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Lynas (ASX:LYC) soars on US government deal: Aus shares up 1.3% over week
22 Jan 2021 - The Aussie share market lost ground early in the session and continued to lose momentum throughout the day to end 0.3 per cent lower. Preliminary retails trade figures for December were released today. They indicate that Christmas trade was not as strong as the market had hoped. Meanwhile, Lynas Rare Earths (ASX:LYC) was a standout performer, shooting up over 13 per cent today after securing a deal with the US government.

Coca-Cola (ASX:CCL) volumes recover in Q4: Aus shares 0.1% lower at noon
22 Jan 2021 - The Australian share market has drifted lower in early trade following mixed leads from international markets and is tracking 0.1% lower at noon. The Healthcare sector is leading this morning, while the Energy sector trails. Coca-Cola Amatil (ASX:CCL) has released a trading update for the fourth quarter of 2020. Group volume was down 5.4% compared to the prior quarter.

Biden unveils federal pandemic response: Aus shares to open lower
22 Jan 2021 - The Australian share market looks set to open lower following mixed results in US markets and negative leads from Europe. Newly elected US President Joe Biden wasted no time dismantling his predecessor’s policies. Amaysim Australia (ASX:AYS) shareholders voted in favour of selling the mobile business to Optus at yesterday’s extraordinary general meeting.

Share market climbed to 11-month high: ASX closes 0.8% higher
21 Jan 2021 - It's been a positive day on the ASX as it climbed to an 11-month high. Information technology was the best performing sector as buy now, pay later stocks rose early in the day. The biggest drop was Cleanaway Waste Management (ASX:CWY) after Chief Executive Officer Vik Bansal decided to step down as part of a mutual agreement with the Board. At the closing bell the S&P/ASX 200 index closed 53 points higher or 0.8 per cent higher to finish at 6,824.

Unemployment rate fell to 6.6% in December: ASX tracking 0.7% higher at noon
21 Jan 2021 - The ASX shot up at the open and is now tracking 0.7% higher at 6,815 or 45 points higher. On the futures market the SPI is suggesting a rise of 32 points. Zip shares (ASX:Z1P) are soaring after releasing their quarter figures showing their global customers grew by 97%. Meanwhile shares in Super Retail (ASX:SUL) are down by 3%.

Joe Biden is sworn in as 46th President of the USA: ASX set to open higher
21 Jan 2021 - Following a lift on US markets overnight, the ASX looks set to open higher this morning. Donald Trump's presidency came to an end in the early hours of this morning when Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. China's December coal imports from Australia were zero due to import restrictions. Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) has completed the acquisition of Meridian Energy following cash payment of $201 million.

The sharemarket hits 6770.4 points: ASX closed 0.4% higher
20 Jan 2021 - Australia’s sharemarket closed higher today on news the US are looking to boost their economy with more stimulus. The S&P/ASX 200 index finished 28 points up or 0.4 per cent higher at 6,770. Shares in PolyNovo (ASX:PNV) went up today after they announced they are moving into Poland and Turkey. Meanwhile shares in Whitehaven Coal (ASX:WHC) have dropped.

Consumer Sentiment fell by 4.5% in January: ASX tracking 0.5% higher at noon
20 Jan 2021 - The local bourse rose at the open and has remained steady in the first two hours of trade. The S&P/ASX 200 index is 33 points up or 0.5% higher at 6,775. Shares in PolyNovo (ASX:PNV) went up today after they announced they are moving into Poland and Turkey. Nickel Mines (ASX:NIC) has negotiated to acquire an additional 10% of Angel Nickel.

Yellen gives approval for more US stimulus: ASX poised to open higher
20 Jan 2021 - Following a boost on US markets overnight, the ASX looks set to open higher this morning. Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for Treasury secretary, is in favour of more stimulus. Back home, some of the larger banks will stop giving automatic mortgage holidays to home owners struggling due to the pandemic. Yancoal (ASX:YAN) reports that their run of mine coal production was down 3% from the third quarter in 2020.

Payroll jobs decreased 5.5% in the fortnight to 2 Jan: ASX closed 2% higher
19 Jan 2021 - Australia’s sharemarket pushed higher as the consumer discretionary sector gained 2%. The S&P/ASX 200 index finished 80 points up or 1.2 per cent higher at 6,743. Shares in Domino’s Pizza Enterprises (ASX:DMP).did well today as its reported a shift towards digital delivery will continue in 2021. Shares in Worley (ASX:WOR) dropped almost 3%.