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Wall Street ends higher on tech, energy

US stocks have ended higher after a last-minute trading spike and a technology sector gain offset weakness in financial stocks and sent the Nasdaq higher, giving it a weekly gain for the first time in..

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Share market posts biggest fall of 2017

About $29 billion has been wiped from the share market's value in its worst session of 2017, as lower oil prices and a souring outlook for commodities hit energy and mining stocks, and the negative se..

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Aust stocks finish week with gains

Australian shares have ended Friday and the week ahead, as solid performances across the banking and industrial sectors softened late in the day but lifted the market beyond a weak overnight lead on W..

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Shares tumble as $A surges

Two days of strong gains on the Australian share market have come to a blunt end, while better-than-expected jobs figures took the Australian dollar to a two month high. The share market's benchmar..

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Big bank bounce drives market higher

A strong performance by the big banks has helped the Australian share market post its best session since November. National Australia Bank, ANZ, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Westpac all rose ..

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Aust shares cling to positive territory

The Australian share market has ended slightly higher, buoyed by mining stocks, while the poor showing for the ruling Conservative Party in the UK election has given the Aussie dollar a boost against ..

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Shares steady and $A on the rise

Better than expected economic growth has boosted the Australian dollar, while the share market was steady as gains by banks and healthcare companies offset falls by the supermarket giants. The Aust..

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Share market drops to four-month low

The share market has dropped to a four-month low as all sectors lost ground and the heavyweight banking and mining sectors suffered steep falls. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 lost 87.4 points, or 1...

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Banks weigh on Aust stocks

Australian shares have tracked lower throughout Monday as weakness in the major banks undercut any gains from surprisingly strong company profits data.The benchmark S&P/ASX200 ended the day down 0.57 ..

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Upbeat end to week for Aust stocks

Australian shares have ended the week on a high note, posting their best day since March as strong overseas markets added a tailwind and traders bought back into banks and miners. The benchmark S&a..

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ASX closes higher after volatile day

The Australian share market has closed higher after a choppy day of trade on the back of upbeat local data and negative Chinese factory figures. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 was up 0.24 per cent at..

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May a bad month for the share market

The share market has endured its worst month since January 2016, due to significant falls by the major banks and weaker iron ore prices. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index rose 0.1 per cent on Wedn..

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Banks and miners lift share market

The share market has gained ground after bargain hunters helped drive a rebound for the major banks. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index rose 0.2 per cent as the heavyweight financial and mining sec..

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Banks drag ASX to two-month low

A slide in banking stocks has driven the Australian share market to its lowest level since March as investor nervousness about regulatory activity weighs on financial stocks. The benchmark S&P/..

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Banks, miners lead share market lower

The share market has closed lower after falls by the banks and miners offset gains from healthcare, retail and energy companies. The benchmark S&P ASX200 index dropped 0.2 per cent as a sell-of..

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Oil surge fuels rise in Aust shares

A rise in world oil prices has helped the Australian sharemarket regain some of the ground lost in last week's Trump-inspired slump, with energy stocks leading solid gains for most sectors. The ben..

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Heavyweight banks lead ASX lower

The Australian share market has closed lower as investors offload banking stocks amid political uncertainty in the US. The S&P/ASX200 fell 0.19 per cent to 5,727.4 points with the financials se..

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