Building platform tops award winners

Tom Young says interest in his udrew interactive building approvals system - the overall winner of the Mitsubishi Western Australia Innovator of the Year award - is growing ahead of its market launch early next year.

ASX pushes higher on board-based gains

The Australian share market has extended early gains, lifted by health care, supermarkets, infotech and energy stocks.

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Ichthys facing claims ‘well in excess of $US1b’

Gold firm as dollar dips after midterms

Gold pared some gains overnight but held firm as the dollar slid after the US midterm elections delivered a split Congress and as investors looked ahead to a Federal Reserve meeting for signals on future interest rate hikes.

Oil slips as US crude output hits record

Oil prices have slipped, continuing a recent slide after surging US crude output hit another record and domestic inventories rose more than expected.

Stocks higher on Democrat election gains

Wall Street is set for a modestly firmer open on Wednesday and global stocks rose after significant US election gains for the opposition Democrats, but the outcome may rule out further tax cuts, sending the dollar and Treasury yields sharply lower.

ASX, AUD lift on US mid-term election day

The Australian share market was lifted higher by banking and energy stocks on a choppy day's trading as investors awaited the result of US mid-term elections.

Geopacific releases DFS for $198m Woodlark project

Geopacific Resources has detailed a capital expenditure of $198.5 million for its Woodlark gold project and is set to commence in early 2020.

New MD for Chevron Australia

Petroleum giant Chevron today announced that Australian boss Nigel Hearne will move to the US, to be replaced by company veteran Al Williams.

BDO announces new chair

Accounting firm BDO has announced the appointment of Pippa Hobson as chair of the Perth office.

ECU announces $48m science building

Multiplex has been awarded the construction contract for a $48 million science building at Edith Cowan University’s Joondalup campus.

ASX subdued at the open, dollar climbs

Energy and materials stocks are keeping the Australian share market flat at the open, with the financial sector keeping the bourse's head above water.

Gold dips as stocks, $US firms amid vote

Gold fell as US equities and the dollar firmed ahead of the outcome of congressional elections in the United States, denting the precious metal's appeal.

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Cooper & Oxley debts rise to $45m

Wall St gains as investors look to US poll

Wall Street's major indexes have closed higher as voters headed to the polls in US midterm congressional elections and investors hoped the result would provide some relief for stocks after prolonged uncertainty.

Oil prices drop on Iran sanctions waivers

Oil prices have fallen further, with US crude futures sliding to an eight-month low, a day after Washington granted sanction waivers to top buyers of Iranian oil and as Iran said it had so far been able to sell as much oil as it needs to sell.

ASX pulls ahead as RBA keeps rates steady

The Australian share market closed nearly one per cent higher after strong gains from banking, energy and resources stocks.

ASX bolts out the gate, RBA decision looms

The Australian share market has bolted out of the chute, climbing higher at the open with broad-based gains.

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Payne’s trip ends Chinese freeze

Gold holds tight range as US midterms loom

Gold inched lower as investors took some profits following a recent rally, but the metal traded within a narrow range as caution set in ahead of the US congressional elections.

Wall St boosted by defensive sectors

The S&P 500 has risen with boosts from financial, energy and defensive sectors as investors showed some caution on the eve of US congressional elections.