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Australia's Crown shares up as local recovery eclipses profit fall SYDNEY: Australian casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd's shares jumped to a five-month high on Thursday as its Melbourne casino ended years of stagnant growth, offsetting a slump in its Macau operations as China's anti-graft drive cut into profits.Crown shares were up 8 percent at A$15.58 by 0243 GMT, after reaching as high as A$15.77, their highest intraday level since September. The broader market fell.Net profit for Australia's biggest casino firm came in at A$201.8 million ($158 million) for the six months to Dec. 31, down from A$382.5 million in the previous year, including a 42 percent slide in its profit from Macau joint venture Melco Crown Entertainment, and a A$61 million write-off from a discontinued casino in Sri Lanka.The company's biggest earner, a Melbourne casino, increased earnings by a quarter as the amount spent by VIP gamblers nearly doubled, the firm said. Crown Melbourne has in recent years been affected ...

Australia shares slip as ANZ results disappoint, Greece worries persist SYDNEY: Australian shares declined on Tuesday after one of the country's big banks disappointed investors with its earnings result, cooling a red-hot sector that helped drive the market to multi-year highs recently.Worries that Greece has yet to secure a new debt agreement with its European lenders also hurt sentiment. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 0.5 percent lower at 5,858.2, turning around from a seven-year closing high of 5,888.7.Shares in Australia and New Zealand Banking Group ...
Euro down on Greece fears, equities mixed ahead of break HONG KONG: The euro weakened Tuesday after the showdown debt talks between Greece and its creditors collapsed, raising the prospect the country will be dumped out of the eurozone.However, many equity markets were unfazed by the trouble in Europe as trade begins to wind down in several Asian bourses ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday at the end of the week.Tokyo fell 0.24 percent by lunch and Sydney shed 0.40 percent but Hong Kong ...
Australia shares close near 7-yr peak, NZ stocks dip SYDNEY: Australian shares edged up near seven-year highs on Monday, buoyed by gains in energy and mining sectors, though New Zealand shares went down on weakness in financials and utilities.The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 11.2 points, or 0.2 percent, at 5,888.7, a whisker away from Friday's 7-year peak of 5,893.5.New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index eased 0.5 percent or 28.2 points to finish the session at 5,758.24.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Australia shares fall on China data, end 12day winning streak SYDNEY: Australian shares pared early losses on Monday but closed lower to end a 12-session winning streak, weighed by resources stocks following surprisingly weak trade data in China.Financials turned around in late trading when bargain hunters emerged, while gains in healthcare and energy shares also helped.The S&P/ASX 200 index fell to 5,814.9 points at the close of trade.The benchmark ended 0.1 percent higher on Friday to its highest in nearly seven years.The index gained 9.6 ...
Australia shares seen higher on positive sentiment, energy SYDNEY: Australian shares are set to open higher on Friday, gearing up for a 12th straight session of gains as a rise in oil prices is seen as likely to support energy stocks.Wall Street climbed higher on merger news and a bounce in oil prices. The market focus will be on US monthly employment data, due out later in the global day.Global miner BHP Billiton is poised to rise about 1.5 percent after its US ...
Australia shares rally for a 10th session, NZ stocks pause SYDNEY: Australian shares scaled a near seven-year peak on Wednesday in a winning run stretching 10 straight sessions, a day after a rate cut at home stoked expectations for further monetary stimulus, while New Zealand stocks were subdued.The S&P/ASX 200 index added 69.9 points or 1.2 percent to 5,777.3, at the close of trade. It climbed as far as 5,805.1, the highest since 2008, with the benchmark up nearly 7 percent so far this year.New ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,826.30 1.54
Arrow Nasdaq 4,931.82 1.52
Arrow S&P 2,081.18 1.13
Arrow FTSE 6,994.60 0.93
Arrow DAX 11,688.70 2.58
Arrow CAC-40 5,143.26 1.55
Arrow Nikkei 19,652.88 1.17
Arrow H.Seng 27,653.12 0.31
Arrow Sensex 28,442.10 0.78





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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJanuary
Trade Balance $-999 mln
Exports $2.064 bln
Imports $3.063 bln
WeeklyApril 16, 2015
Reserves $16.818 bln