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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.

Gold firms as $US dips on Fed rate doubts

Gold firmed near two-week highs overnight as the dollar weakened on doubts about the pace of future US interest rate hikes.

Oil prices fall on rising US inventories

Oil prices dipped overnight after US inventories swelled to their highest level since December adding to concerns about a global crude glut but OPEC talk of an output cut limited losses.

Heavyweights lead Aust market recovery

The Australian share market has pushed off from the depths of recent lows and closed higher for the first time this week due to broad-based gains to the indices' major sectors.

Heavyweights lead ASX recovery at the open

Australian shares have opened higher thanks to gains for the heavyweight sectors, with the big miners a particular lift for the bourse in early trade.

Wall St ends mixed but energy, tech rally

The S&P 500 ended higher after a brutal two-day sell-off, led by a rebound in energy and technology shares, but the market faltered toward the session's end as Apple shares surrendered gains ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Oil rebounds but glut worries persist

Oil prices rose about $US1 a barrel a barrel overnight, bouncing from the lowest levels in months, after US government data showed strong demand for refined fuel, but concerns remained over rising global crude supply.

Gold up on soft dollar, rates uncertainty

Gold prices have risen to a two-week high as the dollar slipped, with uncertainty on the pace of interest rate hikes by the US Federal Reserve also supporting the metal.

Banks lead late recovery to limit ASX fall

A late rally from banking and health care helped lift the Australian share market off a near two-year low but commodity-related stocks and tech shares weighed heavily.

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.

ASX plummets to near two-year lows

The Australian share market has dived to near two-year lows amid a global stock sell-off, with energy and mining stocks bleeding red and the banks also suffering in early trade.

Gold dips as buyers flock to dollar, bonds

Gold prices edged downward as investors flocked to the dollar and US government bonds amid steep declines in global stock markets, denting appeal for non-interest bearing bullion.

Wall Street hit by retail, energy decline

US stocks have extended their recent sell-off, with the S&P 500 hitting a three-week low, as energy shares dropped with oil prices and retailers including Target and Kohl's sank after weak earnings and forecasts.

Oil slumps 7% amid gloomy trade outlook

Oil prices have tumbled about seven per cent, with US crude plunging to its lowest level in more than a year, caught in a broader Wall Street sell-off that was fed by rising concerns about slowing global economic growth.

Broad-based losses drags the ASX under

A late rally from banking stocks kept the Australian share market from the doldrums reached in October, but broad-based losses still dragged the indices lower with local tech stocks following the fortunes of US counterparts.

ASX dips at the open as tech stocks dive

Healthcare stocks are in the sick bay and the energy sector is also sapping the Australian market at the open, while local tech stocks have followed the fortunes of their US counterparts and plummeted in early trade.

Wall St hit by tech stocks, trade worries

The Nasdaq has slumped nearly 3 per cent and the Dow and S&P fell more than 1 per cent as investors pulled out of Apple and internet shares, while conflicting signals over the US-China trade dispute added to caution.

Brent crude slips as investors fear glut

Brent crude futures fell in choppy trade, under pressure from growing supply but supported by a reported drawdown of US oil inventories, potential European Union sanctions on Iran and possible OPEC production cuts.

Gold price edges up as US dollar dips

Gold inched up as the dollar fell, but the metal stayed in a tight range as investors held off on big moves ahead of the US Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday.

Myer shares fall as Lew feud rages on

The war of words between Myer and Solomon Lew has escalated after the troubled retailer's shares went into freefall following its forced admission of another drop in sales. 

Market closes down 36.9pts

The Australian share market has closed lower, weighed down by APEC trade tensions and a financial sector hit by more banking woes and the loss of a significant contract for Medibank Private.



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.

Seven West hires Daily Telegraph deputy ed

Seven West Media has hired The Daily Telegraph deputy editor Anthony De Ceglie to head up its Western Australian newspaper division.