Markets Spectator

Wall St rises for four weeks straight

Dow Jones books largest monthly gain since February, S&P closes at new record.

European stocks finish week higher

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London, Frankfurt and Paris shrug off Ukraine concerns to book modest gains.

Eurozone money market rate turns negative

Key interbank lending rate falls into negative territory for first time.

Asian markets end broadly lower on geopolitical worries

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Tokyo slips as investors shift to yen; Seoul, Shanghai also lose ground.

Tokyo stocks end 0.23% lower

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Weak economic data weighs on Japanese market.

Aust dollar steady in late trade

Local currency holds its ground in the face of rising geopolitical tensions.

Aust stocks close month slightly lower

Search for yield, iron ore price remain front of mind for investors as earnings season ends.

Aust dollar edges up at noon

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Local currency slightly higher as traders prepare for US unemployment data.

Aust stocks little changed at noon

Local market trades sideways as investors sell iron ore stocks, cheer upbeat earnings.

Harvey Norman FY profit jumps

Retailer issues upbeat outlook on continued strength of Australian housing market.

Woolworths posts $2.45bn FY profit

Supermarket giant flags profit growth of between 4 and 7 per cent in fiscal 2015 despite challenging conditions.

Aust stocks opens flat

Local market opens flat after Wall street lost ground on rising concerns over Ukraine.

Scoreboard: Ukraine angst

Markets on both sides of the Atlantic fell on escalating tensions in Ukraine, but Wall Street pared early losses as investors chose to focus on strong economic data.

Aust stocks set to open lower

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Local market expected to end week on sour note after Wall street lost ground.

Aust dollar holds gains above US93c

Weak iron ore price, Ukraine tensions fail to dampen appetite for local unit.

Wall Street winning streak ends

US stocks slip below record highs at close as Ukraine worries outweigh strong data.

European stocks drop on Ukraine concerns

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European markets close lower amid claims of Russian troops actively fighting in east Ukraine.

Asian shares end mostly lower

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Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong lose ground as investors fail to build on previous gains.

European stocks lose ground at the open

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London FTSE, French CAC, German DAX edge back in early trade.

Tokyo stocks end 0.48% lower

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Nikkei steps back as strong yen continues to weigh.