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Tabcorp-Tatts merger back on track for now

The $11 billion merger of gaming giants Tabcorp and Tatts Group is back on track for now, after the Australian Competition Tribunal gave the deal a green light for a second time.

Aust shares gain ground, helped by Wall St

The Australian share market has closed higher with gains for consumer, banking and IT stocks continuing a positive lead-in from Wall Street on Friday.

US tax cut optimism drives Aust shares

Better-than-expected US company earnings and optimism that President Donald Trump's tax cuts will proceed has helped drive Australian shares higher.

$A slips against $US

The Australian dollar is a little lower against its US counterpart as risk appetite turns a little more positive thanks to solid earnings and revived optimism over US President Donald Trump's promised tax cuts.

Oil extends fall on US oversupply worries

Oil prices have again ended lower on increased concerns about growth in US production and inventories, despite expectations that major world producers will extend a supply-cut deal later in November.

Gold dips as market digests US tax vote

Gold prices are slightly lower, trading in a tight range as the US House of Representatives pass its version of sweeping tax cuts and investors weighed possible changes in fiscal policy against the impact of an expected rise in US interest rates.

Share market rises on energy stocks

The share market has closed higher as takeover speculation fueled a big gain for gas giant Santos and other sectors recovered from early weakness.

Takeover talk sends Santos shares soaring

Shares in energy giant Santos have soared to a 15-month high after the company confirmed it recently rejected a takeover offer from a major US investor worth almost $9.5 billion.

Aust shares follow negative Wall St lead

The share market is following a negative lead from overseas markets, weighed down by weakness among miners and banks.

$A is steady against $US

The Australian dollar is hardly changed against a little changed US dollar.

Oil falls for 4th day, US stockpile rises

Oil prices have fallen for a fourth session after the US government reported an unexpected increase in crude and petrol stockpiles, but an increase in refining runs and a drawdown in distillates he

Gold drops slightly in choppy trade

Gold prices have dropped in see-saw trade, first rising to the highest since October 20, then sliding and hovering near session lows, as the US dollar pared losses.

Companies cheer marriage equality vote

Australian businesses have cheered the nation's majority 'yes' decision in support of same-sex marriage and are urging federal parliament to legislate quickly.

Energy, miners drag ASX lower

The Australian share market has closed lower after sharp falls in oil and base metal prices weighed on energy and mining companies.

Resources stocks weigh on Aust sharemarket

The materials and energy sectors are under pressure in early trade as the Australian share market continues to reverse its climb past 6,000 points.

Oil prices fall for third straight day

Oil prices have fallen for a third day in a row as forecasts for rising US crude output and a gloomier outlook for global demand growth in a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Gold edges up from one-week low

Gold rose slightly on Tuesday, as a weakening US dollar and sluggish stock market helped pull the precious metal off a one-week low hit in early trade, while traders also said uncertainty over the fate of a US tax cut prompted some safe-haven buying of gold.

$A little changed against $US

The Australian dollar is steady against the US dollar after an up and down night of trade that saw the currency peak near 76.50 US cents.

Aust stocks back below 6,000 points

The share market has taken its sharpest fall in seven weeks as profit-takers moved in, selling off across the market and dropping the benchmark index back under 6,000 points.

S&P/ASX200 dips below 6,000 points

A weak start to trading has sent the share market's leading index back below the 6,000-point level it broke last week.

$A slips against $US with little news

The Australian dollar has continued its slide against a steady US dollar, with little news to give it impetus.

Gold recovers lost ground as $US steadies

Gold recouped some of the previous session's hefty losses on Monday as the US dollar steadied and uncertainty over a US tax reform plan stoked risk aversion, pulling equities from their recent record highs.

Oil steady near 2yr high, supply caps rise

Oil prices have held steady in a tight range after briefly testing lower, with support from Middle East tensions and record long bets by fund managers balanced by rising US production.

Banks, energy stocks weigh on lower ASX

The Australian share market has closed slightly lower, dragged back by two of the big four banks - ANZ and Westpac - trading ex-dividend.

AdBri probes 'hidden' underpayments

Cement and masonry supplier Adelaide Brighton, which owns Cockburn Cement, is investigating some transactions that may have hidden customer underpayments for supplied products.

Aust shares follow US equities lower

The Australian share market has opened lower as two of the four big banks trade ex-dividend, and following a largely negative lead from Wall Street.

Oil prices fall after US drillers add rigs

Crude is down slightly as expectations that OPEC and other producers will extend their production cut agreement were offset by US drillers adding the most oil rigs in a week since June, indicating output will continue to grow.

$A slips against weakened $US

The Australian dollar is lower against its US counterpart which itself has slipped, along with equities, amid concern over President Donald Trump's planned tax reform.

Gold falls but US tax doubts limit losses

Gold prices have turned lower as US Treasury bond yields rose, but losses were limited by weaker stock markets and the US dollar, which fell due to uncertainty over US tax reform.

Aust shares end strong week on low note

Australian shares finished lower on Friday after losses concentrated in mining and energy stocks ended the market's run of recent gains.

Court grants approval to Ten-CBS takeover

US media giant CBS's $41 million takeover of the Ten Network can proceed, with a court approving the transfer of all shares in the local network to the American company.

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Forrest details plan for rugby comp

Andrew Forrest has detailed how he plans to build "the most popular rugby competition in the world", with the mining billionaire hoping to obtain approval from both World Rugby and the Australian Rugby Union in the next three weeks.

Scaffidi claims 'campaign' against her

Embattled Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi has accused the WA Labor party of running a four-year campaign against her with the backing of two of her strongest critics on council.

Green named Perth's acting lord mayor

Perth's new acting lord mayor, Jemma Green, has vowed to return stability to council following Lisa Scaffidi's agreement to step aside from the top job while she appeals an 18-month disqualification.

WA reviews pharmacy ownership laws

The threat of corporate discount pharmacies on small, family-run businesses has triggered a review of pharmacy ownership laws in Western Australia.

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Green named Perth's acting lord mayor

Perth's new acting lord mayor, Jemma Green, has vowed to return stability to council following Lisa Scaffidi's agreement to step aside from the top job while she appeals an 18-month disqualification.

WA reviews pharmacy ownership laws

The threat of corporate discount pharmacies on small, family-run businesses has triggered a review of pharmacy ownership laws in Western Australia.

Scaffidi claims 'campaign' against her

Embattled Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi has accused the WA Labor party of running a four-year campaign against her with the backing of two of her strongest critics on council.