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Markets Live: Shares lose steam

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

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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Markets Live: Shares snap losing streak to rise 0.2 per cent

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VESNA POLJAK Markets Live: Resources juniors and Navitas set up a positive finish for ASX 200

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Markets Live: Shares have worst session since May 19

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

VESNA POLJAK Markets Live: Shares closed in the red for the third day in a row, heavy selling plagues Navitas

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Markets Live: Shares fall for a second day

VESNA POLJAK Markets Live: Second day of losses on the ASX 200; resources stocks fall

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Markets Live: Even Wotif can't keep ASX's winning streak alive

VESNA POLJAK Markets Live: Shares fall for the first time in four sessions; Wotif surges on takeover bid from Expedia

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Markets Live: ASX has best week since February

VESNA POLJAK Shares have locked in three days of gains recording the best week in more than four months

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Markets Live: ASX rises two days in a row, first time in a month

VESNA POLJAK Markets Live: The benchmark locked in two successive days of gains but the Australian dollar failed to recover from the RBA's jawboning.

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Markets Live: ASX closes up 1.5 per cent; ASIC intervenes in the David Jones takeover; Trade deficit widens

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VESNA POLJAK Local stocks added 1.5 per cent, shrugging off a blow out in the trade deficit. Plus, a fresh twist in the David Jones takeover saga

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Markets Live: First day of new financial year

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

VESNA POLJAK Markets Live: RBA keeps rates on hold; stocks mixed

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Markets Live: Healthscope IPO developments; no better offer for Country Road; ASX 200 down

VESNA POLJAK The Australian market has closed lower on the final trading day of the financial year

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Markets Live: Miners fly flag

Despite dipping on Friday, shares posted a gain for the week.

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Markets Live: Bulls back in saddle

Patrick Commins Banks led a broad uplift in shares after two days of losses, while Tabcorp jumped ahead of a court decision on a compensation payout.

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Markets Live: Shares dive lower

Banks and miners have pushed the market further down, while Aurizon and Treasury Wine Estates announce write-downs.

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Markets Live: Banks sink shares

Patrick Commins Stocks ended the day lower with the big lenders weighing heaviest, while iron ore miners give up some of yesterday's gains.

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Markets Live: Iron-wrought rally

Patrick Commins Miners and the dollar enjoy a bump from the strong iron ore price and Chinese factory data, while Ten shares surge on reported interest from PE firms.

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Markets Live: Gold miners surge

Patrick Commins Shares give up most of Thursday's rally, with gold miners the only bright spot, but still manage to record some gains for the week.

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Markets Live: Shares fly high

Patrick Commins The market recorded their best day in 2014, led by miners and the banks, and the dollar gained after the US Fed reconfirmed rates would stay low.

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Markets Live: Woodside slumps

Patrick Commins Banks and energy stocks, led lower by Woodside, have sunk shares in the afternoon, while Solomon Lew revealed an almost 10 per cent stake in DJs.

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Markets Live: Miners sink market

Patrick Commins A post RBA minutes rally ran out of puff as miners led shares lower in the afternoon.

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Markets Live: Shares tread water

Patrick Commins, Max Mason Shares manage to turn around an early deficit to post some limited gains led by the miners.

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Markets Live: Iron ore, Iraq sparks sell-off

Patrick Commins Miners led the market lower on a slumping iron ore price, while conflict in Iraq spooked investors but pushed gold, energy stocks and the Aussie higher.

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Markets Live: Jobs steady, shares dive

Patrick Commins A steady jobless rate was not enough to halt a sharp slide in shares, with the big banks and miners leading the dive.

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Markets Live: Miners sink market

Patrick Commins Renewed gloom about the mining services sector joined continued fears about weakness among retailers to drive the market lower, ahead of jobs data tomorrow.

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Markets Live: Retailers sink

Patrick Commins Shares closed higher despite a late, sharp slump in the benchmark index, while The Reject Shop and Pacific Brands plunged on profit downgrades.

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Markets Live: Central bank fireworks

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Shares trade higher led by the banks after Europe announce further monetary easing, as investor attention turns to tonight's US employment figures.

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Markets Live: Investors sour on banks

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Shares eased lower with falls in the major lenders outweighing gains in miners, while another top economist ruled out further rate cuts.

