ASX: The local market is expected to lift at the open despite a choppy session in the US overnight.
This comes after the after an early rally - to a fresh two-month high - faded throughout the day.
Wall Street: on Thursday after an uneventful trading session as investors looked ahead to July's jobs report and barrelled through more earnings.
RBA: As Australia looks down the barrel of an inflation rate close to 8 per cent this year, borrowers and investors are wondering how much further official interest rates will rise.
Some insights into the central bank's rate thinking will be revealed in a quarterly due today.
Rate hike: Mortgage holders will begin feeling the effect of the Reserve Bank's rate hike, with the .
ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac and NAB matched Tuesday's move by the RBA, lifting variable rates by 50 basis points from next week.
Exports: Australia's $17.7 billion in June, aided by strong shipments of coal, iron ore and grain.
The monthly surplus rose from May's $15 billion, the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported on Thursday, far outpacing expectations of a fall to $14 billion.
Spending warning: The Federal Government is being warned to as Australia's economy bounces back from the COVID-19 pandemic.
At least $16 billion was spent on aiding various industries in 2020/21, a $4 billion increase on the previous year, the Productivity Commission has found.
Killer proteins: A group of bacteria-killing proteins inside the body could , with the potential to eliminate diseases including meningitis, pneumonia and sepsis, a new study found.
A specific group of immune peptide proteins have been shown to kill harmful bacteria by busting them open like an "axe chopping open a watermelon", scientists at the Australian National University said.
Germany's Uniper is prepared to swap liquefied natural gas (LNG) it gets from Australia's Woodside for U.S. gas, so it can boost supplies in Europe more quickly during the coming winter, it said. The strategy reflects efforts by companies and governments across Europe to seek alternative lines of supply and draw up contingency plans for the winter gas season, fearing Moscow could fully stop supplies of natural gas.
Google has agreed to pay $60 million in penalties flowing from a long-running court fight with the Australian competition watchdog over the tech giant misleading users on the collection of personal location data.In April last year, the Federal Court of Australia found Google breached consumer laws by misleading some local users into thinking the company was not collecting personal data about their location via mobile devices with Android operating systems.
With three months to go FIFA has formally brought the World Cup forward by one day and given host nation Qatar an exclusive Sunday evening slot with a global audience.Qatar will now play Ecuador in Doha on November 20 stretching the World Cup to 29 days from the 28 agreed seven years ago after a June-July tournament was pushed back to avoid the searing desert heat in midsummer.
Shawn Thew/EPA/APOn June 24, the US Supreme Court denied a constitutional right to an abortion, overturning its Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. I covered this and two other late June right-wing decisions by the court in an early July article. Read more: How the US Supreme Court has become right-wing, and do recent decisions give Democrats hope at the midterms? When this article was written, the court was historically unpopular, but so was US President Joe Biden. I thought it unlikely abortion woul
An armed man who tried to breach an FBI building in the US state of Ohio was shot dead by police following a car chase, a gun battle and a standoff in a cornfield northeast of town.Police have yet to identify the dead man and during a pair of news briefings on Thursday evening declined to comment on his motive.
An off-duty Virginia police officer who stormed the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, with a fellow officer has been sentenced to more than seven years behind bars, matching the longest prison sentence so far among hundreds of Capitol riot cases.Former Rocky Mount Police Sergeant Thomas Robertson declined to address the court before US District Judge Christopher Cooper sentenced him to seven years and three months.
Australian parents are being targeted by cash-seeking fraudsters impersonating their children as part of an emerging text messaging scam.At least 25 people in Australia have been swindled by the scam since January, Victoria Police's Cybercrime Squad revealed on Friday.
Queensland Police are still determining whether a fire that killed a man in Townsville is suspicious after he perished within a shipping container.Emergency services were called to a Woolcock Street industrial property in Townsville's west just before 10pm on Thursday where they battled a blaze that spread from the container to a nearby caravan.