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Australia shares slip for a second session after Wall Street fall SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares slipped 0.2 percent on Tuesday, pressured by big name banks as Wall Street fell overnight, while a drop in metal and oil prices constrained resource sector stocks. The banking sector fell for a second day after robust gains last week. No. 3 lender Australia and New Zealand Banking Corp lost 0.8 percent and National Australia Bank, the top lender by assets, dropped 0.7 percent.The S&P/ASX 200 index declined 10.3 points to 5,508.6 by 0218 GMT.On Monday, the benchmark fell 0.1 percent. The NAB Business Confidence index hit the highest level in five months in June, though that "failed to spark much buying interest," William Leys, sales trader at CMC Markets, said in a note. He said the pending US earnings season "has prompted buying caution as full valuations mean expectations are high." US stocks on Monday retreated from last week's record level on hesitancy to make big ...

Australia shares slip from 1-month highs, banks nudge lower SYDNEY: Australian shares ended 0.1 percent lower on Monday, slipping from one-month highs as banks nudged the market down in low volumes following Wall Street's closure on Friday for Independence Day. The S&P/ASX 200 index lost 6.1 points to 5,518.9 at the close of trade, snapping three consecutive days of gains. The benchmark rose 0.6 percent on Friday and added 1.5 percent for the week, its biggest one-week gain since February. New Zealand's benchmark NZX ...
Banking stocks nudge Australia shares lower in quiet trade SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares declined 0.1 percent on Monday, slipping from one-month highs as banks nudged the market down in low volumes following Wall Street's close on Friday for a holiday. The 'Big Four' banks lost ground after healthy gains last week. Top lender Commonwealth Bank of Australia was down 0.4 percent and Westpac Banking Corp 0.3 percent. The S&P/ASX 200 index lost 3.1 points to 5,521.9 by 0206 GMT. The benchmark rose 0.6 percent on ...
Australia shares slip, investors cautious amid backdrop of weak data SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares edged lower on Monday on weakness in banking and mining stocks, though activity was subdued with few catalysts to spur interest. With the backdrop of weak US economic data in recent days, and a subdued Wall Street on Friday, investors were cautious as they awaited a slew of global data this week, including purchasing managers' indices (PMIs) and US payrolls data. Copper slipped after hitting its highest in 3-1/2 months, spurred by ...
Australia shares slip but posts 0.5pc gain for week SYDNEY: Australian shares slipped 0.4 percent on Friday, as investors remained wary after US stocks dipped on worries that an interest rate hike could come sooner than expected, though gains in the defensive sector kept the market in check. The S&P/ASX 200 index lost 19.2 points to 5,445.1 at the close of trade after touching a 2-1/2-week high of 5,480.1 earlier in the session. The benchmark climbed 1.2 percent on Thursday, and added 0.5 percent ...
Australia shares seen ending 2014 at 6-1/2 year high SYDNEY: Australia's benchmark share index will end 2014 at a six-year high as a sustained pick-up in domestic housing, a falling Australian dollar and a return to global growth buoy appetites for local equities, a Reuters poll showed. The S&P/ASX 200 index is forecast to be 5,700 points, according to the median in a poll of 13 analysts taken in the past week. Such a level, not seen since mid-2008, would be a 5.5 percent ...
Australia shares jump 1.2pc, housing sector falls SYDNEY: Australian shares climbed 1.2 percent on Thursday after Wall Street rose overnight and metal prices ticked higher, though the housing sector fell as stocks traded ex-dividend. The S&P/ASX 200 index jumped 62.3 points to 5,464.3 at the close of trade. The benchmark slipped 0.6 percent on Wednesday, easing for a second day in a row. New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index added 0.5 percent or 25.6 points to 5,130.2. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...


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Foreign Debt $60.9bn
Per Cap Income $1,368
GDP Growth 3.6%
Average CPI 7.5%
Trade Balance $-1.558 bln
Exports $2.117 bln
Imports $3.675 bln
WeeklyJuly 10, 2014
Reserves $14.638 bln