Months of negotiation over axed sub deal

Negotiations with a French company over the submarine deal Australia pulled out from would continue for several months yet, Defence Minister Peter Dutton says. Negotiations with a French company following Australia pulling out of a submarine deal are likely to extend well into the next financial year, according to the defence minister. Peter Dutton on […]

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Bitcoin’s risk-reward calculation upended by rising rates

Bitcoin is feeling the effects of rising rates. Jirapong Manustrong/Getty Images Rising interest rates have affected Bitcoin trading volumes. A huge portion of Bitcoin is being held and not traded. Analysts say a new catalyst is needed to jolt prices again. A funny thing happened to Bitcoin as interest rates started to rise: trading […]

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NHI will break the back of South Africa’s middle-class

The opposition Democratic Alliance wil submit a formal request to the Socio-Economic Impact Assessment Unit (SEIAU) in the presidency, asking it to conduct a new risk assessment on the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill. The most recent Socio-Economic Impact Assessment (SEIA) was done in 2019 – before the Covid-19 pandemic decimated state coffers and […]

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2NE1 rocks Coachella with surprise reunion

K-POP fans at Coachella’s Saturday show had the night of their lives when girl group 2NE1 reunited for a surprise performance during the 88Rising Head in the Clouds set. One of the performers during the set was former 2NE1 rapper CL, who first dished out some of her solo hits including Hello B****es and Spicy. […]

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