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Wall St edges up, shakes off worries

The S&P 500 has closed slightly higher as worries about Washington's latest healthcare legislation proposal eased and investors shrugged off concerns about North Korea.Investors in the broader mar..

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Aust share market breaks losing streak

The Australian share market has broken a three-day losing streak as some buyers returned to the market despite negative overseas leads, however volumes were muted with no strong theme directing tradin..

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Share market falls to seven month low

A third straight day of falls has taken the Australian share market to its lowest level in more than seven months. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index dropped 0.9 per cent to 5,655.4 points, its low..

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Lower iron ore prices weigh on market

The share market recovered most of the ground lost in a poor start to the day but has still closed marginally lower, as weaker iron ore prices weighed on the mining sector. Investors are also waiti..

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Banks lead Aust share market higher

The Australian share market has closed higher as investors rotate from the mining sector into the big banks as expectations of interest rate hikes strengthen. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index end..

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Mining stocks drag Aust shares backwards

The Australian share market has finished slightly lower for a second day running as mining stocks dipped but better-than-expected jobs growth helped lift the Australian dollar back around 80 US cents ..

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Share market’s early gains peter out

The share market surrendered its early gains to close relatively steady as investors practised caution ahead of US inflation data and Australian jobs figures out later in the week. The benchmark S&..

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Australian share market makes gains

The Australian share market has closed higher as investors took some comfort from North Korea refraining from any more provocative missile launches over the weekend. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 in..

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Banks and insurers drag market lower

The share market has lost ground due to a broad sell-off of banks, insurers and other financial stocks, and the Australian dollar's surge above 80 US cents was tempered by slightly weaker than expecte..

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Aust shares fall on North Korea threat

The Australian share market has closed lower, in line with sentiment across Asian markets, after North Korea's weekend test of a nuclear bomb unnerved investors and sparked a surge in safe havens such..

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Share market steady, Telstra plunges

The Australian share market had a steady session despite Telstra shares falling to a five year low. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 0.01 per cent at 5,669.7 points, Some calm returned ..

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Financials drag share market lower

The share market has reversed earlier gains to close lower after falls by financials and healthcare companies outweighed gains in the energy and telco sectors. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 was down..

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Miners lead share market higher

Broad based gains have driven the Australian share market higher with mining stocks leading the way, supported by a lift in iron ore prices and BHP Billiton's return to profitability. The benchmark..

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Share market reverses early falls

The Australian share market has closed higher on a day of mixed company earnings results, and as market heavyweights Commonwealth Bank and Suncorp fell as they traded ex-dividend. The benchmark S&a..

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