A great session on the markets jumping up in afternoon trade: ASX closed 7 per cent higher

A great session on the markets jumping up in afternoon trade: ASX closed 7 per cent higher

30 Mar 2020 - It has been a mostly positive day of trade for the ASX after managing to gain momentum the local bourse managed to close 7% higher. Mayne Pharma (ASX:MYX) shares saw a rise today. Cyclopharm, (ASX:CYC) through its subsidary Cyclomedi...
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Protective gear helps Ansell (ASX:ANN) shares rise: ASX tracking 1.4% higher at noon

Protective gear helps Ansell (ASX:ANN) shares rise: ASX tracking 1.4% higher at noon

30 Mar 2020 - The ASX rose at the open then after a shaky start rose up to be now tracking 1.4% higher at noon. Ansell (ASX:ANN) shares performed well today after they affirmed their guidance as demand jumps for protective wear. Declines were seen...
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Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (ASX:FMG) Port Hedland shipments continue

Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (ASX:FMG) Port Hedland shipments continue

30 Mar 2020 - Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (ASX:FMG) shipments continue from Port Hedland as scheduled with mining, processing and shipping activity remaining in line with our guidance for FY20.
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Speedcast International (ASX:SDA) hit by COVID-19 impact on cruising

Speedcast International (ASX:SDA) hit by COVID-19 impact on cruising

30 Mar 2020 - Speedcast International (ASX:SDA) has reported an NPAT loss of US$460 million for 2019 including US$4143.8 million of non-cash impairment charges and write-downs.
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Energy Resources of Australia (ASX:ERA) restrict access to mine to protect indigenous communities in

Energy Resources of Australia (ASX:ERA) restrict access to mine to protect indigenous communities in

30 Mar 2020 - Energy Resources of Australia (ASX:ERA) has brought in a broad program of measures to protect vulnerable Australians in indigenous communities from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Yancoal (ASX:YAL) to acquire additional 10% stake in Moolarben

Yancoal (ASX:YAL) to acquire additional 10% stake in Moolarben

30 Mar 2020 - Yancoal’s (ASX:YAL) wholly owned subsidiary, Yancoal Moolarben has entered into a binding agreement to buy a 10 per cent stake in the Moolarben Coal Joint Venture - currently owned by Sojitz Corporation.
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XTEK (ASX:XTE) 1H20 results and outlook

XTEK (ASX:XTE) 1H20 results and outlook

30 Mar 2020 - XTEK Limited (ASX:XTE) Managing Director Philippe Odouard talks 1H20 results, the company's front-line products for the Australian Defence Force and police forces, US strategy and outlook.
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IMF head says global economy has entered recession: ASX poised to open lower

IMF head says global economy has entered recession: ASX poised to open lower

30 Mar 2020 - We can expect the sharemarket to start the week lower this morning after Wall Street fell in Friday’s session and the death toll from the coronavirus continues to rise globally. The head of the International Monetary Fund Kristalina ...
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Global rescue plan to fight coronavirus fails to boost markets: ASX closed 5.3% lower

Global rescue plan to fight coronavirus fails to boost markets: ASX closed 5.3% lower

27 Mar 2020 - After a promising start, the ASX took a dip around midday trading and failed to gain momentum bourse closing 5.3% lower. Wisetech Global (ASX:WTC) shares rose today as did Clinuvel (ASX:CUV). Declines were seen with oOh!Media (ASX:OM...
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Afterpay (ASX:APT) shares on the rise as they weather the storm: ASX tracking 0.5% lower

Afterpay (ASX:APT) shares on the rise as they weather the storm: ASX tracking 0.5% lower

27 Mar 2020 - The ASX shot up at the open but took a downward turn in late morning trade and is now tracking 0.5% lower at noon. Shares in Afterpay Touch (ASX:APT) are rising today after a bit of a rollercoaster. Co-Founder and CEO Anthony Eisen i...
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Adairs (ASX:ADH) to close stores temporarily

Adairs (ASX:ADH) to close stores temporarily

27 Mar 2020 - Adairs (ASX:ADH) will temporarily close all of its Australian stores from close of trade on Sunday 29 March 2020.
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Incitec Pivot (ASX:IPL) to put development of Queensland Gas tenement

