WORLD FINANCE UPDATE:
The Australian dollar has rallied one US cent on the back of disappointing US jobs figures.
At 0630 AEDT on Monday, the local unit was trading at 90.03 US cents, up from 89.03 cents on Friday.
And the Australian share market looks set to open flat after Wall Street closed mostly higher following a surprisingly weak US jobs report.
At 0645 AEDT on Monday, the March share price index futures contract was down four points at 5,286.
WASHINGTON - US employers added just 74,000 jobs in December, far fewer than anyone expected.
PARIS - The eurozone may be finally returning to some semblance of normality after years of debt crisis that brought fear to the world.
LOS ANGELES - The 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement is close to being "sealed", Australian Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb says.
TUNIS - Riots over Tunisia's economy have flared in towns around the country, leaving one dead and posing an immediate challenge to the new prime minister and the country's path to democracy.
WASHINGTON - A US federal appeals court has upheld a multibillion-dollar settlement between BP and coastal residents and businesses hit by the company's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010.
STOCKHOLM - Concern is growing that as a mining nation, Sweden is selling its vast underground resources far too cheaply.
LONDON - Jaguar Land Rover, the largest car manufacturer in Britain, says it achieved record global sales in 2013.
BERLIN - Volkswagen AG says it delivered a record 9.5 million cars and commercial vehicles last year, a 4.8 per cent increase, as growing Chinese and North American demand compensated for a slight decline in Europe.
TOKYO - Toyota Motor is aiming to produce more than 10 million vehicles in 2014, a bullish target that could boost other industries in Japan, a report said Saturday.