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ASX, Aussie dollar fall on new US tariffs

The Australian share market and the Aussie dollar have both come under pressure after the US ramped up its trade war with China.

ASX opens lower after US tariff reports

Australian shares have opened lower after renewed reports of imminent US tariffs checked the momentum of a strong Wall Street close.

Wall St stocks close at a six-month high

Wall Street's S&P 500 index rose for a fourth session to post its highest close since February 1, the day before the market began a sharp extended selloff, as strong results from PepsiCo boosted optimism about the earnings season.

Oil rises on disruptions, US drawdown

Oil prices have risen, supported by a larger-than expected US stock draw and supply concerns in Norway and Libya.

Gold prices slip on stronger US dollar

Gold prices have been weighed down by a stronger US dollar, and may re-test a seven-month low after a failed attempt to break higher in the previous session.

Aust shares snap three-day winning streak

The Australian share market has snapped its three-day winning streak, hit by losses in the big four banks and consumer-exposed stocks.

Macquarie Bank hikes mortgage rates

Macquarie Bank has hiked home loan rates even as the Reserve Bank cash rate remains steady, in a sign funding costs are rising and larger rivals such as the big retail banks could follow suit.

Suspended WA exporter seeks to ship sheep

The live export company behind the disastrous Awassi Express shipment is trying to use an associated company to send another load of sheep to the Middle East while its own export licence is suspended.

Commodity stocks lead ASX higher at open

Australian shares have opened higher, materials and energy leading the way following an overnight lift in commodity prices.

Gold price up but still near December lows

Gold has risen, touching its highest in two weeks as the US dollar weakened and the Chinese yuan recovered from June's lows.

Oil gains on supply in Iran, Libya, Canada

Oil prices have gained, with US crude ending a choppy session higher on expectations for a Canadian production outage lasting until September, while global benchmark Brent gained on looming sanctions on Iran and falling output in Libya.

US stocks post best gains in a month

US stocks rose on Monday, giving the Dow and S&P 500 their biggest gains in more than a month, as bank shares jumped ahead of earnings reports later this week.

Aust shares end higher for third session

The Australian share market has closed higher for a third straight trading session, buoyed by mining and financial stocks.

Australian share market opens week higher

Australian shares have opened the trading week slightly higher, building on a strong end to last week and following a positive lead from Wall Street.

US jobs data lifts Wall St despite tariffs

US stocks have climbed, with the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hitting their highest levels in two weeks, as strong US jobs growth blunted the impact of an escalating US-China trade dispute.

Oil prices mixed as Saudi output rises

Oil prices were mixed at the end of last week as a Canadian supply outage supported US crude prices, while an increase in production from OPEC's biggest exporter Saudi Arabia pushed Brent lower.

Gold off session lows on dollar weakness

Gold prices fell at the end of the week but bounced off session lows as the US dollar weakened and equities rose.

Aust shares hit fresh decade-high

The Australian share market has hit a fresh decade-high as Asian markets collectively shrugged their shoulders in response to the start of US President Donald Trump's tariffs on $US34 billion worth of Chinese imports.

Aust shares lift in early trade

Australian shares have opened higher on Friday, following a positive lead from Wall Street and ignoring the uncertainty thrown into global trade calculations from looming US tariffs on Chinese imports.

Wall Street rises on US-EU trade optimism

Wall Street's major indexes have risen as reports the US and the European Union may agree to withdraw auto tariffs fostered optimism on international trade relations among investors.

Oil slips as US crude stockpiles grow

Oil fell on Thursday after US government data showed an unexpected build in crude oil stockpiles.

Aust stocks gain as banks bounce

Financial stocks continue to seesaw on the Australian share market, which closed in the green despite a tough day for the major miners.

Trump tweet pushes oil price down

Oil prices fell on Thursday after US President Donald Trump sent a tweet demanding that OPEC reduce prices for crude.

Woolies wants fuel IPO despite Caltex deal

Woolworths still wants to exit the petrol business despite having inked a 15-year fuel supply deal with Caltex Australia.

Australian share market opens higher

The Australian share market has opened higher, despite the materials sector being dragged lower by lower commodity prices.

Brent crude firms on dip in US inventories

Brent oil has risen, driven higher by a threat from an Iranian commander and a drop in US crude inventories for the second week in a row.

Gold prices hit week high on softer dollar

Gold has touched a one-week high, extending the prior session's rebound from a seven-month low, helped by a softer US dollar and smouldering trade policy tensions, though the prospect of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates further may limit gains.

Turnbull rejects GST 'average' proposal

The Turnbull government has rejected a key recommendation of a review into the carve-up of GST revenue among the states and territories.

Bank, energy stocks drag Aust shares lower

Australian shares have closed lower, hurt by falls in banking and energy stocks on concerns about heightened trade tensions between the US and China.

Aust shares fall on finance, tech stocks

The Australian share market has opened lower following a slide on Wall Street overnight, with financial and tech-related stocks dragging the headline index lower.

US stocks dragged down by Facebook, Apple

Wall Street dipped on Tuesday, weighed down by Apple, Facebook and other technology stocks, in a trading session that ended early ahead of the US July 4 holiday.



Turnbull rejects GST 'average' proposal

The Turnbull government has rejected a key recommendation of a review into the carve-up of GST revenue among the states and territories.

Former insurance broker took client cash

A former insurance broker has admitted funnelling almost $200,000 owed to 35 clients for policy cancellations and adjustments into his own bank accounts.

Bankwest to close 29 branches

Bankwest is closing 29 branches along Australia's east coast and cutting 200 jobs, saying customers are increasingly using mobile banking.

Atlas recommends $390m Rinehart takeover

Atlas Iron's board has backed a takeover bid by billionaire Gina Rinehart after rival bidder Mineral Resources pulled out of contention.