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Markets Live: Investor gloom prevails

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Shares failed to bounce of early losses despite the release of strong GDP figures, with gold miners and listed property the standouts.

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Markets Live: Retail stocks stumble

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Shares drop by the most in a month as retail stocks are punished following the release of sales data, while string export data boosts chances of a rate cut.

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Markets Live: Dollar hit by data

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Gains in the big banks and Telstra drove the market higher, while Karoon Gas rockets and the dollar slides on soft building approvals numbers.

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Markets Live: Flat in May

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer The sharemarket closed at the day's lows, led down by the miners, but the ASX200 still managed to chalk up a gain over the month, for the first time in five years.

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CBA at new high but miners drag on ASX

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SALLY ROSE Shares edged modestly lower despite Commonwealth Bank of Australia hitting another record high.

Markets Live: Capex data cheers

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

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Shares have recovered partially from a soft start as weakness among miners was offset by encouraging data on company spending intentions.

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Markets Live: ASX nears 2014 high

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer The bulls were firmly in control today, driving the share market close to its 2014 highs. Big banks led the gains, with CBA topping $82.

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Markets Live: Suncorp writes off $500m

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Shares struggled to hold early gains, after Suncorp announced a major writedown and OzForex tanked on its maiden full-year results.

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Markets Live: Private equity rides again

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Shares have wobbled above 5500, led by the banks and BHP, while SAI Global received an unsolicited bid from private equity.

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Markets Live: Qantas flies again

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Shares edged higher, led by the banks, after positive global factory data buoys investor sentiment, despite a coup in Thailand and violence in Ukraine.

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Markets Live: China data cheers

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Shares have had their best day in three months as miners rallied and banks gained on good China data and after iron ore price steadied.

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Markets Live: Telstra extends rally

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer The market staged and afternoon comeback after selling in the miners drove shares lower early, with Telstra and Coca-Cola Amatil among the winners.

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Markets Live: Telstra at 12-yr high

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer The big telco hits fresh highs and miners rally, helping the market into positive territory, while Treasury Wine surges 19 per cent on a private equity bid.

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Markets Live: Telstra at multi-year highs

Patrick Commins, Jens Meyer Losses on the ASX accelerated through the day as investors brace for iron ore to fall below $US100, with banks joining mining stocks in suffering sharp falls.

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Markets Live: Fortescue slumps

JENS MEYER Stocks trade lower, with both banks and miners posting losses after Wall Street slumped for a second day and commodities were sold off, while bond markets rallied again.

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Markets Live: ASX back above 5500

JENS MEYER Local stocks are slightly higher, led up by gains in Westpac, after Wall Street took a breather from its record run.

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Markets Live: Dollar tops US94c

JENS MEYER Stocks end flat, as two of the big four banks trade ex-dividend but CBA tops $80, while the Aussie shrugs off the budget to hit a five-week high.

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Markets Live: Miners lead bounce

JENS MEYER Shares bounce back, led up by the miners after Wall Street closed at record highs, but investors remain cautious ahead of the budget, while the dollar slips on soft Chinese data.

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Markets Live: Pre-budget freeze

JENS MEYER Local stocks slipped, led down by the big miners, with investors staying cautious ahead of tomorrow's federal budget, while NAB becomes the last of the big four to tip an end to the RBA's rate-cutting cycle.

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Markets Live: Bracing for the budget

JENS MEYER Local stocks are clawing back early losses, but still down after a late sell-off on Wall Street, while the dollar slipped on the RBA's monetary policy statement.

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Markets Live: Strong day for blue chips

Jens Meyer Shares end higher, led up by miners and the banks, with NAB switching from red to green after posting mixed results.

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Markets Live: Bears bite Fortescue

JENS MEYER Local shares drop led by the miners and following a sell-off on Wall Street overnight, on growing concerns over Ukraine.

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Markets Live: Retailers lead gains

JENS MEYER The local stock market has ended higher after a volatile session, led by gains in retailing stocks.

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Markets Live: Miner rally lifts ASX

Jens Meyer Stocks end higher after a last-minute jump, with miners leading the rebound, while banks fell as investors punished Westpac for not paying a special dividend.

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