Markets Spectator

Asian stocks end higher, extending rally

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Seoul leads gains as region's investors eye US Fed meeting.

Tokyo, Hong Kong stocks end stronger

Hang Seng sees seventh consecutive gain, Nikkei ekes out new high.

European stocks open steady

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London FTSE, French CAC, German DAX little changed as investors digest new sanctions against Russia.

Aust dollar slips in late trade

Local currency edges down as traders wait for US economic updates due overnight.

Aust stocks close at fresh six-year high

Local sharemarket climbs 0.6% in thin trade on buying on defensives, iron ore miners.

Aust dollar edges down at noon

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Local currency trades in narrow range ahead of key offshore data releases.

Aust stocks climb to six-year high at noon

Local market extends morning gains as Commonwealth Bank hits a record high.

Aust stocks open flat

Soft end to US session offers little impetus for local market to push higher.

Alacer Gold swings to H1 profit

Gold miner warns on continued volatility in prices, revenue falls slightly.

Aust dollar slips on data

Local unit hurt by strong US consumer confidence numbers, robust earnings.

Aust stocks set for flat open

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Soft end to US session offers little impetus for local market to push higher.

Scoreboard: Fed followers

Wall Street eased despite some upbeat data as investors wait for the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy statement, while European markets were boosted by healthy earnings.

Wall Street makes sharp reversal

Strong earnings fail to offset geopolitical worries as US stocks close lower.

Deutsche, UBS sucked into dark pool probe

UBS and Deutsche Bank assisting authorities in investigation into alternative trading platforms.

European stocks close higher

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Investors shrug off mixed earnings from Europe and worries about Russian sanctions.

Asian stocks end higher on corporate earnings

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Hong Kong, Seoul markets lead gains; Nikkei boosted by weakening yen.

European bonds rally to record highs

Investors seek safe haven amid threat of wider sanctions against Russia.

European stocks open slightly stronger

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London FTSE, French CAC, German DAX eke out small gains in early trade.

Tokyo stocks end higher

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Expectations for strong corporate earnings boost investor sentiment.

Aust dollar inches up in late trade

Local currency holds below US94c as traders wait for scheduled data releases.