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Australia shares fall to their lowest in over 7 months SYDNEY: Australian shares fell 0.93 percent on Monday to their lowest levels since February as a slump in iron ore prices continued to hamper miners, while investors were also wary of growing protests in Hong Kong.The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 49.22 points to 5,264.20 at the close of trade. The benchmark lost 2.2 percent last week, its fifth consecutive week of losses and its longest losing streak since January.New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index rose 0.12 percent or 6.02 points to finish the session at 5,259.51. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Australia shares dip on weak iron ore prices; investors eye HK protests SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares shed 0.5 percent on Monday, led by blue chip stocks as a slump in iron ore prices continued to hamper miners and investors were wary of growing protests in Hong Kong.The top 20 stocks in the ASX 200 led the broad-based sell-off with top-tier banks Westpac Banking Corp down 0.3 percent, while Australia and New Zealand Banking Group fell 0.2 percent. ANZ said it has agreed to sell its 17.5 percent stake ...
Australian shares edge up as miners recover; China growth worries cap gains SYDNEY: Australian shares edged higher 0.1 percent on Thursday after a solid session on Wall Street prompted investors to pick up recently battered mining stocks, though worries of a slowing growth in China tempered gains. The S&P/ASX 200 index added 6.4 points to 5,382.2 at the close of trade. The benchmark lost 0.7 percent on Wednesday. New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index added 0.4 percent, or 19.7 points, to finish the session at 5,277.9. Copyright ...
Australia shares fall on Wall Street, caution after US airstrikes in Syria SYDNEY: Australian shares lost 0.7 percent on Wednesday as Wall Street fell overnight and investors turned cautious following the first US-led air strikes in Syria against Islamic State. The S&P/ASX 200 index tumbled 39.9 points to 5,375.8 at the close of trade.The benchmark climbed 1 percent on Tuesday, its biggest one-day gain since Aug. 12. New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index dipped 0.3 percent or 16.7 points to 5,258.2. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Australia shares lose ground on US air strikes in Syria, Wall St SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares lost 0.7 percent on Wednesday morning as Wall Street fell overnight for a third session and investors turned cautious following the first US-led air strikes against Islamic State in Syria. US President Barack Obama on Tuesday vowed to continue the fight against Islamic State fighters following the first US-led air strikes targeting the militant group in Syria. The banking sector trawled lower with top bank by market capitalisation Commonwealth Bank of Australia ...
Australia shares bounce 1 pct on China PMI, miners still weak SYDNEY: Australian shares rose 1.0 percent on Tuesday as a better-than-expected manufacturing survey from China lifted the index from April lows, though sustained weakness in the mining sector tempered gains. The HSBC/Markit Flash China Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to 50.5 in September from August's final reading of 50.2. A reading above 50 signifies expansion. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 52.75 points to 5,415.7 at the close of trade, its biggest one-day gain since August ...
Australia shares edge higher after uptick in China PMI survey SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares reversed an early dip to rise 0.3 percent on Tuesday as a better-than-expected manufacturing survey from China showed modest expansion, raising hopes of an economic recovery in Australia's largest export market, though a drop among miners tempered gains. A preliminary HSBC/Markit Flash China Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 50.5 in September from August's final reading of 50.2. The 50 point level separates growth in activity from contraction. This helped buoy the market, ...

 



 
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ICT 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyOctober
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 15, 2014
Reserves $13.922 bln