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The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 1.7 per cent in afternoon trading, pushing one of Wall Street’s oldest stock market indices to a new historic high. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Global stocks rallied on Tuesday, pushing the Dow above 30,000 for the first time, on optimism for a smooth transition of power in the United States a(...)

Melbourne, Australia: The state of Victoria has now reached 14 consecutive days without a single case, and its success is being replicated nationally.  Photograph:  EPA/James Ross

Kim Laurie worked as a florist for a quarter of a century before opening her own shop in Melbourne in July, just before the city was engulfed by a sec(...)

The Dublin conference will be held between October 6th and 9th with speakers from companies that include Buzzfeed, Verizon, GitHub, Conde Nast, Reddit, Deliveroo and HubSpot among those participating

UXDX, a technology conference that began life in Dublin, is following in the footsteps of other locally founded events such as Web Summit and SaaStock(...)

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s government, which faces an election on October 17th, has said success in suppressing the virus locally is likely to help recovery prospects. Photograph:  Hannah Peters/Getty Images

New Zealand fell into its deepest economic slump on record in the second quarter as its battle against the coronavirus pandemic paralysed business act(...)

Going gooey: a racegoer using a hand santiser at Cheltenham racecourse to help curb the spread of coronavirus. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Image of the week: Race against time It was “full steam ahead” at this week’s Cheltenham Festival, perhaps the highest profile event to avoid being c(...)

“The notion that any child has been hurt as a result of any failings by Westpac is deeply distressing and we are truly sorry,” says chairman Lindsay Maxsted. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Westpac Banking has “unreservedly” apologised after Australia’s financial crimes agency alleged a dozen customers funnelled money to southeast Asian n(...)

Pedestrians are reflected in a Westpac logo in Sydney. Australia’s financial crime fighting agency has accused the bank of the biggest breach of money laundering laws in the nation’s history. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Australia’s financial crime fighting agency has accused Westpac of the biggest breach of money laundering laws in the nation’s history. It alleges tha(...)

US president Donald Trump has pledged not to introduce more tariffs on Chinese goods and softened his stance on telecoms maker Huawei. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Stocks advanced, China’s renminbi strengthened and haven assets weakened on Monday, buoyed by renewed hopes of a US-China trade deal after the leader(...)

Australia’s minister for trade Simon Birmingham, pictured  in 2014. Photograph: Stefan Postles/Getty Images

Australia’s trade minister has said his country is ready to sign a fast-tracked trade agreement with the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit, but pour(...)

LGBT solidarity group Rainbow New Zealand  said the ban on uniformed police was ‘contrary to the wishes of the vast majority’ of its members.

The New Zealand police, New Zealand Defence Force and numerous major sponsors have pulled out of the country’s largest pride parade after organisers b(...)

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