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Potential curb on Australian LNG exports is another blow to Asia-Pacific gas markets

Potential curb on Australian LNG exports is another blow to Asia-Pacific gas markets

The Asia-Pacific gas market has suffered another blow after major natural gas producer Australia signaled it could potentially cut down liquified natural gas exports as the region battles tight gas supplies, high prices and competition from gas-short European buyers. Australia is looking to trim its overseas sales in favor of domestic consumption ahead of a …

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Suncorp says profit fell 23%, warns of higher premiums for homeowners

Suncorp says profit fell 23%, warns of higher premiums for homeowners

Insurance giant Suncorp New Zealand’s after-tax profits slipped 23%​ to $165 million in its most recent financial year​, despite a huge increase in premiums paid by Kiwi home, car and business owners. The insurer’s profit drop for the 12 months to the end of June was the result of high inflation, and multiple extreme weather …

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Starburst lollies vanish as Mars Wrigley says brand discontinued in Australia

Starburst lollies vanish as Mars Wrigley says brand discontinued in Australia

A confectionary brand has been forced to respond after lolly lovers spotted their favorite treat had mysteriously disappeared from shelves. TikToker @nariman.dein took to the social media platform to ask if a conspiracy is underfoot, revealing she’d been looking for Starburst lollies everywhere with no luck. “Can someone tell me where these lollies went,” she …

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Tourist charged $865 for a 10-minute pedicab ride in London

Tourist charged $865 for a 10-minute pedicab ride in London

Pedicab or rickshaw rivers in London currently set their own prices. Photo: Stephen CravenWikimedia commons A tourist in London has found out the hard way that some unscrupulous pedicab, or rickshaw, drivers are operating in the UK capital. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said he was charged a massive £500 ($A865) for a …

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Grocery prices: Free lychees send shoppers into frenzy at Sydney's Paddy's Markets

Grocery prices: Free lychees send shoppers into frenzy at Sydney’s Paddy’s Markets

Footage of shoppers in a frenzy after free fruit was offered at bustling Sydney market has perfectly summed up Australia’s cost of living crisis. Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed the price of groceries is up 5.3 per cent annually and it is expected to rise further. Fruit and vegetable prices were …

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More than 1 in 3 Aussies say they will never be able to buy a home, study reveals

More than one third of Aussies don’t think they will be able to buy a home despite property Prices falling in 2022, a new study has revealed. A significant 37 per cent of Australians say they don’t think they will ever be able to afford to buy a home in 2022, marking an increase on …

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Phone company Circles.  Life fined $300k by telco regulator over customer breaches

Phone company Circles. Life fined $300k by telco regulator over customer breaches

A telco company has been slapped with a $300,000 fine because it exposed nearly 2000 Australians to potential scammers. Circles Australia Pty Limited, trading as Circles.Life, must pay a $199,800 infringement notice as well as $100,000 in compensation to fraud victims. On Tuesday morning, the telco regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s (ACMA), announced …

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