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Markets - what you need2know PM

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Here's what you need to know this PM:

Markets

  • The ASX200 ends flat; All Ords briefly topped 5000
  • The Nikkei is rallying 2.3%, the Kospi is down 0.15%
  • The dollar is buying $US1.0259, 96.35 yen and 76.67 euro cents
  • Spot gold is slightly lower at $US1646.91, while WTI crude is at $US96.86
  • Wall Street futures are down 0.2%; FTSE100 futures down 0.2%

News

Overnight

  • French current account December; exp: -3.5b euros

Tomorrow

Economy

  • ABS Lending finance for December
  • Westpac/Melbourne Institute Survey of Consumer Sentiment

Earnings

  • Ansell: $62.96 million
  • Boral: $65.75 million
  • Commonwealth Bank (cash profit): $3.67 billion
  • Computershare: $117.90 million
  • Carsales.com: $39.60 million
  • CSL: $583.9 million
  • Domino's Pizza: $14.87 million
  • Leighton Holdings: $385 million
  • Oz Minerals: $41.67 million
  • Stockland: $238.53 million
  • WorleyParsons: $247.05 million

All companies are reporting first-half results, except for Oz Minerals, which is posting second-half (and full-year) earnings. The figures are consensus estimates for net profit (except for CBA), compiled by S&P Capital IQ.

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