The Australian share market has started the day lower, weighed down by broad-based losses, despite gains made in most offshore markets overnight.
Consumer confidence hit a 15-week high in the past week, driven in particular by upbeat household views around current and future financial conditions.
James Hardie's profit in the 12 months to March 31 has declined 47 per cent, on the back of asbestos adjustments, acquisition costs and debt.
Armed with risky loans or their own savings, retail investors are dominating the new Shanghai crude oil futures contracts launched in late March.
The Australian dollar has followed Wall Street and commodity prices higher, as confidence grows over easing trade tension between China and the US.
Australian shares are set for a negative start to the day despite improved market confidence pushing US stocks and commodity prices higher.
The Melbourne woman won the Set for Life first prize twice in Friday's draw after she and her husband doubled up on their ticket to celebrate their wedding anniversary.
Home prices in the nation's five top capital cities were steady in the week to May 20 compared to the prior week, CoreLogic data show.
Chinese tech firms have poured billions of dollars into nearly every aspect of Indonesian e-commerce, a market forecast to grow to $US63 billion by 2027.
Telstra has apologised for a widespread network outage impacting some of its mobile customers, and says its services are being progressively restored.
The Australian share market has had a weak start to the day, after the major Wall Street indexes were either flat or lower at the end of last week.
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The Australian dollar is flat after the major US stock indexes were either flat or lower at the finish of trading at the end of last week.