Aussie shares marked time as crude oil hit a five-month high and several big banks touched their lowest point since the end of the Royal Commission.
The ASX 200 struggled for direction following a mixed close on Wall Street, lately trading two points or less than 0.1
Oil has risen for six straight sessions amid signs that a full-blown civil war could break out. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were lately up another 11 cents or 0.2
Santos led the energy rally here, rising 3.1
The day’s standout performer was James Packer’s casino group, Crown Resorts, which surged 20.6
Appen put on 3.9
While the three major share indices are near record levels, Wall Street analysts have warned that company earnings could fall as much as 4
Last night, the S&P 500 edged up 0.1
Gold futures advanced $1.40 or 0.1
Consumer sentiment is also on the menu here tomorrow, as well as a speech in Adelaide by RBA Assistant Governor Guy Debelle.