Markets Spectator

Energy stocks lead local sharemarket 1.94% higher

Energy stocks enjoyed strong gains, while flat consumer confidence weighed on retailers.

Aust stocks 1 per cent higher at noon

by AAP
Rebound in commodities prices drives sharemarket higher.

AUD loses ground against strong US dollar

by AAP
Surging greenback puts Aust dollar under pressure.

Tokyo stocks open 0.36% higher

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JPY falls, USD firms on talk of Fed rate rise.

Stocks open 1.14% higher

Gains in oil price, commodities spur local sharemarket.

The year that rained on ASX floats’ parade

Investor fatigue slugged the IPO market this year, with only one market debutant able to hold above its listing price.

Scoreboard: Wall Street witching

The expiration of stock options, index options, index futures and single-stock futures influenced a rally in US markets, while oil prices posted their biggest gains.

AUD falls on US interest rate expectations

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Expectations of Fed interest rate hike weigh on AUD.

Australian market set to open higher

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Sharemarket will be boosted by gains in commodity prices, Wall Street rally.

Wall Street rises late

US stocks cap off a volatile week with a third straight positive finish.

European stocks finish mixed

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London index rises, Paris and Frankfurt fall as volatility continues.

Gold rises on rates speculation

Investors back precious metal as hopes rise for lower interest rates for longer.

Crude on track for fourth weekly drop

Brent lifts in early trade, analysts see prices in 'test mode' for next six to nine months.

HK finds no evidence of forex rigging

Hong Kong arm of global investigation says two attempts to manipulate the benchmark failed.

Oil rout seen spreading across markets

Analysts say financial markets will take a hit before national economies feel the benefit.

Hong Kong, Shanghai stocks spike

by AFP
Shanghai Composite jumps 1.67 per cent to new four-year high.

Tokyo stocks soar, end 2.39% stronger

by AFP
Nikkei follows Wall Street sharply higher as US dollar strength supports exporters.

Aust dollar lifts in late trade

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Local traders square positions on the unit ahead of Christmas holidays.

Stocks rally 2.5%, up for third day

Local market surges 2 per cent, led by rebounds in resources, financials.

Aust dollar higher at noon

by AAP
Local currency grinds higher on the back of 'patient' US Federal Reserve.