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The Arab Media and Journalism Organization honors 5 Arab media personalities, including the journalist Ammar Jiyad

The Arab Media and Press Organization honored five Arab media personalities, including Ammar Jiyad, a representative from Al-Iraqiya Baghdad channel, for his efforts and media coverage at all levels and his contributions to covering programs and news in Iraq. Al-Anwar newspaper extends congratulations to veteran journalist Ammar Jiyad congratulations

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Australia’s manufacturing future is not its past

In capitalising on this opportunity, no one could claim our past experience has been an unalloyed success. While Australia has enjoyed almost 30 years of continuous economic growth, this record has been marred in more recent times by a productivity slowdown, wage stagnation and increasing social inequality. And now we must face the prospect of a deep recession. Moreover, Australia ...

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Business groups see economy shrinking 5%-8% this year

Thailand›s economy is expected to contract between 5%-8% this year, deeper than the 3%-5% contraction projected in May, due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, a group of the country›s leading business associations said on Wednesday. Despite the easing of virus restrictions, most economic indicators declined in May and June, weighed by the weak purchasing power of households and ...

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Australian economy will need up to $90bn extra after coronavirus shock, report says

Australian governments need to pour an extra $70bn to $90bn into stimulus and support measures to help the nation weather the biggest economic shock since the second world war, according to a new report. Setting out a wide-ranging agenda for the next six months, the Grattan Institute argues governments need to phase out coronavirus-related emergency support measures more slowly than ...

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Australia central bank urges ongoing government stimulus for economy

Australia’s economy will need “considerable” support for some time, Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Guy Debelle said on Tuesday, adding it would be a “problem” if the government ended fiscal stimulus in September as initially flagged. Australia’s fiscal response to the coronavirus pandemic is among the biggest in the world at almost 10% of gross domestic product. It comes ...

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Wage theft rife for international students in Australia

More than three in four international students in Australia are earning less than the minimum casual wage, says a new survey of 5000 international students. One in four reported receiving less than half the minimum wage in their lowest paid job. The researchers say their findings highlight the urgent need for deep reforms to labour enforcement to seriously disrupt wage ...

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Australia seeks long-range missiles in Indo-Pacific defence shift

Australia says it will significantly increase military spending and focus on the Indo-Pacific region amid rising tensions between the US and China. PM Scott Morrison pledged A$270bn (£150bn; $186bn) to Australia›s arms budget over 10 years – a 40% boost. He said Australia would acquire long-range missiles and other capabilities to «deter» future conflicts. It was necessary because the region ...

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