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Unemployment

Unemployment occurs when a person is available and willing to work but currently without work. The prevalence of unemployment is usually measured using the unemployment rate, which is defined as the percentage of those in the labor force who are unemployed. The unemployment rate is also used in economic studies and economic indices such as the United States' Conference Board's Index of Leading Indicators as a measure of the state of macroeconomics. Read More

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New York Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday September 12, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket is falling for the third straight day and for the fourth time this week, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) down 0.4 per cent. Should nothing change dramatically this afternoon, this has been the worst week for local shares in a month. (Sep 12)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, WOOLWORTHS, RIO TINTO

Four thousand U.S. dollars are counted out by a banker
Australian Dollar Outlook - 12 September 2014

By IBTimes AU

Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar spiked yesterday following a record breaking employment increase, but has given back any gains as the currency continues its slide lower. (Sep 12)

MORE TOPICS: RETAIL SALES, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL

Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting
Global Markets Overview – September 12, 2014

By IG Markets

Global equities seem to be in a holding pattern as we head into next week's FOMC meeting. Additionally resurfacing geopolitical risk from the Russia front seems to be keeping investors cautious. Perhaps the most significant development in overnight trade was further EU sanctions on Russia. (Sep 12)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, DOW JONES, DEUTSCHE BANK, FTSE, TWITTER

Four thousand U.S. dollars are counted out by a banker
Australian Dollar Outlook - 11 September 2014

By IBTimes AU

The downward momentum in the AUD continued overnight, following further USD strength, weaker Chinese data earlier in the week and continued weakness in the iron ore price. (Sep 11)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, BANK OF ENGLAND

Wall Street
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday September 11, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian market is adding to Wednesday's losses, with a sharp drop in the unemployment rate, subdued Chinese inflation and a positive lead from Wall Street not enough to inspire local markets. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) is down 0.2 per cent, adding to Tuesday's 0.6 per cent slide. (Sep 11)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RIO TINTO, INVESTMENT

Apple CEO Tim Cook wears the Apple Watch and shows the iPhone 6 Plus during an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino
Global Markets Overview – September 11, 2014

By IG Markets

There remains little in the way of meaningful data or macro news that would give markets a leg higher, or even lower in the case of the S&P. (Sep 11)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, DOW JONES, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

New York Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon September 10, 2014

By Comsec

Sellers weren't discerning when it came to a choice off sectors on Wednesday, that largely chose them all , with the exception of the technology group. Apart from that most sectors experienced a solid decline. The economic news of the day only added weight to the selling cause. (Sep 10)

MORE TOPICS: FEDERAL RESERVE, WESTPAC, UNITED KINGDOM, CRUDE OIL, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

Afghanistan Discovered Sitting on $1 Trillion Worth of Rare Earths, Minerals

By IBTimes AU

Afghanistan has been discovered to be sitting atop a whopping $1 trillion worth of rare earths and other metals and minerals. (Sep 09)

MORE TOPICS: AFGHANISTAN, GOLD, COPPER, RARE EARTH, SILVER

A trader watches a monitor displaying stocks on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange February 4, 2010. A trader watches a monitor displaying stocks on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange February 4, 2010.
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon September 8, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket kicked off the trading week in the red, with a record close in US equities on Friday night not enough to boostlocal markets. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) fell by 0.4 per cent and remains below 5600pts. Volume was light with only $3.6bn worth of shares traded. (Sep 08)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, AUSTRALIA

Euro and U.S. dollar banknotes
Australian Dollar Outlook - 08 September 2014

By IBTimes AU

Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar touched .9400 on Friday night after the US non-farm payroll data for August came in well below expectations. (Sep 08)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CHINA, FEDERAL RESERVE, MANUFACTURING, AUSTRALIA, TRADE BALANCE