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  • SA green lights industrial hemp production AAP - 11 hours ago

    Industrial hemp will be allowed to be cultivated in SA after the government announced support for legislation.

  • Oil giant taps China's vast geothermal reserves AFP - 13 hours ago
    Oil giant taps China's vast geothermal reserves

    Baoding (China) (AFP) - Chinese state-run energy giant Sinopec has drilled hundreds of wells across the country without finding a single drop of oil. But that was precisely the point: instead of black gold, the almost mile deep holes are providing clean heat for local homes.

  • SA green-lights industrial hemp production AAP - 13 hours ago
    SA green-lights industrial hemp production

    Industrial hemp will be legalised in South Australia after the government announced it would support a Greens bill. The laws will allow for the growing of hemp for industrial purposes, such as cosmetics, clothing and textiles, and construction materials. Manufacturing and Innovation Minister Kyam Maher will move a number of amendments to the Industrial Hemp Bill 2016, which was introduced to Parliament by Greens MLC Tammy Franks last year.

  • Labor pushes industrial relations agenda AAP - 14 hours ago

    The Turnbull government wants to keep parliament's focus on its welfare savings and corporate tax cuts while Labor is itching for a fight over penalty rates.

  • SA green lights industrial hemp production Yahoo7 - 16 hours ago

    SA green lights industrial hemp production

  • Mexico vows to impose tariffs if Trump presses wall payment AFP - 18 hours ago

    Mexico City (AFP) - Mexico's foreign minister has warned the United States that his country will impose tariffs on US products if President Donald Trump taxes Mexican imports to finance a border wall.

  • Oil giant taps China's vast geothermal reserves AFP - 23 hours ago
    Oil giant taps China's vast geothermal reserves

    Chinese state-run energy giant Sinopec has drilled hundreds of wells across the country without finding a single drop of oil. While two-thirds of China's electricity is generated by coal, almost all of the homes in northern Hebei province's Xiong district -- home to 400,000 people -- are heated by wells as deep as 1,500 metres (5,000 feet). "This floor heating works like a dream," said Li Fuzeng.

  • Mexico vows to impose tariffs if Trump presses wall payment AFP - Sun, Feb 26, 2017 1:11 AM AEDT
    Mexico vows to impose tariffs if Trump presses wall payment

    Mexico's foreign minister has warned the United States that his country will impose tariffs on US products if President Donald Trump taxes Mexican imports to finance a border wall. "If Mexico is faced with this as a reality, not a rhetorical threat... the Mexican government will have to respond," Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray told Radio Formula on Friday.

  • 'He is a Man Utd player because he is exciting' - Giggs hails Rashford potential Goal.com - Sat, Feb 25, 2017 8:58 PM AEDT
    'He is a Man Utd player because he is exciting' - Giggs hails Rashford potential

    The teenage forward burst onto the scene in spectacular style 12 months ago, and a club legend is tipping him to achieve great things at Old Trafford

  • Mexico warns of tariffs, spurns US aid AAP - Sat, Feb 25, 2017 7:29 PM AEDT

    An emboldened Mexico has taken further retaliatory steps against the US as pressure mounts over how to pay for Donald Trump's border wall.

  • Clooney blasts Trump as Huppert's 'Elle' wins at 'French Oscars' AFP - Sat, Feb 25, 2017 11:34 AM AEDT
    Clooney blasts Trump as Huppert's 'Elle' wins at 'French Oscars'

    Paris (AFP) - Isabelle Huppert and her hit thriller "Elle" were the big winners late Friday at the "French Oscars" -- the Cesars -- in a highly political ceremony marked by Hollywood star George Clooney warning that freedom had to be defended in the face of Donald Trump's US presidency.

  • Renesas Electronics Announces Appointment of Necip Sayiner as Executive Vice President Business Wire - Sat, Feb 25, 2017 11:00 AM AEDT

    TOKYO--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Following the successful completion of the acquisition of Intersil Corporation (“Intersil”, NASDAQ:ISIL) announced on February 25, 2017, Renesas Electronics Corporation (“Renesas”, TSE: 6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the appointment of Dr. Necip Sayiner, the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Intersil Corporation, as Executive Vice President of Renesas. Dr. Sayiner assumed his new role as of February 24, 2017.

  • Europe Proximity Sensors Market - Growth, Trends And Forecasts, with Panasonic, Fargo Controls and Others … Business Wire - Sat, Feb 25, 2017 8:02 AM AEDT

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Europe Proximity Sensors Market - Growth, Trends And Forecasts (2016 - 2021)" report to their offering. The Europe ...

