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As it happened: ASX adds 2% for the week as tech stocks fire

As it happened: ASX adds 2% for the week as tech stocks fire

The ASX 200 had its best week in six, adding 0.6% on Friday as the tech sector followed the NASDAQ higher and health and gold stocks also gained.

  • by Alex Druce

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As it happened: ASX slides on Telstra earnings woe, soft banks

As it happened: ASX slides on Telstra earnings woe, soft banks

The ASX 200 slipped 0.7% financial and health stocks sagged. There were a number of clear earnings season winners and losers, with Telstra one of the latter.

  • by Alex Druce
As it happened: ASX falls 0.1% as miners drag on bank gains

As it happened: ASX falls 0.1% as miners drag on bank gains

The S&P/ASX 200 ended Wednesday's session with a 6.7 point decline to 6132.0, a fall of 0.1 per cent. Banks out-performed, but material and communications stocks dragged.

  • by Alex Druce and Lucy Battersby
As it happened: ASX loses steam, but closes 0.5% higher

As it happened: ASX loses steam, but closes 0.5% higher

The S&P/ASX 200 ended Tuesday's session 0.5 per cent higher at 6138.7 points, thanks to strong performances in real estate and financial stocks. Info tech dragged.

  • by Alex Druce and Lucy Battersby
As it happened: Banks fuel 1.8% ASX surge to three-week high

As it happened: Banks fuel 1.8% ASX surge to three-week high

The ASX rose by as much as 2% and finished Monday's trade at a three-week high, powered by gains for the heavyweight financials.

  • by Alex Druce and Lucy Battersby
'A lot are going to suck': Investors brace for an ugly reporting season

'A lot are going to suck': Investors brace for an ugly reporting season

The upcoming earnings season is widely expected to be the nastiest ever with companies beaten and scarred by COVID-19. 

  • by Lucy Battersby and Alex Druce
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As it happened: ASX sags into weekend, still adds 1.3% for the week

As it happened: ASX sags into weekend, still adds 1.3% for the week

The ASX slipped on Friday despite overnight gains on Wall St and improved gold and iron ore prices. The index managed to add 1.3% for the week.

  • by Alex Druce
As it happened: BHP's 4.9% bounce helps ASX close higher

As it happened: BHP's 4.9% bounce helps ASX close higher

The ASX 200 closed 0.7% higher, helped by commodity prices, stimulus hopes, and the prospect of a vaccine. BHP reached its highest close since January 24.

  • by Alex Druce
As it happened: ASX closes 0.6% lower, clings onto 6000 level

As it happened: ASX closes 0.6% lower, clings onto 6000 level

The ASX slipped as much as 1.2% this morning but recovered to close 0.6 % lower at 6001.3 points. The materials sector was the only gainer.

  • by Alex Druce and Lucy Battersby
As it happened: ASX closes 1.9% higher

As it happened: ASX closes 1.9% higher

The ASX 200 gained 111 points to close 1.9 per cent higher at 6037 points on Tuesday. Information technology jumped 3.2 per cent

  • by Alex Druce and Lucy Battersby
As it happened: ASX finishes flat after choppy session

As it happened: ASX finishes flat after choppy session

The S&P/ASX 200 closed just 1.7 points lower as the banks and consumer discretionaries offset gains in the healthcare and material sectors.

  • by Alex Druce and Lucy Battersby