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01:35  20 august  2019
01:35  20 august  2019 Source:   businessinsider.com.au

Earthquake measuring a magnitude of 4.8 rocks Western Australia

Earthquake measuring a magnitude of 4.8 rocks Western Australia The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre confirmed the earthquake was felt near Pilbara at 5.11am - however there is no tsunami threat and no damage has been reported. 'Based on the magnitude and location of this earthquake, the JATWC has assessed that there is no tsunami threat to the Australian mainland, islands or territories from this earthquake,' the centre said. Geoscience Australia said it struck at 3.11am this morning north of Nullagine in the Pilbara region with a depth of 15 kilometres. The quake is estimated to have been felt by people up to 143 kilometres away.

10. Open offices are just fantastic until you need some walls. But employees also need their dignity, so let’s just assume this Transformable Meeting Space from MIT for Google is for laffs You can get 10 things direct to your inbox each morning by punching your details into the form below.

Japanese and South Korean stocks both fell by around 1% as North Korean tensions rose, but the ASX 200 eventually found support below 5,700 and futures are pointing to a positive open this morning . You can get 10 things direct to your inbox each morning by punching your details into the form below.

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1. Facebook and Twitter detected a Chinese propaganda campaign trying to undermine Hong Kong protesters. The social media giants announced that they have taken action against accounts on their respective platforms that appear to be coordinated by the Chinese government and sponsored posts from Chinese state media.

2. Disney's streaming service to launch in Australia. The Disney+ product will come to Australia on November 19, the Sydney Morning Herald reported, bringing the latest Lion King, Aladdin, Captain Marvel and Toy Story 4 to local screens at $8.99 per month.

Axe call after staggering Smith Ashes blunder

Axe call after staggering Smith Ashes blunder A former Australian captain has nailed Joe Root for a major blunder against Steve Smith in the Ashes series opener.

Good morning . 1. Markets! Things tightened up a little after the Fed’s rate hike, but tensions in the South China Sea over a drone that neither China nor the US ultimately wanted may have contributed to that. The SPI 200 March contract market prices are down only 4 points at the close.

Good morning . 1. We now have a speculated date for the speculated Snapchat IPO. 4. As he approaches the US presidential election, Donald Trump continues to backtrack on all the controversial things he said to win the US presidential election nomination.

3. Global stocks soared on Monday amid hopes of a 'tidal wave' of government stimulus. Asian, European equities and US equities jumped as China announced reforms to interest rates, Germany indicated it could find $US55 billion to combat recession, and the US hints at further cuts to interest rates.

4. Rent is skyrocketing more than 33% in some Australian suburbs. New analysis produced by research house CoreLogic and published by the Australian Financial Review highlights the best and worst rental markets - find out which suburbs made the list.

10 things you need to know this morning in Australia (Table: CoreLogic, AFR)

5. Generational wealth gap increases. Younger generations of Australians are not making the same economic gains as their predecessors, according to new research from The Grattan Institute, as the population ages, economic growth slows and the threat of climate change looms.

Air NZ mocks Australia's rugby record with scathing full-page ad

Air NZ mocks Australia's rugby record with scathing full-page ad It's been 17 long years since the Wallabies held the Bledisloe Cup.

We need to see this first to believe it, because so much "catch-up content" is just the networks' crappy in-house reality productions like MKR and renovation BONUS ITEM: It's up here because the news is so boring today you might not make it to the bottom of 10 Things . It's clothes fighting each other, and

Australian and Asian shares are poised to a open little changed, and in earnings today, we’ll see Medibank, Virgin Australia , Coco-Cola Amatil and Santos. You can get 10 things direct to your inbox each morning by punching your details into the form below. Business Insider Emails & Alerts.

6. Prince Andrew breaks silence on links to Jeffrey Epstein. In the statement released by Buckingham Palace, the Duke said he was “appalled” by recent accusations of sexual abuse lobbed at his former friend, and he said allegations that he was involved in any “exploitation” were “abhorrent.”

7. Microsoft dethrones Apple for the first time in 8 years to become the largest company by market capitalisation. The Global Top 100 companies list highlighted the 100 public companies by market capitalisation and BHP was the only Australian company on the list.

10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

8. The US economy heading for a recession in the next two years. More than 70% of economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economists think a recession will occur before the end of 2021.

9. The right for EU citizens to live and work in the UK will remain largely unchanged after a no-deal Brexit. While Britain’s new Home Secretary reportedly wants an end to free movement if there is a no-deal Brexit, it is unlikely that there will be enough time to replace current immigration rules with a new system.

10. The new Apple Watch could be made with titanium. Apple may release a new version of the Apple Watch that comes in ceramic and titanium casing options - the first time the company has released a titanium Apple Watch.

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