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Australia shares dip as investors dump BHP on spin-off fears SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian stocks slipped on Wednesday as investors dumped shares of BHP Billiton after the global miner missed earnings expectations, though an upbeat finish on Wall Street helped temper losses as investors digested a raft of earnings. The S&P/ASX 200 index was down 0.1 percent or 7.6 points at 5,616.24 by 0238 GMT. The benchmark added 0.7 percent on Tuesday, its fourth consecutive session of gains. BHP Billiton Ltd lost 4 percent, its biggest one-day fall since March 10, after it reported an 8 percent rise in second-half underlying attributable profit to $5.69 billion, which was just below forecasts. Analysts said investors also were wary of BHP's plans to spin-off businesses worth an estimated $16 billion. "That's taking a big chunk off the market, even though people really didn't change their valuations much after their report, it's been sold off on the back of how that spin-off is going to ...

Australia shares close higher, propped up by miners, defensives SYDNEY: Australian shares ended 0.4 percent higher on Monday, propped up by miners and the defensive sector as investors digested a batch of earnings results released earlier in the session. The S&P/ASX 200 index climbd 20.6 points to 5,587.1 at the close of trade. The benchmark added 0.3 percxent on Friday, ending the week up 2.4 percent. New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index slipped 0.1 percent or 7 points to finish the session at 5,071.1. ...
Asia shares up but gains limited as Ukraine sours mood TOKYO: Asian stocks eked out gains on Monday after seeing Wall Street recover from the latest round of tensions in the Ukrainian crisis, although renewed uncertainty over the volatile conflict put a firm lid on markets. The dollar was on the back foot against the safe-haven yen, weighed by a slide in Treasury yields.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1 percent. Tokyo's Nikkei gained 0.1 percent. News late on Friday that ...
Australia shares steady, investors digest earnings SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares were marginally positive on Monday, propped up by miners and the defensive sector as investors digested a raft of earnings results released earlier in the session. Ansell Ltd jumped 2.4 percent after the world's biggest maker of condom and gloves, said it anticipated improved demand in developed economies this year. The move higher supported stocks in the health sector, with biotech firm CSL Ltd adding 0.3 percent. The mining sector was boosted ...
Australia shares post biggest weekly gain since Feb, ANZ finishes lower SYDNEY: Australian shares ended 0.32 percent higher on Friday, tracking Wall Street and as an uptick among miners helped bolster gains, though the investor mood was dampened as ANZ Bank's earnings failed to cheer. Australia's No.3 bank by market value, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd, lost 1.07 percent. The S&P/ASX 200 index notched up 18.03 points to finish at 5,566.50 points. The benchmark ended 0.6 percent higher on Thursday, and jumped 2.41 percent ...
Australia shares buoyed by strong earnings; Telstra, Fairfax shine SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares added 0.6 percent on Thursday, underpinned by a firmer finish on Wall Street, better-than-expected earnings for Australia's largest telecommunications provider Telstra, and a return to profit for media group Fairfax.Telstra Corporation Ltd climbed 1.9 percent to A$5.54, its highest since March 2002, after its full-year earnings came in above forecasts, with the company saying it would buy back A$1 billion in shares while also hiking its dividend.Telstra's surge supported other stocks in ...
Australia shares rise on easing Ukraine tensions, business confidence SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares climbed 0.9 percent on Tuesday to follow Wall Street higher, with gains across most sectors as investors bought equities as geopolitical tensions in Ukraine eased and local business confidence improved. US stocks ended higher on Monday, extending the rally from Friday as investors hoped that Russia's move to send humanitarian aid to Ukraine would ease tensions between the two countries. Among banks, Westpac Banking Corp climbed 1.2 percent, National Australia Bank added ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,614.81 1.31
Arrow Nasdaq 4,419.48 2.40
Arrow S&P 1,941.28 1.96
Arrow FTSE 6,372.33 1.68
Arrow DAX 8,886.96 1.94
Arrow CAC-40 4,081.24 2.25
Arrow Nikkei 14,804.28 2.03
Arrow H.Seng 23,088.58 0.08
Arrow Sensex 26,575.65 0.55

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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
Exports $1.911 bln
Imports $4.718 bln
WeeklyOctober 20, 2014
Reserves $13.436 bln