After a mixed lead from Wall St the ASX briefly entered green territory this morning before profit taking pushed the market south...

After a mixed lead from Wall St the ASX briefly entered green territory this morning before profit taking pushed the market south. A long list of companies reported half-yearly results with Webjet and Corporate Travel Management outperforming, Domino's continuing to rise but it was EML Payments that really shot the lights out. BNPL (including Z1P) came off the boil, but the miners (gold miners excepted), energy and financials were the big gainers with Westpac closing up almost 5% on its quarterly update. Reporting season continues thick and fast tomorrow....

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Domino's focus is expanding its footprint after baking in a supreme H1 result

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