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Shares close 26pts lower

The share market has lost ground as investors moved cautiously ahead of a speech by US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen which could provide clues on the timing of a US interest rate hike.

Aust Post delivers profit, loses in mail

Australia Post has returned to profit despite a record decline in letter volumes.

Shares open 23pts lower

The Australian share market has opened lower.

International oil prices lift

Oil prices have risen one per cent on US-Iran military tensions in the Gulf and speculation the US dollar will fall on a monetary policy speech due from the US Federal Reserve chair.

Morning Headlines

Recession warning falls on deaf ears

Gold falls to a four-week low

Gold has hit four-week lows, under pressure from upbeat US data in the run-up to a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen this week that will be watched for clues on monetary policy.

$A is steady ahead of key US Fed speech

The Australian dollar is slightly lower against the greenback as traders wait for US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen to speak at a global central bankers meeting.

Shares close 19pts lower

Resource heavyweights, including Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, weighed on the Australian share market on Thursday amid another wave of mixed company earnings results.

One Nation's Culleton cops $205k bill

A judgement ordering One Nation senator-elect Rod Culleton and his wife to pay former Wesfarmers director Dick Lester more than $200,000 in damages has been upheld.

Shares open 17pts lower

The Australian share market has opened lower.

Morning Headlines

Morrison's 'recession' warning

$A firms up ahead of Yellen speech

The Australian dollar is trading higher against the US greenback as the market considers the prospects of a US interest rate rise ahead of a highly anticipated speech by US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen.

Gold falls one per cent

Gold has dipped one per cent to a four-week low as the US dollar has strengthened and markets look ahead to a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that will be closely watched for further clues on US interest rate policy.

Shares close 7pts higher

The share market has edged higher as gains by the banks and resources giants offset falls by Wesfarmers and Telstra amid a raft of earnings reports.

Shares open 4.4pts higher

The Australian share market has opened flat.

Gold is largely unchanged

Gold is largely unchanged as markets shifted focus from hawkish comments by a Federal Reserve official over the weekend to a meeting of global central bankers later this week that might provide hints on the timing of a US interest rate increase.

International oil prices lift

Oil prices have risen after reports that Iran was sending positive signals it may support joint OPEC action to prop up the market, before the market pared gains on trade data showing a surprise build in US crude stocks.

$A down on US housing sales jump

The Australian dollar is down after optimism about US housing sales increased optimism about a rate rise in the world's largest economy.

Morning Headlines

Labor: pass our budget cuts too

Shares close 38pts higher

The Australian share market has closed higher across most sectors, driven by gains in banks and health stocks.

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