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Gold dips as $US firms; Palladium rises

Gold fell as the dollar strengthened ahead of trade talks between the US and Chinese leaders at the G20 summit, while palladium prices crossed the $US1,200 per ounce mark for the first time.

Oil losses limited by hopes of output cut

Oil prices edged lower due to concerns of oversupply and a strong dollar but losses were limited by expectations that the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and Russia would agree some form of production cut next week.

ASX deep in the red ahead of G20

The Australian share market suffered significant losses across the board, with consumer and banking stocks weighing the heaviest as world leaders descend on Argentina for critical trade discussions at the G20 summit.

Consumer stocks, banks weigh early on ASX

The Australian share market has opened lower with Coles and Coca-Cola Amatil dragging consumer staples into the red, and the heavyweight mining and financial sectors also under water.

Oil up as Russia leans towards output cut

Oil reversed course and rose as much as three per cent overnight after industry sources said Russia had accepted the need to cut production, together with OPEC ahead of its meeting next week.

Gold pares gains with rate hike imminent

Gold held steady but pared some gains as the dollar recovered and minutes from the US Federal Reserve's recent meeting showed an interest rate hike was imminent in December.

ASX holds gains thanks to miners and banks

The Australian share market burst out of the gates after a strong lead from Wall Street and held onto most of its gains by the close, buoyed by the banking sector and mining stocks on higher commodity prices.

ASX jumps at the open after Wall St rise

The Australian share market has opened strongly with broad-based gains following Wall Street's eye-opening performance overnight.

Oil dips on 10th straight US crude build

Oil fell below $US60 per barrel overnight after US crude inventories rose for the 10th straight week amid concerns about excess global supply.

Gold gains as $US weakens after Fed speech

Gold prices have risen by as much as one per cent from two-week lows as the US dollar tumbled after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell indicated that interest rates were near normal, soothing investor worries over the pace of rate hikes.

Major miners weigh on ASX

The Australian share market has closed slightly lower, dragged down by losses to the major miners after mixed commodity prices overnight.

Rio Tinto appoints Simon McKeon to board

Rio Tinto has appointed former CSIRO chairman and 2011 Australian of the Year Simon McKeon as an independent non-executive director.

Big miners weigh ASX down at the open

The big miners are weighing on the Australian share market at the open, though energy and health care stocks eked out early gains to curb the losses.

Oil falls ahead of G20, OPEC meeting

Oil prices fell more than one per cent overnight, in conjunction with sagging stock markets after US President Donald Trump threatened more tariffs on Chinese imports ahead of the coming G20 summit.

Wall St reverses loss after trade remarks

The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average have edged higher after White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said an upcoming meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart is an opportunity to "turn the page" on a trade war.

Gold dips, $US lifts on rate hike comments

Gold fell overnight to its lowest in more than a week, as the dollar rallied after comments from US Federal Reserve Vice Chair Richard Clarida bolstered expectations that the central bank would continue raising interest rates.

WA accountant dodges jail for theft

An accounting company director in Perth who stole more than $43,000 has been spared an immediate prison sentence.

Broad-based gains led by banks lift ASX

The Australian share market has closed higher after a positive afternoon of trading, buoyed by the financial sector and supported by commodity-related stocks.

Early budget signals a May election

The federal government will lay out its tax and spending plans unusually early in 2019, after the budget brought forward by a month to allow for an election in May.

Oil rebounds, but growth fears curb gains

Oil prices have risen about three per cent, clawing back some of the previous session's steep losses, although gains where capped by uncertainty over global economic growth and further signs of increasing supply, including record Saudi production.

Gold firms on doubts over Fed rate path

Gold firmed overnight, supported by uncertainty over the future pace of US interest rate hikes and the outcome of the G20 summit later this week when global leaders will focus on trade tensions.

Heavy commodity losses drag on ASX

The Australian share market suffered broad-based losses but it was the commodity-related stocks bleeding red which was the biggest drag on the indices.

Myer completes refinancing, AGM looms

The embattled Myer board has made a fresh pitch to shareholders ahead of a likely explosive annual general meeting on Friday, declaring the completion of its refinancing was a vote of confidence.

Dexus to establish $2bn trust with GIC

Real estate developer Dexus says it has agreed to set up a $2 billion trust with Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC to invest in Australian logistics properties.

Mining stocks a deadweight for subdued ASX

Mining and energy stocks have plunged more than two per cent each, bleeding red all over the Australian share market in a commodity-fuelled opening dive.

Wall St drops, S&P confirms correction

US stocks have closed lower in a shortened post-holiday trading session as the energy sector tumbled on continued weakness in oil prices, and the benchmark S&P 500 confirmed its second correction of 2018.

Gold dips as global growth fears boost $US

Gold prices have slipped as investors banked on the safety of the dollar over worries about a slowdown in the global economy, exacerbated by a sharp decline in oil prices.

Oil dips 8% despite talk of output cut

Oil prices have slumped up to nearly eight per cent to the lowest in more than a year, posting the seventh consecutive weekly loss, amid intensifying fears of a supply glut even as major producers consider cutting output.

Banking, energy stocks lift ASX

The Thanksgiving holiday in the US led to a stagnant day of trading on the Australian share market, where banking and energy stocks recouped value and lifted the indices higher.

BHP prepares for Brazil dam lawsuit

SPG Law, a British offshoot of a US litigator, represents 240,000 individuals in Brazil, 24 municipal governments, a Roman Catholic Archdiocese and members of the Krenak indigenous community, and has filed three legal claims for unlimited damages over the failure of the Fundao dam in 2015.

ASX edges lower as miners and energy drag

The Australian share market has edged lower during volatile early trade, dragged down by the miners and energy stocks but lifted by retailers and consumer stocks.



WA company owner jailed for 'phoenixing'

A labour hire business owner who fraudulently obtained more than $890,000 through illegal "phoenixing" has been jailed for five years and four months in Western Australia.

WA accountant dodges jail for theft

An accounting company director in Perth who stole more than $43,000 has been spared an immediate prison sentence.

Laura Ashley enters administration again

Laura Ashley has been placed in administration for a second time, falling victim to the same forces that have claimed a raft of Australian retailers.

Wesfarmers shares down without Coles

Coles shares have floated on the Australian Securities Exchange at $12.49, with Wesfarmers' price adjusting in early trade without the supermarket giant in its stable.