UK exit polls suggest a Boris Johnson win: ASX tracking 0.4% higher at noon

UK exit polls suggest a Boris Johnson win: ASX tracking 0.4% higher at noon

13 Dec 2019 - The ASX rose at the open and is now tracking 0.4% higher at noon. Stocks with significant UK businesses enjoyed gains such as Virgin Money UK (ASX:VUK) after exit polls in the UK election point to a Boris Johnson majority. Medical de...
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Infratil (ASX:IFT) downgrades earnings

Infratil (ASX:IFT) downgrades earnings

13 Dec 2019 - Infrastructure investment company, Infratil (ASX:IFT), has reduced its full year underlying EBITDAF from continuing operations by $74 million as a result of the sale of Snowtown 2.
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Next Science (ASX:NXS) granted its first acne-related patent

Next Science (ASX:NXS) granted its first acne-related patent

13 Dec 2019 - The US Patent Office has granted Biotech company Next Science (ASX:NXS) a patent for the application of Next Science’s unique Xbio technology in its Acne gels and creams.
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Graham Smith retires from Xero (ASX:XRO) board

Graham Smith retires from Xero (ASX:XRO) board

13 Dec 2019 - Cloud-based admin helper Xero (ASX:XRO) announced today that Graham Smith will retire from the board, stepping down as chair.
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Citadel Group (ASX:CGL) extends Auslab agreement

Citadel Group (ASX:CGL) extends Auslab agreement

13 Dec 2019 - The Citadel Group (ASX:CGL) has signed an extension for Auslab to continue to operate for Queensland Health through to 2029.
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UK polls to determine Brexit approach: Aus shares to open higher

UK polls to determine Brexit approach: Aus shares to open higher

13 Dec 2019 - The Australian share market is poised to open higher following positive leads from the US. Wall Street surged to fresh record highs overnight on news that US negotiators have reached the terms of a phase-one trade deal with China. Fu...
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Mount Gibson Iron (ASX:MGX) appoints new executive director

Mount Gibson Iron (ASX:MGX) appoints new executive director

13 Dec 2019 - The board of Mount Gibson Iron (ASX:MGX) has appointed Ding Rucai as a non executive director.
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Adriatic Metals (ASX:ADT) lists on London Stock Exchange

Adriatic Metals (ASX:ADT) lists on London Stock Exchange

13 Dec 2019 - Adriatic Metals (ASX:ADT) began trading on the London Exchange's Main Market overnight.
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All four banks weigh on the market: The ASX closed 0.7% lower

All four banks weigh on the market: The ASX closed 0.7% lower

12 Dec 2019 - The ASX took a dip at the open and failed to gain momentum throughout the day, closing 0.7% lower. Westpac (ASX:WBC) shares dropped today after its annual general meeting, the other three banks also took a hit weighing on the market....
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Redbubble (ASX:RBL) share price crashes: ASX tracking 0.6% lower

Redbubble (ASX:RBL) share price crashes: ASX tracking 0.6% lower

12 Dec 2019 - The ASX took a dip at the open and continued to fall throughout the morning. They are now tracking 0.6% lower at noon. Webjet (ASX:WEB) shares have dropped and Redbubble (ASX:RBL) shares took a huge fall today after the company revis...
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Westpac (ASX:WBC) ‘truly sorry’ over issues raised by AUSTRAC

Westpac (ASX:WBC) ‘truly sorry’ over issues raised by AUSTRAC

12 Dec 2019 - Embattled bank Westpac (ASX:WBC) has kicked of its AGM in Sydney this morning with Chairman Lindsay Maxsted saying the board is deeply distressed in the wake of civil proceedings brought against the bank by AUSTRAC.
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Downer (ASX:DOW) wins $520m Logan City Council contract

Downer (ASX:DOW) wins $520m Logan City Council contract

12 Dec 2019 - Downer EDI (ASX:DOW) has won a five-year contract, valued at approximately $520 million, to plan, design and deliver water and wastewater infrastructure for Logan City Council (LCC).
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Atls Arteria (ASX:ALX) sucessfully completes $1.35b raising

