Markets Spectator

Aust dollar still weaker at noon

by AAP
Local currency regains little ground from fresh four-and-a-half year low after Fed call.

Sharemarket soars 1.7% at noon

Surging energy, mining sectors add to local rally; Wall St gains buoys market.

Tokyo stocks open almost 2% higher

by AAP
Nikkei 225 rallies as US dollar slumps against the yen, US Fed buoys Wall Street.

Aust stocks open 0.7% higher

Local market follows Wall Street higher as US Fed flags patience on rate moves.

Gold fluctuates after Fed statement

by AAP
Investors uncertain on Fed intentions, push precious metal marginally higher.

Wall Street surges almost 2% on Fed

US stocks rally at close after US Federal Reserve strikes cautious tone on rates.

Scoreboard: Patient Fed

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The Federal Reserve indicated it's in no hurry to raise rates, while a fall in US consumer prices fuelled a rally on Wall Street.

Oil prices pare gains after 4% jump

Oil prices climb as bargain-hunters move in, US dollar strength caps gains.

Aust stocks set to open stronger

by AAP
Local market tipped to open in the black on back of positive moves on Wall Street overnight.

Aust dollar slumps on Yellen comments

Local unit hits new four-year low as traders weigh future rate moves from the Fed.

Iron ore sinks to new five-year low

Commodity limps towards end of tumultuous year, now down 12% in fourth quarter.

European stocks steady at close

by AFP
Investors cautious ahead of Fed call as wild oil price fluctuations continue.

Russia races to halt run on rouble

Moscow sells billions' worth of reserves to prop up currency, rouble jumps 10%.

German businesses warn over rouble's plunge

by AFP
Business group warns against 'schadenfreude', says exporters will feel pain.

Oil price falls not trickling down to Asian consumers

Governments take opportunity to partially unwind hefty fuel subsidies.

Gold edges lower ahead of FOMC meeting

Bearish investors sell off, taking gains from previous session.

Hong Kong stocks shed 0.37%, Shanghai adds 1.31%

by AFP
Plunging oil prices weigh on Hang Seng, buoy mainland hopes for stimulus.

European stocks open over 1% weaker

by AFP
London FTSE, French CAC, German DAX fall sharply in early trade.

EU banks need not fear Russian exposure: ECB

Nouy says weakened rouble no reason to anticipate serious trouble.

Tokyo stocks end 0.38% stronger

by AFP
Nikkei wins a reprieve after two days of losses totalling over 3 per cent.