Markets Spectator

Europe shares fall on German data

by AAP
Strong British growth data outweighed by fall in German business confidence.

Wall St drops on earnings

Numbers from Visa and Amazon give investors reason to sell; Dow below 17000 points.

Citi cuts Aust market forecast: report

Analysts cut end of year target cut to 5750 points from 5850 points.

Asian stocks end sharply higher

by AAP
Tokyo, Shanghai stocks lift over 1 per cent, Hong Kong and Seoul make smaller gains.

ANZ, Westpac lower 3-yr fixed mortgage rate

Rate cuts intensify the big four's battle for market share.

Seven market myths that make investors poorer

Many retail investors idolise Warren Buffett, but his strategies to 'beat the market' are near impossible to replicate. Investors need to enter the market with their eyes wide open.

Tokyo stocks end at six-month high

by AAP
Exporter shares lead Nikkei to best finish since January as yen weakens against US dollar.

Value Investor: A tough time for Seven

Seven Group Holdings is heavily exposed to structural upheaval in the media and mining sector, which may challenge operating conditions for the company in the near term.

Aust dollar slips in late trade

Local currency holds above US94c but pulls back from yesterday's rally.

Aust stocks snap winning streak

Local market inches back after printing four fresh six-year highs this week.

Activist avoids prison over mining hoax

by AAP
Jonathan Moylan was sentenced to a year in jail, released on good behaviour bond.

Flight Centre flags profit growth

Group says most travelers opting to maintain bookings with Malaysia Airlines, or other carriers.

NZ apple grower Scales slips on debut

The IPO had been priced at the bottom end of the indicative range.

Aust stocks slip at noon

Local market edges down after mixed session on Wall St as traders take profits.

DigitalBTC achieves 'complete payback' of Bitcoin mining investment

by AAP
The world's first Bitcoin company to list on a major stock exchange reports positive quarterly cash-flow results.

FIRB clears Woolworths' Country Road bid

South African retailer's takeover offer now unconditional, offer to close August 11.

Healthscope IPO priced at higher end, raises $2.26bn

Healthscope confirmed its IPO priced at $2.10 per share following a well-covered institutional book build.

Aust stocks open flat

Local market begins little changed after mixed leads from Wall Street overnight.

Aust stocks set to open flat

by AAP
Local market likely to struggle for direction in early trade after mixed Wall Street close.

Scoreboard: Home sales headache

Wall Street ended flat on disappointing new home sales figures, while European markets responded well to upbeat data and corporate earnings.