Markets Spectator

Aust stocks bounce after rout

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Banking stocks gain in early trade as Federal Reserve chair comments ease global jitters.

Earnings Calendar

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Business Spectator’s guide to the full-year results of Australia’s publicly listed companies.

No fairy dust for the markets

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Hopes of more stimulus to prop up equity markets have seemingly been dashed by Fed chair Janet Yellen.

ASIC boss to banks: plead guilty

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ASIC chairman Greg Medcraft advises big four banks to “plead guilty” over bank bill swap rate probe.

Scoreboard: Fed comfort

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The promise of continuing easy money turned screens green on Wall Street, while investors snapped up bargains in Europe’s beaten-down banking sector.

Wall Street ends mixed after Fed

US stocks move either way as Yellen highlights risks that could delay rate rise plans.

Aust stocks set to bounce back

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Local market set to bounce back after yesterday’s entry into a bear market.

Aust dollar bounces over US71c

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Australian dollar rises to trade just over US71c amid Janet Yellen Congress testimony

Iron ore slips as trade resumes

Commodity edges modestly lower after Chinese New Year holiday; BHP, Rio move either way.

European stocks close higher

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Banks recover ground as investors hunt for bargains after three straight sessions of losses.

The unintended consequences of contingent capital

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Deutsche Bank’s woes suggest that a clever piece of financial engineering aimed at averting a financial meltdown could actually help precipitate the next crisis.

Low oil prices starting to hurt global economy: OPEC

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Group says falls aren't increasing consumer demand for petroleum products as much as expected.

Gold prices reverse on profit-taking

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Spot gold gives back 0.4 per cent in London trade, ending recent price rally.

London stocks lift 0.9% as financials rebound

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UK banking index lifts 1.1 per cent in early trade.

London stocks add 0.8% in early trade

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German DAX gains 1.16 per cent, French CAC adds 1.35 per cent as sentiment improves.

Aust dollar stabilises as Yellen speech eyed

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Unit trades at US70.52c in late afternoon, ahead of Federal Reserve Chair's testimony.

Aust stocks slide into bear market territory

Local sharemarket adds to previous session’s sharp losses, as global worries weigh.

The forces driving the market’s wild gyrations

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Three great unknowns will ensure a topsy-turvy ride for investors in the Australian sharemarket.

Where trends go to die

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Bollinger Bands help traders get a handle on market activity and spot trading opportunities.

Aust dollar higher despite yen lift

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Rising Japanese currency expected to ease pressure on greenback, lift pressure on Australian unit.

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