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Philippines' growth forecast maintains at 6.4 pct for 2018, 6.7 pct for 2019: ADB2018-12-12
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has maintained its growth forecast for the Philippines at 6.4 percent for 2018 and 6.7 percent for 2019, says a report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) released on Wednesday.
South Australia chosen as home to national space agency2018-12-12
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that South Australia (SA) will be the home of the nation's first-ever space agency.
More coral species found in deeper regions of Great Barrier Reef: research2018-12-12
Nearly 200 coral species in the deeper regions of Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef have been found instead of about 30 species previously recorded, pointing to the significant role of the major marine organisms' habitat, according to the latest research.
Japan's core private-sector machinery orders increase 7.6 pct in October2018-12-12
Core private-sector machinery orders in Japan increased in October from a month earlier, the government said in a report on Wednesday.
ADB retains growth forecast for Southeast Asia at 5.1 pct for 20182018-12-12
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has retained its growth forecast for Southeast Asia at 5.1 percent for 2018 assuming robust consumption and infrastructure investment, says a report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) released on Wednesday.
Australia provides Chinese tourists with online training program2018-12-12
Australia's Northern Territory (NT) has launched an online training program to help tourism operators prepare for an influx of Chinese visitors.
Australian animal "Dracula ant" records fastest movement ever seen: study2018-12-12
An Australian species of ant is now considered the fastest animal in the world, with the ability to snap its jaws shut 5,000 times quicker than the blink of an eye, research revealed on Wednesday.
Dollar changes hands in lower 113 yen range in early trade in Tokyo2018-12-12
The U.S. dollar changed hands in the lower 113 yen zone in early deals in Tokyo on Wednesday, largely in line with its levels in New York overnight.
Rising temperature threatens major Aussie possum species2018-12-12
One of Australia's major marsupial species may not be able to survive the rising temperatures of this century, reflecting the increasing vulnerability of wildlife to climate change, according to latest research.
Australian children losing leap as result of inactivity: study2018-12-12
Australian children cannot jump as far as their parents as the rate of physical activity declines, researchers have found.
Tokyo stocks open higher2018-12-12
Tokyo stocks opened higher Wednesday.
New blood test could save millions from blindness: researchers2018-12-12
Australian scientists have developed a blood test capable of saving millions of people around the world from going blind.
Japan to provide free rubella vaccinations as outbreak threatens tourism, Olympics2018-12-12
The Japanese government on Tuesday said that it will provide free rubella vaccinations for three years to males who were not vaccinated in their childhood.
Search for 5 missing U.S. Marines off Japan's western coast called off2018-12-12
Search and rescue operations were called off Tuesday for five missing U.S. Marines who were aboard a jet and a tanker plane when they fatally collided midair last week off Japan's western coast.
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