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Woolworths restructuring helps lift Australia bourse SYDNEY: The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 0.64 percent, or 35.4 points higher at 5,533.6, helped by a big lift in the shares of Woolworths after the supermarket chain said it would close stores and cut staff numbers. Woolworths ended 8.2 percent higher at A$24.30New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index finished up 1.3 percent, or 91 points at 7,317.3.Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

Australia shares pause near recent peak; NZ hits fresh record SYDNEY: Australia's shares paused near a one-year high on Friday, though a rally in the natural resources sector offset some losses in energy and financials, while New Zealand's bourse touched an all-time high. The S&P/ASX 200 index eased 0.26 percent, or 14.19 points, to close the session at 5,498.20. Although the benchmark finished slightly off at close, it was still near a one-year peak of 5,531.9 hit in the previous session.New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

Australia shares seen pausing below 1 year peak, NZ off all-time high SYDNEY: Australian shares are expected to tread water on Friday after Wall Street pulled back from record levels, while New Zealand equities drifted a touch lower, having struck an all-time peak in the last session.Local share price index futures fell 0.6 percent to 5,451 points, a 61.4-point discount to the close of the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index on Thursday.The benchmark climbed to a near one-year high in the last session, having added 1.5 percent so ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

Australia shares test year high, NZ at record close on rate cut views SYDNEY: Australian shares climbed to a near one-year high and New Zealand stocks struck a record close on Thursday, amid growing expectations of further monetary easing this year. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 23.7 points, or 0.4 percent, to close at 5,512.4, its highest since Aug. 6, 2015. The benchmark has risen for 10 of the past 11 sessions.New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index closed up 41.4 points, or 0.6 percent, to finish the session ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

NZ stocks at record high but Australian shares set for soft opening SYDNEY: Australian shares looked poised to open slightly softer on Thursday, while New Zealand shares hit a record high.The local share price index futures rose 0.4 percent, or 20 points to 5,469 points. While higher, that is still a 19.7-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index close.The benchmark rose 0.7 percent on Wednesday.New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 10.67 points or 0.15 percent in early trade, to reach a record high. Copyright Reuters, ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

Australia shares end lower; NZ shares hit record MELBOURNE: Australian shares finished down 0.1 percent on Tuesday, snuffing out an eight-session recovery rally following a slump after Britain's June vote to leave the European Union, while New Zealand shares extended gains to a fresh record. The S&P/ASX 200 index had slipped by 7.2 points to finish at 5,451.30 at the close of trade, having edged up to the highest since last August at 5,466.40 earlier in the day.The benchmark had climbed half a ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

Australia shares set for flat opening; NZ stocks tread water SYDNEY: Australian shares are seen flat on Tuesday, before the release of last month's central bank meeting minutes later in the morning.The share price index futures rose one point to 5,418 points, a 40.5-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index close. The benchmark rose 0.5 percent on Monday and has rallied for eight sessions in a row.New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index edged 0.04 percent lower in early trade. Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...