The Australian dollar has slid against the greenback as investors seek safe-haven assets amid "significant global volatility".
The Australian sharemarket looks set to open lower.
JB Hi-Fi has bumped up its full year sales guidance to $3.9 billion and has forecast a full year net profit of up to $147 million.
AV Jennings has posted a 39 per cent lift first half profit, with the home builder expecting demand to stay strong.
OzForex shares fell more than 40 per cent after ending tie-up talks with Western Union, and cutting its annual earnings guidance.
The local bourse ended the trading session flat as falls across the banking sector were offset by gains in Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton.
Ansell Ltd (ANN) posted a 21% slide in half year profit to US$69.6 million. The result was held back by weaker sales across its Industrial and Medical business units (its two biggest).
The dollar extended its gains Monday as a closely watched US jobs report fanned speculation that the Federal Reserve may hike interest rates as early as next month.
JB Hi-Fi Limited (JBH) reported a 7.5% lift in half year net profit to $95.2 million, but gross margin fell by 3 basis points to 21.71%.
There seems little doubt that we have reached a key juncture for the world?s financial markets and if confusion wasn?t at fever pitch two weeks ago then things are even worse now.
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