Oct 11 Australian shares rose on Friday as hopes
for at least a partial Sino-U.S. trade deal were bolstered by
positive comments from both sides, with markets now focusing on
a final meeting between officials later in the day.
Australian packaging maker Orora Ltd said Thursday it will sell its local fiber materials business to Japan's Nippon Paper Industries for A$1.72 billion ($1.15 billion), simplifying its operations and sending its shares up 20%.
Oct 10 Australian shares fell in volatile trade
on Thursday, tracking a decline in Wall Street futures after a
report suggested that little progress had been made in Sino-U.S.
* Clinuvel Pharma surges as much as 51% on FDA treatment
Oct 8 Australian shares rose on Tuesday,
supported by gains in energy firms and miners, with markets
cautiously optimistic for some headway in U.S.-China trade talks
Oct 7 Australian shares rose on Monday, tracking
strength on Wall Street after moderate employment data in the
United States dispelled some concerns over a recession in the
world's largest economy.
European shares ended a tumultuous week on a high note on Friday as data showing modest U.S. jobs growth lifted sentiment slightly, pushing a pan-region index to its best day in more than three weeks.
* Indexes down: Dow 0.6%, S&P 1%, Nasdaq 1.7%
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* Indexes down: Dow 0.18%, S&P 0.48%, Nasdaq 0.99%
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* Dow up 0.07%, S&P down 0.14%, Nasdaq sheds 0.36%
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