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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 Australia Bank Ltd bucked the trend, adding 0.2 percent after it agreed to sell a 625 million pound ($1 billion) portfolio of mostly non-performing UK commercial property loans to an affiliate of private equity firm Cerberus Global Investors. Elsewhere, Australia's No. 2 private hospital company Healthscope Ltd debuted at its listing price of A$2.10, in the country's biggest listing since 2010. The S&P/ASX 200 index was down 1.9 points to 5,581.6 by 0215 GMT. The ...

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 ...
Australia shares nudge higher on China PMI; banks lead SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares added 0.2 percent 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. Banks propped up the local market with Commonwealth Bank of Australia and National Australia Bank adding 0.4 percent and 0.2 percent each. The S&P/ASX 200 index added 8.2 points to 5,584.9 by 0222 GMT, its highest since June 2008. The benchmark ...
Australia shares add 0.6pc to close at 6-year high SYDNEY: Australian shares added 0.6 percent on Wednesday to close at six-year highs with gains across all major sectors after Wall Street rose on solid earnings, but tensions in Gaza and Ukraine kept gains in check. The S&P/ASX 200 index climbed 33.4 points to 5,576.7 at the close of trade, its highest point since June 2008.The benchmark edged 0.1 percent higher on Tuesday. New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index added 0.2 percent or 12.7 points ...
Australia shares trade at new 6-year highs, miners strong SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares added 0.7 percent on Wednesday, rising to fresh six-year highs after Wall Street gained on solid earnings and investors digested a mixed inflation report, but tensions in Gaza and Ukraine kept gains in check. Blue chip stocks underpinned the market, with the 'Big Four' banks gaining ground and global miners rising as zinc hit a three-year high and aluminium touched a 16-month peak overnight. Among top-tier miners, BHP Billiton Ltd, the world's ...
Asia stocks mostly higher, optimistic on US earnings SYDNEY: Most Asian stock markets edged higher on Monday as investors set aside geopolitical concerns for the moment to focus on the generally upbeat flow of US corporate earnings ahead of a host of results due this week. Volumes were very light as Japanese markets took a holiday. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.3 percent, with modest increases for most markets across Asia. Spread betters predicted opening gains of 0.1 to ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,131.97 0.59
Arrow Nasdaq 4,552.76 0.75
Arrow S&P 1,998.98 0.75
Arrow FTSE 6,792.24 0.18
Arrow DAX 9,632.93 0.28
Arrow CAC-40 4,409.15 0.44
Arrow Nikkei 15,911.53 0.23
Arrow H.Seng 24,136.01 0.91
Arrow Sensex 26,492.51 1.21

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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.434 bln
Exports $1.930 bln
Imports $3.364 bln
WeeklySeptember 15, 2014
Reserves $13.414 bln