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