Banks lead broad gains driven by inflation data
THE sharemarket surged 1.7 per cent yesterday as banks led broad-based gains following lower-than-expected domestic inflation data and stronger offshore markets.
The... » Read more
$A lower on commodity price concerns
THE Australian dollar is lower as recent falls in the gold price stoke uncertainty about other commodities.
At 1700 AEST on Wednesday, the currency was... » Read more
The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the Employment report for March 2013 at 11.30am AEST today.
The unemployment rate rose to 5.6%. (5.4% exp)
Net employment decreased by 36,100. (-7.5k... » Read more
The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the Employment report for February 2013 at 11.30am AEDT today.
The unemployment remained steady at 5.4%. (5.5% exp)
Net employment increased by 71,500. (+10k... » Read more