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Market Reports

  • Australian Market Report: The Australian share market is expected to start the week a little lower, as investors await the outcome of this week's US Federal Reserve meeting..... [more]

  • U.S. Market Report: The S&P 500 ended the day down slightly on Friday but less than 1% below its all-time high as a drop in Apple stock countered cooling U.S.-China trade tensions..... [more]

  • North/South Americas Market Report: North and South American markets finished mixed as of the most recent closing prices. The IPC gained 0.40%, while the Bovespa led the S&P 500 lower. They fell 0.83% and 0.07% respectively..... [more]

  • European Market Report: European markets finished higher on Friday with shares in Germany leading the region. The DAX is up 0.47% while London's FTSE 100 is up 0.31% and France's CAC 40 is up 0.22%..... [more]

  • Asian Market Report: Asian markets finished broadly higher on Friday with shares in Japan leading the region. The Nikkei 225 is up 1.05% while Hong Kong's Hang Seng is up 0.98% and China's Shanghai Composite is up 0.75%..... [more]

Australian Business News

  • Construction jobs losses likely to push unemployment higher and interest rates lower. If unemployment is the fulcrum on which the Australian economy is delicately balanced, then the increasing loss of construction jobs may well be the weight that drives things down sharply..... [more]

  • Employer groups are furious with Anthony Albanese after Labor moved to overturn a federal government regulation aimed at preventing casual workers from "double dipping" on annual leave entitlements and the loadings supposed to compensate for them..... [more]

  • Junk insurance class action against IAG could be worth up to $1 billion.... [more]

  • The nation's biggest super fund, AustralianSuper, will vote against the election of directors at more than 50 listed companies under its new policy of requiring companies to have at least two women on their boards..... [more]

  • Not-for-profit superannuation funds are pushing the government’s financial dispute body to change its funding mechanism, after complaints about super doubled in the wake of the Hayne royal commission..... [more]

  • Gold shines during times of crisis — so how can you get in on it? Good news is bad news when it comes to gold and the geopolitical tensions roiling other markets this year have seen prices surge, increasing demand for an investment you can feel and touch..... [more]

  • The gold miners’ stocks have grown very overbought after soaring dramatically higher in recent months..... [more]

  • Bellevue Gold “one of the more exciting developers on the ASX”: Canaccord. The global capital market group has retained its speculative buy recommendation and $1.00/sh per share price target..... [more]

  • Tasmanian miners hold out hope for brighter future as technology industry grows.... [more]

  • 88 Energy advances key projects in first half.... [more]

  • Infinity Lithium to evaluate dual listing on Madrid Stock Exchange, executive directors awarded for PFS work.... [more]

  • A worker at a company bidding for an Adani contract has told the ABC she is leaking inside information to environmental activists so they can target her employer..... [more]

  • CIMIC has clinched a $1.3 billion, six-year contract extension to provide mining services to Queensland's Curragh coalmine..... [more]

  • White Rock Minerals busy with late summer activities at Red Mountain Zinc Project in Alaska.... [more]

  • CropLogic's hemp trial farm in Oregon enters fourth stage of development. The eight stages of hemp farming include pre-planting, planting, maintenance and management, flowering, compliance testing, harvest, processing and sale and post-harvest..... [more]

  • Western Australia's growing aquaculture industry is revitalising small tourism towns on the state's south coast by providing an alternative to seasonal work..... [more]

  • Should you be paid for all those hours you spend replying to emails or answering work calls on your commute?.... [more]

  • Facebook has taken aim at Australia's competition watchdog for recommending "dangerous" privacy changes and wrongly conflating the social media giant with search engine Google as part of its world-first inquiry into the tech companies..... [more]

  • More than $100 million has been raked back from welfare cheats who were dobbed in, Federal government frontbencher Stuart Robert says..... [more]

  • Opinion - Simon Cowan: Industrial relations reform shouldn't become an obstacle to progress.... [more]

World Business News

  • America has a huge stash of emergency oil. This is why.... [more]

  • Fed trades 'remarkably positive' for 'no precedents' after volatile year. A year ago, U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell held a “remarkably positive outlook” for an economy enjoying a “historically rare” combination of good news including low unemployment, steady inflation and strong growth that were all expected to continue..... [more]

  • The Federal Reserve is poised to deliver another rate cut.... [more]

  • Federal Reserve and global central banks have reached a ‘tipping point’, amplifying stock-market uncertainty.... [more]

  • The United Auto Workers union said Sunday that its members at General Motors will walk out by midnight if the automaker does not meet its demands, setting the stage for the nation's first auto strike in 12 years..... [more]

  • WeWork IPO spells rough landing for CEO Neumann.... [more]

  • Global regulators will question Facebook on Monday about its Libra cryptocurrency, amid concerns from European Union governments over the threat the digital currency poses to financial stability, the Financial Times reported on Sunday..... [more]

  • Uber isn’t turning a profit yet, but some investors in its new $1.2 billion junk-bond made a quick buck on Friday.... [more]

  • Britain's last tin mine could reopen as tech companies chase ethical metals. Cornwall's last tin mine closed 20 years ago. Now growing demand for metals from ethical sources could spark a revival in one of Britain's most deprived regions..... [more]

  • Thomas Cook has said it is "focused on completing" a rescue deal amid reports that some lenders could vote against the terms of the agreement..... [more]

  • Britain’s FirstGroup (FGP.L) is pursuing potential options for the separation of its UK First Bus business, a company spokesman said on Sunday..... [more]

  • In the age of the selfie, smiles are paramount. Now American company SmileDirectClub has set out to profit. SmileDirectClub sells mail-order teeth aligners - a type of clear, plastic braces that the firm has turned into an $8bn (£6.5bn) business..... [more]

  • German health care group Fresenius (FREG.DE) has abandoned plans to sell its blood transfusion business, a spokesman said on Sunday, confirming a German media report..... [more]

  • Germany’s motor vehicle authority (KBA) has told Volkswagen’s premium brand Audi that it faces penalties for its failure to remove illegal software from diesel cars that can manipulate emissions levels, the Bild am Sonntag (BamS) newspaper reported..... [more]

  • Why Russian and Chinese central banks will keep buying gold.... [more]

  • China bond index welcome upends year zero/ Global fixed income portfolio managers have hailed the entry of positive return Chinese local instruments into benchmark indices.... [more]

  • Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (0388.HK) is embarking on a three-week charm offensive with London Stock Exchange (LSE.L) investors as the Asian trading house tries to salvage its proposed $39 billion takeover offer..... [more]

  • Attacks threaten fuel prices.... [more]

  • What the attacks on Saudi Aramco mean for oil prices. Oil prices, which have remained low for months, could spike when markets open Monday as Saudi Arabia scrambles to repair damage to its energy infrastructure inflicted this weekend..... [more]

  • Drone attack hits world's largest oil site in Saudi Arabia knocking out half of its oil supply. Yemen's Houthi rebels launched drone attacks on the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oil field today, sparking huge fires and halting about half of the supplies from the world's largest exporter of oil..... [more]

  • Saudi oil exports to run as normal from stocks this week - source.... [more]

  • US points finger at Iran over Saudi oil drone attack that could cause energy prices to spike.... [more]

  • Saudi stocks fell sharply on Sunday, after attacks on two plants at the heart of the kingdom’s oil industry a day earlier knocked out more than half of Saudi crude output..... [more]

  • Opinion - Jurica Dujmovic: Apple’s new iPhones are overpriced and behind the times.... [more]