US-China trade tensions ease, but markets could open weaker on Syria missile strikes

US-China trade tensions ease, but markets could open weaker on Syria missile strikes

Posted April 15, 2018 13:08:44 Photo: Business as usual as trade tensions between the US and China ease. (Reuters: Stringer) Wall Street closed before the missiles flared off towards Syria, but there was a strong enough sniff of an imminent strike to inspire a modest wave of selling. This week …

Ocean heat waves and weaker winds will keep Australia warm for a while yet

Ocean heat waves and weaker winds will keep Australia warm for a while yet

By Jonathan Pollock, Andrew B Watkins and Catherine Ganter Posted April 12, 2018 14:08:32 Photo: Ocean temperatures in the Tasman Sea and around New Zealand are much warmer than average — in fact at record levels in the past few months. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s latest climate outlook, issued …