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Markets Live: Aussie slides on RBA speech

The ASX looks set for a flat week.

The Aussie drops below US79c after the RBA's Guy Debelle warns about reading too much into 'neutral rate' discussion, while shares slide on US political worries.

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The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index added 29 points, or 0.5 per cent, on Thursday, closing at 5762 points.

Smiles galore as banks drive up ASX

Banks again led the ASX higher in a session full of corporate action, while solid job numbers briefly lifted the Aussie dollar to a fresh high.

"Expect more bull," writes Hasan Tevfik, head of Australian equity research at Credit Suisse.

'Expect more bull' in equities

Investors have reason to cheer as a global economic recovery paved the way for earnings growth to spread to all sectors of the economy, Credit Suisse says.

The Aussie's ascent could start to hamper the country's transition away from a mining-boom-dependent economy.

Aussie gives RBA a rate hike it doesn't want

Companies fretting over talk of interest-rate hikes could be feeling like they've just had one -- thanks to a spiralling currency. The Aussie's ascent could start to hamper the country's transition away from a mining-boom-dependent economy.

Investors are playing it safe.

8@eight: ASX set for strong start

The ASX set for a strong start on the back of another record day on Wall Street while we have unemployment data out later this morning.

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The Aussie's ascent could start to hamper the country's transition away from a mining-boom-dependent economy.

Aussie gives RBA a rate hike it doesn't want

Companies fretting over talk of interest-rate hikes could be feeling like they've just had one -- thanks to a spiralling currency. The Aussie's ascent could start to hamper the country's transition away from a mining-boom-dependent economy.

Wholesale Interbank Rates
Currencies Buys ($AU1) Sells ($AU1) $ Mvmt % Mvmt
AUD/USD 0.7937 0.7935 -0.0022fall -0.28% fall
AUD/EUR 0.6824 0.682 -0.0020fall -0.29% fall
Updated: July 21, 2017 - 12:40PM

Market Details

Volatility S&P/ASX 200 VIX
Price
12.52
Change in
0.2030rise
Percentage up/down
(1.65%) rise
Today's market compared to previous close
Turnover
Sector Turnover ($AU) Volume Trades
Market total 1,999,907,374 1,013,711,164 511,454
Industrial 1,578,644,840 345,079,907 426,559
Mining 408,599,043 668,467,662 83,122
Last updated: July 21, 2017 - 12:59PM

ASX - 52 Weeks Highs

Code Name New Highs Last Week Last Month
OCL OBJECTIVE CORP 2.750rise 2.350 2.250
AVZ AVZ MINERALS LTD 0.050rise 0.044 0.041
SW1 SWIFT NETWORKS GROUP 0.320rise 0.285 0.295
ANO ADVANCED NANO TECH 0.033rise 0.030 0.026
AVJ AVJENNINGS LIMITED 0.770rise 0.705 0.675
APW AIMS PROR SEC FUND 1.695rise 1.560 1.520
PHI PHILEO AUSTRALIA 11.900rise 10.990 9.600
CGR CML GROUP LTD 0.340rise 0.315 0.325
BAF BLUE SKY ALT ACCESS 1.285rise 1.200 1.190
REA REA GROUP 68.290rise 65.590 68.080
Updated: July 21, 2017 - 12:59PM

ASX - 52 Weeks Lows

Code Name New Lows Last Week Last Month
BLK BLACKHAM RESOURCES 0.175fall 0.255 0.260
NSL NSL CONSOLIDATED LTD 0.018fall 0.025 0.026
MRD MOUNT RIDLEY MINES 0.004fall 0.005 0.005
RAN RANGE INTERNATIONAL 0.270fall 0.330 0.330
DRA DRAGON MINING LTD 0.190fall 0.230 0.230
AHK ARK MINES LIMITED 0.100fall 0.115 0.110
USP US SELECT PRIVATE OP 1.480fall 1.550 1.550
LOM LUCAPA DIAMOND LTD 0.255fall 0.265 0.285
Updated: July 21, 2017 - 12:59PM

Floats & IPOs

Upcoming IPOs
Company Security Code Float date Issue $
American Pacific Borate & Lithium Limited ABR 17/07/2017 0.20
Australia WeTouch Technology Limited AWT 31/07/2017 0.40
CTL Australia Group Limited CIT 11/07/2017 0.20
Convenience Retail REIT CRR 27/07/2017 3.00
Evans & Partners Global Disruption Fund EGD 31/07/2017 1.60
Galena Mining Limited G1A 10/07/2017 0.20
Nusantara Resources Limited NUS 26/07/2017 0.42
Oasis Gold Limited OAG 01/08/2017 0.21
Okapi Resources Limited OKR 24/08/2017 0.20
Prospech Limited PRS 31/07/2017 0.20
Sienna Cancer Diagnostics Limited SDX 02/08/2017 0.20
Spectur Limited SP3 31/07/2017 0.20
TNT Mines Limited TIN 01/09/2017 0.20