  • APAC leads the Global Physical Intellectual Property Market: Technavio Business Wire - Sat, Feb 25, 2017 5:23 AM AEDT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- According to the latest market study released by Technavio , the global physical intellectual property (IP) market size is projected to grow to USD 1.9 billion by 2021, at a CAGR ...

  • North Korea steps up sanctions-busting: UN report AFP - Sat, Feb 25, 2017 5:10 AM AEDT

    United Nations (United States) (AFP) - North Korea is flouting tougher new UN sanctions with more ingenuous tactics, circumventing trade bans by relying on middlemen and front companies, notably in Malaysia and China, a report by UN sanctions experts says.

  • A.M. Best Revises Outlooks to Stable for Guild Insurance Limited Business Wire - Sat, Feb 25, 2017 4:40 AM AEDT

    HONG KONG--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- A.M. Best has revised the outlooks to stable from positive and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” of Guild Insurance Limited (GIL) (Australia). The Credit Ratings (ratings) reflect GIL’s strong risk-adjusted capitalization, good operating performance and established business profile in Australia’s allied health sector. Partially offsetting rating factors include the company’s relatively high and volatile combined ratio, as compared with both the industry and GIL’s own internal operating target.

  • Kulicke & Soffa Contributes Wedge Bonder Equipment to Singapore University of Technology and Design  … Business Wire - Sat, Feb 25, 2017 1:05 AM AEDT

    SINGAPORE--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC - News) (“Kulicke & Soffa”, “K&S” or the “Company”), announced today its contribution of an automatic single-head semiconductor wedge bonder to the Engineering Product Development (EPD) Pillar of the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Wedge Bonder equipment is used in interconnect technologies in a wide range of power semiconductor packages and modules such as the automotive, industrial, renewable energy, consumer and computing markets. A presentation ceremony was held on the same day at the SUTD campus where the equipment was on display with live wire bonding demonstration.

  • Altiostar and SK Telecom Implement Virtualized Radio Access Network and Collaborate on Software Defined … Business Wire - Sat, Feb 25, 2017 12:45 AM AEDT

    SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Altiostar today announced that in cooperation with SK Telecom, the largest mobile operator in Korea, it has successfully completed a field trial of its vRAN technology in Bundang, Korea. The trial utilized SK Telecom’s existing transport network. Altiostar’s field-proven vRAN solution is the virtualized RAN solution with flexible IP/Ethernet Fronthaul and provides all the benefits of C-RAN (Centralized RAN/Cloud RAN) without increased investments on transport infrastructure or frequency spectrum.

  • KYOCERA Corporation Names Hideo Tanimoto as New President Business Wire - Sat, Feb 25, 2017 12:05 AM AEDT

    KYOTO, Japan--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) announced that Mr. Hideo Tanimoto will be promoted to president, effective April 1, following a unanimous vote of its board of ...

  • Japan clocks out early for 'Premium Friday' AFP - Fri, Feb 24, 2017 11:15 PM AEDT
    Japan clocks out early for 'Premium Friday'

    Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's Prime Minister spent Friday afternoon meditating while staff at some of the country's biggest firms quit work early -- in time for a bit of shopping or maybe a boozy train ride.

  • Fear hangs over busy Uganda-DR Congo border post AFP - Fri, Feb 24, 2017 10:26 PM AEDT

    Mpondwe (Uganda) (AFP) - The jagged, ice-capped Rwenzori Mountains stab at the sky above Mpondwe, a bustling border town in western Uganda.

  • Huazhang Technology’s 2016/17 Interim Net Profit Increased by 1.5 Times Business Wire - Fri, Feb 24, 2017 10:19 PM AEDT

    Huazhang Technology Holding Limited (“Huazhang” and its subsidiaries, together, the “Group”, stock code: 1673) announced its interim results for 6 months ended 31 December 2016. The Group’s revenue in the reporting period amounted to approximately RMB200.6 million (6 months ended 31 December 2015: RMB110.7 million), representing an increase of 81.1%. Major players in the paper industry generally reported a double-digit bottom line growth, with some even recording more than double increase in their profits, which was primarily driven by higher paper price, RMB’s depreciation and tighter paper supply.

  • Barnett backs wage cuts, expects backlash AAP - Fri, Feb 24, 2017 5:49 PM AEDT

    After supporting penalty rate cuts, WA Premier Colin Barnett expects a fierce union campaign against him in the fortnight before voters head to the polls.

