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WA coal mine worker crushed to death

A man has died after he was crushed at a coal mine in Collie last night.

UK Bunnings remains a weight on Wesfarmers

Wesfarmers has blamed severe winter weather for another dramatic fall in sales at its struggling Bunnings venture in the UK and Ireland.

Australian stocks follow Wall St higher

The Australian share market has opened higher after some positive company earnings reports boosted US markets.

$A falls as $US rallies after ECB meeting

The Australian dollar is lower after the US dollar rallied following the European Central Bank meeting and the release of better than expected US employment data.

Oil prices gain on Iran sanctions worries

Oil prices gained on Thursday as the risk of renewed US sanctions on Iran, plunging Venezuelan output, and robust global demand shook off the effects of a strong US dollar.

Gold at 5-week lows, as $US strengthens

Gold prices hovered near five-week lows on Thursday as a stronger US dollar and lofty US bond yields dampened interest in bullion.

Market falls as Westpac woes impact banks

The Australian share market has been dragged lower by the big four banks after UBS downgraded Westpac in a report that questioned the quality of the lender's mortgage book.

APRA ends investor lending cap

The banking regulator has announced plans to remove the cap it placed on property lending to investors three years ago in response to booming borrowing levels and an overheating property market.

Coles' third quarter sales lift 0.9%

Coles' food and liquor sales rose in the third quarter, with parent company Wesfarmers citing lower prices and improved service and quality for customers.

Aust shares flat as investors remain wary

Australian shares have opened flat with investors remaining cautious following the news US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will visit China next week amid trade tensions between the world's two largest economies.

$A falls as US bond yields break 3%

The Australian dollar has fallen to a new four month low as the US dollar rallies against most major currencies after US Treasury bonds broke the three per cent mark.

Oil prices rise on geopolitical worries

Oil prices rose on Wednesday despite data showing rising US inventories, holding within sight of three-year highs reached the previous day on geopolitical tensions including the prospect of fresh sanctions on Iran.

Gold prices fall as US dollar strengthens

Gold prices slumped to a five-week low on Wednesday as the US dollar jumped and US Treasury yields continued to rise on signs of US economic strength and an easing in the US-China trade conflict.

Weak inflation, lower $A help lifts shares

The Australian share market gained ground as the Australian dollar hovered at a four-month low and inflation remained below the Reserve Bank's target range.

Iluka Resources hit with class action

Iluka Resources has been served with a class action, with a group of shareholders alleging the mineral sands miner misled the market six years ago.

Perth inflation just 0.1% in March

Perth's inflation rate was just 0.1 per cent in the March quarter, bringing the total increase in consumer prices in the past 12 months to just 0.9 per cent, well below the national inflation rate of 1.9 per cent.

Aust stocks open higher as bonds sell off

The Australian share market has opened higher despite mixed leads from the US as optimism around global growth drives investors away from bonds and into shares.

Wall St flat as industrials offset oil

US stocks have seen little changed with gains in industrial and health care stocks offsetting the impact from falling oil prices, as investors kept an eye on rising US bond yields.

Oil higher as Iran sanctions fears ease

Oil prices rebounded from an early slide to finish higher and strengthen further in post-settlement trade, as investors feared US sanctions could dampen Iran's output.

$A falls to four month low

The Australian dollar has fallen to its lowest level in over four months, dragged down by lower US stocks and metals prices, as well as higher US bond yields, which are supporting a higher US dollar.

Gains for ASX despite muted trading

The Australian share market has ended Monday's session higher, ignoring soft Wall Street leads with investors finding value in the big mining companies and the nation's largest lenders.

Perth Glory CEO Filopoulos to depart

The upheaval at Perth Glory continues, with chief executive Peter Filopoulos the latest confirmed departure from the A-League club.

Energy, miners buoy Australian shares

Australian shares have opened higher, buoyed by energy and mining stocks, despite negative leads from offshore markets.

Oil recovers after sliding on Trump tweet

Oil prices edged up on Friday, stabilising after an earlier slide driven by US President Donald Trump's criticism of OPEC's role in pushing up global oil prices.

$A falls, after Wall Street declines

The Australian dollar is lower, after Wall Street fell, dragged down by falls in technology stocks on nerves about upcoming earnings reports.

Gold falls on US rate rise expectations

Gold prices eased on Friday as the US dollar advanced on expectations of higher US interest rates and market players grew a bit less worried about global political and security risks.

Further consultation for energy guarantee

State governments have approved more detailed design work on the National Energy Guarantee to proceed at a Council of Australian Governments energy ministers meeting today, although Labor state leaders still have objections.

Miners weigh on Aust share market

The Australian share market has closed modestly lower, largely due to losses from the heavyweight mining sector.

Aust stocks open lower, led by miners

The Australian share market has opened slightly lower with the miners leading falls after Wall Street and base metals prices weakened overnight.

AMP CEO quits after commission mauling

AMP chief executive Craig Meller has quit the wealth management giant, becoming the first major casualty of the Financial Services Royal Commission.

$A dragged lower by Wall St, jobs data

The Australian dollar is lower after the release of disappointing local jobs figures on Thursday, and after Wall Street was dragged down by the tech stocks.



Jamie Oliver's Aust business hits trouble

Jamie Oliver's business woes have deepened with his Australian restaurant group falling into voluntary administration.

Margaret River Pro canned amid shark fears

The remainder of the 2018 Margaret River Pro has been cancelled and the future of the World Surf League event may be in jeopardy due to fears of shark attacks.

Kim Beazley appointed WA governor

Former deputy prime minister and diplomat Kim Beazley has been appointed Western Australia's 33rd governor.

Iluka Resources hit with class action

Iluka Resources has been served with a class action, with a group of shareholders alleging the mineral sands miner misled the market six years ago.

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AMP sheds $1 billion amid advice scandal

AMP has had $1 billion wiped off its market value during a royal commission appearance in which the wealth management giant admitted to charging clients for advice they never received and then lying about it to the corporate watchdog.

Kim Beazley appointed WA governor

Former deputy prime minister and diplomat Kim Beazley has been appointed Western Australia's 33rd governor.