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Sandfire Resources (ASX:SFR) shares drop despite pleasing results from Botswana project: ASX tracking 1.9% higher at noon
26 May 2020 - The ASX continued a rise in mid morning trade and is now tracking almost 1.9% higher at noon. Shares in Graincorp Group (ASX:GNC) slipped today as did Sandfire Resources (ASX:SFR) despite yesterday’s announcement of significant results from drilling at it’s project in Botswana. Qube Holdings (ASX:QUB) completed its retail component raising approximately $236m.

Scott Morrison to outline economic recovery plans: ASX to open higher
26 May 2020 - The ASX looks set to continue the good start to the week by opening higher once again this morning. The US stock market and markets in the UK were closed for public holidays. PM Scott Morrison is set to address to the National Press Club today looking into an overhaul of vocational education to lead the economy out of crisis. Overseas, the US government is likely to impose sanctions on China if Beijing implements national security law over Hong Kong. And Murray Cod (ASX:MCA) says the Lake Wyangan fish kill event has not affected their hatcheries.

Aussie market kicks off the week on a high: Travel sector pushes higher on hopes of further government support
25 May 2020 - The Aussie market got off to a strong start to the new week. Travel shares surged after the Treasurer said further industry support is possible. Afterpay (ASX:APT) shares jumped more than 9 per cent today to hit a fresh record of $48.50.

Aus shares open firmly higher despite simmering global tensions: UBS remains bearish on Afterpay (ASX:APT)
25 May 2020 - The Australian sharemarket has opened the week firmly higher, extending its rebound and is trading at an 11 week high. The stellar start comes as geopolitical tensions threaten to boil over.

US stocks finish mixed on Friday, but Dow posts best weekly performance since April 9: Aus shares to open higher
25 May 2020 - US stocks closed mixed on Friday as US-China tensions dominated. The US Commerce Department said it was adding 33 Chinese companies and other institutions to an economic blacklist for human rights violations and to address US national security.

Hospitality boost as NSW eases restictions: Aus shares close 0.96% lower
22 May 2020 - The Australian share market closed 0.96 per cent down at the end of trade. 50 patrons can be seated in pubs and restaurants in NSW from June 1. Air New Zealand (ASX:AIZ) CEO Greg Foran reduces executive team.

Worley (ASX:WOR) awarded Hardisty Energy Terminal contract: Aus shares 0.3% lower at noon
22 May 2020 - The Australian share market opened higher this morning and is now trading 0.3 per cent lower at noon. Worley (ASX:WOR) has been awarded a contract by Hardisty Energy Terminal for services in Canada. Wesfarmers (ASX:WES) reports $780 million in writedowns.

Trump vows to keep US open during second wave of Covid-19: ASX poised to open lower
22 May 2020 - Following a fall in US markets overnight, the ASX looks set to open lower this morning. Mining stocks pulled the market down yesterday after reports changes to China's rules around inspecting iron ore could hit Australian exporters. In the US, President Donald Trump has said he will not close the country if a second wave of coronavirus infections hits. Cromwell Property Group (ASX:CMW) has settled the sale of a 50% stake in two office blocks in New South Wales.

Afterpay (ASX:APT) a strong performer after releasing US figures: ASX closes 0.4% lower
21 May 2020 - After opening in the black the local bourse lost momentum to close 0.4% lower. NRW Holdings (ASX:NWH) shares shot up today after reporting record revenue of $1.6 billion for 10 months and EBITDA of $177 million. Afterpay (ASX:APT) was a strong performer. Insurance broking and underwriting company the Steadfast Group (ASX:SDF) has chosen to release its unaudited April 2020 reports.

Aristocrat (ASX:ALL) shares down after fall in first half net profit: ASX tracking 0.2% lower at noon
21 May 2020 - The ASX has had a rollercoaster of a morning dipping in midday trade after a rise at the open and is now tracking 0.2% lower at noon. Shares in NRW Holdings (ASX:NWH) are up as are Perenti Global (ASX:PRN). Shares in gambling machine manufacturer, Aristocrat Leisure (ASX:ALL) took a dip today after reporting their first half net profit was down 13%. And Breville Group's (ASX:BRG) SPP opens today.