Australia's Ariarne Titmus says Katie Ledecky is "100% still favorite" to win the 400 meters freestyle gold at the Tokyo Olympics despite upsetting the American world record holder at Gwangju last year.
Norway's Equinor ASA has abandoned plans to explore for oil in the deep waters off Australia's south coast, saying it was not "commercially competitive", following in peers' footsteps in a move hailed as a big win by green campaigners.
Caltex Australia is
talking to "a number of parties" in addition to its announced
suitors, Alimentation Couche-Tard and Britain's EG
Group, about potential transactions, interim Chief Executive
Matthew Halliday said on Tuesday.
Australia is under an "unprecedented" threat of foreign espionage and interference, one of the country's most senior spy chiefs said in a rare speech, citing the case of a "sleeper agent" who spent years building business links.
Shares in Australia dropped more than 2% in early trade. Japan's markets which open at 8 a.m. are also set to decline sharply as it returns from a holiday on Monday, following an overnight plunge on Wall Street.
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