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Boris Johnson to become UK PM, FTSE up: ASX set to open higher
24 Jul 2019 - Following positive leads from US markets, the ASX looks set to open higher this morning. Over in the UK, Boris Johnson was announced as the country's next Prime Minister. Some experts predict the pound could crash down to US$1. New Energy Solar (ASX:NEW) announced that the Beryl Solar Power Plant has entered into a binding Power Purchase Agreement with Kellogg Australia.

Aus shares close at 12-day high, all sectors rally: ASX200 gains 0.5% Tuesday
23 Jul 2019 - Mineral Resources (ASX:MIN) produces high-quality graphite from newly commissioned pilot plant, in conjunction with Hazer Group (ASX:HZR). Hazer shares rise 9%. Kogan (ASX:KGN) profit up 12% in 2HFY19. Regis Resources (ASX:RRL) record annual gold production. Computershare (ASX:CPU) CFO to depart. Domain Holdings (ASX:DHG) shares lose two months of gains.

ASX at eight-day high, most S&P500 companies top earnings est’: Aus shares 0.3% higher at noon
23 Jul 2019 - Aus shares hit eight-day high, most S&P500 reporting companies top analysts expectations. Flight Centre Travel (ASX:FLT) 'the top pick' by Citi, $7m upside in selling some stores. Fortescue Metals Group (ASX:FMG) says China steel margins moderated & it's moved focus to input costs. St Barbara (ASX:SBM) hires former CEO of its newly purchased Atlantic Gold, to its borad. Japan's Nikkei up 10.5% YTD, Hong Kong's HS up 9.7% & Shanghai up 17% YTD.

US tech stocks rally: Aus shares to open higher
23 Jul 2019 - Australian shares look set to push higher at the open following a tech rally on Wall Street with investors looking forward to a big week of earnings. Investment fund WAM Leaders (ASX:WLE) has declared a record fully franked dividend of 3 cents per share and increase of 20 per cent on last year.

Out of steam ahead of Fed move and US tech earnings: Aus shares lose 0.1% Monday
22 Jul 2019 - Mining sector continues to trade near fresh multi year highs, Energy sector continues to rally, but Australian shares slip on Monday. EML Payments (ASX:EML) snaps up salary packaging software, saving $1m p/a. St Barbara (ASX:SBM) completes Atlantic Gold $780m purchase. Centuria Capital Group (ASX:CNI) to buy 100% tenanted $127m building in Adelaide and create new fund.

Buy now pay later segment heats up with humm: Aus shares 0.1% higher at noon
22 Jul 2019 - Local shares search for direction as Wall Street closes off a negative week ahead of Fed cut and earnings season ramp up. Citi says National Australia Bank (ASX:NAB) is in its best shape in two decades with McEwan and Chronican at the helm. FlexiGroup's (ASX:FXL) humm now with 15,000 businesses offering buy now pay later for up to $30k. FXL shares up 38% YTD, Afterpay (ASX:APT) up 93%, Zip (ASX:Z1P) up 180%. Resolute Mining (ASX:RSG) upgrades QLD gold mine resources by 24%, reserves by 58%.

Wall St posts weekly losses: Aus shares to start week in negative territory
22 Jul 2019 - Australian shares look set to open lower following a negative session on Wall Street. US sharemarkets fell on Friday and posted weekly losses. Global litigation funder, IMF Bentham (ASX:IMF) has announced that a confidential partial settlement has been reached in an Australian case.

Energy stocks took a fall this week: ASX closed 0.8% higher
19 Jul 2019 - It has been a positive day of trade for the ASX. The local bourse managed to maintain momentum to close 0.8% higher. NAB announced their new CEO Ross McEwan from the Royal Bank of Scotland. The CIMIC Group (ASX:CIM) saw strong declines in their shares this week. And IMF Bentham (ASX:IMF) reports that a confidential partial settlement has been reached in an Australian case it has funded.

Banks and miners boost market: ASX tracking 0.8% higher at noon
19 Jul 2019 - The ASX climbed at the open following leads from Wall Street and is now tracking 0.8% higher at noon. Banks helped. The NAB (ASX:NAB) saw a rise in their shares after the announcement of new CEO, Ross McEwan. The Financials sector is leading the way and the Energy sector trailing behind. QBE (ASX:QBE) will be posting an adjustment to their 1H19 and FY19 statutory results after UK changes to relation to personal injury claims.

Will US cut rates?: ASX poised to open higher
19 Jul 2019 - Following positive leads from US markets, the ASX looks set to open higher this morning. US stocks rebounded after the Fed Reserve Bank of NY President John Williams highlighted the need for action if policy makers decide the economy is in trouble. Village Roadshow (ASX:VRL) announced the appointment of Peter Tonagh as an Independent Non-Executive Director effective from today.