Markets Spectator

Asian markets end broadly lower

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Concerns over Chinese growth offset positive Wall Street lead.

Oil prices lift on Chinese data

Global politics in focus as Libya situation deteriorates.

Hong Kong stocks end slightly stronger

Investors heartened by better-than-expected Chinese growth data.

European stocks open lower

French CAC leads reversal; London FTSE, German DAX also lose ground.

Aust dollar slightly stronger in late trade

Local unit boosted by better than expected Chinese growth data.

Tokyo stocks end 2.03% lower

Chinese data hits sentiment, investors take profits after previous day's spike.

Aust bond futures firm as ECB restarts buying program

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Persistent concerns over European growth boost demand for safe haven assets.

Aust stocks close slightly higher

Local market closes marginally stronger after quiet day, as RBA homes in on sluggish growth.

Hedging against the spectre of stagnation

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While some of the recent stock market sell-off has been driven purely by negative narratives, some hedge funds are making more permanent shifts.

Aust dollar unmoved by RBA minutes

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Local currency hovering below US88c after RBA minutes, ahead of Chinese data release.

Aust stocks slightly higher at noon

Local market trades modestly higher at noon as the RBA meeting minutes emphasise rates hold.

RBA to keep rates on ice as $A declines

Reserve Bank intends to keep the cash rate at record low despite a big surge in housing investment.

Aust stocks edge higher at open

Market pushes upward ahead of busy day of local, Chinese economic data.

Scoreboard: Earnings cheer

European shares dipped on Monday, while Wall Street took an IBM slump in its stride following solid earnings figures elsewhere.

Wall Street ends higher despite IBM result

Dow steady as tech giant's results disappoint market; S&P 500, Nasdaq jump.

Aust stocks set to open higher

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Local market tipped to open higher after Wall Street recovered early losses to trade in the black.

DataRoom AM: Cabcharge’s cold-shoulder

Cabcharge has decided to pass on an offer for its taxi payments division, while Transfield’s share price jumped on news that a Spanish firm could raise its bid for the company.

Aust dollar climbs back to US88c

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Local unit returns to US88c ahead of key inflation data, RBA speeches.

European stocks end in the red

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German market dips 1.5% as volatility continues to plague EU markets.

Brent crude prices steady as investors pause

Producers show no signs of cutting production despite global economic jitters.