ASX: The local market is expected to open flat after the US had a choppy session overnight.
This comes after broad-based gains in mining, tech and financial stocks helped the nearly 2 per cent yesterday.
Wall Street: lower on Monday, weighed down by losses in technology shares, after the major indexes failed to sustain momentum from last week’s rally.
Crypto: The recent plunge in cryptocurrency prices has at least one major Wall Street firm staying on the sidelines for some crypto-linked stocks.
with the firm saying it believed further falls in the sector were coming.
Ukraine crisis: Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) wealthy democracies have “for as long as it takes” by cranking up sanctions on Russia and backing security commitments for Kyiv in a post-war settlement.
2021 census: Move over Baby Boomers, Australia's Millennial generation is becoming the nation's largest.
A swag of new data released today shows both demographic groups comprise 5.4 million people, but the 2021 statistics reflect a compared to the 2016 survey.
Lacking confidence: Consumer confidence is likely to have remained in the doldrums after Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe reiterated more interest rate hikes were on the horizon.
The weekly - a guide to future household spending - is released today.
Strike action: NSW commuters are being warned of widespread delays as train drivers , while the state's nurses are set to stop work over staffing.
Train drivers will begin four days of action today by limiting trains to a maximum of 60km/h.
Meanwhile, hundreds of workers from 80 hospitals are expected to take part in a mass meeting in central Sydney.
Vale: Italy's Leonardo Del Vecchio, who rose from childhood poverty to build the eyewear empire that owns brands such as Ray-Ban and Oakley, has , his company said.
IAG has returned to profitability after a loss the previous year, but will be returning a smaller dividend to shareholders.The insurance giant on Friday reported a $347 million net profit after tax (NPAT) in the 12 months to June 30, after a $427 million loss the year before, beating consensus estimates of a $248 million profit.
Wall Street has closed higher as signs that inflation may have peaked in July increased investor confidence that a bull market could be under way and spurred the S&P; 500 and the Nasdaq to post their fourth straight week of gains.5 per cent from a mid-June low, with the latest gains coming from data this week showing a slower-than-expected rise in the consumer price index and a surprise drop in producer prices last month.