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Lucy Battersby has covered trends, technology and telecommunications since joining The Age in 2008.

Tech battering drags ASX down in a 'brutal day'

Tech battering drags ASX down in a 'brutal day'

Westpac and CSL put a blue-chip touch to a bad day for the technology sector.

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Markets Live: ASX ends 'brutal' day

Markets Live: ASX ends 'brutal' day

The ASX200 shed $32 billion today and closed at 5834.2 points, 107 points lower or 1.8 per cent below Monday's closing price.

  • by Lucy Battersby
Freedom Insurance chief resigns after royal commission grilling

Freedom Insurance chief resigns after royal commission grilling

The chief executive Freedom Insurance Group has resigned a few months after giving evidence to the banking Royal Commission about its cold-calling life insurance sales tactics. 

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Markets Live: Markets closes higher

Markets Live: Markets closes higher

The S&P/ASX 200 closed 19 points higher at 5941.3 after dropping earlier in the morning. Healthscope is up 14 per cent.

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Markets Live: ASX higher at 5875

Markets Live: ASX higher at 5875

ASX closes higher on gains in real estate and materials, while casino stocks and online real estate sites were under pressure.

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Markets Live: ASX closes lower at 5818

Markets Live: ASX closes lower at 5818

The S&P/ASX 200 peaked in early afternoon then got pulled down by CSL, BHP and Cochlear in afternoon trading.

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Markets Live: ASX back above 5800

Markets Live: ASX back above 5800

The S&P/ASX 200 has closed 1.3 per cent higher, up 77 points, and returned to 5800, where it was before last week's slump.

  • by Lucy Battersby
Markets Live: ASX closes 1.1 per cent up

Markets Live: ASX closes 1.1 per cent up

Volatility continues with with ASX bouncing back today, thanks to gains in CSL, BHP, Woolies, Telstra, and Wesfarmers.

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Nufarm's stuttering capital raising fails to impress investors

Nufarm's stuttering capital raising fails to impress investors

Nufarm’s latest entitlement offer has been a fizzer among retail shareholders, with only half taking up the offer and an unknown ‘sub-underwriter’ picking up the remaining $30 million worth shares.

  • by Lucy Battersby
Markets Live: Energy sinks ASX to 5843

Markets Live: Energy sinks ASX to 5843

The S&P/ASX 200 is getting close to six-month lows after closing 62 points lower, dragged down by energy and power company stocks.

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Markets Live: ASX flat, China rallies

Markets Live: ASX flat, China rallies

Senior Chinese financial officials talked up confidence in the stock market, which led to a 4.4 per cent rise in the Shanghai index on Monday.

  • by Lucy Battersby