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Australia shares hit 3 week lows, iron ore miners slump SYDNEY: Australian shares ended at their lowest in over three weeks on Tuesday with further declines in iron ore prices taking a heavy toll on some miners. The S&P/ASX 200 index slipped 0.2 percent, or 12.8 points, to 5,399.7, extending Monday's 0.8 percent fall. Junior iron ore miner BC Iron led the losers, slumping 10.3 percent to A$0.655. Fortescue Metal Group skidded 6.6 percent to A$2.97. Benchmark iron ore spot prices plumbed their lowest since 2009, stretching this year's rout as a supply glut continued to pressure the commodity. New Zealand's stocks fared better with the benchmark NZX 50 index climbing 0.3 percent, or 14.8 points, to a record closing high of 5,505.0. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Australia shares skid to 3 week lows, miners pinned down by growth woes SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares slipped to a three-week lows on Tuesday with some mining stocks pressured by further weakness in iron ore prices on persistent worries about global growth. The S&P/ASX 200 index edged down 0.1 percent, or 7.6 points, to 5,404.9 by 0225 GMT, having earlier dipped below 5,400.0 for the first time since Oct. 24. The benchmark index slid 0.8 percent on Monday after data showed Japan unexpectedly fell into a recession. Iron ore ...
Australia shares fall to 3-1/2 week low, Japan's recession weigh SYDNEY: Australian shares fell to 3-1/2-week lows on Monday as investors took profits on finance and health stocks with sentiment also partially hit by unexpected news that Japan's economy had slipped into recession.The S&P/ASX 200 index .AXJO dropped 0.77 percent or 41.84 points to 5,412.5, its lowest close since Oct. 24.New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index added 0.1 percent or 6.23 points to finish the session at 5490.23.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Australian & NZ shares subdued, Japan recession dims mood SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares declined on Monday, as falls in healthcare and telecommunications stocks were further compounded by weakness in Japanese stocks after data showed the world's third-biggest economy unexpectedly slipped into recession. CSL Ltd, Cochlear Ltd and Sonic Healthcare Ltd dropped around 1.5 percent each after investors booked profits following recent hefty gains. The healthcare index set a record high earlier this month to be up 12 percent so far this year. The mood in ...
Australia shares close lower on weak commodities SYDNEY: Australian shares fell for a fourth consecutive session on Thursday as sliding commodity prices hit the heavyweight resources sector. The S&P/ASX 200 index dipped 0.4 percent to 5,442.7 at the close of trade, after touching its lowest in two weeks. New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index eased 0.5 percent to finish the session at 5,462.743, but was still near record highs set this week. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Australia shares slide to 2-week lows, Myer hit by weak sales SYDNEY: Australian shares fell 1 percent on Wednesday, dragged down by a tumble in Myer Holdings and weakness in blue-chip stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed at a two-week low of 5,463. Myer, Australia's largest department store, was among the worst performers following poor sales.Its share tumbled 8.1 percent to A$1.76, having touched its lowest in more than two years. New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index set a fresh record high at 5,507.46, but finished ...
Australia shares slip as Myer tumbles on weak sales, NZ hits record high SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares fell 0.7 percent on Wednesday, dragged down by weakness in blue-chip miners and a tumble in Myer Holdings stocks on weak sales at its department stores. Financial and basic materials took a beating with Macquarie Group off 2.5 percent after it traded ex-dividend. Sentiment was also hurt after Myer, Australia's largest department store, reported poor sales.The shares skidded 5.2 percent to A$1.79, pulling closer to two-year lows touched last month. Leanne Jones, ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,191.37 1.13
Arrow Nasdaq 4,638.00 0.93
Arrow S&P 2,002.16 1.35
Arrow FTSE 6,825.94 0.21
Arrow DAX 10,710.97 0.78
Arrow CAC-40 4,610.94 0.29
Arrow Nikkei 17,795.73 0.15
Arrow H.Seng 24,861.81 0.22
Arrow Sensex 29,559.18 0.04

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln