Markets Spectator

Hong Kong stocks end 0.2% stronger

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Hang Seng lifts amid regional rally, bargain hunting.

Asian shares surge on stimulus hopes

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Regional investors buoyed by Chinese injection; US, UK stimulus comments.

European stocks open lower

Market still wary on risk as growth concerns eyed.

Tokyo stocks soar, close 3.98% stronger

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Nikkei rebounds sharply from Friday's five-month low.

Aust dollar slightly higher in late trade

Local currency trades in tight range; investors eye Japanese headlines, Chinese stimulus.

Aust bond futures weaker in late trade

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Investors shift into equities as risk appetite grows.

Aust stocks close nearly 1% higher

Local market gains 0.9% as US economic data release settles volatile global markets.

The risk of banking on Medibank

The prospectus price range for Medibank looks reassuringly conservative, but things could change if its premium pool is hit by market turmoil.

Aust dollar higher at noon

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Local currency trending upward ahead of busy week of economic data.

Aust stocks up 1% at noon

Local market trading strongly at noon, following global markets, as govt details Medibank IPO.

Aust stocks open 1.3% higher

Local market pushes higher in early trade on the back of upbeat global leads.

Cashing in on China's e-commerce boom

A new company hopes to become a one-stop shop for retailers wishing to crack China's e-commerce market.

Aust dollar steady in early trade

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Local currency edges slightly higher as global stock markets stabilise after last week's heavy falls.

Scoreboard: Confidence surge

Strong gains are expected on the local market after solid US economic data and corporate earnings delighted investors in Europe and the US.

Why central banks have locked up capitalism

It’s supposed to be free-market capitalism, but animal spirits are in a zoo these days, and central bankers are the zookeepers.

Aust stocks poised for strong open

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ASX to jump over 1% to start week after late recovery for offshore markets on Friday.

Activist meeting rule strengthened

Ability of activists to convene shareholder meetings to be constrained: report.

Wall St rises on results, data

Positive economic data also helps investors regain ground after tumultuous week.

European stocks markets rebound

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Roller-coaster week ends with bargain hunters.

Market plunge an 'over-reaction': Lagarde

IMF doesn't usually comment on market fluctuations, notes managing director.