Yet many Australians feel they don't share in that prosperity and are going backward financially.
However, only 1% of Paris' needs are met by next to negligible domestic production.
Analysts estimate the bank will run out of eligible bonds to purchase in 2018.
AIM-listed company says it is investigating 'serious' matters pertaining to top bosses but declined to elaborate.
Safe-haven seeking investors pile into precious metals as Pyongyang and Washington spar again.
Sylvester Turner said America's oil and gas capital was looking to get back on track.
Once the UK is free of "the shackles" of the EU's legal framework it will be free to make substantive changes.
There's a division between the 'haves' and 'have nots' courtesy of wage growth stagnation and erosion of spending power.
Storm Harvey, which has already resulted in several US Gulf coast refineries being shut, continues to disrupt supplies.
Record rainfall causes severe flooding and takes 2.2m bpd of US refinery output offline.
Safe-haven seeking investors drive yellow metal to a fresh high above $1,300/oz
Gasoline prices respond to possible disruption as refineries, ports and exploration sites are closed with "life-threatening" storm in sight.
Details of the unique fund emerge as Riyadh attempts to overtake Moscow as the leading supplier of crude oil to Beijing.
The British currency suffered its worst run against the common currency overnight on signs of a eurozone recovery.
British currency's slump below €1.09 means European vacations getting pricier for holidaymakers.