08h16 Australian shares recovered from early losses to end slightly higher on Monday, though trading was cautious ahead of an expected U.S. interest rate hike later in the week.  Full story
18/03 Australian shares are expected to open higher on Monday, with financials leading the gains, helped by U.S. stocks that ended higher last week and a jump in oil prices. The local share price index futures rose 0.5 percent, or 27 points, to 5.974, a 24.6-point premium to the underlying S  Full story
16/03 Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) has put its retail asset finance business - which provides loans for the purchase of assets such as motor vehicles, boats and caravans - under review, with a decision on its future by end-September.  Full story
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16/03 Australia's Wesfarmers Ltd plans to spin off its supermarket chain Coles and list it on the country's stock exchange, as fierce competition forces the retail giant to shed low-margin operations and focus on faster-growing businesses.  Full story
16/03 Investors are underpricing the risk of higher interest rates globally and need to seek adequate compensation for that risk, Guy Debelle, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia said in a speech in Sydney on Friday.  Full story
15/03 Australian shares are expected to snap three sessions of losses and turn higher on Friday, with miners supported by solid iron ore and steel prices.. . .  Full story
15/03 Australian shares finished lower on Thursday as an inquiry into the country's scandal-ridden banking sector weighed on financial stocks, while simmering global trade tensions amid worries of fresh U.S. import tariffs on China also dampened. . .  Full story
15/03 Australian rail operator Aurizon Holdings said on Thursday said it was committed to completing the proposed sale of its freight business by July, after the country's competition watchdog raised concerns about the plan.. . .  Full story
15/03 Cathay Pacific Airways expects airfares will recover further this year after four years of declines, a senior executive said, offering a positive outlook for the Hong Kong airline that sent its shares 7.6 percent higher. . .  Full story
15/03 Commonwealth Bank of Australia Chief Executive Ian Narev knew that a system of financial incentives to reward mortgage brokers could hurt customers but failed to act, an inquiry into Australia's financial sector heard on Thursday.. . .  Full story
15/03 Australian shares slipped on Thursday as an inquiry into the country's scandal-ridden banking sector hit financial stocks, while simmering global trade tensions amid worries of fresh U.S. import tariffs on China also dragged down sentiment.. . .  Full story
14/03 Australian shares are poised to edge lower on Thursday following unsettling leads from Wall Street over worries of a trade war, but miners will likely find support on the back of solid metal prices.. . .  Full story
14/03 National Australia Bank Ltd's system of bonuses and incentives encouraged bankers to engage in fraudulent lending practices to boost their incomes, NAB told a powerful judicial inquiry into the scandal-ridden sector on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
14/03 Australian shares closed lower on Wednesday, with losses led by banking stocks amid a hard-nosed official inquiry into the embattled sector, while the departure of yet another senior official from the Trump White House further. . .  Full story
14/03 A measure of Australian consumer sentiment inched fractionally higher in March as some improvement in the state of family finances just managed to offset concerns about the long-run economic outlook.. . .  Full story
13/03 Australian shares are expected to open lower on Wednesday, mirroring weakness on Wall Street following the firing of the U.S. Secretary of State, while waning commodity prices are likely to pressure materials stocks.. . .  Full story
13/03 The first day of a powerful judicial inquiry into Australia's scandal-ridden banking sector on Tuesday heard National Australia Bank Ltd issued almost $19 billion in home loans under a scheme involving falsified documents.. . .  Full story
13/03 Australia's weather bureau said on Tuesday a La Nina weather event that began in December has ended, and there are no clear indications that an El Nino or La Nina event will develop in. . .  Full story
13/03 Australian shares fell on Tuesday ahead of U.S. inflation data which could hint at the pace of rate hikes, with bank stocks weakening as a government-backed inquiry into misconduct by the banks began a. . .  Full story
13/03 An index of Australian business conditions climbed to record highs in February as sales and profits increased sharply, leading to a marked improvement in already healthy employment conditions.. . .  Full story
12/03 Australian shares are expected to be little changed at Tuesday's open, likely pressured by weak leads from Wall Street and lower oil prices. Two major U.S. indexes fell overnight as. . .  Full story
12/03 Australian shares rose on Monday as a firm U.S. jobs data report boosted global investor sentiment while material stocks finished strong on news that Australia could be exempted from new U.S. trade tariffs on. . .  Full story
12/03 Chinese conglomerate CITIC Ltd said it would book an impairment of $800 million to $1 billion on the value of its Sino Iron project in Australia for fiscal 2017.. . .  Full story
12/03 Newcrest Mining Ltd said on Monday its fiscal 2018 guidance would be adversely affected by the closure of its flagship mine following damages to a tailings dam wall.. . .  Full story
11/03 Australian shares are poised to climb higher on Monday, taking cues from a jump on Wall Street as fears of inflation and aggressive interest rate hikes ebbed following a strong U.S. jobs report.. . .  Full story
11/03 LG Chem , South Korea's largest chemical company, sees the global petrochemical market being stable this year, and is diversifying its products to guard against falling plastic usage, the company's chief executive said.. . .  Full story
09/03 Australian shares ended slightly higher on Friday as gains across a number of sectors outpaced a decline in materials, allowing the benchmark to end the week higher.. . .  Full story
09/03 Australian shares inched up on Friday as financials led the gains but material stocks put pressure on the index as nagging fears of a global trade war contributed to weakness in commodity prices.. . .  Full story
08/03 Australian shares are likely to inch up on Friday, as investors await more clarity on U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to impose import tariffs. The local share price index futures. . .  Full story
08/03 Several of Indonesia's noodle, biscuit and snack makers are facing shortages of quality salt as they have been unable to import the ingredient and local supplies are insufficient, an industry association said.. . .  Full story
08/03 Australian shares rose on Thursday, buoyed by positive sentiment after January's trade surplus handsomely topped expectations.. . .  Full story
08/03 China's coal imports fell in February from January's four-year high, customs data showed on Thursday, curbed by warmer weather and slower demand during last month's week-long Lunar New Year holiday.. . .  Full story
08/03 China's iron ore imports in February fell 16 percent from the previous month, customs data showed on Thursday, as the nation's week-long Lunar New Year holiday slowed shipments of the steelmaking raw material to. . .  Full story
07/03 Australian shares are expected to open slightly higher on Thursday, despite a poor run up from Wall Street but may see some pressure from BHP shares which are to trade ex-dividend.. . .  Full story
07/03 Australian shares fell on Wednesday as fears of a global trade war resurfaced after free-trade advocate Gary Cohn resigned as U.S. President Donald Trump's top economic adviser.. . .  Full story
07/03 The head of Australia's central bank is upbeat about domestic economic growth despite a disappointing end to last year, but fears the spectre of a trade war calling threatened U.S. tariffs "highly regrettable.". . .  Full story
07/03 Australian shares slid on Wednesday, following weak U.S. stock futures, and data that showed the country's economic growth slowed last quarter.. . .  Full story

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