Markets Spectator

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.

Aust dollar lower at noon

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Local currency dips slightly ahead of a busy week of economic news.

Aust stocks lift slightly at noon

Local market edges higher after a slew of economic data including the latest read on China's manufacturing sector.

With reporting season over, where's the value?

StocksInValue's David Walker explains that despite the fully valued market, there are some gems to be found, but he warns that the obsession with dividends is hurting future capital gains.

Aust stocks edge higher at open

Local market pushes higher in early trade as investors turn attention to slew of economic data.

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Scoreboard: Economic health check

The local sharemarket is tipped to start the week little changed, while all eyes will be on business indicators data as investors gauge the health of the Australian economy.

Aust dollar lower on US strength

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Gains in the greenback put pressure on local unit to start the week.