ASX: The local market is expected to open higher this morning after a solid lead from Wall Street overnight.
Financials, materials, and energy sectors, which tend to benefit in an environment of improving economic outlook, led gains among nine of the 11 major S&P 500 sector indexes trading higher.
After a tumultuous 2021, Australians will be among the first in the world to ring in the new year as the clock ticks towards midnight on Friday.
Sydney's fireworks will take centre stage, with thousands set to flock to vantage points, as celebrations go ahead despite surging COVID-19 infections.
NSW, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and the ACT will on Friday adopt a new definition of a close contact agreed to at Thursday's national cabinet meeting.
In those jurisdictions, a close contact will only cover household or intimate contacts who spent more than four hours with a positive case.
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Friday founder: Occupational therapist (OT) Deb Hopper is the founder of LifeSkills4Kids, where she combines clinical work with training other OTs, parents and educators to understand kids’ behaviour and scale their businesses.
Happy New Year!