Monthly Archives: August 2020

AUD rally decelerates after reaching 1.5-year high: ASX closes 0.2% lower

31 Aug 2020 - The Australian share market finished lower despite promising signs of an afternoon rally after midday. Meanwhile, the Australian dollar reached a 1.5-year high this morning, surpassing the 73.8 cent mark for the first time since December 2018. This was a response to the release of private sector profitability and borrowing data. However, the rally decelerated after Midday, on the back of the US dollar strengthening.

Aus shares to start the week lower: IOOF to acquire NAB’s wealth business

31 Aug 2020 - The local market is expected to start the week lower as earnings season comes to a close. The reporting season has been the worst since the last recession in terms of earnings, the focus on earnings has also led to underperformance in the ASX which is lagging behind Wall Street, with the S&P500 and the Nasdaq both hitting record highs on Friday. All eyes will be on IOOF (ASX:IFL) today following media reports in [...]