Incitec Pivot (ASX:IPL) to put development of Queensland Gas tenement

27 Mar 2020 - Incitec Pivot (ASX:IPL) today announced that the 50/50 joint venture project concerning the coal seam gas acreage (ATP 2031) in Queensland’s Surat Basin has been temporarily paused at the request of its partner Central Petroleum (ASX...
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Jupiter Mines (ASX:JMS) confirms 21 day lockdown in South Africa has started

Jupiter Mines (ASX:JMS) confirms 21 day lockdown in South Africa has started

27 Mar 2020 - Jupiter Mines (ASX:JMS) confirms that the 21 day lockdown in South Africa started yesterday.
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Syrah Resources (ASX:SYR) suspend production at Balama Graphite Operation

Syrah Resources (ASX:SYR) suspend production at Balama Graphite Operation

27 Mar 2020 - Syrah Resources (ASX:SYR) says The Government of Mozambique has enacted additional measures in relation to the management of COVID-19, including suspension of all inbound travel visa operations and mandating 14-day selfquarantine for...
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90% of Australian businesses set to be impacted by COVID-19: ASX set to open higher

90% of Australian businesses set to be impacted by COVID-19: ASX set to open higher

27 Mar 2020 - Positive leads from US markets mean we are set to see the ASX open higher this morning. All three major benchmarks on Wall Street closed sharply higher yesterday ignoring the US jobless claims surging to more than 3 million in the la...
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Cashwerkz (ASX:CWZ) 1H20 results & outlook

Cashwerkz (ASX:CWZ) 1H20 results & outlook

26 Mar 2020 - Cashwerkz Limited (ASX:CWZ) Executive Chairman John Nantes talks about the company's 1H20 results, new partners to the platform, outlook for the second half and impact of COVID-19.
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Household wealth up 3.3% in the December quarter: ASX tracking 0.6% higher at noon

Household wealth up 3.3% in the December quarter: ASX tracking 0.6% higher at noon

26 Mar 2020 - The ASX shot up at the open and is now tracking 0.6% higher at noon. Shares in The Star Entertainment Group (ASX:SGR) are on the rise after reporting yesterday that they will temporarily stand down over 90% of their approximately 9,0...
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Ramsay Health Care's (ASX:RHC) facilities are being utiilised by the government

Ramsay Health Care's (ASX:RHC) facilities are being utiilised by the government

26 Mar 2020 - Ramsay Health Care (ASX:RHC) confirms that it is in discussions with Federal and State Governments in Australia regarding the capacity and support Ramsay is able to provide as part of the Government’s COVID-19 response.
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Premier Investments (ASX:PMV) to close Australian stores for four weeks

Premier Investments (ASX:PMV) to close Australian stores for four weeks

26 Mar 2020 - Retail group Premier Investments (ASX:PMV) is to temporarily close all retail stores in Australia from 6 pm (local time) today, 26 March 2020, until 9 am (local time) Wednesday 22 April 2020.
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The Flight Centre Travel Group (ASX:FLT) to stand down 6,000 workers

The Flight Centre Travel Group (ASX:FLT) to stand down 6,000 workers

26 Mar 2020 - The Flight Centre Travel Group (ASX:FLT) is to stand down around 6,000 support and sales roles either temporarily or permanently, including 3,800 people in Australia.
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Lovisa (ASX:LOV) temporarily shuts stores in Australia, NZ and South Africa

Lovisa (ASX:LOV) temporarily shuts stores in Australia, NZ and South Africa

26 Mar 2020 - Jewellery store Lovisa (ASX:LOV) has decided today to temporarily shut stores in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
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US stimulus package cause markets to rise for a second day: ASX set to open high

US stimulus package cause markets to rise for a second day: ASX set to open high

26 Mar 2020 - As the US markets pared their gains, the ASX looks set to open higher this morning. The Dow has jumped in the last two days as the White House and congressional leaders said they had agreed to a $2 trillion stimulus bill to combat th...
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Market lifts on US stimulus agreed of $US2 trillion: ASX closed 5.5% higher

Market lifts on US stimulus agreed of $US2 trillion: ASX closed 5.5% higher

25 Mar 2020 - It has been a positive day of trade for the ASX after rising at the open it managed to stay in positive territory closing 5.5% higher. Qantas (ASX:QAN) shares rose after securing $1.5 billion in debt funding. New Zealand sanitiser ma...
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Qantas secures $1.5b in debt funding: ASX tracking 3.5% higher at noon

