The Australian dollar has continued its slide against a steady US dollar that is hovering near an 11-month peak against a basket of major currencies as China's signal of tolerance of a stronger yuan offset anxiety about the global trade conflict.
Technology and media stocks pushed Wall Street higher on Wednesday and helped the Nasdaq hit a record high, as markets eyed a recovery after being battered by a rapidly escalating China-US trade tensions.
BGC Australia has kicked off its asset sale program with the listing of the recently completed Westin Perth and Aloft Perth hotels, along with an adjoining commercial office building in Rivervale, a CBD development site and a neighbouring food and beverage precinct.
Two local biotech companies have announced capital raisings today, with Botanix Pharmaceuticals tapping investors for $8 million, while Roto-Gro International has boosted its coffers with a $4.5 million raising.
A former Austal executive has been restrained from working for competitor Civmec on the $3.6 billion offshore patrol vessels program, after an interim injunction was handed down in the Supreme Court last week.
After more than two decades as Sandover Pinder, the local architecture firm has changed its name to Carabiner – a rebrand its directors say better reflects the business as the link between clients’ needs and good design.
Gold has fallen to a near six-month low and platinum has hit its lowest since February 2016 as a stronger greenback is overwhelmed by safe-haven buying, spurred by fears of a trade war between the world's two top economies.