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australia-stock-exchange copySYDNEY: Australian shares edged 0.3 percent lower on Monday, falling for the third day, on concerns over US fiscal woes, Greece's bailout and profit warnings from corporates.

 

Top insurer QBE Insurance Group plunged as much as 15 percent to a 10-month low after cutting its full-year profit outlook on Hurricane Sandy and large catastrophe claims. It ended 8.3 percent lower at A$11.80.

 

The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index fell 14 points to 4,448, according to latest available data. The benchmark fell 0.5 percent on Friday to end the week flat.

 

New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index climbed 0.6 percent to 3,984 points.

 

Copyright Reuters, 2012


 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,408.54 0.10
Arrow Nasdaq 4,095.52 0.23
Arrow S&P 1,864.85 0.14
Arrow FTSE 6,625.25 0.62
Arrow DAX 9,409.71 0.99
Arrow CAC-40 4,431.81 0.59
Arrow Nikkei 14,516.27 0.68
Arrow H.Seng 22,760.24 0.28
Arrow Sensex 22,628.84 1.58





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Annual2012/13
Foreign Debt $60.9bn
Per Cap Income $1,368
GDP Growth 3.6%
Average CPI 7.5%
MonthlyFebruary
Trade Balance $-1.433 bln
Exports $2.167 bln
Imports $3.600 bln
WeeklyApril 14, 2014
Reserves $9.713 bln