Australian equities

Global markets drop, ASX200 down most in five months

Global markets drop, ASX200 down most in five months, Orica (ASX:ORI) and Afterpay (ASX:APT) smashed The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) fell 2.4% on Friday, the worst daily fall in five months, taking the weekly performance down 1.8% but still managed to deliver a 1%

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ASX to open higher on US policy

ASX to open higher on US policy, mining sell off, Woolworths (ASX:WOW) drinks demerging, Platinum (ASX:PTM) delivers performance fee The ASX200 struggled to keep up with the positive US lead, falling 0.9% in the session with a number of companies going ex-dividend

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ASX on the cusp of five months of gains

ASX on the cusp of five months of gains, Seek (ASX:SEK) sold off on split, energy sector boom The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) rallied 0.9% on Tuesday, overcoming a weak start with the energy and oil sector powering the market higher. Woodside Petroleum (ASX:WPL) and Origin

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ASX finishes flat, Wesfarmers delivers again

ASX finishes flat, CSL (ASX:CSL), Wesfarmers (ASX:WES) delivers again, Fortescue (ASX:FMG) delivers record dividend The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) finished flat for the day, but with growing dispersion in underlying company performance. Treasury Wine (ASX:TWE) lead the way, jumping 17.5%, but it was healthcare company CSL (ASX:CSL)

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ASX down 0.5%, reporting season peaks

ASX down 0.5%, reporting season peaks, Coles (ASX:COL), Woolworths (ASX:WOW) sold off The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) fell 0.5% on what was one of the busiest days of reporting season, with 20 companies releasing either half-year or quarterly updates. The consumer staples sector was

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ASX hits 11-month high

ASX hits 11-month high, BHP (ASX:BHP) delivers record dividend, Ansell (ASX:ANN) riding the COVID wave  The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) reached an 11-month high and is now nearing 7,000 points once again, with the energy and materials sectors powering the recovery. Zip Co. (ASX:Z1P) continued

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Lockdown 3.0, ASX finishes 0.5% lower

Lockdown 3.0, ASX finishes 0.5% lower, Baby Bunting (ASX:BBN) riding COVID-19 boom The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) finished 0.6% lower on Friday, dragging the market to 0.5% for the week. The news of the day was the snap five-day lockdown in Victoria, which naturally

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ASX higher, CBA dividend boost

ASX higher, Commonwealth Bank (ASX:CBA) dividend boost, Lend Lease (ASX:LLC) CEO leaves, Crown Ltd (ASX:CWN) has an uncertain future The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) finished 0.5% higher, with every sector but consumer discretionary adding to returns. IT was once again the standout with both Afterpay

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Earnings season begins

Earnings season begins, Challenger (ASX:CGF) reverses recent gains, Crown Ltd (ASX:CWN) locked out The ASX200 fell 0.9% as reality sets in after what had been an incredibly strong few weeks. Every sector finished lower lead by yield plays in property and utilities, off

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All Ords hit pre pandemic high

All Ords hit pre-pandemic high, ASX200 up 0.6%, Vocus (ASX:VOC) in play again The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) finished the week the same way it finished, adding 0.6% on Monday supported by a broad-based rally covering most sectors. Materials and discretionary retailers were the

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ASX hits 11-month high

ASX hits 11-month high, BHP (ASX:BHP) delivers record dividend, Ansell (ASX:ANN) riding the COVID wave  The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) reached an

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Earnings season begins

Earnings season begins, Challenger (ASX:CGF) reverses recent gains, Crown Ltd (ASX:CWN) locked out The ASX200 fell 0.9% as reality sets

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