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Australia shares close higher as financials rebound SYDNEY: Australian shares edged up 0.4 percent after a choppy session on Monday, supported by gains in property stocks and banks.The S&P/ASX 200 index ended up 23.8 points at 5,589.9. The benchmark ended 0.4 percent lower on Friday at 5,566.10.The index, which last week had its biggest fall since June 8-12, remains on track to post a monthly gain in July after falling each month since March.New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index slipped 0.37 percent or 22.1 points to finish the session at 5,872.1.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

Australian stocks end up almost 2pc on Greek deal SYDNEY: Australian stocks rallied almost 2.0 percent on Tuesday on the back of the long-awaited Greek bailout agreement.The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closed up 104.2 points, or 1.9 percent, at 5,577.4 following Greece agreeing to tough reforms in return for a three-year bailout worth up to 86 billion euros (US$96 billion)."Much ink has been spilt on the Greek 'deal', but judging by what we are seeing in markets, traders seem to be happy with what they ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

Australian stocks rally 1.70pc on Greek deal SYDNEY: Australian stocks rallied 1.70 percent at the open Tuesday on the back of the long-awaited Greek bailout agreement.The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 93.1 points at 5,566.3 soon after the start following Greece agreeing to tough reforms in return for a three-year bailout worth up to 86 billion euros (US$96 billion).The subsequent boost to European and US markets gave the ASX "one of the most positive intra-day leads in weeks", IG Markets said in ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

Australia stocks slump 2.01pc on Greece, China worries SYDNEY: Australian stocks slumped 2.01 percent Wednesday after European leaders handed debt-stricken Greece a final deadline to reach a new bailout deal and China's volatile markets continued their slide.At the close, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was 111.9 points lower at 5,469.5, wiping out all its gains on Tuesday.Analysts said Greece being given until Sunday to thrash out an agreement and avoid crashing out of the euro, coupled with another rout in China, was hurting sentiment."News ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

Australian stocks rally 1.94pc despite Greece SYDNEY: Australian stocks rallied 1.94 percent Tuesday, shrugging off the crisis in Greece as investors snapped up oversold shares.The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closed 106.4 points higher at 5,581.4, reclaiming its losses from Monday, ahead of a hastily arranged emergency summit of the 19 eurozone countries in Brussels.Phillip Capital senior client adviser Michael Heffernan said investors were realising Greece's troubles were of little consequence for Australia."With the equanimity from European markets, not just from yesterday but ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

Australian stocks down 1.53pc at open after Greek vote SYDNEY: Australian stocks dropped 1.53 percent at the open Monday after Greece rejected fresh austerity demands by the country's EU-IMF creditors in a landmark referendum.The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was trading 84.7 points lower at 5,453.6 soon after the start, although weekend moves by China to stabilise its volatile local markets appeared to help stem some of the bleeding.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

Australia shares end lower on Greece caution, NZ outperforms SYDNEY: Australian shares ended the week with a whimper as investors took some risk off the table ahead of a referendum in Greece that could decide the country's future in the euro zone. The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 1.1 percent on Friday to 5,538.3, finishing the week with a 0.1 percent loss.New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index closed a touch lower at 5,840.9, having turned around from a three-week high of 5,872.7. The index was ...