• Aust shares set to open sharply higher
    AAPlast year

    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.

  • AAPlast year

    $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
    AAPlast year

    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
    AAPlast year

    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.

  • AAPlast year

    $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
    AAPlast year

    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.

  • AAPlast year

    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.

  • AAPlast year

    $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.

  • Share market's run of wins comes to an end
    AAPlast year

    Share market's run of wins comes to an end

    The Australian share market five session run of gains has come to an end, due to selling in all sectors.

  • Aust shares look set to open higher
    AAPlast year

    Aust shares look set to open higher

    Australian shares look set to open firmly in the green, after the world's key indexes put in positive performances, some achieving fresh record highs.

  • Resources sectors drive market higher
    AAPlast year

    Resources sectors drive market higher

    Strong gains by miners and energy companies have driven the Australian share market to a fifth straight positive session.

  • Melb apartments stoke building approvals
    AAPlast year

    Melb apartments stoke building approvals

    An unexpected surge in national building approvals for November has been driven by higher density apartment and townhouse construction in Melbourne.

  • Aust shares look set to open up slightly
    AAPlast year

    Aust shares look set to open up slightly

    The Australian share market looks set to open slightly higher after a lacklustre session on Wall where the Dow has slipped into the red.

  • AAPlast year

    $A slips a little vs slightly stronger $US

    The Australian dollar is a little weaker against its US counterpart which has pulled out of a three-month low and hit a one-week high.

  • Aust shares tip toe higher on quiet trade
    AAPlast year

    Aust shares tip toe higher on quiet trade

    Australian shares have drifted but still finished above the waterline, as bank and healthcare stocks steered an indecisive market into positive territory.

  • Aust shares look set to open higher
    AAPlast year

    Aust shares look set to open higher

    The Australian share market looks set to open almost a third of a per cent higher after solid gains on key indexes around the globe.

  • AAPlast year

    $A is comfortably higher against $US

    The Australian dollar has lifted against its US counterpart which, although it has strengthened 0.1 per cent, remains near the bottom of its three-month range.

  • Resurgent banks help shares close higher
    AAPlast year

    Resurgent banks help shares close higher

    The Australian share market has ended the day substantially higher, helped by a resurgent financials sector and buoyant commodity prices.

  • AAPlast year

    Aust shares set to open sharply higher

    The Australian share market looks set to open sharply higher after global equity markets soared, breaking a plethora of record highs.

  • AAPlast year

    $A up on $US amid commodity price lifts

    The Australian dollar has jumped higher against its US counterpart after ending Thursday exactly where it had been two days earlier.