Markets Spectator

Crunch time for the Aussie dollar

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Watch: The Australian dollar has dropped to a new six-year low and could have as much as another US10c to fall.

Weak growth sends Aust dollar below US70c

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GDP data drags local unit to fresh sub-US70c low as analysts predict further falls.

Aust stocks slip on GDP, China woes

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Australian sharemarket reels amid a global stockmarket sell-off, down 1% at noon.

Costello to the Fed: Thanks for the good years

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The Future Fund has made stellar returns from its investments but has now ramped up its allocation to cash in a more uncertain global environment.

China stocks plunge more than 4%

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Shanghai Composite and Shenzhen Composite indexes fall sharply at open.

Tokyo stocks open 1.7% lower

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Tokyo shares have opened 1.67% lower after Wall Street tumbled on weak China data.

Ansell shakes up CEO pay on adverse forex

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Ansell proposes changing long-term incentives, after adverse currency movements weigh.

Is the sharemarket predicting a recession?

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The latest sharemarket slump is not like the panic-selling we witnessed last week. There is now a more sustainable underlying fear that China is in trouble, and it could hit Australia hard.

Aust stocks open weaker

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Local sharemarket continues slide after international markets tumbled on China data.

Aust dollar drops below US70c

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Local unit slips below key US70c level for first time in more than six years.

Future Fund warns on softer returns

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Australia's sovereign wealth fund returns 15.4% over year, but flags challenging outlook.

Weak sentiment hits copper prices

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Benchmark prices decline after sliding to six-year low last week amid broader markets sell off.

Aust dollar dives amid US60c warning

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Local unit strikes six-year low near US70c on back of soft China data, dire forecasts.

Scoreboard: China jitters

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Markets on both sides of the Atlantic tumbled on soft China data, while the recent run-up in oil prices came to an abrupt halt.

Aust stocks poised for weak start

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Local market expected to slide at open after heavy falls on offshore markets.

Iron ore steady amid diving markets

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Price of crucial Australian export holds above $US55 despite Chinese demand worries.

Wall Street sinks 3% on China nerves

US stocks end sharply lower as Chinese economic data stoke growth concerns.

Oil plunges 8% on soft China data

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Crude prices tumble as poor manufacturing numbers shake market confidence.

European stocks sink over 2%

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Key markets lose between 2% and 3% at close as Chinese fears weigh.

China pushes mergers by listed firms

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Beijing encourages M&A in effort to inspire investors to return to the sharemarket.

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