Atls Arteria (ASX:ALX) sucessfully completes $1.35b raising

12 Dec 2019 - Toll road operator, Atlas Arteria (ASX:ALX) has successfully completed its A$1.35 billion equity raising including the fully underwritten 4 for 21 pro-rata accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer.
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Charter Hall (ASX:CHC) launches $350m equity raising to fund property acquisitions

Charter Hall (ASX:CHC) launches $350m equity raising to fund property acquisitions

12 Dec 2019 - Charter Hall (ASX:CHC) will launch an equity raising of about $350 million to fund a number of property acquisitions worth $619 million.
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Fed signals no rate hikes in 2020: Aus shares to open lower

Fed signals no rate hikes in 2020: Aus shares to open lower

12 Dec 2019 - The local share market looks set to open lower this morning despite stocks closing slightly higher on Wall Street yesterday after the Federal Reserve signalled it is not likely to increase rates in 2020.
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SEEK (ASX:SEK) successfully prices A$150m floating rate subordinated note Issuance

SEEK (ASX:SEK) successfully prices A$150m floating rate subordinated note Issuance

12 Dec 2019 - Employment platform SEEK (ASX:SEK) will issue A$150 mIllion of Floating Rate Subordinated Notes with a quarterly coupon of 3 month BBSW + 3.70 per cent.
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Macquarie Group (ASX:MQG) announces S&P ratings upgrade

Macquarie Group (ASX:MQG) announces S&P ratings upgrade

12 Dec 2019 - S&P Global Ratings have upgraded the long-term issuer credit ratings for Macquarie Group (ASX:MQG), Macquarie Bank (ASX:MBL) and other Macquarie entities.
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Shares in Webjet (ASX:WEB) fly after media speculation response: ASX closed 0.7% higher

Shares in Webjet (ASX:WEB) fly after media speculation response: ASX closed 0.7% higher

12 Dec 2019 - It has been a positive day of trade for the ASX the local bourse managed to close 0.7% higher after a strong afternoon rally. Webjet (ASX:WEB) rose almost 10% after dismissing media speculation that it was a takeover target. IMF Beth...
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Westpac-MI consumer sentiment drops 1.9%: ASX is tracking 0.2% higher at noon

Westpac-MI consumer sentiment drops 1.9%: ASX is tracking 0.2% higher at noon

12 Dec 2019 - The ASX has risen at the open despite weak leads from Wall Street. It is now tracking 0.2% higher at noon. Shares in Webjet (ASX:WEB) went up today after they responded to media speculation surrounding expressions of interest in the ...
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Calix (ASX:CXL) buys IER, a US supplier of Magnesion Hydroxide Liquid

Calix (ASX:CXL) buys IER, a US supplier of Magnesion Hydroxide Liquid

12 Dec 2019 - Calix (ASX:CXL) has acquired Inland Environmental Resources Inc., a US supplier of Magnesium Hydroxide Liquid (MHL).
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Centuria Industrial REIT (ASX:CIP) buys Arnott's properties in Queensland

Centuria Industrial REIT (ASX:CIP) buys Arnott's properties in Queensland

12 Dec 2019 - Centuria Industrial REIT (ASX:CIP) has acquired two industrial assets via a sale and leaseback with biscuit maker Arnotts for $236 million.
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Senex (ASX:SXY) and Orora (ASX:ORA) in a long-term gas sales agreement

Senex (ASX:SXY) and Orora (ASX:ORA) in a long-term gas sales agreement

12 Dec 2019 - Senex Energy (ASX:SXY) today announced an expansion of its natural gas sales agreement with leading manufacturer Orora (ASX:ORA), agreeing to supply 13.2 petajoules of natural gas from Project Atlas.
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The Board of GrainCorp (ASX:GNC) has appointed a new MD and CEO

The Board of GrainCorp (ASX:GNC) has appointed a new MD and CEO

12 Dec 2019 - The Board of GrainCorp (ASX:GNC) has appointed Robert Spurway as Managing Director and CEO after completion of the planned demerger of the Company’s Malt business in early 2020.
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US/China poised to delay tariffs: ASX set to open flat

US/China poised to delay tariffs: ASX set to open flat

11 Dec 2019 - Following a lacklustre day yesterday from the US markets, the ASX looks set to open flat this morning. It’s been reported that US and China are planning on delaying the next round of tariffs set for Sunday. The Flight Centre Travel G...
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AMP (ASX:AMP) announces board changes

