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Australia shares see winning streak end, NZ hits another record SYDNEY: Australian shares ended a week-long winning streak and fell on Tuesday as investors took profits on banks and miners, while New Zealand shares rose to a new record. The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 34.8 points, or 0.7 percent, to 5,108.0 at the close of trade, its first decline in seven sessions.New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index added 27.8 points, or 0.4 percent, to finish the session at 6,446.7, its fourth day in a row of hitting a record. Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

NZ stocks up as a2 Milk soars, Australia seen subdued SYDNEY: New Zealand stocks rose for a third session on Wednesday after upbeat results whipped shares in a2 Milk into a froth, while renewed weakness in oil prices could see a more subdued start for the Australian market.New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.95 percent, or 57.46 points, to 6,132.83 in early trade. Underpinning the rally is a 26-percent surge in a2 Milk , which reported a jump in total revenue and lifted its ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

Australia shares see-saw, end higher on oil; NZ shares hold gains MELBOURNE: Australian shares climbed for a second day on Tuesday to hit the highest in a week, as a rebound by China and Hong Kong stockmarkets and in oil buoyed miners and energy companies. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose by 1.37 percent or 66.54 points to 4,910 points at the close of trade. The market hit a five-day high of 4,910. It had advanced by 1.64 percent on Monday.New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index climbed ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

Australia, NZ shares drop on global jitters, gold stocks shine MELBOURNE/WELLINGTON: Australian and New Zealand shares fell 1 percent on Friday as worries about global growth hauled down most stocks except gold miners, which continued to climb as gold prices surged to a one-year high. The S&P/ASX 200 index was down 49.78 points at 4,772.8 by 0220 GMT, erasing all of the previous session's gains. Analysts and investors said there was no sign of a turnaround given there was little that could drive economic growth, ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

Australia shares hit 2 1/2 year trough, NZ down in line with global rout SYDNEY: Australian shares fell to a 2 1/2-year low on Tuesday, joining a slump in global markets as sliding oil prices weighed on energy stocks and concerns about the health of banks reignited worries over global growth. The S&P/ASX 200 index dropped 143.3 points, or 2.9 percent, to close at 4,832.1, its biggest percentage decline since Sept. 29 and its lowest finish since July 2013. The benchmark is now down 8.7 percent so far this ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

Australian shares close 0.6 percent higher SYDNEY: Australian shares bucked a poor performance by Wall Street to edge 0.6 percent higher on Thursday, aided by a hunt for dividend yield and more merger action.The S&P/ASX 200 index rose to 4976.20 at the close of trade. The benchmark gained 0.6 percent on Thursday.New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index was stable, gaining 0.12 percent or 7.8 points to finish the session at 6,149.70. Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

Australia shares set to extend rally, NZ stocks up SYDNEY: Australian stocks could open higher on Wednesday following a rebound on Wall Street and with energy firms set to benefit from a jump in oil prices.Stock index futures rose 1.1 percent to 4,953, but were still at a 53.6-point discount to the close of the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index on Monday.The benchmark closed 1.8 percent higher in the last session, ahead of a public holiday on Tuesday.Global miner BHP Billiton is expected to open ...