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Australia shares end near 1-year high on rate cut hopes, NZ declines SYDNEY: Australian shares rose to their highest level in nearly a year on Wednesday as gains in commodity prices lifted resources stocks and soft inflation data boosted hopes of an interest rate cut, while New Zealand shares slipped. The S&P/ASX 200 index nudged up 2.2 points, or 0.04 percent, to 5,539.7 at the close of trade, its highest finish since Aug. 6, 2015.New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell 8.5 points, or 0.1 percent, to finish the session at 7,301.9.Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

Australia shares set to open marginally higher, NZ shares fall SYDNEY: Australian shares are set to open higher on Wednesday as a stronger Wall Street pushes the index towards a near one-year high.The local share price index futures rose 0.2 percent to 5,503, a 33.5-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index close.New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell 0.14 percent in early trade. Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

Australia shares look flat as NZ shares edge lower SYDNEY: Australian shares look set for a flat start to trading on Tuesday, tracking Wall Street's retreat from record highs overnight.Local share price index futures rose by just 1 point to 5,848, a 49.6-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index close.The benchmark rose 0.64 percent on Monday.New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index edged lower in early trade, falling 17.41 points or 0.24 percent to 7.299.9.Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

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 ...