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Woolworths (ASX:WOW) store hit with Covid-19: Aus shares close 1.7% higher
02 Jul 2020 - The Australian share market rose at the open and continued to rally, closing 1.7 per cent up at the end of trade. In breaking news, Woolworths (ASX:WOW) has placed 50 employees from a Sydney supermarket into quarantine after a worker tested positive for Covid-19.

Ioneer (ASX:INR) chairman enters employment agreement: Aus shares 0.9% higher at noon
02 Jun 2020 - The Australian share market opened higher again this morning and is now trading 0.9 per cent higher at noon. Ioneer (ASX:INR) has entered into a 12 month employment agreement with their Chairman James Calaway.

Netflix helps push the NASDAQ higher: ASX set to open higher
02 Jul 2020 - Following a mixed session from US markets overnight, the ASX looks set to open higher this morning. Asian stocks saw modest gains after positive vaccine developments for coronavirus and better-than-expected manufacturing data. Hong Kong police made their first arrests since China’s national security law came into force giving Beijing greater control over the country. Gold is down and oil rose slightly. Kathmandu Holdings (ASX:KMD) provided a trading update this morning showing total Group sales for the 10 months were 15.1% down.

A positive day of trade for the first day of the new year: ASX closes 0.6% higher
01 Jul 2020 - It has been a positive day of trade for the ASX in the first session of the new year, lifted by banks and gold miners to close 0.6% higher. As for the sectors today Real Estate Investment Trust led the day and utilities closed the day at the bottom of the pile. Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) has added a new role to its executive committee as it considers the next phase of its transformation.

Approvals for apartments plunge in May: ASX tracking 0.8% higher at noon
01 Jul 2020 - The ASX is now tracking 0.8% higher at noon. Shares in Jumbo Interactive (ASX:JIN) are rising after their extension with TabCorp earlier this week. Meanwhile shares in WiseTech Global continue to fall as the founder sells off $46 million worth of shares. Online furniture retailer Temple & Webster (ASX:TPW) is set to raise $40 million.

S&P/ASX 200 Index down 10.7% across the year: ASX poised to open lower
01 Jul 2020 - The ASX looks set to start the new financial year by opening lower. For the year to date, the S&P/ASX 200 Index is still down 10.7%, that’s its worst 12 months since the global financial crisis. In the US, Fed Reserve chairman Jerome Powell reiterated overnight that the future of the economy is “highly uncertain”. The Dow Jones meanwhile just wrapped up its best quarter since 1987. AMP (ASX:AMP) has today completed the sale of its life insurance business, AMP Life, to Resolution Life for $3 billion.

Market climbs on the last day of the financial year: ASX closes 1.4% higher
30 Jun 2020 - It has been a positive day of trade for the ASX for the end of financial year. The local bourse managed to close 1.4% higher. Shares in Collins Foods (ASX:CKF) are on the up after releasing their year results showing revenue is up 8.9 per cent to $981.7m. Jumbo Interactive (ASX:JIN) shares also dipped today despite extending its partnership with Tabcorp yesterday for an extra ten years.

Gradual recovery in payroll jobs continues: ASX 0.2% higher at noon
30 Jun 2020 - The ASX shot up at the open and is now tracking almost 0.2% higher at noon. Shares in Collins Foods (ASX:CKF) are on the up after releasing their year results showing revenue is up 8.9% to $981.7 million. Shares in Wisetech Global (ASX:WTC) dropped after Founder and CEO, Richard White, sold 2.4 million shares. Infigen (ASX:IFN) Board unanimously recommends investors accept the Takeover Offer from Iberdrola.

AAP sale finalised, Seafolly goes into admin: ASX set to open higher
30 Jun 2020 - Following a claw back from US markets overnight, the ASX looks set to open higher this morning. The future of the AAP newswire has been assured sold to new owners saving the newswire company. Meanwhile, iconic Australian bikini brand Seafolly has gone into administration. Infratil (ASX:IFT) is pleased to announce the completion of its NZ$50 million SPP to existing eligible shareholders.

Regional Express Group (ASX:REX) launch domestic operations plans: Aus shares close 1.5% lower
29 Jun 2020 - The Australian share closed 1.5 per cent down at the end of trade, with all sectors in the red. Regional Express Group’s (ASX:REX) board has approved plans for domestic operations and the airline will launch an initiative to raise a minimum of $30 Million.