Author - Craig Foley

Sluggish start to week, Nickel prices & companies soar: Aus shares 0.1% lower at noon

02 Sep 2019 - Sluggish start to the trading week, Aussie shares break the four-day winning streak. Nickel prices skyrocketed to five-year highs on Indonesia banning ore exports from Dec. Australian manufacturing stronger than expected for new financial year. Link Group (ASX:LNK) upgraded with PT of $6.20. Western Areas (ASX:WSA) shares surge to year high on Nickel price rise plus on new discovery of high-grade nickel-copper at JV. Netwealth Group (ASX:NWL) Heine family reduce stake.


IT sector adds the most this week, 6%: Aus shares rise for 2nd week, this time adding 1.2%

30 Aug 2019 - Four days of straight gains and benchmark ASX200 now about 4% away from the all-time high hit late July. Australian dwellings approvals fall 9.7%, vs flat result expected. Austal Ltd (ASX:ASB) shares jump on record revenue and profit. Resolute Mining (ASX:RSG) attributable profit lifts 9%. ACCC takes action against BlueScope Steel (ASX:BSL).


Information Technology sector bolsters market: ASX tracking 1.2% higher at noon

30 Aug 2019 - The ASX opened higher and continued to rise throughout the morning now tracking at 1.2% higher at noon. The market has been bolstered by the Information Technology sector. Lithium miner Galaxy Resources (ASX:GXY) shares have slipped after reporting a huge half-year loss. Recce Pharmaceuticals (ASX:RCE) receive a successful grant application for a Research Hub in Sydney.