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Sarah Turner writes on markets and is based in our Sydney newsroom. Sarah previously covered equities, commodities and currencies in London for Dow Jones.

ASX ends stellar week on softer note

ASX ends stellar week on softer note

Australian shares ended a stellar week on a lower note, as caution crept into the market after traders pushed the index to a level not seen for ten years earlier in the week.

  • by Sarah Turner

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ASX hits decade high as banks rebound

ASX hits decade high as banks rebound

A rally in bank stocks and a record high for Macquarie Group pushed the Australian sharemarket to a 10-year high on Wednesday.

  • by Vesna Poljak and Sarah Turner
'Clock is ticking': Private equity ready to pounce on deals

'Clock is ticking': Private equity ready to pounce on deals

Several top Australian companies have received and rejected takeover offers this year but that isn't likely to deter dealmaking, especially from private equity.

  • by Sarah Turner
NAB joins pack in pushing out timing of RBA rate hike

NAB joins pack in pushing out timing of RBA rate hike

National Australia Bank is the latest to push out forecasts for an RBA interest rate hike as wage growth remains elusive.

  • by Sarah Turner
ASX inches higher ahead of US Fed interest rate decision

ASX inches higher ahead of US Fed interest rate decision

Australian shares edged higher with investors cautious as they waited for a US Federal Reserve decision on interest rates.

  • by Sarah Turner and Vesna Poljak
Markets Live: equity market readies for historic FOMC meeting

Markets Live: equity market readies for historic FOMC meeting

The S&P/ASX 200 Index is mildly higher after a tidy start as markets ready for a FOMC hike. James Packer has stepped back from his business interests.

  • by Vesna Poljak and Sarah Turner
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Coles spin-off lifts ASX to flat finish for the week

Coles spin-off lifts ASX to flat finish for the week

The S&P/ASX 200 Index was higher on Friday and almost flat for the week as the Wesfarmers spin-off boosted spirits.

  • by Sarah Turner and Vesna Poljak
ASX falls as investors digest Rex Tillerson exit, banking royal commission

ASX falls as investors digest Rex Tillerson exit, banking royal commission

The ASX slumped for a second straight session as investors digested more drama out of Washington and banks suffered the fallout from the banking royal commission.

  • by Patrick Commins and Sarah Turner
Markets Live: Myer out of ASX200

Markets Live: Myer out of ASX200

The ASX finished a week of trade-induced volatility 0.6 per cent higher. Myer has been relegated from the S&P/ASX 200 Index.

  • by Sarah Turner and Vesna Poljak
ASX gains for a fourth day on banks

ASX gains for a fourth day on banks

Australian shares gained for the fourth-straight session on Monday, with investors piling into the banks.

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Banks advance to lead ASX higher

Banks advance to lead ASX higher

Australian shares climbed on Monday, with traders picking up on a rally in the US on Friday to buy up the banks.

  • by Sarah Turner