RBA meeting minutes, US-China trade, currencies

Major Asia stocks rise as minutes show Aussie central bank’s dovish stance

Markets across Asia rose on Tuesday morning as sentiment continues to be buoyed by a recent phase one trade deal reached between Beijing and Washington. Mainland China markets edged higher in early trade. The Shanghai composite was flat, while the Shenzhen component rose 0.24%. The Shenzhen composite was up 0.18%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index … Read more…

Aussie families speak of grief, one week on from Whakaari/White Island tragedy | 1 NEWS

Aussie families speak of grief, one week on from Whakaari/White Island tragedy | 1 NEWS

The sole comfort for the families of Rick Elzer and Karla Mathews is that the couple were together when the White Island volcano eruption took their lives. Australian friends Jason Griffiths, Karla Matthews and Richard Elzer, who were on White Island when the volcano erupted. Source: Nine News Along with the Langfords from Sydney, they’re … Read more…