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Financial sector drags: Aus shares close 0.1% lower
16 Nov 2018 - Opened in the black following positive leads from the US, dipped in the afternoon, and closed 0.1 per cent lower. The Info Tech sector was the strongest performing sector followed by Materials. The Property and Consumer Staples sectors saw the most loses, followed by Consumer Discretionary. Over the week however it closed 191 points or 3.3 per cent lower. Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) has broken ground on its Pilgangoora Lithium-Tantalum Project in WA.

Materials and tech lead the market: ASX 0.2% higher
16 Nov 2018 - The ASX opened higher. The Materials sector is leading the way and the Consumer Discretionary sector trailing behind. Tech stocks also fared well today. Horticultural company Costa Group Holdings (ASX:CGC) is one of the best performers today after signing an conditional agreement for the acquisition of a fruit farm in North West Victoria.

US stocks rise on trade hopes: ASX poised to open higher
16 Nov 2018 - The ASX is set to open higher amid optimism that China and the US are seeking to resolve their trade spat. Wall St had a rollercoaster of a day. US stocks rose for the first time in six days, with tech shares leading the rebound. Oil and Treasuries rose. Mesoblast (ASX:MSB) saw their revenues rise in their the first quarter results.

Flat finish: Australian shares close 0.1 per cent higher
15 Nov 2018 - Flat finish: Australian shares close 0.1 per cent higher. Telecommunications, IT and cloud products and services provider Inabox Group (ASX:IAB) has this afternoon advised the market of a takeover offer from SB&G Group consortium that a subsidiary intends to make an all cash takeover offer at 90c each. The Inabox Group (ASX:IAB) board is considering the offer and will advise shareholders of its decision as soon as possible.

Employment data beats expectations: Aus shares 0.2% lower at noon
15 Nov 2018 - Mid-session report. Oil and iron ore lift. Australia's largest demerger to occur in under a week. Wesfarmers (ASX:WES) spin-off Coles to enter ASX200 with value of $14.20 per share (Citi). Beach Energy (ASX:BPT) extra buy-in. G8 Education (ASX:GEM) hits 8-month high.

Apple sliced on estimates, Berkshire ups JP stake: ASX looks for ground
15 Nov 2018 - Market Outlook. Berkshire ups JP stake by $4b. Apple falls 2% on two downgrades. Oil gains 1% after 7% fall. Iron ore US$75.91. US CPI sees biggest gain in 9 months. Australian unemployment tipped to rise to 5.1%. Infratil (ASX:IFT) allots 11m bonds. Tilt (ASX:TLT) goes ex-div. Bitcoin slips under US$6k.

Oil price slip drags ASX, WHSP hits new high: Aus shares lose 1.7%
14 Nov 2018 - Market Wrap. ASX back to Oct level on oil price slip. Aus' wages rise as expected. Pact Group Holdings (ASX:PGH) shares hit a 4-year low after downgrading outlook. Washington H. Soul Patts (ASX:SOL) shares hit all-time high. Hearts and Minds Investments (ASX:HM1) starts trading at a premium.

ASX slips on Energy fall: Aus shares 0.7% lower at noon
14 Nov 2018 - Mid-session report. Energy leads drag. Navitas (ASX:NVT) trades 1.4% higher after Citi upgrades profit guidance. Redhill Education (ASX:RDH) increases Washington H. Soul Pattinson & Company (ASX:SOL) major stake. Livehire (ASX:LVH) rallies 12% following Vodafone Hutchinson Australia (ASX:HTA) deal. Hearts and Minds Investments (ASX:HM1) set to list today.

Wild session on Wall Street: Aus shares to open lower
14 Nov 2018 - Aus shares to open lower following volatile session on Wall St. Energy worst performing sector as crude prices fell to their lowest levels in a year. Chorus (ASX:CNU) has announced the number of Ultra-fast Broadband connections on its network has reached 500,000.

Healthcare & Tech sectors drop 2.6%: Aus shares lose 1.8% Tuesday
13 Nov 2018 - Market Wrap. Iron ore & oil slip. Business confidence disappoints. Orocobre (ASX:ORE) up 3.5% on a brighter outlook. Westpac (ASX:WBC) loses a month of gains. NEXTDC (ASX:NXT) contracted commitments for S2 near 50%. Suncorp (ASX:SUN) pushes back sale date of Aus life ins' business. Incitec Pivot (ASX:IPL) revenue up, profit slides.