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Australia shares end down on renewed China anxiety SYDNEY: Australian shares gave up early gains and tumbled on Tuesday, as banks and resources stocks fell after the yuan resumed its decline against the US dollar, reigniting fears that Beijing may be intent on a deeper devaluation of the currency.The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 1.2 percent, or 64.56 points, to 5,303.1 at the close of trade. The benchmark edged up 0.2 percent on Monday.It is on track for its worst monthly performance since May 2012, largely hurt by last week's surprise devaluation of the yuan, capital raisings by the country's major banks and on continued weakness in metals and oil prices which is dragging on the resource-driven economy.Industrial shares were in the black led by gains in Australia's biggest rail and freight operator Asciano after it agreed a $6.5 billion takeover by Canada's Brookfield Infrastructure.New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index fell 0.3 percent or 16.65 points to finish the ...

Australian banking stocks tumble after ANZ capital raising SYDNEY: Shares in Australia's big four banks tumbled Friday, led by ANZ, as the market reacted to the financial institution's weaker-than-expected profits and a surprise Aus$3 billion (US$2.2 billion) capital-raising to meet tougher regulatory requirements.Financial regulator the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority said last month the nation's biggest banks had to hold more capital reserves as a buffer against mortgages, as part of a global move to strengthen the sector after the financial crisis.ANZ's capital raising ...
Australia shares rise again on iron ore prices, China optimism SYDNEY: Australian shares had a second straight day of solid gains on Thursday, as rising iron ore prices and stabilising Chinese equity markets lifted investor confidence.The S&P/ASX 200 index climbed 0.81 percent or 45.343 points to 5,669.500 at the close of trade. On Wednesday, the benchmark gained 0.7 percent to close at 5,624.2.New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index gained 0.36 percent or 21.08 points to finish the session at 5,891.850.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Australia shares close slightly lower, NZ stocks dip on China woes SYDNEY: Australian shares closed marginally lower on Tuesday as strength in the energy and healthcare sectors largely offset worries about China's economy.The S&P/ASX 200 index ended down 0.1 percent at 5,584.7 points, after falling nearly 1 percent in early trade. The benchmark was on track for a 2.4 percent gain for the month.New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index dipped 0.4 percent or 23.67 points to finish at 5,848.39.Chinese shares whip-sawed between gains and losses on ...
Australia shares close higher as financials rebound SYDNEY: Australian shares edged up 0.4 percent after a choppy session on Monday, supported by gains in property stocks and banks.The S&P/ASX 200 index ended up 23.8 points at 5,589.9. The benchmark ended 0.4 percent lower on Friday at 5,566.10.The index, which last week had its biggest fall since June 8-12, remains on track to post a monthly gain in July after falling each month since March.New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index slipped 0.37 percent ...
Australian stocks end up almost 2pc on Greek deal SYDNEY: Australian stocks rallied almost 2.0 percent on Tuesday on the back of the long-awaited Greek bailout agreement.The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closed up 104.2 points, or 1.9 percent, at 5,577.4 following Greece agreeing to tough reforms in return for a three-year bailout worth up to 86 billion euros (US$96 billion)."Much ink has been spilt on the Greek 'deal', but judging by what we are seeing in markets, traders seem to be happy with what they ...
Australian stocks rally 1.70pc on Greek deal SYDNEY: Australian stocks rallied 1.70 percent at the open Tuesday on the back of the long-awaited Greek bailout agreement.The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 93.1 points at 5,566.3 soon after the start following Greece agreeing to tough reforms in return for a three-year bailout worth up to 86 billion euros (US$96 billion).The subsequent boost to European and US markets gave the ASX "one of the most positive intra-day leads in weeks", IG Markets said in ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,654.77 2.27
Arrow Nasdaq 4,812.71 2.45
Arrow S&P 1,987.66 2.43
Arrow FTSE 6,192.03 3.56
Arrow DAX 10,315.62 3.18
Arrow CAC-40 4,658.18 3.49
Arrow Nikkei 18,574.44 1.08
Arrow H.Seng 21,838.54 3.60
Arrow Sensex 26,231.19 2.01

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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyAugust 27, 2015
Reserves $18.509 bln