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Australia shares seen opening steady, taking cues from earnings  SYDNEY: Australian shares are set to open cautiously on Friday with weaker oil and nickel prices weighing on resources stocks, while more earnings, including from gas producer Santos and health insurer Medibank, will help set the tone. The local share price index futures rose 0.1 percent to 5,873.0 to sit at a 31.2-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index close. The benchmark fell 0.2 percent on Thursday. New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index inched up 1.6 points to 5,727.8 in early trade. Shares in Telstra Corp Ltd will be in the frame after it announced the surprise retirement of Chief Executive David Thodey after nearly six years in the job. Telstra has promoted CFO Andy Penn to replace Thodey on May 1. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Australia's Crown shares up as local recovery eclipses profit fall SYDNEY: Australian casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd's shares jumped to a five-month high on Thursday as its Melbourne casino ended years of stagnant growth, offsetting a slump in its Macau operations as China's anti-graft drive cut into profits.Crown shares were up 8 percent at A$15.58 by 0243 GMT, after reaching as high as A$15.77, their highest intraday level since September. The broader market fell.Net profit for Australia's biggest casino firm came in at A$201.8 million ...
Australia shares slip as ANZ results disappoint, Greece worries persist SYDNEY: Australian shares declined on Tuesday after one of the country's big banks disappointed investors with its earnings result, cooling a red-hot sector that helped drive the market to multi-year highs recently.Worries that Greece has yet to secure a new debt agreement with its European lenders also hurt sentiment. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 0.5 percent lower at 5,858.2, turning around from a seven-year closing high of 5,888.7.Shares in Australia and New Zealand Banking Group ...
Euro down on Greece fears, equities mixed ahead of break HONG KONG: The euro weakened Tuesday after the showdown debt talks between Greece and its creditors collapsed, raising the prospect the country will be dumped out of the eurozone.However, many equity markets were unfazed by the trouble in Europe as trade begins to wind down in several Asian bourses ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday at the end of the week.Tokyo fell 0.24 percent by lunch and Sydney shed 0.40 percent but Hong Kong ...
Australia shares close near 7-yr peak, NZ stocks dip SYDNEY: Australian shares edged up near seven-year highs on Monday, buoyed by gains in energy and mining sectors, though New Zealand shares went down on weakness in financials and utilities.The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 11.2 points, or 0.2 percent, at 5,888.7, a whisker away from Friday's 7-year peak of 5,893.5.New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index eased 0.5 percent or 28.2 points to finish the session at 5,758.24.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Australia shares fall on China data, end 12day winning streak SYDNEY: Australian shares pared early losses on Monday but closed lower to end a 12-session winning streak, weighed by resources stocks following surprisingly weak trade data in China.Financials turned around in late trading when bargain hunters emerged, while gains in healthcare and energy shares also helped.The S&P/ASX 200 index fell to 5,814.9 points at the close of trade.The benchmark ended 0.1 percent higher on Friday to its highest in nearly seven years.The index gained 9.6 ...
Australia shares seen higher on positive sentiment, energy SYDNEY: Australian shares are set to open higher on Friday, gearing up for a 12th straight session of gains as a rise in oil prices is seen as likely to support energy stocks.Wall Street climbed higher on merger news and a bounce in oil prices. The market focus will be on US monthly employment data, due out later in the global day.Global miner BHP Billiton is poised to rise about 1.5 percent after its US ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,813.39 0.01
Arrow Nasdaq 5,116.15 0.26
Arrow S&P 2,088.87 0.01
Arrow FTSE 6,337.64 0.96
Arrow DAX 11,169.54 2.15
Arrow CAC-40 4,892.99 1.51
Arrow Nikkei 19,847.58 0.39
Arrow H.Seng 22,498.00 0.40
Arrow Sensex 25,775.74 0.17

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Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.197 bln
Exports $1.729 bln
Imports $3.926 bln
WeeklyNovember 23, 2015
Reserves $19.713 bln