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Trump hiked tariff after China reneged: US

China backtracked on substantial commitments it made during trade talks with the US, prompting President Donald Trump to impose additional tariffs on Chinese goods slated to go into effect on Friday, top US trade officials say. The swift deterioration in negotiations between the world’s two largest economies hit global financial markets as investors faced the…

ASX opens higher ahead of RBA decision

The Australian share market has opened higher ahead of the central bank’s decision on interest rates. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 27.1 points, or 0.43 per cent, to 6,310.8 points at 1015 AEST on Tuesday, while the broader All Ordinaries was up 27.4 points, or 0.43 per cent, to 6,397.3. The major miners led…

Gold firms amid US-China trade tensions

Gold edged up overnight as a slide in global share markets after the US government’s threat of further tariffs on China prompted investors to favour safe-haven assets, but bullion’s upside was capped by a firm US dollar. Spot gold gained 0.2 per cent to $US1,281.76 per ounce. US gold futures settled up 0.2 per cent…

ASX expected to open higher, RBA in focus

Australian shares are expected to open higher ahead of the central bank’s decision on interest rates. The SPI200 futures contract was up 25 points, or 0.40 per cent, at 6,275.0 at 0800 AEST, suggesting a positive start for the benchmark S&P/ASX200 on Tuesday. On Wall Street overnight, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished down 0.25…

ASX expected to open higher as eyes on RBA

Australian shares are expected to open higher ahead of the central bank’s decision on interest rates. The SPI200 futures contract was up 25 points, or 0.40 per cent, at 6,275.0 at 0700 AEST, suggesting a positive start for the benchmark S&P/ASX200 on Tuesday. On Wall Street overnight, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.25…

Shorten ‘thinking’ on aged care pay rises

Aged care workers could be next in line for a taxpayer-aided pay rise if Labor wins power. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has already promised to lift the wages of childcare workers by $11,000 over eight years if he becomes prime minister at the May 18 election. His reasoning is the workforce in the childcare sector…

Wall St tumbles after China tariff threat

US stocks have slumped, with the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average falling over 350 points, after President Donald Trump shocked investors by threatening to hike tariffs on Chinese goods this week, sparking a flight from riskier assets. Trump said on Sunday tariffs on $US200 billion worth of Chinese goods would increase to 25 per cent…

Trump threat leaves China talks in limbo

US President Donald Trump’s escalation of a trade war with China has left plans for high-level negotiations later this week in limbo. Stocks around the world tumbled and oil prices hit a one-month low after Trump tweeted on Sunday he would raise tariffs on $US200 billion ($A286 billion) worth of Chinese goods to 25 per…

ASX falls, dragged by miners and utilities

The Australian share market has closed lower for a second day, dragged by the energy, mining and utility sectors. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closed down 34 points, or 0.53 per cent, to 6,325.5 points at 1615 AEST on Tuesday, while the broader All Ordinaries closed down 31.2 points, or 0.48 per cent, to 6,418.4. Still…