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Gold prices fall as US dollar strengthens

Gold prices have edged lower, pressured by a recovering US dollar and an expectation of higher interest rates, but supported by safe-haven buying after the sudden dismissal of US Secretary of State Re

Aust shares slip on new White House drama

The share market weakened after investor confidence was dented by US President Donald Trump's sacking of his secretary of state.

Aust stocks open lower

The Australian share market has followed US markets lower amid uncertainty sparked by US President Donald Trump's sacking of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and fears that the US may move to impose tariffs on some goods from China.

$A follows Wall Street lower

The Australian dollar is lower as US stocks fall following President Donald Trump's sacking of Rex Tillerson as secretary of state.

US crude falls amid higher output worries

Oil futures fell more than one per cent on concerns over rising US production and as equities fell, erasing earlier gains driven in part by the firing of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Gold gains after Trump sacks Tillerson

Gold prices turned positive on Tuesday as the US dollar lost ground after news that US President Donald Trump replaced Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, while US inflation data was in line with foreca

Aust shares close lower on broad weakness

The Australian share market has closed lower amid weakness across most sectors, with the miners the biggest drag following falls in commodity prices and a negative lead from US markets.

Australian shares unchanged at the open

Australian shares have barely moved at the open of trade, following a mixed lead from Wall Street's major stock indices and falls in commodities.

$A higher, but US stock losses weigh

The Australian dollar is slighlty higher, but has lost ground late in the offshore session, as US stocks suffered a fall.

Oil prices down 1% over US output worries

Oil prices fell as investors grappled with ongoing concerns over rising US output and tight OPEC supply, while last week's data showing speculators cut bets on oil suggested more selling could be seen

Gold prices dip on US jobs data optimism

Gold prices dipped on Monday as the previous session's upbeat US payrolls data sparked a fresh rally in equities, shoring up expectations that the US Federal Reserve would press ahead with further int

Aust shares gain on steel relief, US jobs

Australian shares have closed higher after regional markets lifted on jobs data positivity out of the US and Australian markets strengthened on the exemption from US tariffs on imported steel and aluminium.

US gains flow through to Aust shares

Australian shares have opened higher thanks to support from industrial commodities and after US stock indexes received a boost from jobs data which relieved fears of inflation and aggressive interest rate hikes.

$A higher as markets moods brightens

The Australian dollar is higher after the release of strong US jobs figures and the news that there will be a summit between the leaders of the US and North Korea.

Oil prices rise on broad market optimism

Oil prices rose nearly $2 on Friday, rebounding from two days of declines as Wall Street climbed on strong U.S. jobs data, while investors also grew hopeful that a planned meeting between U.S.

Shares up as trade war threat diminishes

The Australian share market has closed higher as investors saw less of a chance of a global trade war after US President Donald Trump exempted Canada and Mexico from US steel and aluminium tariffs and suggested other allies, such as Australia, could also be exempt.

ASX up marginally after mixed Wall St lead

Australian shares have opened marginally higher after US indexes oscillated on Wall Street before President Donald Trump appeared to soften his stance on trade tariffs, easing trade war fears that had the market on edge for a week.

Oil falls as US dollar strengthens

Oil prices fell on Thursday, headed for a second straight weekly drop on a stronger dollar, signs of an inventory build at the US storage hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, surging US crude production and inve

Wall St higher as Trump softens stance

US stocks have risen as fears of a trade war eased after President Donald Trump promised great flexibility toward the United States' "real friends" as he prepared to impose hefty import tariffs.

$A lower after ECB meeting

The Australian dollar is lower after downbeat comments from the head of the European Central Bank sparked some negativity on finanacial markets.

Aust shares rise as trade war fears ease

The Australian share market has gained ground as news of potential exemptions for some countries from proposed US tariffs on imported steel and aluminium eased concerns about a trade war.

Aust stocks higher on tariff optimism

The Australian share market has opened higher as investors gained some reassurance that proposed US tariffs on imported steel and aluminium may contain some exemptions and thereby reduce the chance of a trade war.

$A ekes out small gains

The Australian dollar is slightly higher, as falls in US markets and worries over a possible trade war place a drag on any gains the currency might make.

Oil prices fall as US crude stocks rise

Oil prices fell on Wednesday as financial markets slid amid concerns that Washington's plans for import tariffs could spark a trade war, and after US government data showed an increase in crude invent

Gold fall after hitting one-week high

Gold prices slipped on Wednesday on profit-taking after hitting a one-week high on news that a top economic advisor to the Trump administration had resigned, stoking fears of a trade war and knocking

Shares hit by soft GDP and tariff concerns

The Australian share market has fallen sharply as uncertainty remains about the implications of US steel and aluminium tariffs.

CBA to refund $16m for mis-sold insurance

Commonwealth Bank will refund another $16 million to credit card and loan insurance customers after finding more people were sold policies they would not be able to claim on.

Economic growth slowed at end of 2017

Australia's economic growth slowed to 0.4 per cent in the December quarter, taking annual growth to 2.4 per cent, broadly in line with market expectations.

Aust shares sink after choppy US session

Australian shares have opened lower dragged down by broad-based weakness and after a choppy trading session in the United States.

Gold prices rally 1.4% as $US falls

Gold prices rose more than one per cent on Tuesday as the US dollar slid after North Korea signaled that it is open to nuclear talks and investors worried about aggressive US trade policy.

$A higher as tariff worries cool

The Australian dollar is higher, as the mood on financial markets further improves on the back of easing worries over a possible trade war sparked by the imposion of heavy tariffs by the US on metals



WA boss sold assets to pay staff

The director of a Perth security company has been acknowledged for selling personal assets to provide back pay for staff who were underpaid more than $200,000.

Forrest loses latest cattle station fight

Andrew Forrest has lost his latest court fight against a sand miner operating on his cattle station in WA's Pilbara region.

Pilot missing after chopper crash off Port Hedland

Updated: The search for the trainee pilot of a helicopter that crashed in open water off Port Hedland has ended after the wreckage and the missing pilot were found.

POSCO invests $79m in Pilbara Minerals

South Korean steel giant POSCO has signed a long-term offtake agreement with ASX-listed lithium miner Pilbara Minerals and agreed to invest in its upcoming project in Western Australia.