ASX follows Wall St to jump at the open

Australian shares have followed Wall Street's overnight rise, with the heavyweight materials sector again driving early gains despite metals prices dropping.

Oil retreats as Trump tweets ahead of OPEC

Oil prices eased, pulling back after US President Donald Trump urged OPEC to increase production at its meeting in Algeria, and slowing bullish momentum that had previously propelled the market toward four-year highs.

Gold up as easing trade fears hurt dollar

Gold edged up to hit its highest in nearly a week as the US dollar slumped, its safe-haven appeal lessened by reduced fears over the near-term impact of Sino-US trade tensions.

Industrials lead Dow to record high

Trade-sensitive industrial stocks have led the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a record closing high, the last of Wall Street's main indexes to fully regain ground since a correction that began in January.

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Morrison green lights $4.6b in schools funding

Ban on Perth financial adviser overturned

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal has today set aside a decision by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to ban Robert Hutchison from providing financial services.

Startups complete Plus Eight

The six-month Plus Eight accelerator program reached its 2018 culmination last night, as seven startups pitched their growth and expansion plans to a sold-out audience.

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Iron ore mine’s bailout ‘cost taxpayers $250m’

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Australia to lose from trade battle

Holmes a Court to chair AGWA

The state government has announced Janet Holmes a Court will replace Sam Walsh as chair of the Art Gallery of WA, amidst uncertainty around the future of chief executive Stefano Carboni.

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Aged care stocks take a battering

Kooya, Thuroona win FMG contracts

Fortescue Metals Group has awarded contracts valued at over $6 million to two Western Australian Aboriginal businesses.Aboriginal-Noongar owned business Kooya Australia Fleet Solutions has been awarde

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Aged care probe to be ‘bruising’

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Court puts cloud over Kidman’s lithium mine

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Employers face $8b back pay bill for casuals

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WA tipped to arrest retail spending slide

Lamont in for Langoulant at Committee for Perth

John Langoulant will retire as chair of advocacy group Committee for Perth in November, to be replaced by businesswoman Kate Lamont.

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PM’s future hinges on female bid

McKenna resigns from Screenwest

Seph McKenna has unexpectedly resigned as chief executive of Screenwest, only nine months into his five-year term.

Private operators to run camp schools

The state government has announced that Fairbridge WA will take over operation of six camp schools across the state, while parent group Family Support WA will manage Landsdale Farm in Perth's northern suburbs.

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China trade war threat ratchets up