Markets Spectator

Medibank women to make history

Health provider will be only top 100 company with a majority of women on its board.

Wall Street rises on China, Draghi

by AFP
Dow, S&P 500 hit new closing highs as global central bankers lend support.

Aust dollar jumps on China rate cut

Local unit returns to levels around US87c after surprise interest rate move.

European stocks surge over 1%

by AFP
Stocks jump after surprise rate cut in China, stimulus comments from ECB.

China cuts rates as growth slows

China's central bank makes first rates reduction in over two years amid growth fears.

China says no change in "prudent monetary policy"

China's central bank says surprise interest rate cut isn't a shift away from "prudent monetary policy."

European stocks boosted by Draghi's stimulus comments

European stocks and bonds surge after ECB's Draghi says bank stands ready to expand stimulus.

Asian stocks close mostly higher after poor week

by AFP
Bargain hunters have helped lift Asian markets after a poor performance this week.

European stocks rise on open

by AFP
European stock markets rise on open.

Hong Kong shares end Friday session up 0.37%

by AFP
Hong Kong stocks end a four-day losing streak to close up 0.37 per cent.

Tokyo stocks close up 0.33%

by AFP
Tokyo stocks end higher as investors hunt for bargains ahead of looming election.

Aust stocks post biggest weekly fall in 17 months

Local market closes down for fifth straight day, the largest single-week decline since mid 2013.

SkyFii makes solid ASX debut

by AAP
Wireless provider SkyFii trades above share offer price as it announces JV deal in Indonesia.

Medibank allocation to be revealed Sunday

The government will announce the final price and share allocations for the Medibank float on Sunday, just ahead of the health insurer’s listing on Tuesday.

Aust dollar firms at noon

by AAP
Local currency lifts as RBA official delivers upbeat outlook on Chinese resources demand.

All smiles on dental debut

Shares in dental care chain Pacific Smiles jumped by more than a third on its ASX debut today.

Aust stocks softer at noon

Local market edges lower midway during session as rebound in oil prices boost energy stocks.

Bailador slips on trading debut

Technology investment company Bailador slipped on the first day of trading, in line with a soft broad market.

Kohler Uncovers: Codan Limited

Alan Kohler talks to Donald McGurk, CEO of Codan Ltd, about the company's new gold detector products.

Aust stocks open little changed

Local market close to flat after oil price rebound pushed Wall Street to fresh record highs.