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Australia shares end up 0.1pc as miners gain  CANBERRA: Australian shares edged up 0.1 percent on Friday as gains in index-heavy mining stocks helped break a two-day run of losses, but the market still ended slightly down on the week.   Global miner BHP Billiton Ltd gained 0.9 percent to A$33.54 and major rival Rio Tinto Ltd rose 1.8 percent to A$56.40, helped by a rebound in iron ore prices.    The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index rose 3.1 points to 4,486.6, according to the latest data, but remained below 14-month highs above 4,500 hit earlier this week. It lost 0.2 percent over the week.   Surfwear retailer Billabong International Ltd ended down 17 percent, having hit a record low during trade, after private equity firm TPG dropped its A$694 million ($713 million) bid.   New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index rose 0.3 percent to 3,896.7.   Copyright Reuters, 2012 ...

Australia shares down but off lows  MELBOURNE: Australian shares fell 0.2 percent on Thursday, weighed by weakness in miners but paring steeper earlier losses after data showed a jump in jobs in September.   The Australian dollar rose a third of a cent as expectations for a November rate cut weakened after government data showed employment rose 14,500 in September, compared to forecasts for a slight rise of 3,750..   The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index fell 7 points to 4,483.5, according to the latest data, ...
Australia shares off lows as jobs rise in Sept  MELBOURNE: Australian shares recovered from session lows to be down 0.3 percent on Thursday, paring steeper losses after data showed a jump in jobs in September and more people looking for work.   The Australian dollar rose a third of a cent after government data showed employment rose 14,500 in September, compared to forecasts for a slight rise of 3,750. Full-time jobs jumped by 32,100.   Unemployment rose three notches to 5.4 percent in September as more people looked ...
Australia shares seen lower, jobs data awaited  MELBOURNE: Australian shares are likely to extend losses into a second day on Thursday after US equities sank on corporate warnings of slower growth, though local price moves may be limited ahead of monthly jobs data.   * Share price index futures fell 0.6 percent, or 25 points to 4,459, a 31.7-point discount to the 4,490.7 close of the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index. The benchmark pulled back from 14-month highs on Wednesday after the IMF cut its ...
Australia shares retreat on lower regional growth forecasts  MELBOURNE: Australian shares pulled back from 14-month highs on Wednesday as lower growth forecasts for China and other regional economies by the International Monetary Fund wiped off gains made by miners on higher iron ore prices.   The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index lost 0.3 percent to close at 4,490.7 points, according to the latest available data. On Tuesday, the index gained 0.5 percent.   The IMF said earlier this week that China's economic growth is expected to weaken to ...
Australia shares slip; iron ore gains buoy miners  MELBOURNE: Australian shares slipped 0.3 percent on Wednesday, pulling back from 14-month highs after the IMF cut its growth forecasts for a second time, sending shares around most of the region lower.   The local market was buoyed as benchmark iron ore climbed 6 percent to $117.20 a tonne, its highest since Aug. 1, according to data provider Steel Index, taking gains to 12.5 percent over the past two days.   Miners and BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto both ...
Australia shares slip; Newcrest down, Alumina up  MELBOURNE: Australian shares slipped 0.3 percent on Wednesday, with falls across the board after a weak lead from Wall Street, while gold miners fell after bullion prices eased offshore.   The local market, up 9 percent in the past three months, retreated from a 14-month high after US stocks fell on worries about third-quarter earnings and the IMF cut cut its growth forecasts for a second time.   "It has been a good run and there are sellers looking ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyAugust
Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
Exports $1.911 bln
Imports $4.718 bln
WeeklySeptember 25, 2014
Reserves $13.305 bln