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Orocobre and Afterpay shine: Aus shares 0.5% higher at noon
18 Jan 2019 - Market at Midday. News includes Orocobre (ASX:ORE) appointing new MD. Martín Pérez de Solay clocking on as CEO, its Dec Qtr beating expectations by 2%, Citi's PT is $5.90. Gazal Corporation (ASX:GZL) shares gallop 18% on earnings soaring. Whitehaven Coal (ASX:WHC) set for turnaround.

Some China tariffs could be lifted by the US: ASX poised to open higher
18 Jan 2019 - The ASX is set to open higher this morning, as more news is released regarding the US/China trade talks with Wall Street extending early gains because of this. Some Trump administration officials are pushing for the US to lift tariffs on Chinese goods, according to a new report. Netflix rose ahead of their results due out later. And 2018 was another record year for Sydney Airport.

South32, WHC bumper jumpers: ASX up 0.3% Thursday, 5.3% in January
17 Jan 2019 - Market Wrap. Jan bull run continues. Home loans fall less than expected after rising in Oct. South32 (ASX:S32) upgrades FY estimates by 7% for Illawarra Metallurgical Coal, sees record production at Aust' Manganese. Whitehaven Coal (ASX:WHC) record Dec Qtr, Alumina's (ASX:AWC) Alcoa sees earnings rise.

Home loans slip less than expected, WHC record Qtr: ASX 0.3% higher at noon
17 Jan 2019 - Market at Midday. Energy leads after oil rises to 1-month high. Whitehaven Coal (ASX:WHC) reports record December Qtr, Orocobre (ASX:ORE) production & sales rise 65% and 41%. Michael Hill (ASX:MHJ) upgraded by Citi on Christmas sales.

Global uncertainty causes caution: ASX set to open higher
17 Jan 2019 - The ASX is set to open slightly higher this morning as stocks gained on Wall Street. Understandably investors are currently cautious due to uncertainty around the globe – such as the Brexit crisis in the UK, the US government shut down and the ongoing China US trade deal tensions. And South32 (ASX:S32) has made changes to its leadership team.

Building work rises for Sept quarter : ASX closed 0.4% higher
16 Jan 2019 - The ASX moved cautiously this afternoon closing 0.4% higher. Ausdrill (ASX:ASL) shares are up over 8% today. Bingo Industries (ASX:BIN) also did well today. Total building work done rose 0.4% for the Sept Q. And Link Administration (ASX:LNK) says the acquisition of PEXA is complete.

Gold miners take a dip: ASX tracking 1.1% higher at noon
16 Jan 2019 - The ASX opened lower is now tracking 0.1 per cent higher at noon. Ausdrill (ASX:ASL) shares are up to almost 7% today, rebounding from the resignation of its CFO. Gold miners are not faring so well with Regis Resources one of the worst performers. And Woodside (ASX:WPL) has awarded four new contracts.

US tech rally leads the way: Aus shares to open higher
16 Jan 2019 - The Australian sharemarket looks set to edge higher this morning after US stocks rose on Tuesday. Stocks did pare some of their gains after U.K. lawmakers voted against the Brexit plans. Meridian Energy (ASX:MEZ) has announced national electricity demand in December was 4.5 per cent lower than the same month last year.

ASX hits two-month high on Navitas $2.1b T/O offer: Aus shares close 0.7% higher
15 Jan 2019 - Market Wrap. ASX hits two-month high, defying Wall Street's negative leads. Rally fueled by Navitas (ASX:NVT) shares hitting 2-year high on recommended $2.1b takeover offer. Citi says expect BHP (ASX:BHP) to give a mixed report. ANZ’s (ASX:ANZ) P&I business steps closer to potential acquistion.

Navitas hits two-year high: Aus shares 0.2% higher at noon
15 Jan 2019 - ASX mid-session. Navitas (ASX:NVT) up 12% on sweetened takeover offer. IOOF (ASX:IFL) closer to potentially buying ANZ’s (ASX:ANZ) Pensions & Investments business after legal separation. Ausdrill’s (ASX:ASL) CFO leaves to take equal role at Adelaide Brighton (ASX:ABC) & Norges Bank reduces holding. Perpetual's (ASX:PPT) funds under management drops.