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Markets Live: Global sell-off

No signs of crisis despite sharp market falls: AFR (Thumbnail)

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer 9:12am Shares have opened firmly lower, led by the big banks and miners, as local investors extend a global sell-off ahead of building approvals and trade balance data.

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Markets Live: Bank rally accelerates

JENS MEYER The sharemarket has closed higher, in a spectacular intraday turnaround led by the big banks, while the dollar has stabilised around US87ยข after earlier falling fast towards a four-year low.

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Markets Live: Bargain hunters emerge

JENS MEYER The sharemarket has closed higher, after end-of-month window dressing and bargain hunting sparked a late rally in the big banks.

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Markets Live: Shares dumped again

JENS MEYER Shares slump again, led down by the big banks and miner and extending their recent selloff as investors remain cautious, while the Australian dollar hits a fresh eight-month low after the Kiwi took another big hit.

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Markets Live: Dismal week wipes out $36b

JENS MEYER The local stockmarket plunged to a six-month low today, chalking up a 2.2 per cent fall over the week, its fifth straight week of losses, and is now down 0.7 per cent in 2014.

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Markets Live: RBNZ jawbones - Aussie plunges

Jens Meyer The dollar has hit a fresh seven-month low, pulled down by a plunge in the Kiwi, while local stocks have trimmed their early gains, as banking stocks face some renewed selling pressure.

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Markets Live: Bears in charge

JENS MEYER The sharemarket has closed lower, wiping out most of yesterday's gains in a selloff led by the big banks.

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Markets Live: Big banks bounce back

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Shares have enjoyed a strong bounce, driven by a rebound in the big banks, with miners joining the party after some positive Chinese manufacturing data.

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Markets Live: Year's gains fade fast

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Shares suffer a horror start to the week, pushing the ASX 200 back to where it started the year, after banks resumed their declines and miners sold off on a sliding iron ore price.

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Markets Live: Banks find some love

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Shares close near the day's high after Scotland votes against independence, as banks enjoy a day of support after recent losses and miners fall.

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Markets Live: ANZ in correction

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Shares manage to eke out some gains thanks to a late turnaround in the banks, while miners dragged and Arrium plunged on its return to trade.

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Markets Live: Banks sink market

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer A plunge in the banks overwhelmed a rally among miners as investors anxiously awaiting tonight's statement from the US Fed.

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Markets Live: CBA hits the skids

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Banks and Telstra led another day of losses, while a jump in iron ore supported miners and the Aussie traded back below 90 US cents in late trade.

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Markets Live: $A falls through 90c

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer The local dollar has fallen below 90 US cents after poor Chinese data shook investor confidence, which also took its toll on local stocks, especially the banks.

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Markets Live: Iron Aussie bends

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Shares enjoyed a bit of a late afternoon rebound, but it wasn't enough to make up early lost ground, with losses in the big banks and Telstra weighing on the index.

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Markets Live: 'Insane' jobs data

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Australian shares suffer a steep fall as investors worry an upbeat jobs report is too good to be true and Myer is smashed following the release of annual results.

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Markets Live: ASX at four-week low

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer A surprise drop in consumer sentiment adds to the gloom as shares suffer a broad sell-off, led by Telstra and the big miners, while the Aussie extends its overnight plunge.

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Markets Live: Banks drive rally

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Shares recorded solid gains, snapping a four-day losing streak, as miners added to an early rally led by the banks.

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Markets Live: Post-profits blues

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Shares rack up another day of losses as investors find little reason to buy amid sliding iron ore prices, while IAG and CSL trade ex-dividend.

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Markets Live: Fortescue at 1-year low

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Share close well lower for the day, led by a sell-off in big miners after the iron ore price tumbled further, while local investors shrug off the unexpected rate cut in the eurozone.

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Markets Live: Bad day for banks

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Shares fell as investors sold down banks ahead of a European Central Bank press conference tonight, while a plunging iron ore price hurt miners.

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Markets Live: Miners weigh on shares

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Shares end flat, as losses in the miners are offset by gains in Telstra and the big banks, while data showed that economic growth slowed over the June quarter.

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Markets Live: Dollar drops below US93c

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Shares reversed early losses, powered by Telstra and a turnaround in the miners, while the dollar weakened as the RBA kept rates steady.

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Markets Live: Calm before central bank storm

JENS MEYER The sharemarket has eked out a small gain after losing its early momentum, in low-volume trading with Wall Street closed today for a public holiday.

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Markets Live: Adieu, earnings season

The 2011-12 market turned from bull to bear then part of the way back again.

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Shares squeak ahead after volatile final day of earnings season, led up by Transfield and Harvey Norman, with Woolies sold off despite strong profit growth, while NAB jumps on a US asset spin-off.

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Markets Live: Qantas flies high

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Shares started down and ended lower, led by the miners after a further drop in the iron ore price, while Qantas rallied on hopes of a turnaround.

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Markets Live: Iron ore miners fight back

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Stocks pick up speed in late trade, as earnings numbers cheer and miners defy a weaker iron ore price, while Telstra is the biggest weight on the market as it trades ex-dividend.

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Markets Live: Earnings season sputters

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Shares inch higher as mining and energy stocks drag and banks gain, with a mixed batch of earnings results adding to investor ambivalence.

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Markets Live: Iron ore slump weighs

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Shares fall as earnings season enters the final stretch, with BlueScope Steel an early casualty, while a further fall in iron ore prices hurts miners.

