Oil prices jump on signs of higher demand

US crude prices have reached their highest price since March, on strengthening fuel demand as countries around the world eased travel restrictions they had imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus. US crude gained 19.7 per cent last week and Brent crude rose 5.2...

ASX shares to edge higher

Shares on the Australian market are poised for a better start after US markets rallied overnight on economic recovery hopes. The SPI 200 futures contract was higher 45 points, or 0.85 per cent, to 5,353.0 at 0700 AEST on Friday, indicating a small gain in early trade....

Asian shares inch higher – 9Finance

Asian shares have followed Wall Street higher as investors looked ahead to more countries restarting their economies, even as some reported an unwelcome pick up in new coronavirus cases. South Korea warned of a second wave of the new coronavirus as infections...

Copper rallies on higher China imports

Copper prices climbed for a fourth straight session overnight as China reported a rise in imports for the metal and an unexpected jump in overall exports, signalling a rebound in the health of world’s second-largest economy. Benchmark three-month copper on the...

ASX tipped to edge higher on Wall St rise

The Australian share market is tipped to edge higher after a strong overnight session on Wall Street, where investors were buoyed by signs coronavirus lockdown measures could begin to ease. The SPI200 futures contract was up 10 points, or 0.18 per cent, to 5,500.0...