Federal Reserve Vice President Fischer said Tuesday he would be worried by any return to protectionism in the global economy.
The United States launched an anti-dumping investigation against imports of Chinese aluminum foil on Tuesday.
Stocks of interest on the Australian share market
Energy giant Exxon Mobil has asked the Trump administration not to scrap US participation in the landmark Paris climate agreement, running counter to White House moves on carbon emissions.
The federal government has interrupted debate on proposed company tax cuts and adjourned it for later in the day.
Oil and gas developer Cooper Energy has approved its Sole gas project in the Gippsland Basin off the Victorian coast.
The Australian share market has continued to lift in early trade, led by gains in healthcare, mining and energy shares.
The Productivity Commission is proposing changes to reduce the number of workers who end up with multiple superannuation accounts.
Origin Energy has signed two agreements to supply gas for French energy major Engie's operations in Australia.
Investor David Einhorn unveiled a proposal Tuesday to try to boost General Motors share price by creating two classes of stock, signaling a possible battle at the carmaker's annual meeting.
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