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Markets Live: Stocks rise for seventh day

Shares climb as earnings continue to roll in, including news of a bumper dividend from Santos, ahead of a key speech by US Fed Chair Yellen tonight.

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Markets Live: Six days of rises

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer The local market ended well off the day's highs as soft Chinese manufacturing data took its toll on the miners and the Australian dollar, while Wesfarmers was hit by a flurry of downgrades.

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Markets Live: ASX ends at six-year high

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer BHP plunges after the miner postpones a buyback due to its demerger, but the losses are offset by a number of strong earnings reports, including Wesfarmers which also announced a generous payout.

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Markets Live: BHP splits

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Shares forge higher as investors are buoyed by earnings results from companies like Toll, Amcor and IAG, ahead of BHP's late result.

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Markets Live: Back in rally gear

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Shares bounce off early afternoon lows as NAB reports falling quarterly revenue and impairments hit Ansell, Newcrest and Aurizon profits.

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Markets Live: Week ends with a bang

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Shares rise, posting their biggest weekly gain since February, with BHP boosted by demerger talk and Telstra rallying again.

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Markets Live: Telstra-led earnings rally

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Shares enjoy a solid bounce, buoyed by some solid earnings results from the likes of Telstra, which announced a $1b buyback, Crown and Fairfax.

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Markets Live: CBA record not enough

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Shares fell, pulled down by the IT sector and CBA as investors decided the bank's record profit wasn't enough to justify the high valuation.

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Markets Live: Fireworks ahead of CBA profit

JENS MEYER Shares rise strongly after some positive local data and as investors shift focus to earnings season, with the big banks and Domino's leading gains.

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Markets Live: Shares up as JB smashed

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Shares remain buoyant after a bounce at the open, as Treasury Wine fields a fresh takeover bid and JB Hi-Fi is sold down on its earnings report.

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Markets Live: Horror week for shares

Patrick Commins Shares and the dollar dropped as increasingly nervous investors fled riskier assets and piled into gold and bonds on rising geopolitical worries.

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Markets Live: Jobs shock, Rio delights

Patrick Commins Shares inched lower after unexpectedly poor jobs data sunk the dollar, while Rio reported another blockbuster profit result after market close.

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Markets Live: Investors wait for a sign

Patrick Commins Stocks have failed to find any support after an early sell-off, with investors warily eyeing off geopolitical risks, the US Fed, and the upcoming profits season.

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Markets Live: Shares slump on mixed earnings

Patrick Commins Investors sold stocks down despite a strong lead from Wall St, after the RBA held rates steady and after some mixed profit reports.

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Markets Live: Consumers buy, investors sell

Patrick Commins Better retail sales data has failed to compensate for early share losses, while iron ore miners enjoyed a bounce and a higher offer for Treasury Wine emerges.

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Markets Live: Horror day for shares

Patrick Commins A torrid day of trading has erased the week's gains, putting investors on tenterhooks leading into the start reporting season proper on Monday.

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Markets Live: Banks sustain market highs

Patrick Commins The market looks to be consolidating at a higher level leading into reporting season, as banks buoy shares after a day of mixed economic data.

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Markets Live: Shares at 6-year high

VESNA POLJAK Local shares reach a new post-GFC peak

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Markets Live: ASX 200 ahead; QBE plunges

VESNA POLJAK Consumer confidence the highlight as stocks rise 0.2 per cent in spite of QBE shock downgrade

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Markets Live: Soft start to profits season

Patrick Commins Shares recover most of an early drop after a couple underwhelming early earnings results, while Healthscope enjoys a modest lift on debut.

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Markets Live: Shares lose steam

Patrick Commins Stocks managed to pare some losses but still snapped a seven-day winning streak after miners fell in sympathy with a sliding iron ore price.

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Markets Live: ASX achieves seventh-straight gain

Vesna Poljak After a weak start the ASX 200 has advanced equalling its longest winning streak in a year

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Markets Live: Bulls on parade

Patrick Commins The ASX 200 flirted with 5600 before retreating but still closed well up after a blockbuster update from BHP and CPI data pushed the Aussie higher.

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Markets Live: Dollar, shares gain

Patrick Commins Stocks inch higher with support from the miners and the Aussie dollar pushes towards $US94c after RBA's Stevens fails to talk the currency down.

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Markets Live: Shares limp to year's high

Patrick Commins The ASX 200 closes at its highest since June 2008, helped by gains in insurers as miners fall and after a mixed performance from the banks.

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Markets Live: ASX defies global gloom

Patrick Commins Shares rise after a turnaround in the banks and gains in the supermarket owners offset early losses sparked by the downing of a jet in Ukraine.

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Markets Live: Telstra at 13-yr high

Patrick Commins Shares inch higher, led by miners after bank stocks pare early gains, while Woodside's quarterly report impresses and AGL is hit by the carbon tax repeal.

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Markets Live: Miners buoy market

Patrick Commins The market closes marginally higher after upbeat reports from Rio and Fortescue were offset by continuing gloom around banks.

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Markets Live: Banks sink market

Patrick Commins Shares finished flat after early gains were erased by falling bank share prices, as eyes turn to US Fed chair Janet Yellen's testimony tonight.

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Markets Live: Banks, BHP lift shares

Patrick Commins Stocks enjoyed a solid start to the week with the big lenders and the largest miner doing the heavy lifting, while David Jones shareholders approved Woolworths' bid.

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Markets Live: shares advance two days in a row

VESNA POLJAK Markets Live: shares seal two days of gains to finish the week; Qantas advances

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