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Arundhati Dutta

Australia shares close higher on Fed pledge, tech stocks shine

30 Jul 2020

July 30 Australian shares closed higher on Thursday as investors cheered the Federal Reserve's assertion it would use its "full range of tools" to support the virus-stricken U.S. economy, with added lift from tech stocks ahead of a batch of key U.S. earnings.

Australia shares track Wall Street's tech-led selloff, gold stocks lose shine

24 Jul 2020

July 24 Australian shares followed Wall Street lower on Friday, with tech stocks leading the fall, while rising COVID-19 cases also weighed on sentiment as the country faces its biggest deficit since World War Two.

Australian shares steady after sharp losses, gold stocks shine

23 Jul 2020

July 23 Australian shares traded steady on Thursday, as gains in gold and energy stocks offset losses in most other sectors after authorities warned of a hit to economic growth.

Australia shares retreat on Trump's virus comment

22 Jul 2020

July 22 Australian shares fell on Wednesday after notching their best session in more than a month, as U.S. President Donald Trump's comments regarding a surge in the country's coronavirus cases weighed on investor sentiment.

Australia shares rise on vaccine hopes ahead of RBA minutes; NZ gains

21 Jul 2020

July 21 Australian shares rose on Tuesday, as promising trial results from potential COVID-19 vaccines buoyed sentiment ahead of a speech by the country's central bank governor on the pandemic.

Australia shares slip as virus spreads in Victoria; NZ rises

20 Jul 2020

July 20 Australian shares slipped on Monday after authorities warned that a surge in COVID-19 cases in the country's second most populous state could take weeks to tame.

Australia shares inch lower on unemployment, virus worries; NZ recovers

17 Jul 2020

* Australian mining sub-index set for best week since late May

Australia shares flat as surging COVID-19 cases offset vaccine cheer

16 Jul 2020

July 16 Australian shares were flat on Thursday, as worries over a surge in COVID-19 cases in the country offset cheer over a potential vaccine which sent shares up around the globe.

Australia shares chase Wall Street higher; NZ rises

15 Jul 2020

July 15 Australian shares rose on Wednesday as investors looked past a spike in COVID-19 cases to overnight gains on Wall Street, with gold stocks leading the charge on firm bullion prices.

Australia shares fall on second-wave coronavirus fears; NZ flat

14 Jul 2020

July 14 Australian shares fell on Tuesday as a growing number of new coronavirus cases in the country's most populous state fanned fears of a second wave of infections.

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