Markets Spectator

CBA cuts mortgage rate to record low

Lender takes on rivals by reducing fixed five-year rate to below 5 per cent.

Sims Metal to quadruple earnings

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Shares lift as metal recycler reveals plans to get back on track after weak results.

Aust stocks eke out fresh six-year high

Local market tips highest point since June 2008 in early trade on strong global leads.

Computershare buys UK mortgage administrator

Suitor extends UK business, eyes growth potential in Homeloan Management Ltd.

Aust stocks set to open stronger

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Local market expected to follow Wall Street higher as investors await inflation data.

Aust dollar steadies under US94c

Local unit fails to hold onto gains above US94c on back of strong US data.

Scoreboard: Housing relief

Wall Street pushed higher on strong house sales data, while European markets rebounded on easing geopolitical tensions.

Wall Street lifts on earnings, data

US stocks close higher on strong data and continuation of positive earnings season.

European stocks close 1% higher

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European markets jump as geopolitical fears ease marginally.

Asian stocks end stronger as Ukraine fears ease

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Markets rally around the region as geopolitical concerns ebb.

Tokyo stocks close firmly higher

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Nikkei makes broad gains, in line with region, following public holiday.

European stocks open stronger

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London FTSE, French CAC, German DAX open firmly in the black.

Aust dollar steady in late trade

Local currency holds below US94c after RBA governor avoided jawboning the unit.

Aust stocks eke out fresh high

Local market inches higher as progress on the geopolitical front encourages investors.

Rates, risk and Aussie dollar defiance

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Markets may have overreacted to Janet Yellen's latest rate talk, and recent price action suggests a retest of US95c could be imminent.

Aust dollar edges down at noon

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Local currency trades in narrow range ahead of comments from RBA's Stevens.

Aust stocks flat at noon

Local market holds steady ahead of speech by RBA governor Glenn Stevens.

Aust stocks open little changed

Local market begins flat in early trade after geopolitical worries weighed on Wall Street.

The markets are Teflon-coated with cash

Ongoing geopolitical turmoil has done little to trouble financial markets, which have been propped up by extremely loose monetary policies. The bears are starting to lose credibility.

Aust dollar dips ahead of Stevens comments

Local unit loses ground as markets await comments from RBA governor.