  • Stocks to watch AAP - Fri, Feb 24, 2017 4:42 PM AEDT

    Stocks of interest on the Australian share market

  • US promises no mass deportations in bid to calm Mexico AFP - Fri, Feb 24, 2017 2:05 PM AEDT
    US promises no mass deportations in bid to calm Mexico

    Mexico City (AFP) - US officials promised Mexico no "mass deportations" or use of military force to expel immigrants, moving to calm tensions over President Donald Trump's vow to crack down on "bad dudes" illegally residing in his country.

  • Japan clocks out early for 'Premium Friday' AFP - Fri, Feb 24, 2017 1:15 PM AEDT
    Japan clocks out early for 'Premium Friday'

    Japan's Prime Minister spent Friday afternoon meditating while staff at some of the country's biggest firms quit work early -- in time for a bit of shopping or maybe a boozy train ride. Welcome to Premium Friday, Japan's latest bid to tackle two perennial problems -- sluggish consumer spending and notoriously long working hours blamed for a national health crisis known as karoshi, or death from overwork. Major firms including automakers Nissan and Toyota, beverage giant Suntory and brokerage Nomura are taking part in the government-backed initiative.

  • Fear hangs over busy Uganda-DR Congo border post AFP - Fri, Feb 24, 2017 12:26 PM AEDT
    Fear hangs over busy Uganda-DR Congo border post

    The jagged, ice-capped Rwenzori Mountains stab at the sky above Mpondwe, a bustling border town in western Uganda. Trucks move slowly and one at a time across a rickety metal bridge above the swirling, muddy Lhubiriha River and into the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo where, traders say, profits can be found but fear lurks. "We have no worries here, but our concern is the security over there," says Henry Bwambale, a 34-year-old business leader in Mpondwe, gesturing to the west.

  • Cheryl reveals baby bump Yahoo7 Be - Fri, Feb 24, 2017 12:24 PM AEDT
    Cheryl reveals baby bump

    Liam Payne's girlfriend finally confirms entertainment's worst-kept secret.

  • Super Retail Group lifts profit 66% AAP - Fri, Feb 24, 2017 11:07 AM AEDT

    Rebel Sport, Rays, BCF, Amart Sports and Supercheap Auto owner Super Retail Group boosts sales and revenue and records a 66 per cent lift in half-year profit.

  • Viking Mines Limited (ASX:VKA) Reung Kiet Lithium Project Update (15th Feb revised table 1) ABN Newswire - Fri, Feb 24, 2017 10:09 AM AEDT

    Perth, Australia, Feb 24, 2017 - (ABN Newswire) - Viking Mines Limited (ASX:VKA.AX - News) (Viking or the Company) is pleased to provide the following update on exploration at the Reung Kiet Lithium Project (RK Project) in Southern Thailand (see Figures 1 and 4 in the link below). Viking has conducted orientation and reconnaissance soil sampling, rock chip sampling and mapping programs since announcing the transaction in November, 2016. This work has identified a second parallel lepidolite pegmatite trend at the Reung Kiet Lithium Prospect, substantially increasing the prospectivity of the Project.

  • EU MPs want robot law, but not robot tax AAP - Fri, Feb 24, 2017 10:01 AM AEDT

    EU MPs reject a proposal to impose a robot tax on owners after the robotics industry says it'd stunt innovation, but want EU-wide laws to regulate the industry.

  • Trump jobs plan to CEOs light on details AAP - Fri, Feb 24, 2017 10:00 AM AEDT
    Trump jobs plan to CEOs light on details

    Donald Trump has promised favourable tax changes for companies to bring millions of jobs back to the United States.

  • 7 ways thrifty mum feeds family for $50 a week Yahoo7 Be - Fri, Feb 24, 2017 9:57 AM AEDT
    7 ways thrifty mum feeds family for $50 a week

    Her top tips to save you money at the checkout!

  • Dow stands out as global stocks tread water AFP - Fri, Feb 24, 2017 9:06 AM AEDT
    Dow stands out as global stocks tread water

    New York (AFP) - The blue-chip Dow was the lone riser among major stock indices on Thursday as global markets largely ran in place.

  • Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results Business Wire - Fri, Feb 24, 2017 8:34 AM AEDT

    LUXEMBOURG--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. (NYSE: OEC), a worldwide supplier of Specialty and High-Performance Carbon Black, today announced fourth quarter 2016 financial results. This ...