AMP (ASX:AMP) announces board changes

11 Dec 2019 - AMP (ASX:AMP) has announced some changes to the board with the appointment of Rahoul Chowdry as a Non-Executive Director.
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Native Title holders upgrade of Legune Station reaches first community milestone with Seafarms Group

Native Title holders upgrade of Legune Station reaches first community milestone with Seafarms Group

11 Dec 2019 - Sustainable aquaculture company Seafarms Group (ASX:SFG) has reached its first community development milestone at Native Title holders’ upgrade of the Legune Station.
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Cochlear (ASX:COH) appoint former CEO Fisher & Paykel to the board: ASX closed 0.3% lower

Cochlear (ASX:COH) appoint former CEO Fisher & Paykel to the board: ASX closed 0.3% lower

10 Dec 2019 - It has been a rollercoaster day of trade for the ASX. The local bourse managed to close 0.3% lower. Companies to lose the most ground were Avita Medical (ASX:AVH), Metcash (ASX:MTS) and Perenti Global (ASX:PRN). Cochlear (ASX:COH) to...
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Aerometrex flies high following IPO: ASX tracking flat at midday

Aerometrex flies high following IPO: ASX tracking flat at midday

10 Dec 2019 - The ASX has been on a bit of a rollercoaster ride this morning and is now riding flat at just 0.01% lower at noon. Shares in The A2 Milk company (ASX:A2M) rose today after yesterday’s news that CEO Jayne Hrdlicka is set to leave. Sha...
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Starpharma's (ASX:SPL) cancer drug progresses to stage 2 trials

Starpharma's (ASX:SPL) cancer drug progresses to stage 2 trials

10 Dec 2019 - Starpharma's (ASX:SPL) prostate cancer drug DEP cabazitaxel has successfully completed its phase one trials.
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WiseTech Global (ASX:WTC) buys South Korean customs solutions provider

WiseTech Global (ASX:WTC) buys South Korean customs solutions provider

10 Dec 2019 - Global logistics solutions group, WiseTech Global (ASX:WTC) has bought Ready Korea, a customs solutions provider in South Korea.
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Centuria Metropolitan REIT (ASX:CMA) to buy Canberra office building

Centuria Metropolitan REIT (ASX:CMA) to buy Canberra office building

10 Dec 2019 - Centuria Metropolitan REIT (ASX:CMA) has acquired the NewActon Nishi Building commercial office property in Canberra for $256 million.
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Wisr (ASX:WZR) appoints Joanne Edwards from CBA

Wisr (ASX:WZR) appoints Joanne Edwards from CBA

10 Dec 2019 - Wisr (ASX:WZR) is pleased to announce the appointment of former Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) General Manager of Unsecured Risk, Joanne Edwards, to the Company’s newly created role of Chief Risk and Data Officer.
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Monthly economic update with MLC, November 2019

Monthly economic update with MLC, November 2019

10 Dec 2019 - MLC Senior Economist Bob Cunneen speaks to MLC Portfolio Specialist Sinead Rafferty about another month of strong performance in global share markets, buoyed by optimism about the Phase 1 trade deal between the US and China.
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Wall Street sees declines: ASX poised to open lower

Wall Street sees declines: ASX poised to open lower

10 Dec 2019 - Following weak leads from US markets, the ASX looks set to open lower this morning as US stocks saw declines. The losses ended three days of rises on Wall Street, boosted by US jobs report beating analysts expectations. Tower Insuran...
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AUSTRAC adjourn Westpac (ASX:WBC) case

AUSTRAC adjourn Westpac (ASX:WBC) case

10 Dec 2019 - Westpac (ASX:WBC) and AUSTRAC appeared in the Federal Court for a case management hearing in relation to the anti-money laundering regulator’s proceedings.
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ANZ (ASX:ANZ) see APRA approve IOOF’s bid to buy OnePath

ANZ (ASX:ANZ) see APRA approve IOOF’s bid to buy OnePath

10 Dec 2019 - ANZ (ASX:ANZ) yesterday confirmed the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) had approved the sale of ANZ’s OnePath Pensions & Investments business to IOOF Holdings (ASX:IFL).
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Panoramic Resources (ASX:PAN) advises shareholders to reject bid: Aus shares close 0.3% higher

