Finance News (Page 711)

Optimism on Wall St: Aus shares to open higher

19 Dec 2017 - Market Outlook in 3 mins: The US markets closed the day of trade in record territory, and Australia’s futures are up, indicating a positive day of trade today on the ASX. The proposed merger between Fairfax Media (ASX:FXJ) and New Zealand media and entertainment business NZME (NZX:NZM) has been declined by the High Court. Iron ore is 2 per cent higher.

Orocobre, ANZ shine, better budget: Aus shares 0.6% higher at noon

18 Nov 2017 - Market at Midday: The ASX200 popped up at the open, gaining strength in the first two hours of trade. Government's underlying deficit to improve more than economists expected. Fortescue Metals (ASX:FMG) and BHP (ASX:BHP) trading over 1.5 per cent higher as iron ore price jumps. tar Entertainment Group (ASX:SGR) has appointed a previous MD and the head of Australasia at UBS. Orocobre (ASX:ORE) is expecting lithium carbonate contract order prices will be 25 per cent [...]