New WA uranium mine a step closer

The West Australian government has given the green light for the development of Cameco's Kintyre uranium project in the Pilbara.
A quarterly update of the S&P/ASX200 index has resulted in six miners falling out of the list, as commodity price falls cut their value.

Killing cancer from the inside

Phylogica is developing a means of penetrating cells so that drugs can be delivered inside those cells.
Construction activity weakened again in February, as detached housing and resource industry engineering projects had less demand.

European stocks mixed at open

European stocks have opened mixed, with London's FTSE 100 index and Paris' CAC 40 down, but Frankfurt's DAX 30 up.
Mining giant Rio Tinto begins cutting jobs as a new round of cost cutting gets underway and unions fear up to 800 roles will be axed.

Mortgage rates lowest since 1968

Mortgage rates have sunk to their lowest levels since 1968 - the year US activist Martin Luther King Jr was shot and Hey Jude topped the charts.
Global solar investments did even worse than Australia's energy and mining stocks during the past year as commodity prices dived.
Record low interest rates, a weaker dollar and the housing boom are all helping Australia's economy, the RBA says.
Women occupy just 22 per cent of senior business roles in Australia - just the same as 10 years ago.
After the creation of a trading platform between Hong Kong and Shanghai, China is now linking Shenzhen and HK stock exchange.
A US judge has tentatively approved a $US415 million class action settlement for Silicon Valley tech workers of companies like Apple and Google.

Trade balance in deficit in Jan

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released international trade figures for January.

China lowers 2015 growth target

The lowering of China's economic growth target was widely expected by economists and reflects the reality of a multi-year slowdown in the Asian giant.
Controversial ride-sharing service Uber is acquiring digital mapping specialist deCarta in a deal but doesn't give details.
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