• Solid results day drives Aust share gains
    AAPyesterday

    Solid results day drives Aust share gains

    Australian shares have ended the week higher, closing within a whisker of 6000 points, as a strong lineup of company results lifted the broader market.

  • $A up half a cent against $US
    AAP2 days ago

    $A up half a cent against $US

    The Australian dollar has risen almost half a cent against a weakened US dollar with the US dollar index down 0.3 per cent.

  • Share market rises as Qantas soars
    AAP2 days ago

    Share market rises as Qantas soars

    The share market has edged higher in a day dominated by corporate earnings reports, with several high profile companies beating market expectations.

  • Wall St set to lead Aust shares higher
    AAP3 days ago

    Wall St set to lead Aust shares higher

    The Australian share market looks set to open a comfortable half a per cent higher with Wall Street offering a positive, if tempered, lead.

  • $A little changed against up-and-down $US
    AAP3 days ago

    $A little changed against up-and-down $US

    The Australian dollar is little changed against its US counterpart which has turned from a gain before the FOMC minutes to a slight fall post their release.

  • Shares edge higher despite fall for miners
    AAP3 days ago

    Shares edge higher despite fall for miners

    The share market posted a modest gain as falls for BHP Billiton and Fortescue Metals were offset by gains by the likes of Coles owner Wesfarmers and a2 Milk.

  • US negativity set to push Aust shares down
    AAP4 days ago

    US negativity set to push Aust shares down

    Australian shares look set to open around half a per cent in the red after Wall Street's key indexes fall, ending a five-day winning streak.

  • $A falls below 79 US cents on $US strength
    AAP4 days ago

    $A falls below 79 US cents on $US strength

    The Australian dollar has fallen back firmly below 79 US cents as the greenback extends its recovery, and looks vulnerable to a further declines during the day.

  • Aust shares flat in no-surprises session
    AAP4 days ago

    Aust shares flat in no-surprises session

    After Wall Street was closed overnight Australian investors limited their activity on Tuesday amid a solid but unsurprising string of profit results.

  • Aust shares look set to open 0.6% lower
    AAP5 days ago

    Aust shares look set to open 0.6% lower

    The Australian share market looks set to open sharply in the red amid only negative leads from Europe and Britain with Wall Street closed for a public holiday.

  • $A tad lower against rebounding $US
    AAP5 days ago

    $A tad lower against rebounding $US

    The Australian dollar has fallen slightly against its US counterpart, which rebounded a little off Friday's fresh three-year lows.

  • Positive results power Aust shares higher
    AAP5 days ago

    Positive results power Aust shares higher

    Nearly all sectors closed higher with strong gains by health care, banks and industrial stocks gaining ground in a day of strong company profit reports.

  • Aust shares look set to open lower
    AAP6 days ago

    Aust shares look set to open lower

    Australian shares look set to open lower after Wall Street lost its earlier gains to close little changed, while the Aussie dollar slips against the greenback

  • $A tumbles against $US
    AAP6 days ago

    $A tumbles against $US

    The Australian dollar is more than a half a per cent down against its US counterpart which regained ground after earlier falling to new three-year low.

  • Lacklustre Aust shares give up early gains
    AAP8 days ago

    Lacklustre Aust shares give up early gains

    Australian shares edged lower at the close as gains among healthcare companies could not offset broader weakness in the miners, energy producers and bankers.

  • $A is slightly lower against weakening $US
    AAP9 days ago

    $A is slightly lower against weakening $US

    The US dollar has continued to weaken, dropping 0.4 per cent against a basket of currencies, and that's helped the Australian dollar which is down fractionally.

  • Aust shares set to open up on Wall St rise
    AAP9 days ago

    Aust shares set to open up on Wall St rise

    Australian shares look set to open firmly in the green after Wall Street lifted for a fifth straight session as investors appear to shrug off inflation fears.

  • Resources rally drives strong market gain
    AAP9 days ago

    Resources rally drives strong market gain

    Significant gains in the materials and energy sectors have lifted the share market to its best daily gain since July.

  • Aust shares to open sharply higher
    AAP10 days ago

    Aust shares to open sharply higher

    Australian shares look set to open sharply higher after Wall Street's key indexes lift more than one per cent following stronger-than-expected US CPI data.

  • $A over US79 cents after US inflation figs
    AAP10 days ago

    $A over US79 cents after US inflation figs

    US CPI figures are higher than expected, pushing up bond yields but doing little to lift the US dollar, leaving the Australian to jump above 79 US cents.