Markets Spectator

Tokyo stocks close higher

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Nikkei 225 lifts as a weaker yen boosts exporters after a mixed session on Wall Street.

Tokyo stocks open 0.5% higher

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Nikkei 225 index pushes upward as weak yen sends exporters higher.

Sina Weibo shares jump on US debut

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China's answer to Twitter lifts 19% on Nasdaq debut despite undersubscribed IPO.

GE posts 15% slump in Q1 earnings

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General Electric has reported lower earnings but higher industrial profits, thanks to gains in its two largest industrial segments.

Goldman Sachs Q1 profit falls

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US investment bank declines in some key trading divisions, but notched a big gain in financial advisory services.

European stocks close higher

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Markets finish stronger ahead of Easter weekend as investors eye Ukraine crisis.

Wall Street closes mostly higher

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US stocks finish shortened week stronger on generally upbeat earnings.

The Week Ahead

Oil Search and Newcrest are set to report quarterly production numbers, while manufacturing data from China, the US and Europe will be closely watched.

Aust dollar lower in late trade

Local currency slightly lower in afternoon trade ahead of Easter long weekend.

One.Tel set for $40m settlement

NSW court approves payment by Consolidated Press, Crown Resorts and News Corp.

Aust stocks stronger at the close

Local market closes higher after positive news on business conditions.

Flight Centre appeals $11m fine

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Travel agency lodges appeal after judgement on anti-competitive behaviour.

Aust dollar higher at noon

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Local currency lifts slightly in quiet trade ahead of Easter long weekend.

Aust stocks stronger at noon

Local market gains after upbeat Wall St leads, a lift in business conditions.

Aust stocks open stronger

Local market pushed higher after Wall Street continues its upward march.

Woodside Q1 production lifts

Production and revenue increase during the March quarter in line with expectations, while talks on Leviathan project continue.

Scoreboard: Fed praise

Wall Street rallied on dovish commentary from Fed chair Janet Yellen and strong industrial production and housing starts data.

Aust stocks set to open higher

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Local market tipped to follow Wall Street higher on upbeat US data, Fed.

Wall Street jumps 1% on strong data

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US stocks seal second day of solid gains on back of solid data, Fed rates talk.

Aust dollar lifts on Fed talk

Local unit climbs on latest US rates discussion, solid China data.