Markets Spectator

Wall Street falls short of new highs

US stocks mostly lower at close as oil price falls offset impact of growth data.

Aust dollar sinks to four-year low

Local unit makes sharp downward move on bearish RBA talk, strong US data.

Aust stocks set to open higher

by AAP
Local market set to recover some of previous session's losses on volatile Wall St leads.

Scoreboard: US jitters

Strong quarterly economic growth data failed to inspire Wall Street, while European markets gained some ground.

Iron ore rout extends below $US70

Price of commodity again below $US70 a tonne mark, reaching new new five-year low.

European stocks extend gains

by AFP
European markets enjoy another positive session as stimulus talk continues to bubble.

Oil giant Rosneft cuts output

by AFP
Russian oil company Rosneft has reduced output in response to price falls.

OPEC worried over prices: Venezuela

by AFP
Oil cartel agrees price of crude is 'not good', action still uncertain.

Apple valuation tops $US700bn

by AFP
Market value of world's largest company clears $US700bn mark for first time.

Economy needs a lower dollar: RBA

by AAP
RBA's Philip Lowe tells economists he expects local currency to fall further.

Asian stocks mixed after China rate cut

by AFP
Asian stocks end Tuesday session mixed after post-China rate cut rallies on Monday.

RBA’s Lowe says high business costs a currency issue

Reserve Bank's Lowe says concerns over high business costs are really concerns about the exchange rate.

Hong Kong shares end 0.21% down

by AFP
Hong Kong shares close lower on Tuesday.

European stocks steady at open

by AFP
Europe's main stock markets have opened steady.

Tokyo stocks close up 0.29%

by AFP
The Nikkei extends monthly gain in first day of trading after holiday Monday.

Aust dollar loses grip on 86c

by AAP
Local currency's brief rally in wake of Chinese rate cut loses steam

Aust stocks close 0.5% weaker

Local market slides half a percent despite solid Medibank rally, as mining, energy stocks slide.

Aust dollar falls on China rate cut

by AAP
Local currency's brief rally in wake of Chinese rate cut over as unit falls at noon.

Aust stocks lose 0.8% at noon

Local market eats away yesterday's gains as mining, energy stocks weigh; Medibank rallies.

Aust stocks open 0.45% weaker

Local market weakens as miners slip; investors keenly await Medibank IPO.