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Bingo (ASX:BIN) shares soar on offer from CPE: ASX tracking 1.2% higher at noon
19 Jan 2021 - The local bourse has continued to climb in the first two hours of trade with gains in the industrial sector. The S&P/ASX 200 index is 81 points up or 1.2% up at 6,744. On the futures market the SPI is suggesting a rise of 79 points. Shares in waste management company Bingo Industries (ASX:BIN) skyrocketed today after they received an offer at $3.50 from CPE.

US markets closed for Martin Luther King Jr Day: ASX set to open higher
19 Jan 2021 - The ASX looks set to open higher. US markets are closed for Martin Luther King Jr Day. The price of iron ore continues to rise due to China’s demand. Back home, 25 council areas have eased restrictions. Turners Automotive Group (ASX:TRA) now expects FY21 Net Profit Before Tax (NPBT) to be within a range of $33 million to $35 million.

Retail results not enough to offset material losses: Aus shares close 0.8% lower
18 Jan 2021 - Australia’s sharemarket closed lower today despite a strong performance from some of our retailers. The S&P/ASX 200 index finished 52 points down or 0.8 per cent lower at 6663.

ASX heads south: Materials sector drags on market BHP, Rio push lower
18 Jan 2021 - The local bourse has fallen in the first two hours of trade with gains in the health care sector unable to offset losses in the materials sector. The S&P/ASX 200 index is 31 points up or 0.5 per cent lower at 6684. On the futures market the SPI is 22 points lower.

Wall Street ends a tough week lower: Aus shares to open lower, Chinese GDP figures ahead
18 Jan 2021 - Local shares are set for a weak start this morning. On Friday local shares trimmed a strong intraday rise to close flat. Buy now pay later giant Afterpay (ASX:APT) has overtaken Telstra to become the 13th largest stock by market capitalisation on the ASX.

Tyro (ASX:TYR) plunges after scathing Viceroy report: Aus shares close flat
15 Jan 2021 - After edging lower at the open, the Australian share market had a sea-saw session which ended flat. Most of the sectors ended in the red. Information technology led the day, capping 2.6 per cent in gains. Shares in fintech Tyro Payments (ASX:TYR) plummeted today after Viceroy Research released a scathing report on the company’s recent connectivity issue with respect to some of its EFTPOS terminals.

BNPL Payright (ASX:PYR) soars: Aus shares 0.3% higher at noon
15 Jan 2021 - The Australian share market opened slightly lower following negative leads from Wall Street, but is currently trading 0.3 per cent higher at noon. The tech sector is the best performer this morning and buy-now, pay-later player Afterpay (ASX:APT) is leading the gains and has hit a new record share price today. Australian buy-now, pay-later player, Payright (ASX:PYR), has reported a quarter-on-quarter jump of 28 per cent in gross merchandise value to $20.6 million for the December quarter.

Weak US jobs data counteracts stimulus hopes: Aus shares set to open lower
15 Jan 2021 - Australian shares are poised to edge lower at the open following negative leads from Wall Street. The Dow and the Nasdaq hit record highs during the sessions on optimism that President-elect Biden may propose a Covid stimulus package of up to $US2 trillion. US markets lost steam at the end of the session though and closed lower after weak labour data rolled in. Meanwhile, European shares advanced for a third straight session.

President Trump impeached for the 2nd time: ASX closes 0.4% higher
14 Jan 2021 - It has been a positive day of trade for the ASX. After opening higher, the market slightly dipped and then rallied throughout the day to end 0.4% higher. Over in the US, President Donald Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives for the second time.

Shares in Pro Medicus (ASX:PME) soar on new US deal: ASX tracking 0.4% higher at noon
14 Jan 2021 - The ASX opened higher this morning following positive leads from US markets. The ASX 200 Index is 27 points up or 0.4% higher at 6714. On the futures market, the SPI is suggesting a rise of 29 points.