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As it happened: New Victorian lockdowns wipe out ASX gains

As it happened: New Victorian lockdowns wipe out ASX gains

The ASX 200 took a dive to finish flat on confirmation stage 3 COVID-19 restrictions would be reimposed across Metro Melbourne and Mitchell Shire Council.

  • by Alex Druce

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As it happened: Border blues sap ASX as Asian markets surge
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As it happened: Border blues sap ASX as Asian markets surge

The ASX 200 closed 0.7% lower ahead of the closure of the NSW-Victorian border because of coronavirus. Other Asian markets surged.

  • by Alex Druce and Dominic Powell
As it happened: ASX edges higher to add 2.6% for the week
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As it happened: ASX edges higher to add 2.6% for the week

The Aussie sharemarket added 0.4% in a subdued final session that brought gains for the week to 2.6%.

  • by Alex Druce
As it happened: ASX rides vaccine rally past 6000 to three-week high
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As it happened: ASX rides vaccine rally past 6000 to three-week high

The Australian sharemarket closed 1.7% higher - adding $29 billion - after US stocks lifted on vaccine hopes. Afterpay set a record intraday high of $68.62.

  • by Alex Druce
As it happened: ASX retakes 5900 as goldminers, big banks shine
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As it happened: ASX retakes 5900 as goldminers, big banks shine

The Australian sharemarket finished 0.6% higher after gold miners lifted the materials sector, the big banks rose, and Afterpay continued to soar.

  • by Alex Druce
As it happened: ASX adds 1.4% window dressing in EOFY session
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As it happened: ASX adds 1.4% window dressing in EOFY session

The ASX200 finished 1.4% higher on Tuesday, almost recouping Monday's losses in the final session of the financial year.

  • by Alex Druce
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As it happened: COVID-19 surge sends ASX to two-week low
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As it happened: COVID-19 surge sends ASX to two-week low

The Australian sharemarket slumped by 1.5% - or $27 billion - on Monday as COVID-19 cases climb both locally and abroad.

  • by Alex Druce and Dominic Powell
As it happened: ASX loses 0.6% for the week despite Friday rebound
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As it happened: ASX loses 0.6% for the week despite Friday rebound

The Australian sharemarket closed 1.5 per cent higher at 5904.1 on Friday, but the ASX 200 still recorded a weekly decline of 0.6 per cent.

  • by Alex Druce
As it happened: ASX loses $44bn as COVID spike spooks investors
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As it happened: ASX loses $44bn as COVID spike spooks investors

The ASX 200 fell 2.5 per cent on Thursday - losing $44 billion - as investors fled amid a spike in coronavirus cases both locally and abroad.

  • by Alex Druce
As it happened: Modest gains as ASX again struggles to breach 6000
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As it happened: Modest gains as ASX again struggles to breach 6000

The S&P/ASX 200 closed slightly higher for a fourth straight session - a run that has only yielded 29.2 points.

  • by Alex Druce and Lucy Battersby
As it happened: ASX recovers from trade blunder, closes flat
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As it happened: ASX recovers from trade blunder, closes flat

The S&P/ASX 200 recovered from a late-morning trade mistake to close just 9.8 points higher at 5954.4 points, up 0.2 per cent.

  • by Lucy Battersby and Alex Druce