Markets Spectator

Tokyo stocks end at seven-month high

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Sharp drop in the yen boosts the value of exporter shares.

Aust stocks close higher after RBA decision

Local market sees late gains following the RBA's hold on the cash rate and positive building approval figures for July.

Aust dollar slips slightly on RBA decision

Local currency loses a little bit of ground as RBA holds rates as widely expected.

Aust dollar lower at noon

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Local currency loses ground ahead of Reserve Bank of Australia's September rate call.

Aust stocks steady ahead of RBA

Local market fails to react to economic data, holds firm ahead of RBA rates decision.

Aust stocks open flat ahead of RBA call

Local market little changed on lack of Wall Street lead, investor caution ahead of RBA rates announcement.

Global markets showing GFC symptoms

Alan Kohler speaks to Warwick McKibbin about why economic recovery efforts are on the brink of unraveling, and how Australia can insulate itself against future pain.

Aust stocks set to open lower

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Local market expected to make soft start ahead of RBA call, US markets closed for Labor Day.

Aust dollar holds ground ahead of RBA

Local unit treading water ahead of rates call from Reserve Bank this afternoon.

Scoreboard: Manufacturing blues

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European markets rose slightly as speculation of M&A activity in the media sector supported sentiment following weaker-than-expected PMI data.

Will soft GDP drag down the dollar?

A raft of data releases this week, including trade balance, retail sales and building approvals, should have little effect on the Australian dollar. But if GDP comes in weaker than forecast, expect its recent trading range to be tested.

European stocks end steady

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With Wall Street closed, main European markets hold steady despite Ukraine concerns.

RBA tipped to leave rates on hold

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September board meeting expected to see cash rate left at record low of 2.5%.

Asian stocks end higher

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Market eyes possibility of fresh Beijing stimulus after sluggish data.

Oil price slips despite global tensions

Brent crude edges back, remains supported by oversupply.

European stocks open mixed

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London FTSE edges back while French CAC, German DAX inch higher.

Tokyo stocks end 0.34% stronger

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Nikkei steps up as weaker yen boosts exporters.

Aust dollar slightly lower in late trade

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Unit trades in tight range as investors eye a slew of economic data.

Aust stocks close flat

After an early lift, the local market closes flat on investor caution following weak Chinese data and ahead of balance of payments figures.

Equity scarce as Australia's stock market shrinks

Companies are retiring equity and issuing into the bond market instead, Credit Suisse analysts say.