Markets Spectator

Asian shares end lower on profit taking

by AAP
G20 growth target fails to boost investor sentiment in the region.

S&P lowers outlook on Transurban to negative

Rating agency Standard & Poor’s warns it may cut Transurban’s A- rating if the toll road operator goes ahead with the CityLink expansion in Melbourne.

European stocks open lower

by AAP
London FTSE leads decline; German DAX, French CAC also fall.

Aust dollar at six-month low in afternoon trade

by AAP
Local unit hovers around US89.15 cents as greenback continues to surge.

Tokyo stocks end 0.7% weaker

by AAP
Nikkei falls back from seven-year high on telecoms weakness.

Aust stocks dive more than 1%

Local market sheds more than 1% as financials and resources sectors take a bruising.

Aust stocks slip at noon

Local market falls at noon as resources, financials sag on fresh slump in iron ore price.

Urbanise stock jumps 40% on ASX debut

The cloud-based services company's IPO was fully subscribed and closed eight days early.

Aust stocks open lower

Local market slips slightly in early trade following mixed leads from Wall Street on Friday.

Aust stocks set to open lower

by AAP
Local market expected to begin weaker following mixed result on Wall Street on Friday.

Aust dollar at new six-month low

by AAP
Local unit holds just above US89c as US dollar continues to meet heavy demand.

Scoreboard: Mixed messages

The local sharemarket looks set to get off to a jumpy start thanks to mixed offshore signals, while lower metal prices could have an impact on our miners.

Deutsche sacks forex trader over ‘irregularities’

Rogue trader fired by Deutsche Bank is now under investigation by regulators: report.

Wall St eases from new records

Investors lap up Scottish referendum result, Alibaba debut; then selling hits.

Alibaba soars on debut

Shares finish up 38 per cent on issue price after concentrated distribution.

Jack Ma's $US18bn day

Company founder nets $US867m in cash against a formidable remaining stake.

Yahoo set for Alibaba IPO windfall

Internet giant poised to collect $US5.1bn from stake in Chinese company's float.

European shares close mixed

by AFP
Early rally on Scottish referendum result loses steam in some European markets.

Celebrations in Alibaba hometown

Locals with shares in China's e-commerce giant watch their parcels rise and rise.

Details of Alibaba IPO trickle out

Sources familiar with deal say investment bank allocations unusually concentrated.