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
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
Investors are betting that the US dollar’s blistering rally has further to run.
- by Nour Al Ali and Kriti Gupta
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
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
The Australian sharemarket is poised to open sharply higher as a raft of positive corporate earnings help boost Wall Street.
- by Stephen Culp
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 threat of inflation getting out of control continues to hover over markets and has central banks at a critical juncture.
- by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
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
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
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