15/12 Australian shares finished below 6,000 points on Friday, dragged lower by banks as the country's largest lender faced new claims from the financial crimes watchdog.  Full story
15/12 Australian shares fell back below 6,000 points on Friday, led mostly by banking stocks after the financial transactions watchdog increased the number of money laundering claims against Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the nation's largest lender.  Full story
15/12 Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia said on Friday its 2017 net earned premium is now expected to fall by about 17 percent to 19 percent due to a change in its premium earning pattern following the completion of an annual review.  Full story
14/12 Australian shares are set for a subdued open on Friday after snapping five straight sessions of gains a day earlier, with financials and materials stocks expected to tick lower. The local share price index futures rose 2 points to 6015.0, a 3.7-point premium to the underlying S&P/AS  Full story
14/12 A sure sign that China is struggling with its planned switch to natural gas from coal for winter heating is the spot price of Australian coal climbing back above $100 a tonne.  Full story
14/12 Australian shares fell on Thursday to break a five session run of gains, with financials and real estate stocks accounting for most of the losses.  Full story
14/12 Australia's financial crimes watchdog has added more than 100 new claims against the Commonwealth Bank of Australia for failing to comply with anti-money laundering laws, including late reporting of attempts to wire money as recently. . .  Full story
14/12 Australian employment surged past all expectations in November, rising the most in more than two years and extending a dream run of 14 straight months of gains, while the jobless rate remained near five-year. . .  Full story
14/12 Australian shares rose to their highest in more than a month on Thursday as sentiment turned positive after the U.S. Fed raised interest rates on Wednesday and painted a rosier picture of global economic. . .  Full story
13/12 Australian shares are expected to open higher on Thursday, tracking a rise in Wall Street following a widely expected interest rate hike in the United States. The Federal Reserve raised. . .  Full story
13/12 Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) on Wednesday formally admitted to some allegations levelled against it by financial intelligence agency AUSTRAC, including claims of late submission of over 53,000 so-called threshold transaction reports (TTRs).. . .  Full story
13/12 Real estate stocks boosted Australian shares to their highest close in a month on Wednesday, buoyed by gains in shopping centre company Westfield Corp after it received a takeover offer from France's Unibail-Rodamco SE .. . .  Full story
13/12 The fascination with virtual currencies feels more like a "speculative mania", the head of Australia's central bank said on Wednesday, just days after the launch of the world's first bitcoin futures.. . .  Full story
13/12 Australian shares inched up to a two-week high on Wednesday as financials rose in line with their U.S. peers, while the real estate sector was bumped up by shopping centre company Westfield Corp. . .  Full story
13/12 A measure of Australian consumer sentiment jumped to its highest in four years in December, a potentially timely boost to spending intentions at the busiest time of the seasonal shopping calendar.. . .  Full story
12/12 Australian shares are expected to open flat on Wednesday with gains in financial stocks set to be offset by weaker materials stocks. Financial stocks are expected to mirror their Wall. . .  Full story
12/12 Australian shares inched to a near two-week high on Tuesday, supported by materials stocks on the back of higher commodity prices, while financials extended gains into their fifth consecutive session.. . .  Full story
12/12 A measure of Australian business conditions retreated in November from record highs as firms grew more sober on the outlook for sales and profits, though employment intentions stayed encouragingly firm.. . .  Full story
12/12 Transurban Group Ltd said on Tuesday it would raise about A$1.9 billion ($1.43 billion) through an equity offer to fund its West Gate Tunnel Project.. . .  Full story
11/12 Australia's Mineral Resources has made an all-share bid for domestic gas producer AWE Ltd, just topping a A$442 million ($333 million) sweetened offer from state-owned China Energy Reserve and Chemicals Group (CERCG).. . .  Full story
11/12 The New Zealand government on Monday named pension fund chief Adrian Orr as the nation's new central bank governor, sharply lifting the local dollar as markets bet a radical shake-up of monetary policy will. . .  Full story
11/12 Australian shares ended flat on Monday as a rally in financials and materials stocks was offset by losses in other sectors as investors grew cautious ahead of a widely expected U.S. interest rate hike. . .  Full story
11/12 Chinese coal imports rose in November from the month before on firm demand during the winter heating season, even as Beijing encourages a shift to cleaner fuels in its battle against pollution.. . .  Full story
11/12 Australian shares were flat on Monday as gains in the materials and energy sectors were negated by losses elsewhere as caution prevailed ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's rate rise decision later this week.. . .  Full story
11/12 Cleanaway Waste Management said on Monday it would buy smaller rival Tox Free Solutions for A$3.425 per share in cash, valuing Tox at A$671 million ($503.72 million) on a diluted basis.. . .  Full story
10/12 Australian shares are expected to open higher on Monday, following Friday's gains on Wall Street on better than expected jobs data, and supported by firm commodity prices. U.S. non-farm payrolls rose. . .  Full story
08/12 Australian shares rose for a second day on Friday, taking cues from Wall Street's gains and stronger oil prices, and the market managed to have its third straight winning week.. . .  Full story
08/12 Australian oil and gas producer AWE Ltd said on Friday it has received a revised A$463 million ($347.94 million) takeover offer on a fully diluted basis from state-owned China Energy Reserve and Chemicals Group. . .  Full story
08/12 Chinese coal imports rose in November from the month before on firm demand during the winter heating season, even as Beijing encourages a shift to cleaner fuels in its battle against pollution.. . .  Full story
08/12 China's General General Administration of Customs on Friday:. . .  Full story
08/12 China's General Administration of Customs data on Friday:. . .  Full story
08/12 Financial and energy stocks put Australian shares on track for a second day of gains on Friday, taking cues from a rise on Wall Street and higher oil prices overnight.. . .  Full story
08/12 Australia's Westpac Banking Corporation believes a wide-ranging inquiry into the scandal-hit finance industry that it resisted for years can restore trust in the sector, its chief executive said on Friday.. . .  Full story
07/12 Australian shares are expected to extends gains to a second session on Friday tracking gains on Wall Street overnight. The Australian share price index futures. . .  Full story
07/12 South Africa's AngloGold Ashanti said on Thursday it will increase production and extend the life of its joint venture mine in Western Australia, under its strategy to develop more cost-effective methods. . .  Full story
07/12 Banks led Australian shares slightly higher on Thursday after three straight losing sessions, with investors shrugging off an October trade surplus that came in well below expectations.. . .  Full story
06/12 Australian shares are seen edging higher at open on Thursday before the release of October trade balance data later in the session. A Reuters poll sees it posting a surplus. . .  Full story
06/12 New Zealand's a2 Milk Company Ltd said on Thursday it had reached a settlement with Australia's Lion Dairy & Drinks Pty Ltd over allegations of misleading packaging and advertising.. . .  Full story

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