* Aussie index on track for best weekly gain since late
May 23 Australian shares slipped on Thursday,
with the mining and financial sectors leading declines, tracking
global market moves as trade tensions spiked on reports the
United States was considering curbs on a group of Chinese
* Developers, builders rise on plans to relax home loan
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May 22 Australian shares slipped on Wednesday as
investors worried that the lack of progress in talks between the
United States and China could signal a protracted trade war and
harm the Australian economy.
* Financials soar as regulator eases home loan lending
* U.S. blacklist on Huawei triggers worries of trade talks
May 17 Australia's benchmark share index rallied
to a more than 11-year high on Friday as soaring iron ore and
oil prices coupled with a weaker local dollar bolstered mining
and energy stocks.
May 16 Australian shares inched up on Thursday,
as weaker than expected local jobs data supported expectations
for a central bank rate cut, although broader weakness in
regional markets capped gains.
* Healthcare and miners propel index after subdued early
May 15 Australian shares inched up in light
trade on Wednesday as investors remained cautious despite U.S.
President Donald Trump downplaying rising trade tensions with