• $A is lower against a pressured $US
    AAP23 minutes ago

    $A is lower against a pressured $US

    Despite the US dollar coming under pressure from the government shutdown in the US, the Australian dollar has pulled back from Friday's highs.

  • Aust shares fall on US govt shutdown fears
    AAP3 days ago

    Aust shares fall on US govt shutdown fears

    Uncertainty over the passing of a bill to keep the US government open as a deadline looms has weighed on the Australian share market.

  • AAP3 days ago

    Aust shares shrug off Wall St, to open up

    The Australian share market looks set to open higher, despite a negative lead from Wall Street for most of the US trading session.

  • Higher $A knocking on door of US80 cents
    AAP3 days ago

    Higher $A knocking on door of US80 cents

    The Australian dollar is again testing the 80 US cent mark as its US greenback retreats amid fears of a government shutdown.

  • Aust shares edge lower on energy weakness
    AAP4 days ago

    Aust shares edge lower on energy weakness

    Local shares lost momentum in late trade, ending the session inside negative territory following a poor showing among the energy and mining sectors.

  • AAP4 days ago

    Aust shares look set to open in the green

    The Australian share market looks set to open higher after Wall Street takes the green route, with the Dow looking set to close above 26,000 for the first time.

  • Mining selldown drags Aust shares into red
    AAP5 days ago

    Mining selldown drags Aust shares into red

    Australian shares have ended a grim session for the miners in negative territory, with the big banks, telcos and some energy producers adding to the losses.

  • Aust shares look set to open sharply lower
    AAP5 days ago

    Aust shares look set to open sharply lower

    Australian shares look set to open sharply lower after the Dow first breached 26,000 points for the first time then fell into the red on falling oil prices.

  • $A is steady against $US
    AAP5 days ago

    $A is steady against $US

    The Australian dollar has started the day where it left off, unchanged against the US dollar which has recouped a little of its recent losses.

  • Aust shares sink as $A aims at 80 US cents
    AAP6 days ago

    Aust shares sink as $A aims at 80 US cents

    The Australian share market has closed a wayward session in negative territory as the banks, energy and mining sectors fell away heavily in late trade.

  • AAP6 days ago

    $A continues its upward march against $US

    The Australian dollar has extended its lift against a weakened US dollar, but with little on the agenda for Tuesday it is unlikely to do much during today.

  • Mining gains drive Aust shares higher
    AAP7 days ago

    Mining gains drive Aust shares higher

    Strong gains for mining stocks, and gold miners in particular, have driven the Australian share market higher on Monday.

  • Aust shares set to open sharply higher
    AAP7 days ago

    Aust shares set to open sharply higher

    The Australian share market looks set to open half a per cent higher following further record high closes in the US and UK.

  • AAP7 days ago

    $A once again higher on $US weakness

    The local currency has reversed track and continued its ascendancy against its US counterpart and is back above 79 US cents - just.

  • Aust shares give up gains, close flat
    AAP10 days ago

    Aust shares give up gains, close flat

    Australian shares have ended the session flat, surrendering morning gains with only mining and energy stocks keeping the bourse above negative territory.

  • Aust shares set to open green but flat
    AAP10 days ago

    Aust shares set to open green but flat

    The Australian share market looks set to open in positive territory but hardly changed, after Wall Street streaks upwards but Europe falls.

  • AAP10 days ago

    $A extends rise, while $US weakens

    The Australian has extended the lift it gained from strong retail trade figures on Thursday, and is heading toward the 79 US cent mark.

  • Retail sales lift $A but shares fall again
    AAP11 days ago

    Retail sales lift $A but shares fall again

    The share market has lost ground for a second consecutive session, while the Australian dollar has been boosted by better than expected retail sales.

  • AAP11 days ago

    Aust shares look set to open lower

    The Australian share market looks set to open lower after a report that China will slow or halt its US bonds purchases sent Wall Street falling.

  • AAP11 days ago

    $A recoups some ground against $US

    The Australian dollar has recouped some of its previous session's losses as the US dollar falls in response to reports that China will move on bond purchases.