Qantas secures $1.5b in debt funding: ASX tracking 3.5% higher at noon

25 Mar 2020 - The ASX shot up at the open and is now tracking 3.5% higher at noon. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that a COVID-19 coordination commission has been established, which will be headed up by former Fortescue Metals Group chief...
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The Star Entertainment Group (ASX:SGR) stand down 90% of their employees

The Star Entertainment Group (ASX:SGR) stand down 90% of their employees

25 Mar 2020 - The Star Entertainment Group (ASX:SGR) are in the process of temporarily standing down over 90 per cent of their approximately 9,000 employees.
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Wesfarmers (ASX:WES) keeps Bunnings, Kmart, Target and Officeworks open

Wesfarmers (ASX:WES) keeps Bunnings, Kmart, Target and Officeworks open

25 Mar 2020 - Wesfarmers (ASX:WES) report today Bunnings, Kmart, Target and Officeworks stores across Australia are operating under standard or near-standard trading hours and operations continue in the Group’s industrial businesses.
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Dominos Pizza (ASX:DMP) closes all New Zealand stores

Dominos Pizza (ASX:DMP) closes all New Zealand stores

25 Mar 2020 - Domino’s Pizza (ASX:DMP) will close its New Zealand stores for 4 weeks from Thursday.
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Nufarm (ASX:NUF) reports first half loss $122 million

Nufarm (ASX:NUF) reports first half loss $122 million

25 Mar 2020 - Chemicals and fertiliser business Nufarm (ASX:NUF) has reported its net loss for the first half of 2020 of $122 million compared to the first half of 2019 where it was $14 million.
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The Dow jumps up on hopes of coronavirus stimulus package: ASX poised to open higher

The Dow jumps up on hopes of coronavirus stimulus package: ASX poised to open higher

25 Mar 2020 - The ASX looks set to open higher. The Dow rebounded more than 11% in its best day since 1933. The rise comes as US Congress battles out a coronavirus stimulus deal. Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump says he wants to reopen the US ...
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GrainCorp (ASX:GNC) plummets almost 60%: Aus shares close 4.2% higher

GrainCorp (ASX:GNC) plummets almost 60%: Aus shares close 4.2% higher

24 Mar 2020 - It's been a relatively positive day of trade for the Australian share market, closing 4.2 per cent up. Santos' (ASX:STO) South African Energy Coal and Aluminium operations ordered into lockdown.
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Cashwerkz (ASX:CWZ) 1H20 results & outlook

Cashwerkz (ASX:CWZ) 1H20 results & outlook

25 Mar 2020 - Cashwerkz Limited (ASX:CWZ) Executive Chairman John Nantes talks about the company's 1H20 results, new partners to the platform, outlook for the second half and impact of COVID-19.
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ASX up 2 per cent at open: ASX tracking 2.9 per cent higher at noon

ASX up 2 per cent at open: ASX tracking 2.9 per cent higher at noon

24 Mar 2020 - The Australian share market opened higher this morning jumping more than 2 per cent within the first half hour of trade and is now tracking 2.9 per cent higher at noon. Credit Corp (ASX:CCP) was up over 45 per cent leading the top 20...
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Woolworths (ASX:WOW) defers spin-off of Endeavour drinks

Woolworths (ASX:WOW) defers spin-off of Endeavour drinks

24 Mar 2020 - Woolworths (ASX:WOW) has deferred the separation of Endeavour drinks spin-off until 2021.
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Healius (ASX:HLS) tests 2,500 COVID-19 per day

Healius (ASX:HLS) tests 2,500 COVID-19 per day

24 Mar 2020 - Pathology, hospital and medical centre operator Healius (ASX:HLS) is suspending its guidance for the 2020 financial year due to an increased level of uncertainty around the impacts of the coronavirus.
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Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) delay operations in Canada and South Africa

Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) delay operations in Canada and South Africa

24 Mar 2020 - Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) will slow down some of its operations in Canada and South Africa to help contain the spread of coronavirus.
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Perenti (ASX:PRN) sees no impact on financials from COVID-19 so far

