S&P500 reaches new high in record run

The benchmark S&P 500 stock index has clinched its longest bull-market run, closing above its previous January high, as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell affirmed the US central bank's current pace of rate hikes.

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Morrison faces lowest primary vote in a decade

ASX, $A lift on Morrison PM victory

The Australian share market has closed barely higher, falling back from a surge on Friday in the wake of Scott Morrison's selection as the nation's next prime minister.

Curtin Uni appoints new chancellor

CBH Group's former chief executive Andrew Crane has been appointed chancellor of Curtin University.

Aust shares higher at the start

Australian shares have opened higher, helped by strength in healthcare and resources stocks, but gains could be capped following a weaker finish on Wall Street overnight and domestic political turmoil.

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Liberals’ high noon shootout

Oil stabilises, weighed down by trade war

Oil prices have steadied as the escalating trade war between the United States and China weighed on demand expectations a day after prices jumped on a big draw in US crude inventories.

Wall St weighed by US China tariffs talks

Wall Street's major indexes fell as trade-sensitive stocks were hit by a fresh round of tariffs in the trade dispute between the United States and China.

Aust shares lower as PM drama shakes $A

Australian shares have fallen on Thursday with banking and utilities stocks down, while the turmoil around the future of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has taken its toll on the Aussie dollar.

Oil jumps on big US crude draw, Iran

Oil prices have jumped three per cent, with Brent crude futures hitting a three-week high, after US government data showed a larger-than-expected draw in crude inventories and as Washington's sanctions on Iran signalled tightening supplies.

S&P has longest bull run, stocks mixed

US stocks have closed mixed, with the Nasdaq gaining on the strength of tech stocks while the S&P 500 was little changed as it marked its longest bull market run.

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D-day for PM as allies desert

Demolition confirmed for Subiaco grandstands

The state government today confirmed a program of demolition and land preparation works worth $33 million for the decommissioned Subiaco Oval.

Aust shares fall despite upbeat results

A solid run of upbeat profit results has failed to keep Australian shares aloft on Wednesday as political uncertainty and the abandonment of big business tax cuts dominated news of the day.

US shares close on longest-ever bull run

The benchmark S&P 500 has touched a record high and equalled its longest ever bull-market run, as US stocks rose on earnings reports in the consumer sector and relative calm in the trade dispute between the United States and China.

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Dutton’s push gathers pace

Brown to lead industry department

The state government has selected Department of Health executive Rebecca Brown as the new director general of its industry and tourism mega department – making her the third woman picked this year to head a major government agency.

ASX falls as banks, miners, retailers drop

Australian shares fell back on Tuesday, with falls for BHP and the broader mining sector and a retreat in banks and consumer stocks weighing on the market.

Wall Street rises on China trade optimism

Wall Street's major indexes have risen on optimism over trade talks between the United States and China, though they fell from session highs after President Donald Trump criticised the Federal Reserve for raising interest rates.

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Tax cuts for big business doomed

Oil gains on concerns of sanctions on Iran

Oil futures rose after weeks of declines, as investors grew more concerned about an expected fall in supply from Iran due to US sanctions and worried less that a trade war between the United States and China would hurt economic growth.