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Third day of gains: Aus shares close 0.1% higher
18 Oct 2018 - Market Wrap. ASX inks 3rd day of gains, recouping earlier losses as Energy claws back & Telcos increase gains. Afterpay musters up 14%. Unemployment beat expectations. Macquarie Bank sells a2 Milk major holding. Debt buyer, Credit Corp Group up 6% on corporate regulator pressure for buy-now-pay-later companies.

Insurance & credit move Thursday: Aus shares 0.3% lower at noon
18 Oct 2018 - Market at Midday. Energy sector down 1% on oil down 3%, Materials follow despite iron ore rally & AUD/USD steady at US 71cents. The Reject Shop (ASX:TRS) downgraded by Goldman Sachs. Steadfast Group (ASX:SDF) up 6% on earnings & profit upgrade. Credit Corp Group (ASX:CCP) up 4% on regulator intervention into buy-now pay later companies. Unemployment rate falls.

Wall Street ends in the red: Aus shares to open lower
18 Oct 2018 - Wall St ends in the red. Aus shares to open lower. ABS September jobs report due today. Oil & gold both lower. Yancoal (ASX:YAL) has paid down another $100 million in loans to further reduce its existing debt liabilities.

Cannabis high: Aus shares close 1.2% higher
17 Oct 2018 - Market Wrap. Recreational cannabis legalised Healthcare up 2.5%, Property and Tech sectors up 2%. CSL (ASX:CSL) says no to share split to create affordability. Estia Health (ASX:EHE) injects more experience into board ahead of AGM. BHP (ASX:BHP) iron ore and copper qtr' production lift.

Banks on the rise: The ASX is 1.1% higher at noon
17 Oct 2018 - The ASX is still trading higher this morning, as major banks saw rises - Commonwealth Bank (ASX:CBA) was leading the way. Australian pot stocks are soaring as Canada is legalising recreational cannabis today. Bellamy's Australia (ASX:BAL) is up as is Blackmores (ASX:BKL). The a2 Milk Company (ASX:A2M) noted its a2Milk brand now has over 10% market share.

US stocks rally: ASX set to open higher
17 Oct 2018 - The climb continues as Australian shares are set to see a rise this morning after a rally in Europe and Wall Street overnight. Technology stocks extended. Stocks in Hong Kong rose after a few days of losses. 1300SMILES (ASX:ONT) has partnered with YWAM to provide Dental Training.

Clawing back ground: Aus shares close 0.6% higher
16 Oct 2018 - Market wrap. ASX200 rises 0.6% Aristocrat Leisure (ASX:ALL) up 4%, Saracen Minerals (ASX:SAR) 5%. National Australia Bank (ASX:NAB) $314m dent in its profit but Citi marks stock as a buy with price target of $32.25. Propertylink Group's (ASX:PLG) sweetened $723 million takeover from ESR. EHL (ASX:EHL) rallies 4.6%.

Clawing back: Aus shares 0.5% higher at noon
16 Oct 2018 - Market at Midday. Clawing back from yesterday's 1% slide with miners leading rally after lead & gold muster up. cannabis stocks rally, AusCann (ASX:AC8) 3% higher ahead of Canada's legalisation decision. Propertylink Group (ASX:PLG) received beefed up $723m takeover offer. Emeco Holdings (ASX:EHL) upgraded by GS and rallies 4.6%

Trump threatens more China tariffs: The ASX set to open flat
16 Oct 2018 - The ASX looks set to open flat this morning after a disappointing performance yesterday. In the US tech stocks dropped with the NASDAQ seeing heavy losses. Netflix, Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet all traded lower. Small caps gained in the US as President Donald Trump threatened more tariffs on China. The Independence Group (ASX:IGO) reported that their net cash flow from operating activities increased by 256%.

Asia follows with declines: ASX closes 0.99% lower
15 Oct 2018 - Today we saw the ASX end the session almost 1% lower due to a dip before the close. A weaker housing market sees real estate advertising companies down. Asia saw declines of around 1% also. Meantime, Cimic Group’s (ASX:CIM) Thiess, has secured a $1.2 b contract from BHP (ASX:BHP).