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Australia shares close higher for a 7th day, up 1.4pc for week SYDNEY: Australian shares edged 0.1 percent higher on Friday, boosted by solid earnings from Santos Ltd which supported the energy sector, though gains were tempered as some stocks traded ex-dividend. Santos jumped 3.9 percent to A$15.16, its highest since November 2013. The S&P/ASX 200 index added 6.7 points to 5,645.6 at the close of trade, and gained 1.4 percent for the week, climbing for a second week. The benchmark posted its seventh consecutive session of gains, its longest such streak since mid-July. New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index added 0.3 percent, or 14.1 points to 5,167.0.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Asia shares slip as China disappoints, Japan bucks trend SYDNEY: Asian shares came under pressure on Thursday as a disappointing survey on Chinese manufacturing stoked concerns about the regional giant and overshadowed better news from Japan. The HSBC/Markit Flash China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 50.3 in August from July's 18-month high of 51.7, badly missing a Reuters forecast of 51.5. Investors reacted by selling the Australian dollar, often a used as a liquid proxy for bets on China, while shares in ...
Australia shares pare gains after soft China PMI, earnings support SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares pared their gains on Thursday after a disappointing survey on Chinese manufacturing took much of the shine off a handful of strong earnings reports and Wall Street's upbeat performance.The soft China economic report quickly ate into early gains that were spurred by minutes of the Federal Reserve's July meeting, which lifted US stocks as investors were reassured that the central bank will retain its ultra-low interest rates for some time. Miners pulled ...
Australia shares reverse early losses to end higher, BHP slumps SYDNEY: Australian shares reversed early losses on Wednesday to edge higher as investors dumped shares of BHP Billiton after the global miner missed earnings expectations, though an upbeat finish on Wall Street helped boost the market. BHP Billiton Ltd lost 3.9 percent, its biggest one-day percentage drop since March 10, as investors remained wary of the company's plans to spin off businesses worth an estimated $16 billion. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 10.8 points to ...
Australia shares dip as investors dump BHP on spin-off fears SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian stocks slipped on Wednesday as investors dumped shares of BHP Billiton after the global miner missed earnings expectations, though an upbeat finish on Wall Street helped temper losses as investors digested a raft of earnings. The S&P/ASX 200 index was down 0.1 percent or 7.6 points at 5,616.24 by 0238 GMT. The benchmark added 0.7 percent on Tuesday, its fourth consecutive session of gains. BHP Billiton Ltd lost 4 percent, its biggest one-day ...
Australia shares close higher, propped up by miners, defensives SYDNEY: Australian shares ended 0.4 percent higher on Monday, propped up by miners and the defensive sector as investors digested a batch of earnings results released earlier in the session. The S&P/ASX 200 index climbd 20.6 points to 5,587.1 at the close of trade. The benchmark added 0.3 percxent on Friday, ending the week up 2.4 percent. New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index slipped 0.1 percent or 7 points to finish the session at 5,071.1. ...
Asia shares up but gains limited as Ukraine sours mood TOKYO: Asian stocks eked out gains on Monday after seeing Wall Street recover from the latest round of tensions in the Ukrainian crisis, although renewed uncertainty over the volatile conflict put a firm lid on markets. The dollar was on the back foot against the safe-haven yen, weighed by a slide in Treasury yields.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1 percent. Tokyo's Nikkei gained 0.1 percent. News late on Friday that ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,001.22 0.22
Arrow Nasdaq 4,538.55 0.14
Arrow S&P 1,988.40 0.20
Arrow FTSE 6,775.25 0.04
Arrow DAX 9,339.17 0.66
Arrow CAC-40 4,252.80 0.93
Arrow Nikkei 15,539.19 0.30
Arrow H.Seng 25,112.23 0.47
Arrow Sensex 26,419.55 0.23





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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJune
Trade Balance $-2.311 bln
Exports $2.027 bln
Imports $4.338 bln
WeeklyAugust 15, 2014
Reserves $14.264 bln