Markets Spectator

Aust dollar unaffected by CPI

by AAP
Local currency still at the whim of the greenback as official inflation figures fail to move unit.

Aust stocks close over 1% stronger

Local market rallies over 1% as rumours swirl around ECB stimulus, slightly higher local inflation rate.

A high-stakes game for the wealthy

If a US trend towards the opening up of private equity funds to high-net-worth individuals is replicated in Australia, ASIC had better be on its toes.

Tokyo stocks open almost 2% higher

by AAP
Nikkei 225 jump 1.97% in early trade, following loss of over 2% in previous session.

Aust stocks stronger at noon

Local market trading in the black following gains on global bourses, EU stimulus talk.

Aust dollar slips slightly on CPI data

Local currency gives up some ground after September quarter headline inflation beats forecasts.

Aust stocks open 1% higher

Local market rallies follows global bourses higher as strong Chinese growth data buoys sentiment.

Glimpsing the 'goddess of war' on the ASX

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The Athena Capital high frequency trading scandal on the NASDAQ should remind Australian regulators to be on guard against market manipulation.

Scoreboard: ECB boost

European markets surged on news that the ECB was mulling a plan to buy corporate bonds, while Wall Street also rose following strong corporate earnings.

Aust dollar slips below US88c

by AAP
Local unit gives up recent gains as US dollar draws strong investor support.

Aust stocks set to open higher

by AAP
Local market tipped to extend recent gains after positive moves offshore overnight.

Wall Street jumps 1% on Apple boost

US stocks close higher as investors cheer strong result from tech giant, ECB stimulus talk.

European stocks surge on ECB reports

by AFP
Market eyes possibility of corporate bond buying as soon as early 2015.

ECB considers corporate bond-buying

Central bank has no specific plan, no discussion timetable on liquidity move.

Asian stocks end broadly lower

by AFP
Concerns over Chinese growth offset positive Wall Street lead.

Oil prices lift on Chinese data

Global politics in focus as Libya situation deteriorates.

Hong Kong stocks end slightly stronger

Investors heartened by better-than-expected Chinese growth data.

Aust dollar slightly stronger in late trade

Local unit boosted by better than expected Chinese growth data.

Tokyo stocks end 2.03% lower

Chinese data hits sentiment, investors take profits after previous day's spike.

Aust bond futures firm as ECB restarts buying program

by AAP
Persistent concerns over European growth boost demand for safe haven assets.