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Australia shares crawl up, aided by miners, takeover offer SYDNEY: Australian shares finished 0.4 percent higher on Monday, bolstered by a pick-up in resource stocks on improved risk appetites and a $1 billion takeover offer for standards compliance business SAI Global Ltd.The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 20.01 points to 5,512.8 at the close of trade. The benchmark added 0.2 percent on Friday and gained 0.3 percent last week, its third consecutive week of gains. New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index rose 2.3 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to end the session at 5,153.7. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Australia shares add 0.3pc, underpinned by banks and miners SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares advanced modestly on Monday, bolstered by gains in banks and a recovery in resources stocks following a selloff last week. The resources sector, hit the previous week by a slump in iron ore prices, regained ground as copper prices rose, with bellwether miners BHP Billiton Ltd and Rio Tinto Ltd adding 0.4 percent and 0.8 percent, respectively. "With the Memorial Day holiday in the US today, it will likely be a quiet ...
Australia shares enjoy biggest 1-day gain in 3-1/2 months on China PMI SYDNEY: Australian shares rose 1 percent on Thursday, as an upbeat Chinese manufacturing survey helped miners claw back recent steep losses from slumping iron ore prices. China's factory sector turned in its best performance in five months in May, a preliminary HSBC survey showed, though overall manufacturing growth still contracted slightly in a suggestion that the outlook remains murky. China is Australia's largest export market. The S&P/ASX 200 index advanced 55.3 points to 5,479.9 at ...
Australia shares down 0.6pc as iron ore prices, consumer sentiment slide SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares slipped on Wednesday, hurt by miners as iron ore prices extended a worrying slide and added to a confluence of negative factors, including a drop in consumer sentiment and a ditched investment plan by Woodside Petroleum Ltd.A measure of Australian consumer sentiment slumped in May to its lowest in over two years as households fretted about their own finances a week after the government unveiled a string of spending cuts and new ...
Australia shares in biggest 1-day fall since mid-April as banks, miners slip SYDNEY: Australian shares fell 1.3 percent on Monday, pulled down by blue chip banking and mining stocks in muted trade as iron ore and Chinese steel futures slumped, while UGL dropped after receiving only one bid for its real estate arm. The S&P/ASX 200 index lost 70 points to 5,409.0 at the close of trade, its biggest one-day percentage drop since mid-April.The benchmark fell 0.6 percent on Friday, but added 0.3 percent for the week.Shares ...
Australia shares stumble on banks, resources, UGL drops SYDNEY: Australian shares fell 0.9 percent on Monday, pulled down by blue chip banking and mining stocks in muted trade as iron ore and Chinese steel futures slumped.The 'Big Four' banks dragged lower with Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Westpac Banking Corp both losing 0.9 percent. Three of the 'Big Four' banks had touched record highs earlier in May on solid earnings results. "I think in the absence of any earnings information the market probably ...
Australia shares edge lower on Wall St retreat, gold and oil support SYDNEY: Australian shares slipped 0.1 percent on Thursday morning in choppy trade as Wall Street stepped back from record highs and major banks lost ground, though higher gold and oil prices supported resource stocks. The market has been locked in a fairly narrow range this week as economic events and a handful of corporate results offered no major surprises.Among banking stocks, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group and National Australia Bank each lost 0.3 percent ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,563.30 1.88
Arrow Nasdaq 4,369.77 2.09
Arrow S&P 1,930.67 2.00
Arrow FTSE 6,730.11 0.64
Arrow DAX 9,407.48 1.94
Arrow CAC-40 4,246.14 1.53
Arrow Nikkei 15,620.77 0.16
Arrow H.Seng 24,756.85 0.10
Arrow Sensex 25,894.97 0.74

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Foreign Debt $60.9bn
Per Cap Income $1,368
GDP Growth 3.6%
Average CPI 7.5%
Trade Balance $-1.558 bln
Exports $2.117 bln
Imports $3.675 bln
WeeklyJuly 10, 2014
Reserves $14.638 bln