Panoramic Resources (ASX:PAN) advises shareholders to reject bid: Aus shares close 0.3% higher

09 Dec 2019 - The Australian share market closed higher. McMillan Shakespeare (ASX:WHC) was the worst performer after the company released its trading performance update. Panoramic Resources (ASX:PAN) advises shareholders to reject Independence Gr...
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Novonix (ASX:NVX) secures Samsung SDI supply deal: Aus shares 0.1% higher at noon

Novonix (ASX:NVX) secures Samsung SDI supply deal: Aus shares 0.1% higher at noon

09 Dec 2019 - The Australian share market has risen at the open, tracking 0.1 per cent higher at noon. The Reject Shop (ASX:TRS) appoints new CEO.
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Ioneer (ASX:INR) to buy sulphur from Shell Canada

Ioneer (ASX:INR) to buy sulphur from Shell Canada

09 Dec 2019 - Emerging lithium-boron supplier, ioneer (ASX:INR) has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent with Shell Canada Energy to buy sulphur.
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Prime Media Group (ASX:PRT) to pay a special dividend

Prime Media Group (ASX:PRT) to pay a special dividend

09 Dec 2019 - Prime Media Group (ASX:PRT) intends to determine to pay a fully franked special dividend of $0.03 per share, conditional on the scheme of arrangement by which Seven West Media (ASX:SWM) proposes to acquire Prime.
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The A2 Milk Company (ASX:A2M) say goodbye to CEO Jayne Hrdlicka

The A2 Milk Company (ASX:A2M) say goodbye to CEO Jayne Hrdlicka

09 Dec 2019 - The MD and chief executive of The A2 Milk Company (ASX:A2M) Jayne Hrdlicka, has resigned.
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The Beacon Lighting Group (ASX:BLX) sell distribution centre

The Beacon Lighting Group (ASX:BLX) sell distribution centre

09 Dec 2019 - The Beacon Lighting Group (ASX:BLX) have sold their Brisbane Distribution Centre and are winding up its Beacon Energy Solutions business.
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AUB Group (ASX:AUB) terminate sale agreement to acquire Coverforce

AUB Group (ASX:AUB) terminate sale agreement to acquire Coverforce

09 Dec 2019 - AUB Group (ASX:AUB) has today announced the termination of its conditional agreement with Pemba Capital Partners to acquire Pemba Capital’s interest in Coverforce.
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Worley (ASX:WOR) enters a JV with The Atomic Energy Development Agency of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Worley (ASX:WOR) enters a JV with The Atomic Energy Development Agency of the Republic of Uzbekistan

09 Dec 2019 - The Atomic Energy Development Agency of the Republic of Uzbekistan has entered into a joint venture agreement with Worley (ASX:WOR).
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Robust US jobs data boosts Wall St: ASX poised to open higher

Robust US jobs data boosts Wall St: ASX poised to open higher

09 Dec 2019 - Following positive leads from US markets, the ASX looks set to start the week by opening higher. Robust US jobs data saw November gains surpass expectations despite global trade and economic uncertainty, boosting Wall Street last wee...
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Construction sector jobs dwindled: ASX closed 0.4% higher

Construction sector jobs dwindled: ASX closed 0.4% higher

06 Dec 2019 - It has been a positive day of trade for the ASX closing 0.4% higher. Bega (ASX:BGA) also dropped today. Shares in Caresales.com (ASX:CAR) shot up today as did Beach Energy. The Scentre Group (ASX:SCG) today announced it has acquired ...
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Boral (ASX:BLD) shares down after discovery of financial irregularities: ASX tracking 0.3% higher at

Boral (ASX:BLD) shares down after discovery of financial irregularities: ASX tracking 0.3% higher at

06 Dec 2019 - The ASX has risen at the open following positive leads from Wall Street. It is now tracking 0.3% higher at noon. Boral (ASX:BLD) shares slipped today after reporting they had identified financial irregularities in their North America...
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AP Eagers (ASX:APE) appoints new executive directors

AP Eagers (ASX:APE) appoints new executive directors

06 Dec 2019 - The board of AP Eagers (ASX:APE) has appointed Greg Duncan and David Blackhall as independent non-executive directors, effective today.
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