Wall Street lifts on surging oil prices, trade optimism hampered by defensive stocks

Wall Street lifts on surging oil prices, trade optimism hampered by defensive stocks

Updated May 15, 2018 08:29:54 Australian shares are expected to open without much momentum this morning, despite a mildly positive finish on Wall Street overnight. Markets at 7:10am (AEST): ASX SPI 200 futures flat, ASX 200 (Monday close) +0.3pc to 6,135 AUD: 75.22 US cents, 55.46 British pence, 63.07 Euro …

Italian tribunal lifts ban on ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi holding public office

Italian tribunal lifts ban on ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi holding public office

Posted May 12, 2018 23:46:54 An Italian tribunal has lifted a ban on veteran centre-right leader Silvio Berlusconi from holding public office, meaning he could run to be prime minister in the next national election. Key points: Mr Berlusconi gave his blessing to his political ally the League to form …

Sri Lanka lifts nationwide state of emergency

Sri Lanka lifts nationwide state of emergency

Updated March 18, 2018 18:48:28 Photo: Buddhist mobs swept through the town of Kandy, burning at least 11 Muslim-owned shops and homes. (AP: Pradeep Pathiran) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has lifted a nationwide state of emergency imposed earlier this month after Buddhist-Muslim clashes. “Upon assessing the public safety situation, …

Federal Reserve lifts interest rates; Wall Street surges, then finishes lower

Federal Reserve lifts interest rates; Wall Street surges, then finishes lower

Updated March 22, 2018 07:58:58 Photo: Jerome Powell chairs his first meeting as the new Fed chief and raises US interest rates by 0.25 per cent. (Reuters: Joshua Roberts) Wall Street ended its day lower, after the Federal Reserve lifted US interest rates and forecast at least two more hikes …