Aussie shares erased the last of their gains for the week as risk aversion gripped regional markets ahead of tonight’s US jobs report.
Overnight, Wall Street closed mixed and off session lows after President Donald Trump said a trade deal could be announced within four weeks. The S&P 500 added 0.21
The Nasdaq trimmed its loss to less than 0.1
Bravura Solutions tumbled 6
Winners today included automotive retailer Automotive Holdings, which jumped 14.6
Japan’s Nikkei edged up 0.2
Gold futures have settled just below $US1,300 an ounce this week and were lately at $US1,295.20. The dollar was buying 71.18 US cents.
Looking ahead to tonight, while it is all about jobs and trade in the US, across the Atlantic European finance ministers are due to meet in Brussels to discuss a range of issues, including Brexit.