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Australian shares follow global peers higher after dovish Fed comments

* Banks stocks gain most on ASX, energy also rises * Vocus shares plunge after suitor EQT withdrew bid * Dacian Gold sinks on outlook cut (Updates to close) By Devika Syamnath June 5 (Reuters) – Australian shares finished higher Read more ›

Australian shares end in red as trade war bites risk appetite

* Commodity stocks most hit on ASX * Lynas reverses to end down, U.S. prepares for China’s rare earths threat * NZ’s Fonterra at all-time low as dry weather hits milk output (Updates to close) By Devika Syamnath May 30 Read more ›

Investors revolt against executive pay plans at tarnished Australian banks

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Shareholders voted against the executive remuneration plans of two of Australia’s biggest banks on Wednesday following misconduct revelations that have swept through the country’s financial sector. A man walks past ATM machines at a National Australia Bank Read more ›

Air New Zealand Christmas ad replicates Trump's U.N. laughter moment

An Air New Zealand advertisement released for the Christmas season this week takes a dig at U.S. President Donald Trump by portraying an American boy wearing a “Make Christmas Great Again” red cap being laughed at by other children on Read more ›

Dollar scales 11-month peak on yen as U.S. yields surge

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The dollar climbed an 11-month top on the yen on Thursday as stunningly strong U.S. economic data drove Treasury yields to their highest since mid-2011, while Japanese stocks attempted to re-claim a 27-year peak. Visitors are seen Read more ›

Asia stocks slip as NAFTA lift fades; oil near 4-year highs

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks fell on Tuesday as the lift from an agreement that saved the North American free trade deal faded, with cautious views on the global economy curbing risk sentiment. FILE PHOTO: Men stand in front of Read more ›

Asian shares weather Fed rate hike, U.S. bond yields fall

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares held firm on Thursday, outperforming sagging Wall Street shares, and U.S. bond yields fell after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates as expected, sticking to its script of gradual policy tightening. FILE PHOTO: A man Read more ›

Australia shares poised to open lower; New Zealand down

Sept 18 (Reuters) – Australian shares are expected to slip on Tuesday, mirroring Wall Street, which fell overnight as markets await news on a new round of tariffs on Chinese goods by the United States. U.S. President Donald Trump was Read more ›

Asia stocks makes modest gains as trade optimism extends Wall Street’s bull run

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks were mostly higher on Thursday, buoyed by a firmer finish on Wall Street, which hit record highs on expectations the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations will lead to a further easing of global Read more ›