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Published on: Friday, January 18, 2019

1. Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has urged Australia to honour its commitment to clean energy for the welfare of Fiji and other Pacific nations at a dinner attended by Scott Morrison.

2. The winner of last night's Powerball jackpot has been revealed as a healthcare worker from inner Sydney. She will take home a record-breaking $107 million.

3. The median return for a balanced super fund in 2018 was 0.8% according to Chant West, the lowest level since 2011. 

4. Wall Street stocks closed higher overnight, wiith the Dow Jones up 0.67%, the S&P 500 up 0.76% and the Nasdaq rising by 0.71%.

5. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has propsed removing some or all tariffs on Chinese imports to the US according to a report by The Wall Street Journal, in an effort to speed up the progress of the two countries reaching a deal.


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