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Jan 30, 2011

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Rush to snap up flats before tax Home sales have surged in Beijing on concern that the capital will





31/ 01/ 2011
Slowdown masks property bonanza
Banks' reserve ratios may be raised in inflation fight
More members see luster beyond GEM
Peak Sport insists it can stay on top of game
Potential crises may be found in the data
Yuan bill purchases drive down yield
Rush to snap up flats before tax
Imports tipped to rise faster than exports
CDB bids for German bank
State aid for Spanish lenders
Positive signs despite Egyptian jitters
Price hikes spark Beijing farm push

28/ 01/ 2011
Loan growth set to remain high
Hongqiao starts slow
Beijing brings in property tax to hobble speculators
More rate hikes on agenda
CNOOC to spend US$8.7b on capex
Long-term potential powered through gas
Mounting debt compels S&P to cut Japan rating
Accountants body calls for goods and services tax

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Southern Cross in $741m Austereo bid
Austereo, Triple M radio studio in World Square Sydney UPDATED Ross Kelly SOUTHERN Cross Media has made a friendly takeover offer of up to $741.3 million for rival broadcaster Austereo Group.
 
Banks, miners pull sharemarket down 1pc
ASX, sharemarket, stocks, stockmarket, Exchange Centre MAJOR banks and miners dragged on the Australian sharemarket by early afternoon as investors looked with fear upon turmoil in Egypt.
 
Wesfarmers food, liquor sales up 6.7pc
Coles Rebecca Thurlow WESFARMERS said today that sales in its Coles food and liquor division rose by 6.7 per cent to $7.04 billion in its second quarter.
 
Crane board backs Fletcher's higher bid
Jonathan Ling, Fletcher Building chief executive Rebecca Howard FLETCHER Building today said it had raised its offer for Crane Group and that the target's board was recommending the bid to shareholders.
 
TNK asks court to halt BP-Rosneft deal
oil pipeline Ian King BP'S billionaire Russian partners threatened to stop $1.8bn in dividend payments today as they went to court to halt a pact with Rosneft.
 
Bullish Navitas projects $70m profit
Navitas Tracy Lee NAVITAS is bullish on full-year net profit after its half-year result soared by 18 per cent on strong numbers from offshore universities.
 
Russia drifts from US dollar to gold
Moscow David Robertson RUSSIA moved to become the eight biggest holder of gold reserves in the world, surpassing Japan, as it diversified away from the US dollar.
 
Gates to help the great 'unbanked'
Bill Gates, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Stephen Fidler MORE than 1 billion people worldwide have no access to banks and cannot save, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation wants to help.
 
Financial Markets
Banks, miners pull sharemarket down 1pc
ASX, sharemarket, stocks, stockmarket, Exchange Centre MAJOR banks and miners dragged on the Australian sharemarket by early afternoon as investors looked with fear upon turmoil in Egypt.
 
Sharemarket down 1pc in early trade
Russia drifts from US dollar to gold
 
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Mining & Energy
TNK asks court to halt BP-Rosneft deal
oil pipeline Ian King BP'S billionaire Russian partners threatened to stop $1.8bn in dividend payments today as they went to court to halt a pact with Rosneft.
 
Melting ice 'ideal for smelters'
Chevron upbeat on LNG projects
 
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As Egypt teeters, the world watches
 
The political drama unfolding in Egypt could redraw power politics in the Middle East.

The PM's day, per the press office: Julia Gillard is in Canberra today, and she will attend a meeting of the government's mutli-party climate change committee. She is not scheduled to meet the press at this stage.
Tony Abbott is in Sydney today. He will talk to Steve Price and Andrew Bolt on Melbourne radio station MTR just after 830am this morning.
Appointed: Word reaches us that Stephen Hutcheon has been appointed iPad editor of the SMH.
Driving the day: The world has stopped, watched and waited as events have unfolded in Egypt.
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John Lyons reports from Cairo: EGYPT'S Muslim Brotherhood and other opposition groups last night charged leading dissident Mohamed ElBaradei with negotiating with President Hosni Mubarak's regime as the veteran leader clung to power, appointing the first Vice-President of his 30-year rule as the death toll from the uprising topped 100. Gangs of armed men attacked at least four jails across Egypt, helping to free hundreds of Muslim militants as police vanished from the streets of Cairo and other cities.Australians have been told not to travel to Egypt, and to leave if they are already in the country.
Haaretz: U.S. President Barack Obama voiced support for an "orderly transition" in Egypt that is responsive to the aspirations of Egyptians in phone calls with foreign leaders, the White House said on Sunday.
Aljazeera - which has been blocked by the Egyptian regime - has a live blog from the streets.
Guardian: The Egyptian opposition leader, Mohamed ElBaradei, tonight predicted change within "the next few days" as western leaders pointedly d
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