53.2.
12/3/07 Australia's Oct. Trade Balance out at -2983M vs. -1800M expected.
10/24/07 Australia’s consumer prices rose 0.9% QoQ and up 2.9% YoY.
10/11/07 Australia's unemployment rate fell from 4.3% to 4.2%.
10/3/07 Australia's retail sales rose 0.7% in August.
9/6/07 Australia's unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.3% in August.
8/9/07 Australia's unemployment rate remained at 4.3%.
5/10/07 Australia's unemployment rate fell from 4.5% to 4.4% in April.
5/8/07 Australian Retail sales were up 1.1% MoM.
4/24/07 YoY consumer prices in Australia were up 2.4% in the first quarter, down from a 3.3% gain in the previous quarter.
4/3/07 Australia's retail sales were up 0.9% in February, better than expected.
3/14/07 Consumer confidence in Australia increased to 115.5 in March, the highest score in over a year.
2/12/06 Australia reduced its inflation estimate for 2007 from 3.0% to 2.75%.
2/7/07 Australia’s consumer prices were down 0.1%.
11/30/06 Retail sales in Australia were up 0.8% in October.
11/2/06 Retail sales in Australia were up 0.1% in September.
10/26/06 Consumer prices in Australia were up 3.9% YoY
10/4/06 The Australian central bank left its key interest rate unchanged.
10/3/06 Retail sales in Australia were up 0.3% in August, better than expected.
9/7/06 The unemployment rate in Australia increased from 4.8% to 4.9%
9/6/06 Australia's GDP was up 0.3% in the second quarter and up 1.9% YoY.
8/4/06 Australia's Reserve Bank expects real GDP to increase 3.5% this year with inflation around 3.0%.
8/2/06 The Reserve Bank of Australia has lifted interest rates to 6%. This is the second increase this year.
7/3/06 Retail sales in Australia were down 0.3% in May.
6/7/06 Australia's GDP rose 09% in the first quarter of 2006 and up 3.1% YoY.
5/8/06 Retail sales in Australia rose 0.3% in March.
5/3/06 Australia increased its benchmark interest rate by a quarter-percent to 5.75%, the highest in over five years.
4/26/06 Australia's consumer price index was up 3% in the first quarter.
04/06/06 Australia's unemployment rate improved from 5.2% to 5.0% in March, the lowest in 29 years.
3/31/06 Australian Retail sales were up 0.7% in February, more than expected.
3/1/06 Australia's GDP was up 0.5% in the fourth quarter, weaker than expected. For 2005 the GDP was up 2.5%, the slowest in four years.
1/26/06 YoY Consumer prices in Australia were up 2.8%1/12/06 The unemployment rate in Australia was unchanged in December at 5.1%
1/9/06 Retail sales in Australia were down 0.1% in November, weaker than expected.
1/3/06 An index of manufacturing in Australia increased from 44.2 to 53.1 in December.
12/8/05 The unemployment rate in Australia dropped from 5.2% to 5.1% in November
12/7/05 Australia's GDP grew 0.2 percent in the third quarter, the slowest pace in a year.
11/30/05 Retail sales in Australia rebounded from a 0.3% drop in September to gain 0.5% in October.
11/10/05 Australia's unemployment rate increased from 5.1% to 5.2% in October, the highest in seven months.
11/3/05 Retail sales in Australia were down 0.3% in August, weaker than expected.
10/26/05 YoY Consumer prices in Australia were up 3.0% in the third quarter. The core rate was up 2.0% YoY
10/13/05 The unemployment rate in Australia increased from 5.0 to 5.1%
08/30/05 Retail sales in Australia were down 1.0% in July.
06/09/05 Australia's unemployment rate remained at 5.1% in May, the lowest in 28 years.
06/07/05 Australia is the world's second-largest exporter of wheat, but it has already been suggested that the country might have to import wheat from its international competitors to meet demand this year.
06/01/05 Australia's GDP increased .7% in the first quarter of 2005, less than expected.
05/18/05 Retail sales in Australia were up 1.2% in the first quarter, stronger than expected.
05/12/05 Australia's unemployment rate stayed at 5.1% in April
05/04/05 Australia's Reserve Bank kept its official interest rate unchanged at 5.50%.
05/02/05 An index of manufacturing in Australia increased from 52.6 to 52.9 in April, the lowest April reading in three years.
04/27/05 Consumer prices in Australia were up 2.4% in the first quarter from a year ago, less of a gain than was expected
03/10/05 Australia's unemployment rate in February remained at 5.1%, the lowest in 28 years.
03/03/05 Retail sales in Australia were up 0.6% in January, the first gain in four months.
03/02/05 Australia's GDP was up 0.1% in the fourth quarter of 2004 and up 1.5% YoY.
02/10/05 The unemployment rate in Australia remained at 5.1% in January, the lowest since 1976. 44,500 new jobs were added, much more than expected.
02/04/05 Retail sales in Australia were down 0.3% in December, weaker than expected
02/02/05 The Reserve Bank of Australia met and kept its interest rate unchanged for the 14th straight month at 5.25%.
01/13/05 The unemployment rate in Australia dropped from 5.2% to 5.1% in December, the lowest in 28 years - 29,000 new jobs were added.
01/11/05 Exports were down 0.4% in November, imports were up 2%.
01/07/05 Retail sales in Australia were up 0.1% in November, less than expected.
01/06/05 An index of services in Australia jumped from 59.5 to 65.4 in December, the highest in two years.
01/04/05 An index of manufacturing in Australia increased from 53.1 to 60.8 in December, the highest in over two years.
12/14/04 An index of business confidence in Australia dropped from 16.9 to 6.5 in November.
12/09/04 The unemployment rate in Australia dropped from 5.3% to 5.2% in November, the lowest since 1977.
12/01/04 Australia's GDP was up 0.3% in the third quarter, less than expected.
11/30/04 Retail sales in Australia were down .7% in October, weaker than expected.
11/11/04 The unemployment rate in Australia dropped from 5.5% to 5.3% in October, the lowest in over 26 years.
11/10/04 An index of consumer confidence in Australia increased 2.3 to 121.8 in October, the highest in over ten years.
11/09/04 Australian Treasurer Peter Costello vowed on Tuesday no let-up in economic reforms after a glowing report from the IMF on Australia's economy predicted 3.75% growth in 2004.
11/09/04 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced that Australia's strong economic performance in the past six years is expected to continue next year.
10/07/04 The unemployment rate in Australia dropped from 5.7% to 5.6% in September after the economy added 63,500 jobs, the biggest job creation in two years.
09/30/04 Retail sales in Australia were up .2% in August.
09/09/04 The unemployment rate in Australia stayed at 5.7% in August
09/08/04 Australias index of consumer confidence increased to 121.4 from 119.4 in September, the second highest increase in thirty years.
09/01/04 Australia's GDP was up .6% in the second quarter and up 4.1% year over year.
06/10/04 Australia's unemployment rate dropped from 5.6% to 5.5% in May, the lowest in 23 years.
04/29/04 Since the U.S. will not agree to free trade in sugar, Australia has decided to give its sugar producers A$444 million in aid.
02/09/04 The U.S. and Australia formed a free trade agreement for mostly manufactured goods. Sugar and beef were left out of the agreement.
01/22/04 Australian long-term unemployment in December dropped to its lowest level in more than 13 years, the government said Friday.