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Gains in Europe and Asia: ASX to open flat
21 Aug 2018 - Australian shares are set to open flat this morning as Wall St rose as investors held onto hopes for an ease in the US-China trade war. Tawana Resources (ASX:TAW) has moved a step forward in the proposed merger with Alliance Mineral Assets.

Eclipx up 16% Ansell down 7%: Aus shares close 0.09% higher
20 Aug 2018 - Market Wrap. Materials lead with gold stock mustering up. Ansell and Beach Energy slide on results. Woolworths profit up 13% and dividend per share up 23%. Greencross revenue up 7% but profit dips. Nickel Mines IPO closed at $0.28 and issued shares at $0.35.

Consumer staples drag market: ASX is 0.1% higher at noon
20 Aug 2018 - The ASX market opened higher this morning but is being dragged by consumer staples - flat at noon. The iron ore price rose. Primary Health Care (ASX:PRY) today announced underlying NPAT of $92.3 million.

US-China talks due this week: ASX set to open higher
20 Aug 2018 - The ASX to open higher this morning after some speculation of the US-China trade war easing. The Turkish Lira continues to tumble. Spark Infrastructure (ASX:SKI) has appointed a new General Manager Strategy and Business Development.

New 10-year high on earnings: Aus shares close 0.2% higher
17 Aug 2018 - Market Wrap. Reporting season boost. Ausdrill up 14% on cap raise and broker upgrade to a buy. Evolution Mining fell 4% on results, Goodman profit up 40%. Jumbo Interactive up 17% on profit jumping 115%.

New 10-year high: Aus shares 0.1% higher at noon
17 Aug 2018 - ASX sets new 10 year high with Ausdrill breaking above its 50 day moving average price, rising 18%. Link Resources & Seven West Media up 7%. Jumbo Interactive up 13%, continues 9-day run on strong results. Hansen Technologies up 4% on NPAT lift. Watch for more.

China agrees to US trade talks: ASX set to open higher
17 Aug 2018 - Australian shares are set to open higher today as US stocks rebounded when China declared it would hold trade talks with the US later this month. Turkey's lira keeps climbing and Homeloans (ASX:HOM) subsidiary RESIMAC has settled a $1 billion RMBS transaction.

ASX claws back, Breville boils up: Aus shares close flat
16 Aug 2018 - Market Wrap. Breville Group boils up 13% on a rise in its financial results, Telstra gains 6% on beating UBS forecasts for FY18, IPH up 5% on revenue lift in Asia, Nearmap up 8% on formal expansion in NZ.

Reporting drags: Aus shares back track at noon, 0.3% lower
16 Aug 2018 - Market at Midday. Low Aus wage growth continues. Unemployment rate fell to 5.3%. Invocare down 9.6%, Origin Energy down 6.7%, Mineral Resources down over 6% on reporting results. IPH up 3.4% on results, Charter Hall Retail REIT up 1.5% on results. Watch for more.

Turkey retaliates against Trump: ASX set to open lower
16 Aug 2018 - The ASX looks set to open lower this morning rocked by fears of a global trade war as tensions increase between the US and Turkey. Practice Insight, a subsidiary of IPH (ASX:IPH), has sold of two of its products to CPA Global.