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Bushfires set to spark electricity bill shock as power companies pass on insurance and rebuilding costs

While the nation is yet to fully count the costs of this summer's disastrous fire season, down the track consumers are going to be footing the bill for power utilities' higher insurance and rebuilding costs. → Read More

IMF cuts global economic forecasts, gives climate change warning; shares steady, Wall St closed

The International Monetary Fund cuts its forecasts for global growth, mainly because of lower growth in India, and warns about the risk of climate change to the global economy. → Read More

ASX set for gains as US shares resume record run

Australian shares are set to bounce back from yesterday's losses after Wall Street hit new highs, with reports the US will be dropping China from its list of currency manipulators. → Read More

Amazon allegedly threatened to fire employees for speaking out about climate change

The company warned two employees they could be sacked if they continued to speak publicly about Amazon's environmental policies. → Read More

China and US trade deal tipped to be signed next week, but not until Donald Trump says so

A White House trade adviser says the 86-page agreement is being translated and double checked ahead of the Chinese Vice-Premier's visit to Washington. → Read More

Private health insurance at a 'tipping point', with Australians dropping cover in droves

Industry experts are warning Australia's private health insurance industry could be in terminal decline as consumers — sick of paying more for less all the time — abandon their hospital and other cover. → Read More

Hong Kong could see exodus of funds and people as China asserts its power

Migration agents are reporting increased enquiries from people seeking to leave Hong Kong, including to move to Australia, as concerns grow about China's increasing control of the special administrative region. → Read More

Rio Tinto faces $2.7b cost blowout at its Mongolian copper mine

Rio Tinto's ambitious joint venture in Mongolia is facing big cost overruns and construction delays over concerns about the underground copper mine's stability. → Read More

Gas reservation policy needed to fix 'broken' market, lower energy prices, says IEEFA

A new report estimates Australians could save up to $270 a year on their electricity bills, if the Federal Government introduced policy to reserve gas for the domestic market. → Read More

Iron ore prices are booming now, but may be about to fall back, analysts say

Iron ore prices have nearly doubled this year, after another major mine disaster in January knocked out a lot of production in Brazil, and are at their highest levels in five years. But the boom may not last much longer. → Read More

Fortescue Metals and BHP iron ore production hit by Cyclone Veronica

Fortescue Metals and BHP reveal how much Tropical Cyclone Veronica has impacted their iron ore production. → Read More

Rio Tinto production hit by Cyclone Veronica; Oil Search earnings fall on weaker oil prices

Extreme weather conditions have hurt Rio Tinto's iron ore production and driven prices to their highest level in years, while weaker oil prices weighed on Oil Search's revenue over the March quarter. → Read More

Woolworths to shut 30 of its Big W stores amid retail gloom

Woolworths will close 16 per cent of its loss-making Big W stores over the next three years as well as two distribution centres in regional Queensland and South Australia. → Read More

Iron ore prices set to stay high but coal exports face problems

Iron ore prices are tipped to stay much higher than budget forecasts, potentially handing the Federal Government a multi-billion-dollar windfall this financial year and next. → Read More

Global carbon emissions hit record high in 2018, International Energy Agency says

The International Energy Agency reveals that despite a rapid uptake of renewable energy, increased demand for heating and cooling drove coal-fired power generation and carbon emissions higher. → Read More

ASX poised for a solid day on the back of Wall Street buying

If the Fed's message about growth wasn't that positive, Wall Street traders weren't listening as they bid up stocks overninght. → Read More

US Fed says it won't raise interest rates this year, but that didn't boost shares

US stocks ended mixed as worries about the US-China trade dispute offset news that the US central bank does not plan any interest rate rises this year. → Read More

Roundup found to be 'substantial factor' in causing US man's cancer

A unanimous decision in a Californian court find the weed killer caused a 70-year-old man to develop non-Hodgkin's lymphoma after he used it for nearly 30 years on his property. → Read More

US share markets flop flat on China trade worries

Shares on Wall Street gains made earlier in the session after a report that the US and China are in dispute over some measures to end their trade war. → Read More

US shares climb despite another descent for Boeing

US stocks rally in late trade, but gains are limited as Boeing and Facebook shares take a hit as both face regulatory threats. → Read More