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  • Australia shares finish flat as China PMI weighs Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:19 AM ET

    SYDNEY, Oct 1- Australian shares finished flat on Monday, after data showing that while China's manufacturing sector had improved somewhat in September, it remained in contraction, heightening investors' worries about weak global economic growth.

  • Aussie skids to 3-wk lows on China data, bonds jump Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:57 AM ET

    SYDNEY/ WELLINGTON, Oct 1- The Australian dollar eased 0.3 percent to three-week lows against the U.S. dollar on Monday after China's manufacturing PMI disappointed a market already worried about global growth and Europe's debt issues.

  • The World's Most Remote Resorts Friday, 4 May 2012 | 9:06 AM ET
    Getting away from it all gets harder and harder, as cell phones and 4G devices keep us tapped into our lives. These ten getaways take up the challenge, spiriting you away from worldly cares. And we promise you won’t miss civilization one bit. Click ahead for the world’s most remote resorts!

    Getting away from it all gets harder and harder, as cell phones and 4G devices keep us tapped into our lives. These 10 getaways take up that challenge, spiriting you away from worldly cares.

  • How to Trade on a Rate Cut Down Under Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 9:43 AM ET
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    Australia's central bank will announce an interest rate decision during Asian trading hours. Here's how to get ready.

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    New Zealand retail sales volumes grew more than expected in the December quarter, helped by spending during the Rugby World Cup, but the upbeat data did not alter expectations that interest rates will stay low for now in an uncertain global economy.

  • Kiwi Gets Rattled, Euro Gets Greeced Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 7:44 AM ET
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    Earthquakes in New Zealand hit the kiwi, and bickering over Greek debt dents the euro — it's time for your Monday FX Fix.

  • Hong Kongers Hooked on Work Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 4:03 AM ET
    SAN FRANCISCO - APRIL 18: BlackBerry user Douglas Philips checks emails on his BlackBerry April 18, 2007 in San Francisco, California. Millions of BlackBerry users across the United States experienced a disruption in email service as Canada based Research in Motion dealt with technical difficulties with its email servers. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Hong Kongers are Asia Pacific’s most hardworking people, with 77 percent glued to work outside of office hours, compared with a regional average of 66 percent, according to recruitment firm Robert Half.

  • Euros Are Dropping, Dollar Is Flying Monday, 23 May 2011 | 9:43 AM ET

    How unloved is the euro? Even Iceland is spewing the single currency. Time for your FX Fix.

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    Traders are "short" the dollar at record levels, and Moody's has downgraded Greece - a lot. It's time for your FX Fix.

  • Scenes from New Zealand Earthquake 2011 Sunday, 27 Feb 2011 | 11:40 PM ET
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    The 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck New Zealand's second largest city last week killed at least 148 people and forced hundreds to evacuate for fear of further aftershocks.

  • Millions Gathering Worldwide to Ring in New Year Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 11:46 AM ET
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    Multicolored starbusts and gigantic sparklers lit the midnight sky over Sydney Harbor in a dazzling fireworks show witnessed by 1.5 million enthusiastic spectators who camped out all day to ring in the new year.

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    Goldman Sachs is bullish on the U.S. economy for 2011, and forecasts U.S. stocks will see their third straight year of gains.

  • 'Bankrupt' Western Governments Need 'Ruthanasia' Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 5:44 AM ET
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    Western governments are bankrupt, Ruth Richardson, ex-New Zealand finance minister whose austerity cuts were dubbed "Ruthanasia," warned in a CNBC interview.

  • Drillers Seek Scotch Lost in Antarctica in 1909 Monday, 16 Nov 2009 | 12:50 PM ET

    A beverage company has asked a team to drill through Antarctica's ice for a lost cache of some vintage Scotch whiskey that has been on the rocks since a century ago.

  • Airline Has Nothing to Hide. Really. Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | 11:00 AM ET
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    The instructions in Air New Zealand’s new in-flight safety video are given by employees who are nude except for body paint and strategically placed seat belts.

  • Ads Gone Crazy: Cranial Billboards Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | 9:07 AM ET
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    With the financial markets in chaos, it feels more and more like the world is turning on its head. Well the advertising world is turning to heads, literally.

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    Nearly 1.4 billion shares and $18 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Check out the bets being made today...

  • New Zealand Declines Telecom's Separation Plan Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 10:28 PM ET

    The New Zealand government on Friday turned down an amended separation plan proposed by Telecom Corp, saying the company would have to do more to implement rulings to boost competition.

  • Everest Conqueror Edmund Hillary Dead at 88 Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 6:42 PM ET
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    New Zealand's Sir Edmund Hillary, who along with Nepal's Tenzing Norgay Sherpa became the first to conquer Mount Everest, has died. He was 88.

  • NZ's Auckland Airport Says Takeover Plan Altered Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 10:50 PM ET

    New Zealand's Auckland International Airport said on Thursday the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board had proposed changes to a part of its $1.4 billion partial takeover plan.