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Myriam Robin

Myriam Robin is a markets reporter based in the Financial Review's Melbourne newsroom.

Campaign buttons for Emmanuel Macron, French presidential candidate who is now expected to be the country's next leader.

Markets Live: Investors cheer France

ASX starts the week on the front foot after France's first round of presidential polling produces a market-friendly result, which helped push the euro to a five-month high.

Investors observe stock market at an exchange hall on March 5, 2016 in Nanjing.

Go defensive to ride out a China slowdown

The peaking of China's nominal growth cycle should lead Australian investors to favour defensive, locally-focused sectors, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The prospect of e-commerce behemoth Amazon entering the Australian scene had traders and analysts scrambling to quantify ...

ASX lifts on banks, telcos

The ASX snapped three straight sessions of losses to trade higher on Thursday, thanks to bank and telco stocks.

The rising sharemarket has boosted junk stocks over quality stocks, but the difference between the two is small.

Good time to buy quality stocks

Many of Australia's best companies can now be bought without the premium that normally accompanies quality stocks, Morgan Stanley says.

Weighing most on the index were the iron ore miners, after iron ore tumbled 8.5 per cent overnight.

ASX tumbles on iron ore falls

Plunging iron ore prices and a renewed focus on geopolitical tensions sent the ASX lower on Thursday, erasing the gains made earlier in the week.