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Australian shares hit 3-week low, New Zealand shares ease MELBOURNE: Australian shares fell to more than three week lows on Thursday, as market sentiment soured after weak Chinese economic data and on expectations that Australia may delay widely expected interest rate cuts.The S&P/ASX 200 index dropped 0.8 percent, or 44.3 points, to 5,278.9 at the close of trade. At one point, the index hit 5,270.90 - its weakest since May 9. The benchmark fell 1 percent on Wednesday.New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index eased by 0.3 percent or 19.3 points to finish the session at 7,003.12. Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

Australia shares fall to over 2-week lows, New Zealand shares ease SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares fell to more than two-week lows on Thursday as market sentiment remained under pressure from weak Chinese economic data and expectations that Australia may delay widely expected interest rate cuts.The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.9 percent, or 48.07 points to 5,275.1 by 0254 GMT, the lowest since May 9. The benchmark fell 1 percent on Wednesday."There are a range of factors weighing today. The key one I think is the disappointment over ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

Australia, New Zealand shares ease on weakness in banks, miners MELBOURNE/WELLINGTON: Australian and New Zealand shares fell on Wednesday, as investors took profits in banks, miners and energy stocks, but surprisingly strong Australian first quarter economic growth helped stem market losses.The S&P/ASX 200 index was down 0.9 percent, or 47.3 points, at 5,331.3 by 0209 GMT after touching a low of 5,306.3.Australia's gross domestic product grew 1.1 percent in the March quarter from the previous quarter, well above forecasts thanks to strong exports, which drove ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

Australia shares hit nine month top; NZ index nears 7000 points MELBOURNE: Australian shares ended a tad firmer, having come nine-month highs struck earlier in the session as investors bought stocks in big banks and health care firms investors. With US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen due to speak later in the global day, some caution set in going into the weekend in case she gave any clue to when US interest rates will rise.The S&P/ASX 200 index hit 5,427.70 at midday, its highest level since ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

NZ shares slightly firmer, Australia eyes subdued start SYDNEY: New Zealand stocks opened a touch higher on Friday, while their Australian counterparts are looking at a similarly subdued start following an unimpressive session on Wall Street and a mixed performance in commodities markets.New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index crept up 0.1 percent, or 6.1 points, to 6,954.0 in early trade.Australia's share price index futures inched up 0.1 percent, or 5.0 points, to 5,398.0, a mere 10-point premium to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index. ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

Australia shares close higher; energy, miners lead SYDNEY: Australian shares bounced off a two-week low to end in the black on Wednesday, led by gains in the energy and resources sectors as strong U.S. data lifted commodity prices and Wall Street stocks.The S&P/ASX 200 index ended 1.45 percent higher, or 76.9 points, at 5,372.50. The benchmark fell 0.4 percent to a 2-week low on Tuesday.New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index gained 0.5 percent, or 35.38 points, to finish the session at 6,908. ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

Australia, New Zealand shares edge lower SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares dipped on Wednesday, falling for the first time in three sessions as revived expectations of an U.S. interest rate hike weighed, though stronger commodities prices offset some of the losses.The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.1 percent or 7.74 points to 5,388.1 by 0230 GMT. The benchmark rose 0.69 percent on Tuesday."The market seems to be nervous about U.S. data holding up better than expected and two Fed speakers coming out and being ...