4:58pm Australian shares end trading lower, pulled down by the banks and after a poor reading of consumer confidence.
Australian shares fell today, led by mining services firms as more downgrades hit the sector.
Australian stocks rose in broad-based gains, but ended well below the day's high.
Australian shares end higher, with miners leading the gains, but retailers tumbled. As did the dollar.
Australian shares end lower, with miners and especially gold miners weighing on the market.
Australian shares end close lower, driven down by heavy losses among the miners on concerns of a slowdown in China.
The ASX200 has eked out a small gain as investors await tonight's budget.
The market jumped into the black in the final minutes today, but the dollar remained below parity.
The share market has closed marginally higher, as a rally from the mining sector is offset by losses among the banks.
Australian shares ended almost flat, slightly backing off from a nearly five-year high hit earlier in the session, as inflation data out of China prompted investor concern about subdued demand in Australia's biggest export market.
Australian shares rally, after strong Chinese trade data and several world markets hit record highs.
The market closes lower, unable to hang on to gains made in the aftermath of the surprise RBA rate cut.
Local stocks end well off the day's highs after weakish economic data, but miners rallied.
The Australian share market finished flat, as investors remain cautious ahead of US unemployment data, due out overnight.
Growing doubts over the health of global economies has pushed stocks down, adding to investor caution before the European Central Bank meeting later today.
Local shares end lower in a broad-based retreat as investors took profit after yesterday's bumper session. Telstra bucked the trend.
Australian shares end sharply higher, led by a rally in ANZ after the bank surprised with a bigger-than-expected diividend.
Australian shares end higher, led by another rally among banks as investors seek high yield.
The stock market has closed marginally lower, with big gains in the miners offset by losses in most other sectors.
Australian stocks rallied today, adding around $25b to the market's value, after benign inflation data raised hopes for another rate cut.
Australian stocks close higher, led by a rally in Woodside, but the miners were under pressure after slightly disappointing Chinese manufacturing data.
The Australian sharemarket has closed at the day's highs, with broad gains helping the ASX start the week on a winning note.
The Australian stock market has closed marginally higher, with losses in the banks offset by rebounding miners.
Australian stocks have been hit by another sharp sell-off, wiping some $25 billion off the market's capitalisation as miners were battered.
The Australian stock market rebounded strongly today, with Telstra and the banks leading the charge, but investors still avoided miners.
The sharemarket has finished down but well off the day's lows, led down by the gold sector after the overnight sell-off in the precious metal.
Falling commodity prices and soft Chinese GDP data have around $15b off the local market, with gold miners the worst hit.
Australian shares rose to end the week up 2.5 per cent, its biggest weekly rise in nine months, as market sentiment was underpinned by a record close on Wall Street.
Australian shares end higher, with the big banks pushing the ASX200 above 5000 points on the back of rallies on Wall Street and in Tokyo.
Shares end lower, as a retreat in financial stocks offsets a rally in resources driven by higher iron ore prices.
Australian shares rallied today, led by the big miners and boosted by lower than expected Chinese inflation data.
The Australian market has ended slightly higher, ending a four-day losing streak, with gains led by BHP.
Australian shares have closed lower despite a stronger performance on Wall Street
Australian shares slipped following falls on Wall Street after oil plunged and worse-than-estimated data spurred concern over US economic growth.
Australian shares slipped into the red after Wall Street rose on good factories data and European stocks surged.
The Australian sharemarket fell to end the week, hit by growing concerns about the larger impact of Cyprus’s 10 billion euro bailout and losses on Wall Street.
Local stocks, led by banks and miners, close higher after offshore markets rose on strong US data.
The big miners led the charge lower as local shares closed lower.
Australian shares have closed higher after Cyprus and the European Union agreed to a plan to resolve the island's financial crisis.
The Australian sharemarket has closed higher, buffered from falls on New York and Tokyo exchanges.
Australian shares have finished flat after world markets rose as the debt crisis in Cyprus moderated.
Australian shares finish lower, led down by the big miners on concerns over iron ore prices and the effect of Cyprus on the eurozone.
After starting to day positively, Australian shares have finished lower, hit by concerns of eurozone instability over a contentious bailout for Cyprus.
Fears that a new front in the eurozone debt has been opened in Cyprus has seen Australian shares dive to start the week.
The Australian market finished sharply higher, with broad gains across sectors, after Wall Street extended its winning streak.
The share market has closed at the day's lows, led down by the miners, after rate cut hopes all but faded over a strong jobs report.
Local stocks close lower, pulled down by financial shares, as the record-breaking rally in US stocks paused after a seven-session string of gains.
Australian shares fell as a business confidence reading disappointed, with losses led by the miners, while CBA hit a new record.
Australian shares tiptoe higher after Wall Street climbed, pushing the S&P500 closer to a five and a half year high.
Australian shares recovered from a weak start to close at their highest since June 2008, with the banks and Telstra leading the charge.
Australian shares have shaken off their earlier hesitation and ended higher, led up by the big miners.
Aussie stocks slipped today after disappointing trade figures, but closed well off the day's lows.
Aussie stocks have extended their recent rally as GDP growth hits expectations and after the Dow powered to a record high.
Australian shares are higher, recovering most of yesterday's losses, as strong economic data encourages investors, while the RBA rates decision is shrugged off.
The Australian sharemarket has closed lower after a weak reading on Chinese manufacturing and worries over the likelihood of US "sequestration" spending cuts.
The Australian share market was firmly back in rally mode today, posting its biggest one-day percentage gain in seven months, as investors were reassured by a smooth Italian debt sale and comments from US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke.
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The Australian sharemarket has closed higher, with retail stocks and the big banks leading gains, while weak Chinese economic data weighed on the miners.