Perenti (ASX:PRN) sees no impact on financials from COVID-19 so far

24 Mar 2020 - Perenti (ASX:PRN) reports that to date COVID-19 has had no impact on Perenti’s financial performance.
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UK in 'lockdown' due to national emergency: ASX poised to open higher

UK in 'lockdown' due to national emergency: ASX poised to open higher

24 Mar 2020 - The ASX looks set to open higher despite Wall Street's slide deepening yesterday as coronavirus forced more US states into lockdown. Over in the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has just announced a ban in the UK on people leaving the...
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Market shows signs of recovery after fresh 8-year lows: Aus shares close 5.6% lower

Market shows signs of recovery after fresh 8-year lows: Aus shares close 5.6% lower

23 Mar 2020 - An aggressive sell-off on the Australian market this morning forced the market to fresh 8-year lows today as investors feared the impact of extensive business shutdowns. The market showed signs of recovery over the afternoon but stil...
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Flight Centre (ASX:FLT) cancels $40.1 million dividend payment

Flight Centre (ASX:FLT) cancels $40.1 million dividend payment

23 Mar 2020 - Flight Centre (ASX:FLT) announced today that to lower costs from the coronavirus impact - their senior leadership team will take a 50 per cent salary cut.
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Fortescue Metals Group (ASX:FMG) work with WA government on border controls

Fortescue Metals Group (ASX:FMG) work with WA government on border controls

23 Mar 2020 - Fortescue Metals Group (ASX:FMG) says the Western Australian state government has advised that there will be exemptions for the strict border controls due to come in tomorrow.
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Charter Hall Long WALE REIT (ASX:CLW) reaffirms earnings guidance

Charter Hall Long WALE REIT (ASX:CLW) reaffirms earnings guidance

23 Mar 2020 - Charter Hall Long WALE REIT (ASX:CLW) reaffirmed its operating earnings per share guidance of 28.3 cents for the current financial year.
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Select Harvests (ASX:SHV) says almond harvest to continue

Select Harvests (ASX:SHV) says almond harvest to continue

23 Mar 2020 - Paul Thompson, Managing Director of almond business Select Harvests (ASX:SHV), has confirmed all Select Harvests’ facilities and almond harvest will continue to operate.
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Restaurants, gyms and pubs to close under drastic new measures: ASX poised to open lower

Restaurants, gyms and pubs to close under drastic new measures: ASX poised to open lower

23 Mar 2020 - The ASX recorded one of its worst month’s in history - it’s now set to open lower as the coronavirus continues to strike fear in investors. Last night Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced tough new 'stage one' restrictions, orderi...
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Market Wrap: Aus shares close 0.7% higher

Market Wrap: Aus shares close 0.7% higher

20 Mar 2020 - The Australian share market was in positive territory for the day closing 0.7 per cent higher. Budget will not be handed down until October 6. Big banks announce major COVID-19 support packages.
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Telstra's (ASX:TLS) $500M COVID-19 response: Aus shares 2.9% higher at noon

Telstra's (ASX:TLS) $500M COVID-19 response: Aus shares 2.9% higher at noon

20 Mar 2020 - The Australian share market rose at the open and is now tracking 2.9 per cent higher at noon with only a handful of the top 50 in the red. Shares in CIMIC (ASX:CIM) Group soared almost 50 per cent.
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Sonic Healthcare (ASX:SHL) withdraws guidance for FY20

Sonic Healthcare (ASX:SHL) withdraws guidance for FY20

20 Mar 2020 - Sonic Healthcare (ASX:SHL) is withdrawing its earnings guidance for FY 2020 due to the level of uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Brickworks (ASX:BKW) to close five plants in Pennsylvania

Brickworks (ASX:BKW) to close five plants in Pennsylvania

20 Mar 2020 - Brickworks (ASX:BKW) is to close five of their 12 plants currently in operation in Pennsylvania after the Governor ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses to close.
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Wesfarmers (ASX:WES) report weakness in sales of apparel

Wesfarmers (ASX:WES) report weakness in sales of apparel

20 Mar 2020 - Wesfarmers (ASX:WES) report that since the start of the calendar year, overall momentum in the Group’s retail sales has continued in line with the first half of the financial year.
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