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  1. 'Dead' Trans-Pacific Partnership to be resurrected

    Australia and 10 other nations signal they will sign a revised Trans-Pacific Partnership later this year, in an agreement Trade Minister Steve Ciobo says will drive Australian exports and create new jobs.

  2. Business in 90 Seconds

    In this update: The owner of the radio rentals business, the Thorn group will pay a 2 million dollar fine for breaches of responsible lending practices. Australia's largest insurer QBE says it expects to report an after tax loss of 1.2 billion dollars. The local share market was today buoyed by the banking sector with the all ordinaries closing the day up just under point 8 of a per cent.

  3. Opposition calls for petrol price watch scheme for Queensland to stop 'fuel rip-off'

    The Queensland Government needs to set up a petrol price watch scheme, the State Opposition says, after prices in Brisbane soared to almost $1.50 per litre on the first day of the new school year.

  4. Business in 90 Seconds

    In this update: The owner of the Radio Rentals business - The Thorn Group - will pay a 2 million dollar fine for breaches of responsible lending practices; Australia's largest insurer says it expects to report an after tax loss of 1.2 billion dollars; Wine exports to China by Australian producers soared in 2017 on the back of cuts to import duties.

  5. Western Union scam victims urged to seek $US586m compensation

    Authorities are urging victims of scams, facilitated via Western Union's payment systems, to claim compensation through the US Department of Justice.

  6. Radio Rentals to refund $20m to customers over unaffordable leases

    The retail giant agrees to refund nearly $20 million to customers tied up in leases they can't afford to pay, following a lengthy investigation by ASIC into the business's lending practices.

  7. Business in 90 Seconds

    In this update: Australia's largest insurer says it expects to report an after tax loss of 1.2 billion dollars; Rio Tinto is set to open a new office in Mongolia to focus on exploration; More than 8 of every 10 dollars of wealth created last year went directly to the richest one per cent.

  8. Palmer approved $170m from Queensland Nickel to himself, family: documents

    Clive Palmer retrospectively approved more than $170 million in payments from Queensland Nickel to himself, family and his corporate interests during meetings late last year, which he chaired himself, court documents reveal.

  9. Business in 90 Seconds

    In this update: Australian electronics chain JB Hi-Fi has broken into the global ranking of top retailers; More than 8 of every 10 dollars of wealth created last year went directly to the richest one per cent; The Australian sharemarket has opened on a positive note.

  10. Business in 90 Seconds

    In this update: the International Monetary Fund has upgraded its forecasts for the global economy; and Optimism about the global economy amongst the world's top CEO's is at its highest level for six years.

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