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US China trade talks, Trump & Republicans clash: Aus shares to open higher
12 Dec 2018 - Australian shares are set to open higher despite a volatile session on Wall Street overnight. Shares of Sonic Healthcare (ASX:SHL) will be placed into a trading halt, pending the release of an announcement.

ASX claws back, CBA sees more remediation costs: Aus shares gain 0.4%
11 Dec 2018 - Market Wrap. The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX:CBA) hit with $100m provision on the back of higher than expected financial crime compliance. QBE (ASX:QBE) announces $130m cost-saving program. Cooper Energy (ASX:COE) continues to rally on Sole gas project test success.

ASX 2018 wild ride continues: Aus shares 0.1% higher at noon
11 Dec 2018 - Mid session report. Shopping Centres Australasia Property Group (ASX:SCP) downgraded by GS but YOY its shares are up 10%. Charter Hall Retail REIT (ASX:CQR) outperforms its peers, says GS. Stockland (ASX:SGP) in talks to sell Melbourne's The Grove. Cooper Energy (ASX:COE) Sole gas project successfully tested, COE shares up 44% YOY.

Brexit bites, Wall Street recovers from session lows: Aus shares to open higher
11 Dec 2018 - Australian shares are set to open higher following a recovery on Wall Street. QBE (ASX:QBE) says it has simplified its group portfolio with sale of its insurance operations in Puerto Rico, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Markets close in the red: ASX closed 2.3% lower
10 Dec 2018 - The ASX fell today to a 23-month low today, weighed down by the major banks. Materials has the least losses with gold miners the best performers in the sector. Healthcare was dragging behind. Regional Express (ASX:REX) hedges 2nd half FY2019 jet fuel requirement.

ASX 12% away from 10-year high: Aus shares 1.6% lower at noon
10 Dec 2018 - Mid session report. Home loans rise, beating expectations. IOOF Holdings (ASX:IFL) Chairman and MD step down, stock marked as neutral 'high-risk' by Citi. Bank of Queensland (ASX:BOQ) not selling St Andrew’s to Freedom Insurance (ASX:FIG). Northern Star Resources (ASX:NST) rallies on new deal over South Kalgoorlie Cannon Gold Mine.

Dow sheds more than 500 points: ASX to open lower
10 Dec 2018 - A weaker than expected jobs report and simmering US-China trade tensions rattled investors. Cloud and telco business Inabox (ASX:IAB) has agreed to MNF Group’s (ASX:MNF) takeover bid.

Market up 0.3% over week: Aus shares close 0.4% higher Friday
07 Dec 2018 - After a positive open and some rallies this morning the local bourse lost some ground in the afternoon, but still managed to close 0.4 per cent higher. This rebound comes after three days of sell offs and a 0.8 per cent decline in the iron ore price. Most of the sectors closed in positive territory, with Energy, Tech and Materials being the only sectors in the red. IOOF (ASX:IFL) shares have taken a hit today following APRA’s decision to seek Federal Court approval to disqualify three executives and two directors.

Middle of the day lift for ASX: 0.7% higher at noon
07 Dec 2018 - The ASX has rebounded from its three day sell off with most sectors trading higher at noon and just Materials lagging, despite the iron ore price trading under US$67. Wealth manager IOOF (ASX:IFL) saw a huge drop in their shares after APRA notified them last night that they are calling on disqualifying a host of senior executives.

OPEC talks end without oil deal: ASX set to open lower
07 Dec 2018 - The ASX is set to fall this morning as the uncertainty over the US-China trade deal rumbles on. OPEC talks ended without a deal on oil production cuts. All European sectors were in the red, with many forces weighing on the markets. And Syrah Resources (ASX:SYR) are hunting for a new non-executive director.