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Nikhil Subba

Australia shares end higher tracking Wall Street gains, vaccine optimism

7:56am BST

* U.S-based Moderna's experimental COVID-19 vaccine show positive results

Australia shares falter as COVID-19 cases, U.S.-China tensions rise

14 Jul 2020

* Analyst warns of downgrade cycle if NSW locked down (Updates to close)

Australia, NZ end firmer on optimism around COVID-19 treatment, U.S. earnings

13 Jul 2020

* U.S. banks' trading revenues will outperform in Q2 - analyst (Updates to close)

Australia, NZ shares set for third weekly gain on fresh stimulus hopes

15 May 2020

May 15 Australian shares advanced on Friday, with energy and mining sectors leading the gains, as investors cheered the prospects of more fiscal stimulus in the United States and China.

Australia shares slide after U.S. Fed warns of extended economic weakness

14 May 2020

May 14 Australian shares fell on Thursday as sentiment soured after the U.S. Federal Reserve warned of an extended period of economic weakness, while investors awaited domestic unemployment data due later in the day.

Australia, NZ shares tumble on fears of virus resurgence as economies reopen

13 May 2020

May 13 Australian shares extended losses for a second session on Wednesday as investors feared the decision to reopen businesses from the lockdown would lead to a second wave of coronavirus outbreaks and set back economic recovery.

Australia shares drop 1% as risk of second COVID-19 wave weighs

12 May 2020

May 12 Australian shares retreated on Tuesday, with the mining index leading the losses, as a second wave of coronavirus infections in several parts of the world kept investors on edge.

Australia shares gain as country's biggest state to ease lockdown; NZ up

11 May 2020

* New South Wales, the worst affected state, to reopen this week

Australian shares rise on easing virus curbs, U.S.-China trade talks

08 May 2020

* Australia to defer banking inquiry recommendations for 6 months

Australia shares fall as financials, energy stocks weigh; NZ up

07 May 2020

May 7 Australian shares fell on Thursday, pressured by energy and financial stocks, after dismal U.S. data and renewed U.S.-China tensions raised concerns of a slow global economic recovery.

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