Markets Spectator

Oil prices fall for first time in a week

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Concerns of abundant global supply take charge during final session for the week.

Wall Street stocks fall sharply

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Market comes under pressure from global sell-off, lacklustre corporate earnings.

European stocks fall on Greek nerves

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Jittery investors take profits, with Frankfurt's DAX falling 2.6 per cent.

Greenback rises on inflation data

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US dollar strengthens as expectations rise of an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve.

Bloomberg technical outage hits markets

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Rare breakdown affects financial centres around the world.

German bonds near record high on Greek fears

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Jitters over Athens' path sparks hunt for safe-haven assets.

Hong Kong stocks end 0.31% lower

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Hang Seng eases, Shanghai Composite jumps on Beijing easing hopes.

Tokyo stocks slump to two-week low

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Nikkei hit by profit taking, jitters over forthcoming earnings results.

Aust dollar trades close to US0.5c higher

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Unit retains a narrow range, investors eye May rate meeting.

The double-edged sword of lower oil prices

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The decline in oil prices has drastically affected the fortunes of oil exporters and importers, but it provides both with a historic opportunity.

Sharemarket finishes week deep in red

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Strong local job figures and currency sees institutional investors lighten portfolios.

Aust dollar continues to firm

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Australian dollar maintains gains at noon on surprisingly strong jobs data, weaker US dollar.

Shares set to close week in red

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Stocks likely to close lower for fourth session this week amid commodity volatility.

Can agriculture pick up Australia's economic slack?

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Australia's farming sector is poised for a new boom, given the right investment and innovation, according to the pre-eminent banker to the agriculture industry.

Tokyo stocks open 0.38% lower

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Nikkei 225 index slips in early trade after yen firms against US currency.

Aust stocks open slightly weaker

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Local market follows Wall Street lower despite rebounds in oil and iron ore prices.

Aust stocks tipped for weak start

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Local market likely to start trade on negative note following lacklustre Wall Street session.

Aust dollar surges past US78c

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Local unit hits three-week high as analysts downgrade local rate cut expectations.

Scoreboard: More Greek drama

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Wall Street ended little changed and European sharemarkets slipped amid Greek loan repayment concerns.

Oil prices see sixth day of gains

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US crude prices jump to fresh 2015 peak on hopes supply growth may be slowing.

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