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Australia shares set to open lower SYDNEY: Australian shares are set to open lower on Tuesday under pressure from a weaker Wall Street, which closed lower on concerns over global economic growth.Resources and energy stocks are likely to weigh after metals and oil prices fell overnight.Local share price index futures fell 0.6 percent to 5,356 to sit at a 15.3-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index. The benchmark index rose 0.7 percent on Monday to hit a one-week high.New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index was little changed at 5,526.44 points in early trade.Australian construction software maker Aconex debuts after raising A$140 million in an IPO. Though small, the listing will be watched by investors considering other larger IT listings, such as accounting software maker MYOB which will seek to raise A$3 billion.Australian business confidence data due at 0030 GMT. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Australia shares hit one-week high as Qantas takes off, banks gain SYDNEY: Australian shares rose to a one-week closing high on Monday with Qantas the star performer after the airline cheered investors with a faster-than-anticipated recovery from last year's record loss. The S&P/ASX 200 index climbed 0.7 percent, or 37.4 points, to 5,372.7, reversing all of Friday's 0.6 percent decline. Qantas shares jumped 13.8 percent to A$2.39 - its highest close since February 2011. Also in favour, the big four local banks notched up solid gains. ...
Australia shares ease amid mining, energy sell off SYDNEY: Australian shares fell 0.6 percent on Friday, weighed by losses in mining and energy firms with investors nervous ahead of a key US jobs report that could trigger sharp moves.The S&P/ASX 200 index shed 33.5 points to 5,335.3 at the close of trade, but was still up 0.4 percent for the week.New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index ended the session unchanged at 5,521.9 to show a jump of nearly 2 percent so far this ...
Australia shares, defying commodities rout & weak GDP, close higher SYDNEY: Australian shares rose 0.8 percent on Wednesday as investors shrugged off disappointing economic data and further declines in oil and iron ore prices and bought stocks on the cheap after the recent steep selloff. The S&P/ASX 200 index extended the previous session's recovery after plunging nearly 4 percent in two sessions. The benchmark closed up 40.5 points at 5,321.8, pulling away from a two-month low touched this week. New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index ...
Australia shares rise as oil, gold rebound drive resources up SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares shook off a weak lead from Wall Street and recovered some of their recent losses on Tuesday, as rebounding oil and metals prices drove a relief rally in resources firms. A raft of encouraging domestic economic data, including figures showing new home approvals grew twice as fast as expected in October, added to the positive mood after a punishing selloff in recent sessions. "We're one of only a few markets in positive ...
Australia shares fall as oil slump wallops energy stocks SYDNEY: Australian shares fell the most in seven weeks on Friday, led by a brutal selloff in energy producers as the biggest drop in oil prices in three years stoked concerns about demand for the country's commodities. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed down 1.6 percent or 87.9 points at 5313.0, its biggest percentage drop since Oct. 10. The energy sub-index slumped 7.6 percent. New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index fell 0.6 percent or 30.9 points ...
Australia shares flat, held back by energy sector SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares hovered at one-week highs on Thursday thanks to gains in the major banks, but losses in the energy and mining sectors kept a lid on the overall market. The S&P/ASX 200 index was a mere 0.13 percent higher at 5,403.4 by 0239 GMT, having rallied 1.2 percent in the previous session. The major banks did most of the heavy lifting with National Australia Bank up 1.3 percent at A$32.88. Energy stocks were ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,132.70 0.45
Arrow Nasdaq 4,963.53 0.49
Arrow S&P 2,104.50 0.30
Arrow FTSE 6,946.66 0.04
Arrow DAX 11,401.66 0.66
Arrow CAC-40 4,951.48 0.83
Arrow Nikkei 18,797.94 0.06
Arrow H.Seng 24,823.29 0.32
Arrow Sensex 29,220.12 1.65

ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $15.944 bln