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Unemployment rate falls to 4.9% in Feb: ASX tracking 0.3% lower at noon
21 Mar 2019 - The ASX struggled for most of the morning and is tracking 0.3% lower at noon. Agricultural chemical company Nufarm (ASX:NUF) have seen a rise in their shares as did WorleyParsons (ASX:WOR). Another riser today is Sigma Healthcare (ASX:SIG). Unemployment rate decreased 0.1 percentage point to 4.9% in February. And Brickworks (ASX:BKW) say more US acquisition opportunities are currently under investigation.

Fed tip weaker US economic growth: ASX poised to open lower
21 Mar 2019 - The ASX is poised to open lower following on from the US where stocks advanced before fading at the close after the Federal Reserve stated that economic growth has slowed. Trump says he’ll keep tariffs on China. Borouge has awarded WorleyParsons (ASX:WOR) the project management contract for its Ruwais petrochemicals complex.

Eclipx falls 54%, miners cop selling bracing for cyclone: Aus shares close 0.3% lower
20 Mar 2019 - Miners cop the most sector selling after tropical cyclone Veronica threatens WA's Pilbara region. APRA to increase scrutiny of how banks manage climate change to their businesses. McMillan (ASX:MMS) calls off Eclipx Group (ASX:ECX) takeover on Eclipx profit falling 42%, Nufarm (ASX:NUF) swings to $14m loss. Click for more.

McMillan red lights Eclipx buy on disappointing results, ECX falls 54%: Aus shares 0.3% lower at noon
20 Mar 2019 - McMillan Shakespeare (ASX:MMS) won't proceed with potential purchase of Eclipx Group (ASX:ECX) after Eclipx's profit falls 42%, versus expected single-digit growth. Kerr Neilson sells 10% of his and Mr's Neilson’s Platinum Asset Management (ASX:PTM) shares to pursue arts & diversify their portfolios and Nufarm (ASX:NUF) HY results tumble into loss territory on challenging year.

Mixed signals over US/China trade talks: ASX poised to open higher
20 Mar 2019 - Australian shares are poised to open higher this morning as the US saw their rally in equities grind to a halt after reports that the US and China trade deal is stalling on all aspects of the talks. It's expected the Fed will likely keep rates unchanged this week. Texas crude down. Syrah Resources (ASX:SYR) confirms Cyclone Idai in Mozambique has not impacted their Graphite Operation.

Lacking direction, New Hope falls 12%: Aus shares closed flat on Tuesday
19 Mar 2019 - Cann Group (ASX:CAN) buys Victorian Mildura site for $11m to build a greenhouse to produce medical cannabis, inks 5-year offtake agreement, reinstates revenue guidance. New Hope (ASX:NHC) profit, earnings and dividends rise 30% in HY. Westpac (ASX:WBC) to sell BT to Viridian, Telstra (ASX:TLS) raising €600m& WiseTech Global (ASX:WTC) raising $250m.

Choppy session, property prices fall more than expected: Aus shares 0.1% up at noon
19 Mar 2019 - RBA notes significant falls in housing market & ABS reports property prices fall 2.4%, more than expected in Qtr. New Hope (ASX:NHC) reports growth across all key metrics in its HY-year results with profit up 33%. Xenith IP’s (ASX:XIP) takeover by IPH (ASX:IPH) has been ruled out of favour, and ‘not superior’.

Amazon and Apple lift Wall Street: Aus shares to rise
19 Mar 2019 - Australian stocks are set for a positive open after Wall Street rose as Amazon and Apple outperformed. Gains were kept in check however by falls in both Boeing and Facebook. Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (ASX:URW) has inked a deal with a subsidiary of the Canadian public pension fund the and global real estate company QuadReal Property Group, to form the “Cherry Park Partnership”.

Miners lead the charge: Aus shares close 0.3% higher
18 Mar 2019 - Wisr (ASX:WZR) has officially launched its debt reduction round-up app. CBA (ASX:CBA) settles a R&D tax dispute with the ATO, Vocus Group (ASX:VOC) quashes media speculation saying it doesn’t intend to raise additional equity & Redbubble (ASX:RBL) wins a court case against Hells Angels.

Resilient rise despite terror event in NZ: Aus shares 0.3% higher at noon
18 Mar 2019 - Business as usual for traders and investors despite Mosque massacre. Manikay Partners increases stake in MYOB (ASX:MYO) & Citi has MYO as hold stock. McMillan Shakespeare (ASX:MMS) will consider its position in purchasing Eclipx Group (ASX:ECX) as ECX enters trading halt. Click for more.