Markets Spectator

Aust dollar edges up at noon

by AAP
Local currency continues to trade below US93c after soft inflation figures.

Aust stocks flat at noon

Local market continues to trade at levels not seen since June 2008.

Asian stocks open flat

by AAP
Nikkei 225, Hang Seng tread water following weak sessions on Wall Street.

Value investor: The upside to a BHP spin-off

BHP is considering a move to divest non-core assets which could reduce high gearing levels, but investors need to consider whether a spin-off would improve value.

Aust stocks open at near six-year high

Local market hits highest point since June 2008 despite weak US leads.

Whitehaven Coal cuts full-year production guidance

Coal miner reduces guidance due to operational issue at Narrabri mine.

Aust stocks set to open higher

by AAP
Local market expected to brush off weak Wall Street leads in early trade.

Scoreboard: Home-grown woes

Markets fell as unexpectedly weak new home sales in the US and mixed earnings reports weighed on investor sentiment.

Aust dollar holds below US93c

Local unit fails to recover losses seen after the release of inflation data yesterday.

'Whatever it takes' is not the whole story

Whether or not you accept the ECB's view on new euro strength as a deflationary risk, the need for a weaker currency is not a given. In fact the ideal exchange rate for each euro country is vastly different.

Wall Street closes lower on tech weakness

Strong earnings releases fail to drive US stocks higher for seventh day.

China yuan hits 16-month low

by AFP
China's currency sinks as concerns persist around strength of Chinese economy.

China yuan hits 16-month low

by AAP
China's yuan currency has hit a 16-month low against the US dollar, with some traders blaming the slowing economy.

Aust dollar weaker in late trade

Local unit falls after inflation figures came in below expectations.

Aust stocks close stronger

Local market continues to trade at its highest level since mid-2008.

Padbury needs Korean backing: report

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Iron ore port and rail project likely depends on South Korean construction group.

Aust dollar falls at noon

by AAP
Local currency trades lower after inflation figures miss expectations.

Asian stocks open mostly higher

by AAP
Hang Seng, Nikkei 225 indices advance in early trade following Wall Street leads.

Aust stocks rally at noon

Local market trades at levels not seen since June 2008 on Wall Street strength.

QRxPharma shares plummet 80%

Pharmaceutical group shares plunge after US FDA declines to approve its Moxduo product.