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ASX hits 15-week high as all sectors rally

The Australian share market has hit its highest level since late July, with gains across the board as traders bet that the country's sluggish economy will lead to another cut in the official cash rate.

NAB facing money laundering penalties

National Australia Bank has admitted it faces the prospect of further remediation and a huge fine for multiple possible breaches of counter terrorism and anti-money laundering laws.

ASX opens higher as all sectors gain

The Australian share market is higher with gains across the board despite a mostly negative lead from overseas.

Oil mixed amid US crude stock build

Oil prices were mixed overnight as US crude futures were pressured by a build in domestic inventories and record production while forecasts from the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries for a lower-than-expected oil surplus supported Brent.

Gold rises on waning trade deal hopes

Gold prices rose on Thursday as investors remained concerned about the imminence of a trade deal between the United States and China, while a slip in riskier assets and the US currency further supported the metal.

ASX rallies on hopes for fourth rate cut

The Australian share market has risen broadly while the dollar has slumped to a one-month low after a rise in unemployment increased hopes for a fourth cash rate cut.

Wesfarmers flags retail sales growth

Wesfarmers managing director Rob Scott says the Bunnings and Kmart owner has detected a "modest improvement" in retail conditions following a lift in property prices and government tax rebates.

Medibank says policyholder growth strong

Medibank chief executive Craig Drummond says the private health insurer's policyholder growth since the end of the last financial year is twice that of the prior corresponding period.

Nearmap shares soar on strong outlook

Nearmap shares have gained more than 16 per cent after the digital imagery company reaffirmed its guidance for this financial year.

BHP CEO Mackenzie retires, Henry appointed

BHP chief executive Andrew Mackenzie will retire as boss of the world's biggest miner at the end of 2019, when insider Mike Henry will take the reins.

ASX moves higher after jobs data release

The Australian share market has risen and the dollar slumped after jobs data for October showed a rise in unemployment.

Oil edges up ahead of US storage data

Oil prices edged up overnight after the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said it saw no signs of global recession and rival US shale oil production could grow by much less than expected in 2020.

Gold rises amid trade deal doubts

Gold gained overnight as US President Donald Trump's speech on the trade ties with China diminished optimism for a deal and dented risk appetite.

ASX disappoints again with 55-point drop

The Australian share market has fallen, with every sector save one in the red, after US President Donald Trump threatened to escalate his trade war with China if the two countries can't reach a deal.

FIFO worker in WA court on murder charge

A 30-year-old FIFO worker accused of murdering a colleague on a Pilbara mine site has faced a West Australian court.

Wages growth slipped in Sept quarter

Wages growth softened as expected in the September quarter, offering more insight into why household consumption remains sluggish.

Afterpay live on eBay Australia in 2020

Afterpay will be available on eBay's local site next year in what the buy now, pay later service says represents its largest online arrangement in Australia.

ASX dragged down by falls in miners, banks

The Australian share market has moved lower, dragged down by falls in the heavyweight mining and financial sectors.

Oil steadies as trade deal hopes dim

Oil prices were little changed overnight after paring gains of about 1.0 per cent following a speech from US President Donald Trump that offered few new details about his country's trade talks with China.

Gold dips amid appetite for riskier assets

Gold slipped overnight to its lowest in more than three months on increased appetite for riskier assets while US President Donald Trump failed to provide any information on the trade deal with China in his speech.

ASX closes lower, with most sectors down

The Australian share market has given up some of Monday's gains, pulled lower by ex-dividend Westpac and the health care sector.

Nine profit warning on TV ad revenue drop

Nine Entertainment shares have slumped by more than seven per cent after the media network flagged a lower first-half result on a decline in capital city free-to-air TV advertising.

ASX opens lower as miners fall

The Australian share market has opened lower following a dip in stocks on Wall Street.

Oil dips as trade fears offset US drawdown

Oil prices edged lower overnight as little progress on US-China trade negotiations kept prices pressured but bullish inventory data in the United States offered some support.

Gold price slips as US shares rise

Gold fell overnight to its lowest in more than three months, dragged below technical support as upbeat risk sentiment kept US stock indexes close to record levels, while investors awaited news on the US-China trade talks.

CSL leads ASX to three-month closing high

The Australian share market has finished at a three-month closing high after a broad rally led by CSL and three of the four big banks.

BHP sees strong petroleum growth, returns

BHP Group's petroleum division head says the business is set to deliver strong returns and cash flow through the 2020s and beyond, supported by a raft of high-potential projects, including the Scarborough gas project in which it holds a 25 per cent stake.

Domain pays up to $35m for Real Time Agent

Real estate classifieds group Domain will pay up to $35 million for the operator of digital property service Real Time Agent.

Burkina Faso workers helicoptered out

Australian mining contractor Perenti Global says helicopters are being used to evacuate its local workers from a West African goldmine following a deadly militia attack that killed dozens.

Oil up as optimism remains on trade talks

Oil prices edged higher on Friday after earlier falling more than 1.0 per cent following comments from US President Donald Trump that he had not agreed to roll back tariffs on China.

Gold price falls to three-month low

Gold extended losses to a three-month low on Friday as positive developments in US-China trade talks tarnished the metal's safe-haven appeal, putting it on track for the biggest weekly decline in three years.

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FIFO worker in WA court on murder charge

A 30-year-old FIFO worker accused of murdering a colleague on a Pilbara mine site has faced a West Australian court.

BHP CEO Mackenzie retires, Henry appointed

BHP chief executive Andrew Mackenzie will retire as boss of the world's biggest miner at the end of 2019, when insider Mike Henry will take the reins.

Woolworths underpaid staff by up to $300m

Woolworths underpaid its employees by as much as $300 million over almost a decade, only discovering it had been keeping the cash when shocked store managers complained they were earning less than their staff.

Burkina Faso workers helicoptered out

Australian mining contractor Perenti Global says helicopters are being used to evacuate its local workers from a West African goldmine following a deadly militia attack that killed dozens.