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Shares close 7.2pts higher

The Australian share market has edged higher in choppy trading for its fifth straight session of gains despite the Bank of Japan's fresh economic stimulus measures disappointing some investors.

Shares open 4.9pts higher

The Australian share market has opened slightly higher.

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Shares close 16pts higher

Australian shares have continued their slow upward push, ignoring a weak lead from Wall Street.

Shares open 13pts higher

The Australian share market has opened about a quarter of a per cent higher.

Shares close 2.2pts higher

The share market has squeezed out another tiny gain in a choppy session dominated by the release of weak inflation numbers that may prompt the Reserve Bank to cut the cash rate next week.

Shares open 23pts higher

The Australian share market has opened higher.

Wall St mixed as investors eye Apple

US stocks were mixed as Federal Reserve policymakers kicked off a two-day interest rate meeting and investors braced for quarterly scorecards from Apple and Twitter.

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Group drills for gold under Kal's main drag

$A slightly lower ahead of inflation data

The Australian dollar has slipped slightly against its US counterpart in overnight trade, but is expected to be steady ahead of key local data.

International oil closed mixed

US crude prices have fallen, hitting three-month lows, on renewed worries of a glut while Brent settled higher due to its better fundamentals versus US crude.

Precious metals lift ahead of Fed meeting

Gold has risen as the US dollar hsa fallen, but remains hemmed in to a range at the start of a two-day US Federal Reserve policy meeting which is being closely watched for clues on the outlook for interest rates.

Shares close 3.9pts higher

The Australian share market has finished slightly higher as investors punt that second quarter inflation figures will prompt the Reserve Bank of Australia to cut interest rates next week.

Shares open 15pts lower

The Australian share market has opened lower.

Gold slips as the $US strengthens

Gold has pared losses as the US dollar and world stock markets turned lower ahead of central bank meetings in the United States and Japan.

$A slips slightly against greenback

The Australian dollar has slipped slightly against its US counterpart in overnight trade, weighed down by continuing expectation of a lift in US interest rates.

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CBH readies for grain deluge

Wall St down as earnings take centre stage

US stocks have receded from record highs as oil weighed on energy shares and investors awaited an avalanche of quarterly reports.

Shares close 35pts higher

The Australian share market has resumed its upward course, boosted by expectations of an interest rate cut, and a big lift in the shares of Woolworths after the ailing supermarket giant announced restructuring plans.

Tsvetnenko charged with fraud in US court

Local entrepreneur Zhenya Tsvetnenko has tendered his resignation from the boards of listed companies DigitalX and Tech Mpire after being indicted by US prosecutors for participating in a scheme to defraud mobile phone customers.

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