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Published on: Thursday, March 07, 2019

1. The Australian economy grew by 0.2% in the December quarter, with the annual growth rate down to 2.3% according to the RBA. 

2. Westpac has announced it will remove bonuses from its 2,300 tellers beginning next month and will lift their pay by $500 according to a Fairfax report.

3. President Donald Trump said he would be "very disappointed" if reports that North Korea is rebuilding part of a missile launch site it committed to dismantling prove to be true. 

4. Wall Street stocks have fallen for the third consecutive day after the Dow dropped 0.52% overnight, the S&P 500 fell 0.65% and the Nasdaq closed 0.93% lower.

5. Chinese hackers have reportedly targeted universities in the US, Canada and Asia in an attempt to gain access to information about technology being developed for use by the US Navy.


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