Aust shares edge higher in muted trade

The Australian share market closed higher on a day of light trading volumes ahead of a decision on interest rates by the US Federal Reserve.

US gains, oil surge lift Aust share market

Australian shares have opened comfortably higher after a strong surge in oil prices gave energy stocks and the major US stocks indexes a boost.

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Company tax cut deal edges closer

Oil prices rise to three-week high

Oil prices have climbed to their highest level in three weeks as tension in the Middle East and the possibility of further falls in Venezuelan output helped offset the impact of growing US crude produ

$A follows metals prices lower

The Australian dollar is back below 77 US cents, under pressure from falling metals prices, amid market caution about higher US interest rates and worries about a possible trade war.

Gold fall ahead of US rate decision

Gold prices fell on Tuesday as the US dollar strengthened ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting at which the US central bank is expected to raise interest rates for the first time this year.

Share market pulled lower by miners

The Australian share market has dropped following soft leads from overseas markets and a fall in iron ore prices.

Lynass to lead Tempo

Perth-based contractor Tempo Australia has appointed former Bis managing director Ian Lynass as its chief executive, replacing Max Bergomi after two years in charge.

Aust shares sink after US stocks plunge

Australian shares have opened lower after US stocks suffered severe falls against a backdrop of growing international trade tension and following a plunge in Facebook shares which weighed heavily on technology stocks.

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Port jobs fear as mine closes

Oil dips as Wall Street dives

Oil prices slipped on Monday as Wall Street slid more than one per cent and energy market investors remained wary of growing crude supply, although tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran gave prices s

$A bounces back from 3 month low

The Australian dollar has bounced back from the three month low it hit on Monday, despit heavy falls on Wall Street, but following a bounce in gold prices.

Gold bounces from 2-week low

Gold prices turned positive on weakness in equity markets after touching their lowest in more than two weeks on Monday ahead of a US central bank meeting that could raise interest rates and signal thr

Aust share market up but $A going down

The Australian share market has closed slightly higher on Monday, helped by positive leads from US and European markets but the Australian dollar has taken a beating from lower commodity prices and the anticipation of higher US interest rates later this week.

Oil stocks, Wall St lift Aust shares early

The Australian share market has opened higher following solid gains by Wall Street and European markets and higher oil prices.

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ASX tightens listing rules after scandals

Gold dips ahead of possible Fed rate hike

Gold prices are lower, as the metal is weighed down by a stronger US dollar and expectations that the US Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next week for the first time this year.

Oil prices jump, Brent hits 2 week high

Oil prices jumped on Friday, with Brent crude futures hitting their highest in more than two weeks as US stock prices rose and investors covered short bets ahead of a weekend in which the US news prog

$A falls to an almost three-month low

The Australian dollar has fallen to its lowest level since Christmas, as metals prices fall on the back of worries about a possible international trade war.

Wesfarmers surge pushes Aust shares higher

Australian shares have closed higher, led by a surge of support for consumer-related stocks following Wesfarmers' announcement of plans to spin off supermarket giant Coles.