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Australia shares rally for a 10th session, NZ stocks pause SYDNEY: Australian shares scaled a near seven-year peak on Wednesday in a winning run stretching 10 straight sessions, a day after a rate cut at home stoked expectations for further monetary stimulus, while New Zealand stocks were subdued.The S&P/ASX 200 index added 69.9 points or 1.2 percent to 5,777.3, at the close of trade. It climbed as far as 5,805.1, the highest since 2008, with the benchmark up nearly 7 percent so far this year.New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index was a touch firmer at 5,785.32, having added 3.3 points. The index climbed to a record high of 5,820.0 last week.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Australia's RBA cuts rates to record low, market hankers for more SYDNEY: Australia's central bank cut its cash rate to an all-time trough of 2.25 percent on Tuesday, breaking an 18-month hiatus on stimulus as it seeks to spur a sluggish economy while keeping downward pressure on the local dollar.The currency duly sank more than a full US cent after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) ended its first policy meeting of the year by announcing the quarter point cut."Overall, the Bank's assessment is that output ...
Australian shares rise on hopes of Europe stimulus package SYDNEY: Australian shares rose for a second session on Thursday as investors wagered the European Central Bank will unveil a stimulus package later in the day, while a rebound in oil and copper prices shored up the resources sector.The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 26.5 points or 0.5 percent to close at 5,419.9.New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index fell 25.7 points or 0.5 percent to finish the session at 5,647.1.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Australia shares pare gains but end higher SYDNEY: Australian shares pared gains to close 0.2 percent higher on Monday as consumer staples and telecom stocks came under pressure in afternoon trades and as investors turned anxious ahead of economic data from China.The S&P/ASX 200 index came off highs to rise 9.86 points to 5,309.10 at the close of trade. The benchmark fell 0.6 percent on Friday and posted its biggest weekly drop since June 2013.Ozforex was the worst performer on the index. ...
Australia shares pare loses on better jobs data SYDNEY: Australian shares pared early losses to pull back from lows on Thursday, helped by robust jobs data and gains in energy-related shares after oil futures rebounded overnight.The S&P/ASX 200 index dropped 22.2 points, or 0.4 percent, to 5,331.4 at the close of trade, after falling 1 percent on Wednesday. The the declines sustain the current pace over Friday, it would mark the worst weekly performance since June 2013.The benchmark, which barely moved in 2014, ...
Australian shares slip on lower oil prices, NZ outperforms SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares fell for a second session on Tuesday with investors giving some of the mining and energy shares a wide berth amid weakness in oil and iron ore prices. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index was down 0.6 percent, or 32.2 points, at 5,390.5 at 0156 GMT, extending a 0.8 percent decline in the previous session. Oil explorers and producers including Senex, Karoon Gas and AWE all suffered falls of between 3 and 5 ...
Australian shares end lower as weak commodity prices weigh SYDNEY: Australian shares closed lower for a second day on Tuesday with energy firms and iron ore miners pressured by weak commodity prices. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.3 percent, or 18.00 points, to 5,404.7, taking losses since Monday to 1.1 percent. Mount Gibson Iron and Atlas Iron both tumbled 11 percent. Oil explorers and producers were also hit hard with Horizon Oil ending 7.1 percent lower. In contrast, investors snapped up gold miners ...


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
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