Lunch Box - 22/12 (Updated 2.40pm)

Lunch Box - 22/12 (Updated 2.40pm)

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 newd from around the globe.

State of the market

  • The market followed a second day of strong leads from Wall St and rose accordingly in early trading. It then held firm through the middle of the day. At 2.40pm, the S&P/ASX200 was up 44.9 points at 4680.0
  • The Aussie dollar was down fractionally at $US0.8780. Gold prices lost recent gains and more falling $US15.50 to sit at $US1096.0 an ounce while oil prices lost $US0.81 slipping to US72.6 a barrel.

General news



Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Mostly sunny. Min: 22, Max: 27
  • Melbourne: Mostly sunny. Min: 17, Max: 36
  • Brisbane: Showers or two. Min: 21, Max: 30
  • Perth: Partky cloudy. Min: 15, Max: 25
  • Adelaide: Cloud increasing. Min: 22, Max: 40
  • Hobart: A little morning drizzle. Min: 12, Max: 24
  • Canberra: Mostly sunny. Min: 15, Max: 35
  • Darwin: Few showers, afternoon storm. Min: 25, Max: 32

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