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Corporate Australia to deliver ‘dividends bonanza’ despite fears lockdowns will derail economy

Corporate Australia to deliver ‘dividends bonanza’ despite fears lockdowns will derail economy

Investors are betting on hefty capital returns at the upcoming round of earnings results, despite COVID-19 lockdowns threatening to derail the economic recovery.

  • by Clancy Yeates

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As it happened: ASX ends week at a new high, despite COVID gloom

As it happened: ASX ends week at a new high, despite COVID gloom

The S&P/ASX 200 finished narrowly in front on Friday to close at a new all-time high. The market added 0.6 per cent for the week despite heavy losses on Monday and Tuesday.

  • by Alex Druce
In a risky world, the road to safety leads to the US dollar
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In a risky world, the road to safety leads to the US dollar

Investors are betting that the US dollar’s blistering rally has further to run.

  • by Nour Al Ali and Kriti Gupta
Wall Street swings higher but ASX set to open in the red

Wall Street swings higher but ASX set to open in the red

The ASX is set to open lower despite Wall Street edging higher, as investors reviewed the latest corporate earnings and a surprise increase in the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits.

  • by Damian Troise and Alex Veiga
As it happened: ASX shrugs COVID gloom, jumps 1.1% to record high

As it happened: ASX shrugs COVID gloom, jumps 1.1% to record high

The ASX 200 jumped 1.1 per cent on Thursday to register its highest ever close. The major miners, banks, and retail conglomerates powered ahead.

  • by Alex Druce
ASX set to jump as Wall Street bounces; Musk helps fuel bitcoin surge

ASX set to jump as Wall Street bounces; Musk helps fuel bitcoin surge

The Australian sharemarket is poised to open sharply higher as a raft of positive corporate earnings help boost Wall Street.

  • by Stephen Culp
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Banks, miners expected to lead dividend bonanza for local shareholders

Banks, miners expected to lead dividend bonanza for local shareholders

Shareholder payouts from Australia’s biggest companies are expected to bounce back to pre-pandemic amounts in 2021 even as the nation rapples with the recent coronavirus resurgence.

  • by Thuy Ong
The markets are more afraid of inflation than COVID

The markets are more afraid of inflation than COVID

The threat of inflation getting out of control continues to hover over markets and has central banks at a critical juncture.

  • by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
As it happened: ASX up 0.8% as Aussie dollar falls below US73c

As it happened: ASX up 0.8% as Aussie dollar falls below US73c

The S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.8% today to close at 7308.7 points and the financial and materials sectors added points, while industrials dragged.

  • by Alex Druce and Lucy Battersby
ASX set to jump as Wall Street roars back; bitcoin drops

ASX set to jump as Wall Street roars back; bitcoin drops

Wall Street rebounded strongly to set up the Australian sharemarket for strong gains this morning while bitcoin dropped below $US30,000 for the first time in a month.

  • by Jessica DiNapoli
Markets wobble as Delta variant gives investors a reality check

Markets wobble as Delta variant gives investors a reality check

It seems sharemarket investors have finally woken up to what others have been saying: the pandemic and its economic fallout are far from over.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz