The Australian share market looks set to open half a per cent higher following further record high closes in the US and UK.
The local currency has reversed track and continued its ascendancy against its US counterpart and is back above 79 US cents - just.
Australian shares have ended the session flat, surrendering morning gains with only mining and energy stocks keeping the bourse above negative territory.
The Australian share market looks set to open in positive territory but hardly changed, after Wall Street streaks upwards but Europe falls.
The Australian has extended the lift it gained from strong retail trade figures on Thursday, and is heading toward the 79 US cent mark.
The share market has lost ground for a second consecutive session, while the Australian dollar has been boosted by better than expected retail sales.
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.
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.
The Australian share market five session run of gains has come to an end, due to selling in all sectors.
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.
Strong gains by miners and energy companies have driven the Australian share market to a fifth straight positive session.
An unexpected surge in national building approvals for November has been driven by higher density apartment and townhouse construction in Melbourne.
The Australian share market looks set to open slightly higher after a lacklustre session on Wall where the Dow has slipped into the red.
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.
Australian shares have drifted but still finished above the waterline, as bank and healthcare stocks steered an indecisive market into positive territory.
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.
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.
The Australian share market has ended the day substantially higher, helped by a resurgent financials sector and buoyant commodity prices.
The Australian share market looks set to open sharply higher after global equity markets soared, breaking a plethora of record highs.
The Australian dollar has jumped higher against its US counterpart after ending Thursday exactly where it had been two days earlier.