Lunch Box - 23/12 (Updated 3pm)

Lunch Box - 23/12 (Updated 3pm)

This it, folks. Welcome to the final Lunch Box of 2009. Here at ARN we'd like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. So have a fabulous time whatever you are doing, stay safe and well, and we'll see you in the New Year and the new decade.

State of the market

  • The market followed a third day of strong leads from Wall St and rose accordingly in early trading. At 12.35pm, the S&P/ASX200 was up 27.8 points at 4732.0
  • The Aussie dollar was down fractionally early but then recovered to sit at $US0.8782 at 12.40pm. Gold prices fell $US9.30 to sit at $US1086.7 an ounce while oil prices picked up yesterday's losses, rising $US0.88 to US74.6 a barrel.

General news



Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Fine. Partly cloudy. Min: 22, Max: 29
  • Melbourne: A little rain. Min: 24, Max: 30
  • Brisbane: Mostly fine. Min: 22, Max: 30
  • Perth: Sunny. Min: 14, Max: 30
  • Adelaide: Rain periods, clearing later. Min: 17, Max: 22
  • Hobart: Rain at times. Min: 17, Max: 26
  • Canberra: Mostly sunny. Min: 17, Max: 35
  • Darwin: Few showers, afternoon storm. Min: 25, Max: 32

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