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Australian shares fall on miners, commodities  SYDNEY: Australian shares fell 0.3 percent on Monday, ending seven straight sessions of gains, dragged down by commodities and mining sectors as investors' attention turned to the coming US earnings season amid concerns of weaker results.   Mining magnates BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto lost 0.2 percent and 0.3 percent respectively.   Among the commodities, gold miner Newcrest dropped 3.2 percent, while Woodside Petroleum lost 0.5 percent.   The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index lost 12.5 points to 4,481.9 according to the latest data. The benchmark rose 0.9 percent on Friday to its highest close since August 2011.   New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index rose 0.5 percent or 19.1 points to 3,923.9.       Copyright Reuters, 2012   ...

Australia shares seen steady around 14-month high  MELBOURNE: Australian shares are expected to open roughly unchanged on Monday, buoyed by a surprise drop in the US unemployment rate, with the market set to consolidate gains that took the benchmark index to a 14-month high last week.   * Local share price index futures rose 1 point to 4,493.0, a 1.4-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index close. The benchmark rose 0.9 percent on Friday to its highest close since August 2011.   * New Zealand's ...
Australia shares rally on miners and banks  SYDNEY: Australian shares rose 0.9 percent on Friday, lifted by mining and banking stocks as the market was supported by a fourth day of gains on Wall Street ahead of a US payrolls report later in the day.   The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose only slightly last week after a big drop the week before, the Labor Department reported on Thursday, raising hopes that Friday's closely watched non-farm payrolls report would ...
Australia shares extend gains to 14-month high, miners lead  SYDNEY: Australian shares gained 0.7 percent to a 14-month high on Friday, with mining stocks rising and the market supported by a fourth day of gains on Wall Street ahead of a US payrolls report later in the day.   The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose only slightly last week after a big drop the week before, the Labor Department reported on Thursday, raising hopes that Friday's closely watched non-farm payrolls report ...
Australia shares close at 14-month high  SYDNEY: Australian shares extended their gains by 0.3 percent on Thursday, hitting a 14-month high after banks offset losses in mining.   Investors remained optimistic about further interest rate cuts after data showed soft retail sales figures for August.   Australian retail sales edged up only marginally in August as weakness in household goods and clothing pointed to restraint in discretionary spending, adding to the case for further supportive cuts in interest rates.   Top banks continued this week's post rate-cut ...
Australia shares nudge higher, retail sales miss forecasts  MELBOURNE: Australian shares were up 0.2 percent on Thursday as banks rose while miners fell, with sentiment dented by soft retail sales figures for August and declines in oil and copper prices.   Top banks continued this week's post rate-cut gains, led by a 1.2 percent rise in Westpac Banking Corp. The central bank cut rates to a three-year low on Tuesday.    Miners extended their downward trend, with BHP Billiton down 1.5 percent and Rio Tinto slipping 0.8 ...
Australia shares at 14-month highs as currency retreats  MELBOURNE: Australian shares edged up to a 14-month closing high on Wednesday as banks and broader stocks were boosted by an interest rate cut and a weaker local dollar, enhancing export prospects.   Shares were knocked from intraday highs after Australia's trade deficit blew out to its widest in three-and-a-half years as falling prices for iron ore and coal ate into export earnings, sending the Australian dollar to a one-month low.    The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index still closed ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,042.90 0.17
Arrow Nasdaq 4,493.39 0.28
Arrow S&P 1,972.29 0.28
Arrow FTSE 6,622.72 0.36
Arrow DAX 9,474.30 0.55
Arrow CAC-40 4,416.24 1.33
Arrow Nikkei 16,173.52 0.84
Arrow H.Seng 22,932.98 1.28
Arrow Sensex 26,630.51 0.13





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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