sarahkimmorley

Sarah is an editor for Business Insider.

When she's not talking to CEOs and entrepreneurs about their next big idea, she is following the latest breaking news.

She has been with the site since May 2013.

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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. The Australian dollar was hit hard on Thursday, falling heavily despite the release of a strong Australian jobs report for January. It was weighed down by a combination of growing RBA rate cut talk and geopolitical concerns over China — a major iron ore port is reportedly […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia
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Julie Bishop will resign from Australian politics at the coming election

Former foreign minister Julie Bishop will resign from Australian politics at the upcoming election. She has served as a political figure for nearly two decades, including as Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party from 2007-2018. Her resignation follows speculation over her future within the leadership party. Former foreign minister Julie […]
Julie Bishop will resign from Australian politics at the coming election
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. Samsung just announced a slew of new gadgets at its Unpacked event. We saw five (!) new phones: the Galaxy S10 “E,” the Galaxy S10, the Galaxy S10+, the Galaxy S10 5G, and Samsung’s foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold. If you want a minute-by-minute breakdown of everything […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. The Australian dollar is higher – presumably because the Chinese yuan is too, after trade talks between the United States and China resumed. At 8am AEDT, the Aussie was up 0.52% to 0.7167. 2. On the other hand, the RBA is getting anxious about the housing downturn. […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. Mark Zuckerberg was roasted in a report of a British parliamentary committee, which accused Facebook of acting like “digital gangsters,” and the CEO of “contempt” after he failed to show up to give evidence, as well as a spectacular leadership failure. 2. The Australian dollar rally has […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. It’s going to be a slow start to the week for Aussie dollar traders. Most of the big market moving events, including from Australia, are later in the week, and today the US is celebrating President’s Day holiday, meaning most US markets will be closed. At 8am […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning! Time to Friday. 1. LET’S MAKE A DEAL. Officials from the US and China are working to hash out a deal to end Trump’s trade war as a critical tariff deadline nears. The two sides remain far apart on the US’s demands for fundamental changes to the Chinese […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia
Tech

It looks like Amazon Web Services is down some parts of Sydney

It appears that Amazon Web Services is suffering database problems in some parts of Sydney. The cloud provider told itNews that its relational database service (RDS) hosted in Sydney was suffering “increased create times and cluster unavailability”. The problem was first reported just before 8am this morning but AWS says […]
It looks like Amazon Web Services is down some parts of Sydney
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Australia will reopen its Christmas Island detention centre

Australia will reopen its Christmas Island immigration centre after the Morrison government suffered a historic defeat in the House of Representatives on the refugee medevac bill. The bill, which has now passed both houses of Parliament and will become law, will allow for the medical transfer of asylum seekers to […]
Australia will reopen its Christmas Island detention centre
Markets

NAB is in a trading halt

NAB is in a trading halt after days of speculation over future of its chairman and CEO. On Thursday afternoon, the bank today said: “Trading in the securities of the entity will be temporarily paused pending a further announcement.” The company’s chairman Ken Henry and chief executive Andrew Thorburn were […]
NAB is in a trading halt
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David Jones’ CEO is out

David Jones’ CEO David Thomas is out. The retailer confirmed with Business Insider that Thomas has resigned for personal reasons. “A replacement CEO for David Jones will be announced in due course, and WHL Group CEO Ian Moir will work directly with the David Jones management team in the interim,” […]
David Jones’ CEO is out
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. Rate cuts are now on the table after the RBA shifted its position on the outlook for domestic interest rates. Yesterday, Philip Lowe said the probability of the next move in Australia’s cash rate is “more evenly balanced”. This is a significant shift from the bank’s previous […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia