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Yahoo Finance's Wednesday morning wrap

Yahoo Finance's Wednesday morning wrap. Source: Getty

Good morning.

Here’s everything you need to know in finance today.

The ASX is expected to open slightly higher after a positive lead from Wall Street overnight as the impact of weekend attacks on Saudi Arabia’s biggest oil refinery faded.

The SPI200 futures contract was up 9 points, or 0.13 per cent, at 7am this morning, suggesting an early bounce for the benchmark the S&P/ASX200 today.

The Aussie dollar is buying 68.66 US cents up from 68.33 US cents on Tuesday, and given it’s seen better days, here are the best countries to travel to when the Aussie dollar is low.

Former Labor leader Bill Shorten yesterday announced a class action into Centrelink’s robodebttweeting that the automated debt recovery system was ‘very likely illegal’.

The ACCC wants an inquiry into the big four banks, and it’s hoping the federal treasurer will agree.

The consumer watchdog has asked Josh Frydenberg to approve an investigation into complaints about banks stopping customers from switching institutions, as well as fees and interest rates for loyal customers.

Want free pizza? Here’s how to score yourself some free Domino’s today.

Australian members of parliament in Victoria have secured staggering pay rises of up to $46,500 after a new tribunal independently reviewed their salaries.

And debate on amendments to the Abortion Bill has continued into the night following an almost-spill against NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian yesterday.

A case of mistaken identity? Thieves have allegedly bought the identities of Australian victims from the dark net and stolen millions from their share trading and superannuation accounts. Here’s what you can do to protect yourself.

Not everyone is protesting climate change: L’Oreal chairman and CEO Jean-Paul Agon said pollution is actually a good thing for the brand’s sales, ‘but we are not encouraging it’.

The UK has made an Aussie trade deal a priority post-Brexit, with UK international trade secretary Liz Truss heading to Canberra today for talks with Aussie minister for trade, Simon Birmingham.

But first, Boris Johnson could be forced to recall UK parliament if Britain's highest court rules he unlawfully suspended it, a government lawyer says, after judges heard the prime minister wanted a shutdown because it was an obstacle to his Brexit plans.

The Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit will be held on the 26th of September 2019 in the Shangri-La, Sydney. Check out the full line-up of speakers and agenda for this groundbreaking event here and buy tickets here.

Yahoo Finance’s All Markets Summit is on the 26th of September 2019 at the Shangri-La, Sydney. Source: Supplied