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Australia shares gain 1pc as positive Fed talk sparks relief SYDNEY: Australian shares rose 1 percent on Thursday as an upbeat economic assessment from the Federal Reserve triggered a relief-rally in global markets that had been unnerved by Russian financial turmoil and tumbling oil prices. The S&P/ASX 200 index added 0.95 percent or 48.94 points to 5210.80, its biggest one-day rally since Dec. 19, 2013, their biggest one-day gain since Dec. 2. New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index rose 0.4 percent or 21.89 points to finish the session at 5518.48. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Australia shares seen higher after Fed, NZ stocks up SYDNEY: Australian shares are expected to open higher on Thursday, mirroring a rally on Wall Street after the Federal Reserve sounded more confident about the US economy at its policy meeting.The local share price index futures rallied 1.3 percent, a 67.1-point premium to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index close on Wednesday. The benchmark made a rare gain, albeit tiny, in the last session following six sessions of losses.New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index edged up ...
Asia encouraged by Wall St bounce, upbeat Fed SYDNEY: Asian share markets rallied on Thursday after US stocks enjoyed their strongest session this year when the Federal Reserve sounded upbeat on the economy and promised to be patient in removing policy stimulus. The jitters of recent days also calmed a touch as Russia managed to stabilise its rouble, if only for now, and oil prices eked out a rare bounce. As risk aversion ebbed, US bond yields rose and the dollar regained some ...
Australia shares post biggest gain in a year on upbeat Fed SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares posted their biggest gain in a year on Thursday, as an upbeat economic assessment from the Federal Reserve triggered a relief-rally in global markets unnerved by financial turmoil in Russia and tumbling oil prices. Overnight, the Fed gave a confident assessment on the economy and promised to be patient in removing policy stimulus. A sharp bounce in oil prices off multi-year lows also provided relief for Australia's battered energy sector. "The rally ...
Australian shares tipped to end 2015 at highest since financial crisis SYDNEY: Australia's benchmark share index is set to end 2015 at their highest since May 2008, a Reuters poll found, as prevalent risks from weak commodity prices are seen eclipsed by an improving U.S. economy and hefty inflows from pension funds.Analysts had previously forecast the S&P/ASX 200 index would hit 5,700 points by the end of 2014 but a recent market rout led by a slump in iron ore and oil prices forced them to ...
Australia shares close at 10-month low as commodities drag resources SYDNEY: Australian shares slid to a 10-month low on Tuesday as sunken commodity prices dragged resources stocks, while other industrial sectors pared losses because of their attractive yields after a selloff lasting several months. The S&P/ASX 200 index ended down 0.7 percent, or 33.78 points, at 5152.3, its lowest close since Feb. 6. The benchmark has fallen for the last six sessions and is down 9 percent from its Sept. 2 peak. New Zealand's benchmark ...
Australia shares fall sixth day, losses narrow as investors see value SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares fell for a sixth straight session on Tuesday as sunken commodity prices dragged down resources stocks while other industrial sectors pared losses because of the attractive yields they offer after a selloff lasting several months. By 0130 GMT the S&P/ASX 200 index was down 0.4 percent or 21.18 points at 5164.6. The benchmark is now 9 percent under its Sept. 2 peak and down 3.5 percent since the start of the year. ...

 



 
IndexClosingChg%
ArrowDJIA 17,356.87 1.69
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ArrowDAX 9,544.43 0.20
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ICT 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyOctober
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 15, 2014
Reserves $13.922 bln