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Australia shares mark fifth weekly gain on hopes of policy easing

7:40am BST

* RBA Governor Lowe's speech on Sept. 24 closely watched (Updates to close)

Australia shares rise as bleak jobless data strengthens rate cut hopes

3:35am BST

Sept 20 Australian shares rose on Friday and were on track for a fifth straight weekly gain, as an October rate cut by the country's central bank appeared more certain following weak domestic jobless data that heightened growth concerns.

REFILE--Australia shares gain as jobless rate fuels stimulus hopes; NZ up

19 Sep 2019

* Aussie jobless rate worsens, reinforces c.bank stimulus expectations

Australian shares track regional gains after Fed cut; NZ up

19 Sep 2019

Sept 19 Australian shares inched up on Thursday, mirroring regional gains after the U.S. Federal Reserve lowered interest rates as expected, but offered mixed signals on their next move, nudging markets to step cautiously.

Australian shares slip as oil stocks weigh; domestic data, Fed outcome eyed

18 Sep 2019

Sept 18 Energy stocks pulled Australian shares lower on Wednesday, with investors cautious ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's rate decision and key domestic employment data.

Australia shares softer, dragged by resource sector; NZ down

18 Sep 2019

Sept 18 Australian shares eased slightly in cautious trade ahead of domestic employment data and the U.S. Federal Reserve's rate decision later on Wednesday, with resource stocks as top drags.

Australia shares end firmer as RBA leaves door open for more rate cuts; NZ up

17 Sep 2019

Sept 17 Australian shares rose on Tuesday, with the healthcare sector leading gains, as minutes of the central bank's September policy meeting affirmed it was open to further rate cuts, helping the benchmark index recoup earlier losses.

Australia shares slip ahead of U.S. Fed meet; NZ up

17 Sep 2019

Sept 17 Australian shares were subdued on Tuesday, as markets trod cautiously in the wake of heightened tensions in the Middle East and ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting this week.

Australia shares tread water, spooked by Saudi attacks; NZ down

16 Sep 2019

Sept 16 Australian shares advanced marginally on Monday, as huge gains in the energy sector, inspired by a leap in oil prices, were limited by downward trending financials, amid global growth jitters.

Australia, NZ shares lower despite energy stocks spike

16 Sep 2019

Sept 16 A sharp jump in energy stocks on the back of a surge in global oil prices was not quite enough to lift the Australian market on Monday, as the heavyweight financial index dragged on the bourse amid caution on global growth.

World News

'We are rising': students strike for global climate action

Thousands of students took to the streets of Australia and other Asia-Pacific countries on Friday to kick off a global strike demanding world leaders gathering for a U.N. climate summit adopt urgent measures to stop an environmental catastrophe.