Lunch Box - 21/12 (Updated 4.25pm)

Lunch Box - 21/12 (Updated 4.25pm)

So here we are - those who haven't gone on holiday yet. The office is half -empty and your workload still doesn't seem any less. Well, whenever you want a break, just check in here for the latest new from around the globe.

State of the market

  • The market followed a atrong lead from Wall St and rose moderately in early trading. It then flattened out and held those gains in the mid-20s range. However, in afternoon trading it fell slowly away. At 4.25pm, the S&P/ASX200 was down 7.7 points at 4642.8
  • The Aussie dollar was up fractionally at $US0.8899. Gold prices recovered slightly, up $US4.60 to sit at $US1112.0 an ounce while oil prices continued their revival rising $US0.71 to reach US73.4 a barrel.

General news



Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Chance late shower/thunderstorm. Min: 21, Max: 27
  • Melbourne: Mostly sunny. Min: 15, Max: 28
  • Brisbane: Showers, late storm. Min: 21, Max: 30
  • Perth: Sunny. Min: 18, Max: 30
  • Adelaide: Fine. Mostly sunny. Min: 16, Max: 34
  • Hobart: Fine. Min: 12, Max: 22
  • Canberra: Possible shower. Min: 14, Max: 33
  • Darwin: Few showers, afternoon storm. Min: 25, Max: 32

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