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Bargain-hunting sees Australian shares turn green SYDNEY: Australian stocks reversed their early losses to turn positive in morning trade Tuesday, defying a global sell-off as bargain hunters moved in with the big banks leading the way.The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index had slumped 70.4 points, or 1.41 percent, to 4,930.9 at the open, having lost 4.09 percent on Monday, and more heavy falls were expected. But by mid-morning the market had turned 1.52 percent higher at 5,077.5."It's not as bad as we were anticipating first thing this morning, that's for sure," said OptionsXpress analyst Ben Le Brun."The banks are outperforming the broader market so there might be some detectable signs that investors are willing to step up to the plate."Among the banks, the Commonwealth Bank was up 2.32 percent at Aus$74.15 while fellow major Westpac soared 3.26 percent to Aus$30.41.Mining giant Rio Tinto was also up, gaining 1.45 percent to Aus$47.65, but BHP Billiton, which reports its annual ...

Australian stocks close 4.09pc lower SYDNEY: Australian stocks slumped 4.09 percent on Monday to close at their lowest levels in two years, on the back of falling oil prices and growing fears of a slowdown in the Chinese economy.The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index ended 213.3 points lower at 5,001.3, mirroring a rout in equities across Asia with energy and financial stocks among the biggest losers in a sea of red."There are not any strong macro reasons for a rally yet. However, ...
Australia shares finish week at 8-month low as China worries deepen SYDNEY: Australian shares skidded to an eight-month low as investors sold off after a weak industry survey from China, which heightened concerns about Australia's biggest trading partner.The S&P/ASX 200 index dropped 74.0 points or 1.4 percent to 5,214.6 at the close of trade. The benchmark lost nearly 3 percent in the week.New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index added 8.7 points or 0.2 percent to finish the session at 5751.2, up 1 percent for the week.Copyright ...
Australia shares hit 2015 closing low on broad selloff SYDNEY: Australian shares posted their lowest close for 2015 on Thursday following a broad-based selloff sparked by worries about slowing Chinese economic growth and uncertainty about when the Federal Reserve will raise US interest rates.The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 1.7 percent, or 91.6 points, to 5,288.6 - the lowest closing level since mid-December.All the major banks and miners finished in the red. Commonwealth Bank led the big four lenders with a 2.7-percent fall. BHP Billiton ...
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 ...
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 ...


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
Exports $1.729 bln
Imports $3.926 bln
WeeklyNovember 23, 2015
Reserves $19.713 bln