May 10 Australian shares traded sideways on
Friday as investors waited to see if trade negotiators from
China and U.S. meeting in Washington for a second and final day
could salvage a deal to end their countries near year-long
May 9 Australia's benchmark share index rose on
Thursday, led by telecom stocks, but gains were capped by
concerns over escalating U.S.-China trade tensions.
May 8 Australian shares fell on Wednesday
tracking losses on Wall Street and with energy firms dragging
the index lower as intensifying trade tensions between the
United States and China pummelled investor confidence.
May 7 Australian shares rose on Tuesday taking
cues from a recovery on Wall Street and on the back of gains
among iron ore miners after a court ordered a halt in operations
at a Vale mine in Brazil, though investors remained cautious
ahead of an interest rate decision from Reserve Bank of
May 6 Australian shares fell to a near two-week
low on Monday as U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to raise
tariffs on Chinese goods erased hopes of a trade deal between
the world's largest economies, following months of negotiations.
May 3 Australian shares were barely changed on
Friday as losses driven by energy stocks and a weaker outlook by
Macquarie Group were partially offset by gains in the healthcare
May 2 Australian shares fell on Thursday, taking
their lead from weakness on Wall Street, while large outflows
from AMP and a dividend cut from NAB also weighed on sentiment.
May 1 Australian shares rose on Wednesday, with
the index buoyed by Australia and New Zealand Banking Group's
first-half profit beating expectations and energy stocks
recouping losses from the previous session.
April 30 Australian shares fell on Tuesday with
miners and energy stocks dragging the index as China's factory
activity grew at a slower-than-expected pace, dampening investor
April 29 Australian shares pulled back from a
more than 11-year high on Monday, as a slump in oil prices
weighed on energy stocks and investors remained cautious ahead
of bank earnings later this week.