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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 for the week, its biggest weekly gain since mid-February. New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index added 0.3 percent or 15.7 points to finish the session at 5,078.8. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

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 ...
Australia shares on track to end six-day losing streak, JB slumps SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares, which have fallen the past six sessions, added 0.6 percent early on Monday, raising hopes the longest losing streak since December can end, thanks to a jump on Wall Street and easing tensions in Ukraine. The S&P and Dow on Friday both posted their best day since March, with the market buoyed by news that Russia was ending military drills near the Ukrainian border, while investors overlooked US air strikes in Iraq. ...
Australia shares snap six sessions of losses, end 0.4pc higher SYDNEY: Australian shares rose 0.4 percent on Monday, snapping a six-session losing streak, with investor sentiment underpinned by a jump on Wall Street and easing tensions in Ukraine. The S&P/ASX 200 index climbed 21.7 points to 5,457.0 at the close of trade. The benchmark lost 2.2 percent last week, its biggest weekly loss since mid-March. New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index was down 0.1 percent or 5.6 points to 5,049.6. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Australia shares flat as employment takes a hit, gold stocks support SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares traded flat on Thursday, as an extremely weak employment report hit the confidence of investors already cautious over increasing tensions in Ukraine, though a gain in bullion prices buoyed some resource stocks. Australian employment was unexpectedly feeble in July as the jobless rate jumped to its highest in almost 12 years at 6.4 percent, a disappointing report that could revive speculation about another cut in interest rates. "In terms of jobs growth, ...
Asia shares worn away by Wall St, oil near 9 month low SYDNEY: Asian stocks fell broadly on Wednesday while the US dollar held firm after a slump on Wall Street and tensions over Ukraine smothered markets with a mood of risk aversion. Geopolitical concerns overshadowed upbeat US economic data which included a spike in service-sector activity to a nine-year peak and a surprisingly large increase in factory orders. Yet there was potentially positive news for the global economic outlook as oil prices continued their slide, with ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,039.49 0.36
Arrow Nasdaq 4,532.11 0.12
Arrow S&P 1,992.37 0.29
Arrow FTSE 6,777.66 0.33
Arrow DAX 9,401.53 0.93
Arrow CAC-40 4,292.93 1.23
Arrow Nikkei 15,586.20 0.85
Arrow H.Seng 24,994.10 0.66
Arrow Sensex 26,360.11 0.17

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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.311 bln
Exports $2.027 bln
Imports $4.338 bln
WeeklyAugust 15, 2014
Reserves $14.264 bln