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Dollar holds steady against US

THE Australian dollar has been one of the best performers overnight and is virtually unchanged against its fellow strong currency, the US dollar. At 0635 AEDT on Tuesday, the Australian dollar was worth 76.63 US cents, hardly changed from 76.64 US cents on Monday. The Aussie dollar has mirrored the …

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Answer to Trump’s 3am question

U.S. President Donald Trump says the U.S. supports Japan “100 percent” after North Korea’s test launch of a ballistic missile. No, this picture is not of Donald Trump on the phone to his security adviser at 3am. But you get the drift. Picture: AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File IT IS one …

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Aussie dollar rises with iron ore

THE Australian dollar is higher against its US counterpart as the price of iron ore lifts. At 0635 AEDT on Monday, the Australian dollar was worth 76.80 US cents, up from 76.40 on Friday. The US dollar rose about 0.2 per cent against a basket of currencies following US president …

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Finance news you need to know today

HERE are eight things making news in business and finance today. 1. SYDNEY — The Australian dollar has fallen against the US dollar with the greenback rising on technical buying and political uncertainty with several elections in Europe. The local currency was trading at 76.38 US cents at 0702 AEDT …

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Finance news you need to know today

HERE are seven things making news in business and finance today. 1. SYDNEY — The Australian market looks set to open flat, following the US and Europe’s lead with markets nervous amid widespread political uncertainty. At 0700 AEDT on Thursday, the share price futures index was up three points, or …

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Finance news you need to know today

US sharemarkets rose on Thursday to record highs after U.S. President Trump promised to provide details of tax reform over the next 2-3 weeks. At the close of trade, the Dow Jones index was up by 118pts or 0.6% while the Nasdaq was higher by 33pts. HERE are six things …

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Australian market set to open lower

Investors were concerned with pass-over policy change and how that will impact US and global growth and spending overnight. Gold also climbed to near three month highs. THE Australian market looks set to follow Monday’s local and US equities trend and open lower. At 0700 AEDT on Tuesday, the share …

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Australian market set to open flat

THE Australian market looks set to open flat, following the US and Europe’s lead with markets nervous amid widespread political uncertainty. At 0700 AEDT on Thursday, the share price futures index was up three points, or 0.05 per cent, at 5,601. Analysts say Wall Street, which had been flat earlier …

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Australian market set to open up

US sharemarkets rose on Thursday to record highs after U.S. President Trump promised to provide details of tax reform over the next 2-3 weeks. At the close of trade, the Dow Jones index was up by 118pts or 0.6% while the Nasdaq was higher by 33pts. THE Australian market looks …

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Finance news you need to know today

HERE are five things making news in business and finance today. 1. SYDNEY — The Australian market looks set to open higher after international markets put in strong performances across the board in their last session. At 0704 AEDT on Monday, the share price futures index was up 10 points …

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