WORLD FINANCE UPDATE:
The Australian share market is expected to open more than half a per cent higher.
At 0700 AEST on Monday, the Australian share price futures index was up 34 points, or 0.57 per cent, at 6,029 points.
Meanwhile, the Australian dollar is up against its US counterpart.
At 0700 AEST, the local currency was worth 75.67 US cents, from 75.48 US cents on Friday.
WASHINGTON – Trade frictions between the United States and Canada are a ‘family quarrel’, President Donald Trump’s economic adviser says, brushing aside concerns expressed by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as an overreaction.
BEIJING – China has warned the United States that any agreements reached on trade and business between the two countries will be void if Washington implements tariffs and other trade measures, as the two ended their latest round of talks in Beijing.
LONDON – Britain will have a good set of proposals on Brexit policy ready for a meeting of European Union leaders this month, interior minister Sajid Javid says, adding that he expects a positive response from Brussels.