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20 Oct 2018 (AFR) - UK businesses despair as a no-deal Brexit looms, EU silent on contingency plans

(20 October 2018, AFR, p18, by Hans van Leeuwen)

‘Chaotic. Cliff-edge. Disastrous. Cataclysmic. Crashing out. Abyss. These are some of the words used in the past week to describe Britain leaving the European Union without a Brexit deal. 124 more words

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20 Oct 2018 (AFR) - China economic growth slips to weakest since GFC, demand ebbs as trade war bites

(20 October 2018, AFR, p12, by ​Kevin Yao and Elias Glenn)

‘Beijing | China’s economic growth cooled to its weakest pace since the global financial crisis in the third quarter, with… 123 more words

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20 Oct 2018 (AFR) - Australia is one of the world's wealthiest nations: Credit Suisse

(20 October 2018, AFR, p8, by: Julie-anne Sprague, Timothy Moore)

‘Australia has overtaken Switzerland to record the highest median wealth in the world, driven by high propert prices and large superannuation balances. 88 more words

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20 Oct 2018 (AFR) - Property investor losses soar as market slumps, costs rise and sentiment sours

(20 October 2018, AFR, p6, by Duncan Hughes)

‘An apartment glut, falling prices and slowing demand has almost tripled the number of off-the-plan Sydney apartments valued at less than  the purchase price, analysis shows. 110 more words

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20 Oct 2018 (AFR) - The Australian economy powers along while the political mood sours

(20 October 2018, AFR, p2, by Sarah Turner)

‘A highly indebted household sector and a turbulent political backdrop have failed to dent the Australian economy, which evidence suggests is powering along. 62 more words

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20 Oct 2018 (AFR) - ASX closes week higher despite global equities sell-off

(20 October 2018, AFR, p33, by William McInnes)

‘Australian shares closed the week higher on a mixed week of trading for the local sharemarket. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed the week 43.8 points, or 0.7 per cent, higher at 5939.5, while the broader All Ordinaries lifted 32.1 points to 6042.7. 54 more words

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19 Oct 2018 (AFR) - Global giants Uniqlo, H&M and online onslaught kills Roger David

(19 October 2018, AFR, p25, by Simon Evans)

‘The onslaught of international fast fashion retailers H&M and Uniqlo, fierce competition from online retailers and high rental costs for bricks and mortar outlets have forced budget menswear chain Roger David into administration after its owners were unable to find a last-ditch buyer.’ 15 more words

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