Woodside Petroleum shares are higher as the company narrows its production guidance and halves its forecast expenditure due to Leviathan in Israel
The Australian share market opened higher setting it up to end a recent run of falls
WestTrac China, a subsidary of Seven Group Holdings, will pay $US130 million to acquire Caterpillar Global Mining's north-east China business.
The Dexus Property Group has lifted its earnings guidance for the 2014 financial year.
Greece has been warned to push ahead with economic reforms, so that eurozone finance ministers can agree on the disbursement of one billion euros.
US stocks are higher after a Federal Reserve official says a "small taper" of the central bank's stimulus measure may be possible.
Five minutes into trade on Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 8.70 points (0.05 per cent) at 16,0238.90.
The Australian dollar has jumped back above 91 US cents.
Stocks of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange on Tuesday
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The Australian sharemarket looks set to open flat
London's benchmark FTSE 100 index ended Monday up 0.11 per cent at 6,559.48 points and the CAC 40 in Paris also added 0.11 per cent to 4,134.1 points.
Most analysts believe Germany's economic weak spell will prove short-lived and that recovery will regain momentum in coming months.
The continued drop in consumer prices in Greece is largely the result of drastic austerity measures that the heavily indebted country has had to adopt.
European stock markets have risen at the opening.
Laos-focused copper and gold producer PanAust has lowered its earnings forecasts because of higher costs.
Shares in Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) have dived more than 12 per cent as the company assesses the impact of a toxic spill at Ranger mine.
Some 99.79 per cent of shareholder votes favour packaging giant Amcor separating its packaging and distribution arm into a new company.
The Australian dollar is higher after strong US employment data gave traders reason to be optimistic about the global economy.
Insurer QBE insists it can turn around its failing North American business despite massive writedowns that sent its shares falling
Financial stocks have led Australia's share market lower after insurer QBE forecast a $250 million loss.
Stocks of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange at close on Monday
Jobs figures out on Thursday are expected to show a slight rise in the unemployment rate to 5.8 per cent in November.
Metcash is splitting its food and grocery business into two divisions - one for supermarkets and the other for convenience stores.
China says inflation slowed to 3.0 per cent in November from 3.2 per cent in October.
Japan's Q3 economic growth has shrunk to 0.3 per cent, blamed largely on lower corporate capital spending.
The franchisees of four Harvey Norman stores in Victoria and Tasmania have been fined for misleading customers about their refund and exchange rights.
The Australian dollar has been boosted by surprisingly strong Chinese trade data.
Insurer QBE's expectation of a $250 million loss has caused a fall in financial stocks on Australia's share market.
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