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As it happened: ASX falls to three-week low amid global virus selloff

As it happened: ASX falls to three-week low amid global virus selloff

The ASX fell by as much as 1.9% on Thursday amid a global virus selloff and as nerves gather about next week's US election. All sectors finished in the red.

  • by Alex Druce

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Investors fearing a catastrophic market crash more than they have in years
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World markets

Investors fearing a catastrophic market crash more than they have in years

The coronavirus crisis and the November election have driven fears of a major market crash to the highest levels in many years.

  • by Robert J. Shiller
ASX set to dive as global sharemarkets tumble on virus worries
World markets

ASX set to dive as global sharemarkets tumble on virus worries

Stocks around the world plummeted and the ASX is set for heavy losses this morning on worries the worsening pandemic would mean more restrictions on businesses and drag down the economy.

  • by Stan Choe and Damian J Troise
The US election could shake up currencies and pressure the RBA
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Currencies

The US election could shake up currencies and pressure the RBA

The election could produce a pivotal moment for the US dollar, one with material implications for other economies’ ability to recover from the devastating impacts of the coronavirus.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
As it happened: ASX recovers ground to close 0.1% higher
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As it happened: ASX recovers ground to close 0.1% higher

CSL, Afterpay, Fortescue Metals, Woolies and Coles helped the ASX close 0.1% higher after the index fell by as much as 0.5% at the open.

  • by Alex Druce and Lucy Battersby
ASX set to slide as caution takes over on Wall Street
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World markets

ASX set to slide as caution takes over on Wall Street

Market momentum continues to slow as Wall Street has a mixed session on worries about rising virus counts and Washington's inability to deliver more aid to the economy.

  • by Stan Choe and Damian Troise
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Reality bites: Wall Street rocked as it confronts a painful truth
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World markets

Reality bites: Wall Street rocked as it confronts a painful truth

Since March, the market has almost entirely ignored the coronavirus and its economic impacts. But it is becoming obvious that the pillars for its optimism are wobbling rather violently.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
The big winners of Lockdown 2.0 will be very different from last time
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Coronavirus pandemic

The big winners of Lockdown 2.0 will be very different from last time

With much of the global economy going back into lockdown, investors feel they have a pretty good idea how the next few months will play out. But there are three reasons why it will not be the same story.

  • by Matthew Lynn
As it happened: ASX falls 1.7% to three-week low
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As it happened: ASX falls 1.7% to three-week low

The ASX200 has closed at a near-three week low of 6051 after falling by 1.7 per cent. Materials, information technology, and energy dragged.

  • by Lucy Battersby and Alex Druce
Giant Ant: Investors line up for the world's biggest-ever stockmarket debut
World markets

Giant Ant: Investors line up for the world's biggest-ever stockmarket debut

Investors are scrambling for a piece of fast-growing Chinese financial technology giant Ant Group.

  • by Julie Zhu and Scott Murdoch
Wall Street tumbles as virus cases soar, stimulus hopes fade
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World markets

Wall Street tumbles as virus cases soar, stimulus hopes fade

Stocks are slumping sharply on Wall Street, deepening last week’s losses as a troubling climb in coronavirus counts threatens the global economy.

  • by Stan Choe and Damian Troise