Author - Craig Foley

Over 10 million file for unemployment benefits in the US: ASX poised to open higher

03 Apr 2020 - After a rally from US markets, the ASX looks set to open higher. It’s been a rollercoaster of a week as investors monitor the COVID-19 crisis. Over one million people across the world have been infected, with over 51,000 losing their lives. The US now has the most recorded cases. Over 10-million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits since mid-March. SkyCity Entertainment Group (ASX:SKC) will immediately cut around 200 jobs in New Zealand, after standing...

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Falls in Financials lead market lower: ASX closes 2% lower

02 Apr 2020 - The ASX dropped at the open and failed to recover closing 2% lower. Shares in Avita Medical (ASX:AVH) are down - they are a regenerative medicine company looking after medical needs in burns, chronic wounds with therapeutic skin restoration. Webjet (ASX:WEB) shares fell over 26%. Mayne Pharma (ASX:MYX) shares also dropped. Retail Food Group (ASX:RFG) today announced that it had taken a number of actions to the rapidly deteriorating trading conditions experienced by a large...

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Job vacancies down in the year to Feb, before COVID-19: ASX tracking 2.9% lower at noon

02 Apr 2020 - The ASX dropped at the open and is now tracking 2.9% lower at noon. Webjet (ASX:WEB) shares are on the rise – they successfully completed their $115 million institutional placement today. Shares in IDP Education (ASX:IEL) also rose. Shares in Harvey Norman Holdings (ASX:HVN) declined. All the sectors are in the red with Financials losing 5.2 per cent. Atlas Arteria (ASX:ALX) is pleased to announce that APRR has successfully priced €500 million of bonds under...

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