Sue Lannin,

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Recent articles by Sue:

ASX falls as Victoria's tougher coronavirus lockdown weighs on business

The Australian share market is lower in early trade as Victoria declares a state of disaster and announces harsher coronavirus restrictions, including an evening curfew and new rules around businesses. → Read More

Coronavirus triggers biggest US economic plunge on record; tech stocks rise, unfazed

The US economy shrank by almost a third in the three months to June 30 as coronavirus shut millions of business and put tens of millions out of work. → Read More

US shares gain amid renewed Fed promise to get economy through coronavirus

The US Federal Reserve warns the economy will not recover until the nation controls coronavirus, but also promises to do whatever it takes to head off a worse downturn. → Read More

ASX set for fall as US shares slide on Apple investigation, gold jumps

An American technology watchdog group says multiple US states are investigating Apple for potentially misleading customers, causing the company's shares to slide sharply. → Read More

Coronavirus vaccine deal and Tesla profit boost US shares

Another US Government deal to secure potential coronavirus vaccine supplies and a quarterly profit for Tesla boost the major US share indices. → Read More

UK will spend billions to boost hospitality sector, but FTSE sinks while Dow climbs

The UK Government announces multi-billion-dollar stimulus for hospitality in an effort to get young people back into work, although British shares fell, even as US markets rose. → Read More

US shares gain on surprisingly strong jobs rebound; ASX set to follow

US shares post solid gains as the latest jobs figures show nearly 5 million Americans were rehired over the month of June, pushing unemployment down to 11.1 per cent. → Read More

Tesla overtakes Toyota as most valuable car company; US markets end mixed

Electric car upstart Tesla has become the world's most valuable car maker, as investors continue to favour eye-watering valuations for tech start-ups over blue chip industrial companies. → Read More

Dow Jones falls but Nasdaq rises on mixed news about coronavirus fallout

US stocks ended mixed in a volatile session amid rising coronavirus infections offset by some positive economic news around mortgage applications and another signal of support from the Fed. → Read More

ASX opens slightly lower, with healthcare, oil stocks in the red

The local share market has had a volatile morning, opening slightly lower after Wall Street partially rebounded on Friday from big falls as investors worried about a second wave of coronavirus infections. → Read More

Wall St, Australian dollar plunge as investors take 'reality check'

US stocks record their worst one-day percentage plunge since mid-March, as fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections return and investors are spooked by gloomy economic forecasts from the Federal Reserve. → Read More

Dow falls despite Fed commitment to low rates for longer, Nasdaq surges through 10,000 points

The US central bank keeps official interest rates near zero and indicates it will provide years of support for the US economy, but it is not enough to keep the main US share indices out of the red. → Read More

US shares back away from rally amid sobering jobs numbers, ECB ups stimulus

Shares fall on most major markets overnight, as sobering US jobs numbers highlight the impact of the pandemic. But European authorities announce a further injection of stimulus into the region's shrinking economies. → Read More

Share market rally powers on as Wall St approaches record highs

The US share market continues to shrug off escalating tensions with China as traders focus on increasing optimism that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic has passed. → Read More

Dow Jones share index retreats amid rising US-China tensions, Trump Twitter crackdown

US stocks lost their gains as tensions with Beijing ramped up after the Chinese Parliament passed a new law cracking down on political freedoms in Hong Kong. → Read More

Boeing slashes workforce as coronavirus crisis hits airlines, Dow Jones surges

Aircraft-maker Boeing is laying off more than 12,000 workers as the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on air travel, but US shares jumped on bank stocks. → Read More

Dow Jones share index slides on rising tensions with China

US shares ease back from two-month highs amid growing tensions with China, while the Australian dollar is also hit by geopolitical stoushes. → Read More

Dow Jones rises despite Federal Reserve economic concerns from the coronavirus pandemic

US shares close higher, despite the Federal Reserve's warning of "considerable risks to economic activity in the medium term" from the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

ASX rallies on Wall St bounce back, energy stocks lead the way on oil supply cuts

The Australian share market is rallying in early trade, after gains on Wall Street that were fuelled by a surprise Saudi oil-production cut and a steep rise in crude prices. → Read More

Wall St falls as Fed chair warns of extended coronavirus downturn, ASX to follow

US stocks fall sharply for the second day in a row after the head of the US central bank warns of an extended economic downturn because of the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More