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Australia shares end 1.3pc firmer as central bank fans swift recovery hopes

Australia shares end 1.3pc firmer as central bank fans swift recovery hopes

The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 closed 1.3pc higher at 5,851.1, hovering near its strongest level since March 11. A sub-index of financial firms advanced 3.1pc...

Australian shares end lower as Sino-US tensions heighten

Australian shares end lower as Sino-US tensions heighten

The Australian benchmark though closed higher for a fourth straight week. Recent gains by the Aussie benchmark can seem odd given underlying economic factors...

Australian shares end lower on China trade tensions, bank loan pain

Australian shares end lower on China trade tensions, bank loan pain

Tensions between the two countries have heightened recently over Australia's support for an international probe into the origin of the novel coronavirus. Financials stocks...

Australian shares end higher on further easing of virus curbs

Australian shares end higher on further easing of virus curbs

Health Minister Greg Hunt said just 11 new COVID-19 cases were recorded over the past 24 hours in Australia. The sub-index for industrial stocks...

Australian share index soars as virus infections slow

Australian share index soars as virus infections slow

The ASX 200 surged 7.0 percent, or 339.00 points, to 5,181.4o, while the broader All Ordinaries rallied 6.56 percent, or 319.80 points, to 5,194.00,...

Australian shares set to open lower; NZ slumps a record 6pc

Australian shares set to open lower; NZ slumps a record 6pc

The local share price index futures fell 7.2pc, a 411.6-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index close. The benchmark lost 7.4pc on Thursday...

Australia shares set to open little changed, NZ falls

Australia shares set to open little changed, NZ falls

The local share price index futures edged lower, a 55.5-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index close. The benchmark rose 0.25pc on Thursday. Australian...

Energy, tech stocks drag down Australian shares on coronavirus impact

Energy, tech stocks drag down Australian shares on coronavirus impact

Australia's technology index dropped 1.2pc, led by losses from U.S-based Altium Ltd which had flagged weak outlook partly due to the virus epidemic. The...

Australian shares close lower as banks weigh

Australian shares close lower as banks weigh

The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index closed 0.1pc lower at 7,125.1 in its lowest volume session this month. The slightly tepid start to the week...

Australia shares mark best week in a month on rosy earnings

Australia shares mark best week in a month on rosy earnings

The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.4pc to close at its best week in a month. Australia's top independent gas producer Woodside Petroleum  reported a...

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