Markets Spectator

Aust stocks set to open higher

by AAP
Local market expected to rebound marginally after six consecutive days of losses.

Aust dollar sinks below US90c on Fed

Local unit at six-month low as recent gains wiped out on exit talk from US central bank.

Scoreboard: Fed fillip

The Dow closed at a fresh record as investors took comfort in the Fed's interest rate decision, while European stocks were mixed ahead of Scotland's referendum.

Dow closes at new record peak

US stocks climb to fresh heights as investors weigh meaning of latest Fed policy statement.

Asian shares end mostly higher on Chinese bank stimulus

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Investors buoyed by report of Beijing cash injection, eye US Fed policy decision.

European stocks firm at the open

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French market lifts after vote of confidence in Hollande's agenda.

Aust dollar rallies as Fed rate hike hopes fade

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Local unit strengthens in late trade as Fed speculation wanes.

Tokyo stocks end 0.14% lower

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Investors retreat ahead of Fed policy decision.

Aust dollar rises on Chinese bank stimulus

Chinese bank injection, relaxed US Fed leads to local currency rally.

Aust stocks slide for sixth day

Local market falls as international investors pull out of financials and Scottish vote looms.

Qantas dreams of a dwindling dollar

A US80 cent Aussie would significantly reduce Australia’s attraction to the airline’s international competitors, while boosting Qantas’ international revenues.

What a Scottish Yes vote means for Australian markets

The effects of a Yes vote in Scotland's referendum on independence is likely to have an immediate economic impact on Scotland and England. Could the ripple effect reach Australia?

Aust stocks lower at noon

Local market falls after Westpac survey predicts soft economic activity for 2014.

Australia's valuable empty nests

Alan Kohler on Australia's housing "bubble".

Aust stocks open little changed

Local market begins flat as investors await latest monetary policy decision from US Fed.

ICBC to clear yuan transactions

by AFP
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China selected to clear yuan transactions in Luxembourg.

Aust stocks set to open higher

by AAP
Local market expected to receive a boost from reports of fresh stimulus plan in China.

Scoreboard: Fed watch

Wall Street rebounded overnight ahead of the Fed's interest rate decision, while the Australian dollar made gains.

Aust dollar jumps back to US91c

Local unit climbs US1c overnight as Fed rate hike fears wane once more.

Taking Scotland out of the sterling

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If the Yes vote wins out in this week's Scottish referendum, a chain of reactions would come into play, touching all those who deal with the pound sterling.