The energy sector has led gains in the ASX amid a higher prices in oil and hopes that the US and China could reach a deal on trade.
AMP says its earnings impact in financial year 2019 would be about $10 million while it expects an annualised impact of up to $30 million from 2020.
Shares in garbage handler Bingo Industries have plunged more than 45 per cent after it blamed a guidance downgrade on a depressed property market.
Triton has emerged as the likely buyer for IFCO Systems, the German plastic container company beong sold by Australia's Brambles following a demerger in August.
AHG says a $226 million half-year writedown reflects soft market conditions, regulatory changes to car finance and insurance, and falling property prices.
Medical centre operator Healius says its first-half result was below its "normal run-rate" thanks to soft market conditions and a less severe flu season.
Medibank Private's first-half profit has slipped 15.4 per cent to $207.7 million, although its core businesses remains solid and it is looking to expand.
Whitehaven Coal's first-half profit has risen 19 per cent to $305.8 million, helped by robust prices for its higher grade thermal coal.
Baby Bunting has posted a 28 per cent increase in first-half profit to $5.2 million, but the growth has fallen below lofty market expectations.
Domain's first-half loss has widened to $156.4 million after Sydney and Melbourne's stumbling property markets forced it to take a large non-cash impairment.
Data showing a surprising drop in retail sales in December, the biggest in nine years, has rattled Wall Street and investors, as US-China trade talks resumed.
The Australian sharemarket has closed flat as negative and positive earnings reports tugged the market in opposite directions.
The country's top oil and gas producer posted a net profit of $1.36 billion, up from $1.07 billion in 2017, but lower than analysts' estimates.
In its first results since offloading Millers, Katies, Crossroads and Rivers to rival Noni B, City Chic has announced it will pay a special dividend.