Trump fact check: is the Chinese economy really ‘going down the tubes’?

The president reckons Beijing will jump at a trade deal because the country’s growthis slowing. Martin Farrer takes a closer lookDonald Trump has claimed ahead of his crunch meeting with Xi Jinping that China’s economy is “going down the tubes” and tha…

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Reserve Bank interest rates: RBA cuts rates to historic low of 1.25% – live

The Reserve Bank has reduced the cash rate from 1.5% to 1.25% as expected. Follow the reaction live 7.32am BST NAB has also cut is rate by 0.25% 7.20am BST That’s about it for the blog. Thanks for reading on this momentous afternoon. Mortgage holders …

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Markets dive as China manufacturing weakens in bleak start to 2019

Australian dollar at risk of crashing below crucial 70 US cent mark as growth slows in SingaporeChina’s huge manufacturing sector has shrunk for the first time in 19 months, sending stock markets into a tailspin in an ominous start to 2019.The weak dat…

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