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Breaking News Sun, 27 Jul 2014
In this photo taken Friday, July 8, 2011, smoke bellows from a chimney stack at BlueScope Steel's steelworks at Port Kembla, south of Sydney, Australia. Australia will force its 500 worst polluters to pay 23 Australian dollars ($25) for every ton of carbon dioxide they emit, with the government promising to compensate households hit with higher power bills under a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions unveiled Sunday, July 10, 2011.
(photo: AP / Rob Griffith)
Australia kills off carbon tax
The Guardian
Senate makes good prime minister's ‘pledge in blood’ to ‘axe the tax’, with nation unlikely to meet 5% emissions reduction target | Business as usual: the Australian government's Direct Action policy is voluntary and puts no overall cap on carbon emissions. Photography: AAP Image/David Crosl...
Gold pendant in the gold chain - jewellery - metal
(photo: WN / Aruna Mirasdar)
PRECIOUS-Gold steady near 4-month high on safe-haven demand
SINGAPORE, July 14 (Reuters) - Gold was steady near a four-month high on Monday, supported by safe-haven buying from escalating tensions in the Middle East and lingering worries about Portugal's biggest bank. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was little changed at $1,338.20 an ounce by 0034 GMT. It posted it...
Markets Live: Soft start to profits season
Sydney Morning Herald
2:07pm: The decade that preceded the 2008 financial crisis was marked by massive global trade imbalances, as the United States ran large bilateral deficits, especially with China. Since the crisis reached its nadir, these imbalances have been partly ...
5 things to know about coal trade, global warming
The News & Observer
As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are...
Giant Galilee coal mine gets Canberra nod
Canberra Times
Adani has big plans for Galiliee coal. Photo: Glenn Hunt | Australia bets big on coal as climate policy crumbles | The federal government has approved a giant Queensland coalmine that it says will generate as much as $300 billion for the economy, but...
Markets Live: Shares bounce back
Canberra Times
12:43pm: President Vladimir Putin's intensifying standoff with the US and its allies over the situation in Ukraine has stock investors pulling money out of Russia as they pile into other emerging markets. | Last week, traders took $US12.3 million ($1...
Kerry cites progress in talks, but says real gaps remain
(photo: EC / EC)
Kerry cites progress in talks, but says ‘real gaps’ remain
Longview News Journal
VIENNA — After three days of intensive talks with his Iranian counterpart, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that “tangible progress” had been made in negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program, and that he would return to Washington to consult with President Barack Obama over whether to extend a Sunday deadline for a final agreem...
A gas tanker truck heads down an Interstate-84 offramp and towards a gathering of gas stations in Troutdale, Ore., Thursday, July 13, 2006. Oil prices surged Thursday to a record above $78 a barrel in world markets agitated by the escalating Israel-Lebanon conflict and the threat of supply disruptions in the Middle East and beyond. The previous Nymex settlement record of $75.19 was set J
(photo: AP / Don Ryan)
Oil prices rise above $104; natural gas sinks
The Wichita Eagle
The price of oil rose more than a $1 for the third time in the last four trading days, and closed above $104 for the first time since July 3. | Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery rose $1.46 to $104.59 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Friday, the Nymex contract fell 6 cents to $103.13. Oil has gained 4.6 percent over the past four tradi...

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