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Australia shares seen pausing below 1 year peak, NZ off all-time high SYDNEY: Australian shares are expected to tread water on Friday after Wall Street pulled back from record levels, while New Zealand equities drifted a touch lower, having struck an all-time peak in the last session.Local share price index futures fell 0.6 percent to 5,451 points, a 61.4-point discount to the close of the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index on Thursday.The benchmark climbed to a near one-year high in the last session, having added 1.5 percent so far this week.New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index inched down just below 7,200, having scaled a fresh peak on Thursday amid growing expectations of further monetary easing this year. Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

Australia shares test year high, NZ at record close on rate cut views SYDNEY: Australian shares climbed to a near one-year high and New Zealand stocks struck a record close on Thursday, amid growing expectations of further monetary easing this year. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 23.7 points, or 0.4 percent, to close at 5,512.4, its highest since Aug. 6, 2015. The benchmark has risen for 10 of the past 11 sessions.New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index closed up 41.4 points, or 0.6 percent, to finish the session ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

NZ stocks at record high but Australian shares set for soft opening SYDNEY: Australian shares looked poised to open slightly softer on Thursday, while New Zealand shares hit a record high.The local share price index futures rose 0.4 percent, or 20 points to 5,469 points. While higher, that is still a 19.7-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index close.The benchmark rose 0.7 percent on Wednesday.New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 10.67 points or 0.15 percent in early trade, to reach a record high. Copyright Reuters, ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

Australia shares end lower; NZ shares hit record MELBOURNE: Australian shares finished down 0.1 percent on Tuesday, snuffing out an eight-session recovery rally following a slump after Britain's June vote to leave the European Union, while New Zealand shares extended gains to a fresh record. The S&P/ASX 200 index had slipped by 7.2 points to finish at 5,451.30 at the close of trade, having edged up to the highest since last August at 5,466.40 earlier in the day.The benchmark had climbed half a ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

Australia shares set for flat opening; NZ stocks tread water SYDNEY: Australian shares are seen flat on Tuesday, before the release of last month's central bank meeting minutes later in the morning.The share price index futures rose one point to 5,418 points, a 40.5-point discount to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index close. The benchmark rose 0.5 percent on Monday and has rallied for eight sessions in a row.New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index edged 0.04 percent lower in early trade. Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

Australia shares edge up despite weak miners, overseas concerns SYDNEY: Australian shares edged up on Monday despite a weaker resources sector and concerns that events in France and Turkey would weigh on equities markets. The S&P/ASX 200 index ended 0.5 percent, or 28.9 points, higher 5,458.5.Australia's Small Ordinaries index posted its ninth straight positive session, driven by investors seeking opportunities away from underperforming large financial stocks.New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index finished 0.47 percent, or 33 points, higher at 7,105.95. Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

Markets - Equity - Australia

Australia, NZ shares up again as global rally continues SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares rose for a fifth straight day on Wednesday, aided by banking and resources counters and by hopes of economic stimulus in some major countries.At 0216 GMT, the S&P/ASX 200 index was up 15.88 points, or 0.3 percent to 5,369.1, below the day's high of 5,389.3. The benchmark gained 0.3 percent on Tuesday as investors cheered the end of political roadblocks in Britain and at home.But the Australian rally seems to be losing ...