Copper inches higher on Europe stimulus

Copper prices rose overnight towards 2-1/2 month highs reached in the previous session as the European Central Bank and German government announced big stimulus packages and US data showed unemployment growth slowing sharply. Benchmark copper on the London Metal...

Oil higher but doubts emerge on OPEC cuts

Oil ended slightly higher overnight but remained below the session’s early highs of above $US40 a barrel, the highest since March, retreating as doubts emerged about the timing and scale of a potential extension to the pact between OPEC and its allies to cut...

ASX to edge higher before GDP figures

Investors appear set to push the ASX slightly higher in early trade before the release of GDP figures which could all but confirm Australia’s first recession in almost 30 years. The SPI 200 futures contract was higher by 31 points, or 0.53 per cent, to 5,861.0...

ASX to edge higher on recovery hopes

Investors are likely to see gains in early trading on the Australian share market and will be hoping the main indexes can finish higher for a fifth consecutive day. The SPI 200 futures contract was higher by 36 points, or 0.65 per cent, to 5,064.0 at 0700 AEST on...

Asia shares follow S&P 500 higher

Asian shares have been led higher by S&P 500 futures and oil prices have hit a five-week peak as countries’ efforts to reopen their economies stirred hopes the world was nearer to emerging from recession. Summer weather is enticing much of the world to...