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Household lending fell in May: ASX tracking 0.2% at noon
11 Jul 2019 - The ASX is eyeing its second day of gains, with most sectors in profit territory. It's now tracking 0.2 per cent higher at noon. Information Technology sector leading the charge again. Retail Food Group (ASX:RFG) released a statement to the ASX today answering questions in response to Aware query.

Powell sends rate cut signal: ASX set to open higher
11 Jul 2019 - The ASX is set to open higher this morning as US stocks rose to all time highs. US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled a willingness to lower rates this month. On the commodities front, oil has added and gold rallied. The Monash IVF Group (AX:MVF) announced the acquisition of Fertility Solutions.

US futures mostly lower ahead of Fed Chair testimony: Aus shares close 0.4% lower
10 Jul 2019 - Australian shares gain for first day in three-sessions. Evolution Mining (ASX:EVN) reduces debt, boosts cash, while FY19 AISC costs are higher than expected, $924 per oz. Bell Financial Group (ASX:BFG) shares hit eight-month high on profit expected to be 59% higher. Alliance Aviation Services (ASX:AQZ) to increase its fleet by five after inking new deal. Automotive Holdings Group (ASX:AHG) completes sale of Motorcycle Distributors Australia.

Resilient rise, defying mixed global markets: Aus shares gain 0.7% at noon
10 Jul 2019 - Australian share market snaps two-day losing streak & recoups yesterday’s losses, with most sectors charging & the IT sector leading the pack. Australian construction work completed falls 6.5% YOY. Building activity falls 0.9% in Mar Qtr on new residential buildings stumbling. Volpara (ASX:VHT) reiterated as a buy by Bell Potter. FSA Group's (ASX:FSA) home loan pool $382m and WBC renews $375m facility. Dacian Gold (ASX:DCN) life of mine 8-years, cash/bullion $45m.

US and China trade officials meet: ASX poised to open higher
10 Jul 2019 - Following mixed leads from US markets, the ASX looks set to open higher. US stocks braced for Central Bank news this week and faltered on concerns regarding the US-China trade war. Retail Food Group (ASX:RFG) made a statement referring to speculation over an indicative non-binding proposal.

APRA increases banks capital requirement by 3%, moves deadline: Aus shares lose 0.1%
09 Jul 2019 - Investor concern ahead of Fed chair Wednesday testimony weighs on Aussie shares. Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) signs new Great Wall offtake agreement, sales/production to return to full capacity Dec Qtr. APRA increases capital capacity for big banks by 3%, we explain what it means for CommBank, Westpac, NAB and ANZ. Click for detail.

Selling from all-time highs continues ahead of Fed mtg: Aus shares 0.3% lower at noon
09 Jul 2019 - 2nd day of losses for Australian shares & Wall Street, on better than expects jobs data worrying investors that a US rate cut may not eventuate. Aussie business conditions remain below average in June. Breville (ASX:BRG) upgraded by Bell Potter, its stock rallies. APRA mandates 'important' banks such as ANZ (ASX:ANZ) increase capital by 3%. PM Capital Global Opportunities Fund (ASX:PGF) cites real estate developer, Howard Hughes shares rose 20% on month.

Tech drags down Wall Street: Aus shares to open flat
09 Jul 2019 - Australian shares are set for a subdued start after US stocks pulled back on Monday. Huon Aquaculture Group (ASX:HUO) has announced salmon grown at its Whale Point Salmon Nursery have achieved weights in excess of 1 kg per fish, representing the biggest on-land hatchery-grown salmon in the southern hemisphere.

US data points to no potential Fed cut in July: Aus shares lose 1.2%
08 Jul 2019 - Australian shares erase last two trading sessions of gains, ending five days of gains and shying further from all-time high neared last week. Huon Aquaculture Group (ASX:HUO) grows largest on-land hatchery-grown salmon in the southern hemisphere. Evans Dixon (ASX:ED1) new CEO. Volpara (ASX:VHT) to generate US$10m from new sales agreement.

Better than expected US jobs report causes equity falls: Aus shares 0.98% lower at noon
08 Jul 2019 - Australian shares erase Friday's highs after US equities slip on better than expected jobs report, which caused people to reassess the Fed's stance on interest rates. Citi ups Magellan (ASX:MFG) price target but says better than expected all-time high-performance fees will drop. Comet Ridge (ASX:COI) & Santos (ASX:STO) progress LNG QLD project. Sandfire Resources (ASX:SFR) returns copper-gold results from Alchemy (ASX:ALY) project.