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Australia shares end higher as mining, energy stocks firm

7:59am BST

* Ironore, base metal prices benefit from China demand (Updates to close)

Australia shares end lower as corporate earnings, COVID-19 cases loom

05 Aug 2020

* Victoria reports record rise in COVID-19 cases and deaths (Updates to close)

Australia shares rise most in two weeks on Wall Street rally

04 Aug 2020

Aug 4 Australian shares rose on Tuesday by their most in two weeks, as a tech-led overnight rally on Wall Street and upbeat U.S. data helped investors look past dour domestic retail sales print and a central bank prediction the economic recovery would be bumpy.

Australia shares end flat as investors brace for business closures

03 Aug 2020

Aug 3 Australian shares ended flat on Monday as investors fretted that further virus-led business closures in the country's second-largest state could assuage hopes of a quick economic rebound from the pandemic-induced recession.

Australia shares drop for second week as virus cases rise, U.S. data disappoints

31 Jul 2020

July 31 The Australian benchmark index fell on Friday to its lowest close in three weeks, posting a second straight weekly fall as rising coronavirus cases fed fears of stricter lockdowns and dismal data from the United States battered risk sentiment.

Australia shares give up gains on virus worries; Fed decision awaited

29 Jul 2020

July 29 Australian shares surrendered early gains to settle lower on Wednesday, as investors exercised caution in the face of a worsening domestic coronavirus crisis, and ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve policy decision and key earnings reports.

Australian shares give up gains on fears of stricter COVID-19 restrictions

28 Jul 2020

July 28 Australian shares gave up early gains to close lower on Tuesday as a rise in coronavirus cases stoked concerns of a stricter lockdown, while data showed employment was hit due to restrictions placed earlier.

Australian shares close higher on gold stocks, c.bank comments

27 Jul 2020

July 27 Australian shares settled higher on Monday, helped by a record rally in gold stocks and reassurances of further support from a senior central bank official to ease the economic pain caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Australia shares post weekly drop as virus worries deepen

10 Jul 2020

July 10 Australian shares slipped on Friday and limped to a weekly loss as fresh restrictions to contain a spike in COVID-19 cases dampened hopes of a quick economic recovery.

Australia shares end higher on stimulus hopes, NZ falls as power firms hit

09 Jul 2020

July 9 Australian shares closed higher on Thursday as investors hoped for further stimulus measures to counter the effects of the latest coronavirus-led restrictions, while a drop in power companies dragged the New Zealand market lower.

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