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GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks take fresh dip as COVID infection rate weighs

8:58am GMT

LONDON/SYDNEY, Oct 30 World stocks slipped further on Friday and save havens got a fillip as jitters over a rising global COVID-19 infection rate and next week's U.S. presidential election weighed on sentiment.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares falter again, but Asia poised to end October with near 4% gain

5:30am GMT

SYDNEY, Oct 30 A gauge of Asian shares fell for a third straight session on Friday as jitters over next week's U.S. presidential election and a shaky global economic outlook enveloped markets.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares falter again, poised for first weekly loss since late-Sept

1:58am GMT

SYDNEY, Oct 30 A gauge of Asian shares fell for a third straight session on Friday as jitters over upcoming U.S. presidential elections and fears that the global economic downturn will persist enveloped markets, though the index was still set to end the month higher.

Australia central bank to announce A$100 billion QE next week - Reuters poll

28 Oct 2020

SYDNEY Australia's central bank will likely expand its government bond buying programme by about A$100 billion ($71.29 billion) at its meeting next week, targeting longer duration securities, according to a Reuters poll of 14 economists.

Australian regulators to "closely monitor" financial system risks - RBA's Bullock

27 Oct 2020

SYDNEY, Oct 27 Australian banks were on a solid footing, though risks were rising and regulators will keep a close eye on them over the coming months, a senior central bank official said on Tuesday.

Australia, NZ dollars poised for small weekly rises as greenback sags

23 Oct 2020

SYDNEY The Australian and New Zealand dollars eked out small weekly gains on Friday helped by broad pressure on the greenback, though analysts expect tight trading ranges at least until the U.S. presidential elections next month.

Australia, NZ dlrs poised for small weekly rises as greenback sags

23 Oct 2020

SYDNEY, Oct 23 The Australian and New Zealand dollars eked out small weekly gains on Friday helped by broad pressure on the greenback, though analysts expect tight trading ranges at least until the U.S. presidential elections next month.

Australian retail sales fall again in September, but outlook firm

21 Oct 2020

SYDNEY Australian retail sales fell 1.5% in September from the month before, initial estimates showed, although a solid rise in quarterly sales on a year ago still augered well for an economy facing its worst downturn in a generation, analysts said.

HSBC, Australia's Queensland buy 'credits' to protect Great Barrier Reef

21 Oct 2020

SYDNEY Australia's Queensland state and HSBC said on Thursday they will make a "world-first investment" to protect the world-heritage listed Great Barrier Reef which is suffering from extensive coral bleaching events.

Australia, New Zealand dollars rise on U.S. stimulus hopes

21 Oct 2020

USYDNEY The Australian dollar rose on Wednesday after four straight sessions of losses took it to a three-week trough while its New Zealand peer was also slightly firmer as optimism over a pre-election U.S. fiscal stimulus powered risk assets.

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