Markets Spectator

Gold lifts on safe haven status

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Market turbulence leads investors to precious metal amid flight to perceived safety.

Copper slips to new five-year low

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Red metal again hit hard by investors as global growth worries weigh on commodities.

Scoreboard: Greek hangover

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European shares declined for the first time in nine days on concerns about the new Greek government, while Wall Street fell and gold pushed higher.

Wall Street tumbles 1.5% on earnings

US stocks trading sharply weaker as earnings, durable goods data disappoint.

Aust dollar holds below US80c

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Local unit loses ground as offshore markets sink more than 1% in overnight trade.

Aust stocks tipped for weak open

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Local market expected to give up some of its recent gains on weak overseas leads.

A bearish outlook for the Aussie dollar

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Central bank movements and the China slowdown saw the Australian dollar tumble to six-year lows -- and there's further depreciation to come.

Iron ore price sinks below $US63

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Commodity sets new five-and-a-half-year low as retreat extends to seven straight sessions.

European stocks fall on Greek fears

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European markets sink around 1% at close as Greece contagion worries resurface.

Greek jitters return, stocks plunge 6%

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Athens market cops a hammering as investors show bailout jitters post-election.

P&G earnings sink on stronger US dollar

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Consumer products giant warns of tough year ahead as currency movements hit home.

Oil prices in flux after OPEC comments

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Brent crude slips in the wake of OPEC official's comments on output, price recovery.

SNB 'still prepared to intervene'

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Swiss National Bank official says country had no choice on lack of forward guidance, is affected by ECB's quantitative easing.

European stocks open lower

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UK focus turns to local GDP figures, as market digests Greek election results.

Hong Kong stocks shed 0.41%

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Hang Seng snaps five-day winning streak despite positive offshore leads.

Oil price 'too low': Saudi Aramco

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Chief of world's largest oil company says market forces must take their course.

Iron ore price tumbles to fresh 5.5-year low

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Softening Chinese demand, sharp steel price decline continue to weigh.

Tokyo stocks end 1.72% stronger

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Nikkei boosted by weaker yen, strong Wall Street lead.

Aust dollar struggles amid rate cut expectations

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Falling iron ore price, rate cut speculation weigh on local currency.

Sharemarket hits three-month high

As commodity rout continues, defensive buying pushes shares to highest point since Nov.

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