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Australia shares poised for weak start tracking Wall Street SYDNEY: Australian shares are set to fall on Thursday, tracking losses on Wall Street, while weak metals and oil prices will likely put pressure on resources and energy-related counters.The local share price index futures fell 0.7 percent, a 36-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index close. The benchmark rose 0.2 percent on Wednesday.Wesfarmers Q1 retail sales are due later in the day.Reserve Bank of Australia assistant governor Malcolm Eddy to speak in Sydney at 9:45 a.m.New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index was barely changed at 5,920.35 in early trade.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Australia shares tick sideways as China data fails to inspire SYDNEY: Australian stocks closed flat on Monday as some weak economic figures from China undermined momentum from a massive rally in Westpac Banking Corp.Data showed China's third quarter economic growth slowed to below 7 percent for the first time since the global financial crisis.The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 1.5 points or 0.03 percent to 5,269.7. The benchmark has dropped 2.6 percent in 2015 amid concerns about slowing growth in Australia's biggest trade partner, China. Westpac ...
Australia shares slip 0.5pc but end higher for the week SYDNEY: Australian shares finished 0.5 percent lower in see-saw trading on Friday with broad-based losses as investors looked for direction ahead of next week's US Federal Reserve meeting.The S&P/ASX 200 index extended losses from Thursday, dropping 23.92 points to 5,071.1 points at close. It was up as much as 0.4 percent in late morning trade.Despite Friday's losses, the index ended 0.6 percent higher for the week. The previous week brought a 4.2 percent drop, the ...
Australia shares bounce on M&A deal, NZ stocks edge up SYDNEY: Australian shares bounced off two-week lows on Tuesday as rising United States index futures firmed, while Woodside Petroleum $8 billion takeover approach for Oil Search boosted confidence in energy stocks.The S&P/ASX 200 index gained 84.8 points to 5,115.2 at the close of trade. It jumped 1.7 percent, the biggest daily gain in two weeks. The benchmark eased 0.2 percent on day.New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index edged up 0.7 percent or 37.58 points to ...
Australian stocks open up 1.05pc SYDNEY: Australian stocks rose 1.05 percent at the open Friday after a strong rally in the United States, with miners leading the way on the back of a big spike in oil prices.The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 55.2 points at 5,288.5 in early trade, following Wall Street higher after revised US data showed stronger-than-expected US growth in the second quarter.This came on the back of a 5.34 jump in Chinese stocks on Thursday."A strong ...
Australian shares open up 1.58pc SYDNEY: Australian stocks gained 1.58 percent at the open Thursday on the back of a surging Wall Street as fears over China gave way to bargain hunting.The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was 81.8 points higher at 5,252.6 in early trade, following a strong rally on US markets after a top Federal Reserve official said the case for a September rate hike had weakened."There has been a degree of decoupling in recent days between China's equities... and ...
Australia shares drop 1.0pc at open SYDNEY: Australian stocks slipped one percent at the open on Wednesday after a European and US market rally fizzled out on Wall Street.The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was 51.4 points lower at 5,085.9 in early trade after rebounding on Tuesday.Australian stocks moved strongly into the black Tuesday, defying Monday's global sell-off as bargain hunters moved in, with the big banks leading the way.Investors in parts of Asia, Europe and Latin America took encouragement from the Chinese ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,813.39 0.01
Arrow Nasdaq 5,116.15 0.26
Arrow S&P 2,088.87 0.01
Arrow FTSE 6,393.13 0.88
Arrow DAX 11,320.77 1.35
Arrow CAC-40 4,946.02 1.08
Arrow Nikkei 19,944.41 0.49
Arrow H.Seng 22,488.94 0.04
Arrow Sensex 25,958.63 0.71

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Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
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