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Australia shares close 0.3pc lower at two-week lows, retailers lift SYDNEY: Australian shares eased 0.3 percent to two-week lows, after Wall Street fell for a second session, though a rise in gold capped broader losses and better-than-expected retail sales buoyed sentiment. The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 15.5 points to 5,540.9 at the close of trade. The benchmark tumbled 1.4 percent on Friday and declined 0.5 percent for the week, snapping two weeks of gains. New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index declined 0.4 percent or 19.2 points to finish the session at 5,090.7. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Australia shares ease to 2-week lows, retailers support SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares eased 0.4 percent in early trade after Wall Street fell for a second session, though a rise in gold capped broader losses and better-than-expected retail sales buoyed sentiment.US stocks ended lower for a second day on Friday and the S&P 500 posted its biggest weekly decline since 2012 as US job growth slowed in July and the unemployment rate unexpectedly rose. The financial sector weakened with Westpac Banking Corp and National Australia ...
Australia shares trade at 6-year highs, resources cap gains SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares added 0.3 percent on Thursday to hit another six-year high with the banking sector and an uptick on Wall Street supporting gains. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended higher overnight after the Federal Reserve gave a rosier assessment of the US economy while reaffirming that it is in no hurry to raise interest rates.The banking sector climbed higher, led by Commonwealth Bank of Australia which added 0.7 percent to trade at a ...
Australia shares dip at the close, weakness in banks weigh SYDNEY: Australian shares dipped 0.1 percent on Monday as weakness on Wall Street and in metal prices was offset by an uptick in gold, though the financials dragged slightly.Investors were mostly sidelined with the S&P/ASX 200 index declining 6.1 points to 5,577.4 at the close. The benchmark slipped 0.1 percent on Friday, but added 0.9 percent for the week.A total of 444.6 million shares changed hands during the session, versus the five-day daily average of ...
Australia shares steady, Healthscope debuts at listing price SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares steadied on Monday to recover from an earlier dip as a weakness on Wall Street and metal prices was offset by an uptick in gold, though the financials dragged slightly as investors mostly stood at the sidelines. Banks took the market lower with Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the top bank by market capitalisation was down 0.3 percent, while Australia's second biggest bank by market value, Westpac Banking Corp, lost 0.5 percent. National ...
Asia stocks supported as China's factories revive SYDNEY: Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday as US tech earnings impressed and a surprisingly strong reading on Chinese manufacturing bolstered hopes for recovery in the world's second-biggest economy. The HSBC flash PMI for China came in at 52.0 for July, well above forecasts of a small rise to 51 in July and the highest reading in 18 months.There was also good news on the outlook, with a sub-index of new orders reaching 53.7. The ...
Australia shares extend six-year high, bouyed by China PMI SYDNEY: Australian shares closed 0.2 percent higher on Thursday, extending a six-year high as Wall Street climbed and sentiment was boosted by a preliminary Chinese manufacturing index rising at its fastest pace in 18 months. The S&P/ASX 200 index added 11.1 points to 5,587.8 at the close of trade, a fresh 6-year high. The benchmark added 0.6 percent on Wednesday. New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index added 0.5 percent to 5,174.7. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,079.57 0.25
Arrow Nasdaq 4,557.70 0.26
Arrow S&P 1,996.74 0.17
Arrow FTSE 6,805.80 0.36
Arrow DAX 9,462.56 1.12
Arrow CAC-40 4,366.04 0.66
Arrow Nikkei 15,459.86 0.48
Arrow H.Seng 24,741.00 0.71
Arrow Sensex 26,638.11 0.29

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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.311 bln
Exports $2.027 bln
Imports $4.338 bln
WeeklyAugust 28, 2014
Reserves $13.582 bln