Markets Spectator

Aust stocks weaker at noon

Local market loses ground in early afternoon trade as weak US leads, falling iron ore price weigh.

Aust dollar jumps on capex data

Local currency spikes after private capital expenditure data beat expectations.

Aust stocks open lower

Local market slips after flat finish on Wall St and a further fall in the iron ore price.

Macquarie Atlas Roads swings to H1 loss

Group books manager fees for later periods in the half, which weigh on results.

Value Investor: Four blue chips that delivered this earnings season

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Reporting season has delivered strong results for Commonwealth Bank and Telstra, while miners BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto performed solidly despite a downturn in commodity prices.

Aust stocks set to open lower

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Local market set to be weighed by falls in commodity prices, largely flat US leads.

Aust dollar clings to gains

Local unit retains all of the gains made during local trade on Wednesday.

Scoreboard: German downer

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European markets ended mixed as investors were dealt news of a sharp fall in German consumer sentiment, while the Australian dollar regained some ground.

S+P 500 sets another record

Leading benchmark sees 31st record close of year as Dow falls just shy of new peak.

European stocks close mixed

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Two-day winning run comes to end in Germany, but streak rolls on in France, UK.

Asian stocks close mostly higher

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Hong Kong retreats, surrounding regions edge slightly higher.

European stocks pause from two-day rally

Investors weigh weak data against ECB stimulus hopes.

Tokyo stocks end flat

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Nikkei sluggish on caution over country's economy.

Aust dollar stronger in late trade

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Local currency above US93c on the back of weaker US dollar as traders await capex data.

Aust stocks close at fresh six-year high

Local market edges higher in quiet trade, supported by gains in financials sector.

Aust dollar hovering above US93c

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Local currency little changed in the absence of major economic news or data.

Aust stocks little changed at noon

Local market holds steady as traders hope iron ore price won't fall any further.

Pact FY profit beats forecast

Innovation was a key to the newly listed plastics company growth.

Aust stocks open flat

Local market flat at the open despite fresh records on Wall Street.

Aust stocks set to lift at open

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Local market expected to get off to strong start on back of fresh records on Wall Street.