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Australia shares end 0.2pc up on commodity rally SYDNEY: Australian shares ended 0.2 percent higher on Tuesday led by gains in resources and energy-related stocks in line with firmer commodity prices.The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 12.96 points to 5,969.1 at the close of trade. It remained tantalisingly close to the 6,000-mark, which has proved to be a formidable barrier so far. Two attempts to break above that level this month ended in failure as profit-takers were quick to emerge.New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index ended down 0.08 percent or 4.69 points to finish the session at 5,870.54.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Australia shares post biggest rally in 5 weeks on Fed outlook SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares rose the most in five weeks on Thursday after the Federal Reserve suggested it may raise US rates later than previously thought while energy stocks followed the surging oil price higher.The Fed downgraded its economic growth and inflation projections for the US, triggering a relief rally on Wall St as investors bet that any rate hike will be later rather than sooner."Everyone feels the Fed's not quite as aggressive and will be ...
Australian shares set to dip on weaker oil, NAB woes SYDNEY: Australian shares are set to open lower on Monday, with top stock BHP Billiton and the energy sector under pressure from weaker oil prices, and National Australia Bank weighed down by uncertainty over the outlook for its UK assets.Local share price index futures fell 0.2 percent to 5,801.0 to sit at a 13.5-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index close. The benchmark fell 0.7 percent last Friday.New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index gained ...
Australia shares ease, NZ stocks set new heights SYDNEY: Australian shares slipped on Friday, led by losses in mining and financials, putting the index on track to end the week sharply lower - in contrast with New Zealand stocks which scaled another all-time high. The S&P/ASX 200 index dropped 0.7 percent, or 39.8 points to 5,810.3 points. The benchmark climbed 1 percent on Thursday, its biggest daily rise in a month. The one bright spot came from the telecommunications sector after TPG Telecom ...
Australia shares down, but NZ stocks sets record peak SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares fell on Friday as declining commodity prices sapped appetite across the board, putting shares on track to end the week sharply lower - in contrast with New Zealand stocks which scaled another all-time high.The S&P/ASX 200 index dropped 0.6 percent, or 37.9 points to 5,811.4 points by 02:49 GMT. The benchmark climbed 1 percent on Thursday, its biggest daily rise in a month. "It looked like investors closed long positions ahead of ...
Australia shares fall on commodities, US rate hike fears SYDNEY: Australian shares fell the most in nine weeks on Monday as investors continued to cash in on recent multi-year highs, while upbeat US jobs data raised expectations the Fed will raise interest rates sooner rather than later.Large resources stocks weighed down the benchmark index after iron ore hit a record low following reports of Chinese steel mill closures.The S&P/ASX 200 index ended down 1.3 percent or 77.6 points at 5821.3, its biggest fall since ...
Australia shares expected to open lower on rates gloom, weak Wall St  SYDNEY: Australian shares were expected to fall on Thursday, retreating from seven-year highs earlier in the week, as a weak lead from Wall St adds to disappointment about the Australian central bank's decision not to cut rates.Bank stocks, which recently traded at record highs, may come under pressure because of concerns they will struggle to grow lending without another rate cut, while overnight gains in base metals and oil prices may provide support for resources.The ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,351.38 1.82
Arrow Nasdaq 4,749.98 2.46
Arrow S&P 1,948.86 1.83
Arrow FTSE 6,083.31 0.41
Arrow DAX 10,048.05 0.32
Arrow CAC-40 4,554.92 0.30
Arrow Nikkei 18,095.40 0.39
Arrow H.Seng 20,934.94 1.18
Arrow Sensex 25,453.56 0.95

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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
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