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Wall St dips before French election

US stocks have dipped as investors remained cautious ahead of the first round of the closely contested French presidential election, but the S&P 500 managed to notch its first weekly gain in three..

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Iron ore price helps drive market up

The Australian share market has closed higher, boosted by positive overseas leads and a lift in the price of iron ore. Phillip Capital senior client adviser Michael Heffernan says it wasn't a bad d..

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Share market breaks its losing streak

The share market has broken a three session losing streak as investors returned to the major banks, and a telco sector where Telstra is facing new competition. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 rose 0.3..

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Third straight fall for share market

The share market has fallen for a third straight session, pulled back by weakness in the financial and energy sectors as geopolitical concerns continue to weigh on investor sentiment. British Prime..

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Shares rally towards two-year high

The share market is close to a two-year high after demand for the big four banks, energy producers and miners drove a second straight day of strong gains. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 rose 0.9 per ..

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Share market hits a new 2017 high

The share market's benchmark index has risen more than 1.3 per cent to its highest closing level of 2017 as investors put aside their anxieties over US President Donald Trump's ability to implement hi..

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Miners drag market as Myer soars

The Australian share market has closed lower after losses among major miners offset a recovery in energy, banks and utilities, while retailer Myer soared after a late buying spree sparked takeover tal..

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Share market stages a modest recovery

The share market has posted a small gain as investors recuperated some of the losses from a Wall Street-led sell-off on Wednesday. The market dropped 1.5 per cent and shed $26 billion on Wednesday ..

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Trump concerns send stocks tumbling

Almost $30 billion has been wiped from the value of the Australian share market as concerns about delays to US President Donald Trump's healthcare and tax reforms rattled Wall Street and markets aroun..

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Iron ore weighs down Aust shares

The Australian share market has closed slightly lower as falls from the major miners and the big four banks offset gains for retailers and China-exposed baby formula and vitamin makers. The benchma..

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Big four banks lift Aust share market

The major banks have driven the Australian share market higher after two of the big four increased their variable mortgage rates for investors and owner occupiers. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 fini..

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$A surges, share market edges higher

The Australian dollar remains just shy of 77 US cents but the share market has surrendered most of its early gains in the wake of disappointing jobs figures. The local currency shot up more than on..

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