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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 16,677.90 1.32
Arrow Nasdaq 4,452.79 1.60
Arrow S&P 1,950.82 1.23
Arrow FTSE 6,419.15 0.30
Arrow DAX 9,047.31 1.20
Arrow CAC-40 4,157.68 1.28
Arrow Nikkei 15,138.96 0.37
Arrow H.Seng 23,333.18 0.30
Arrow Sensex 26,851.05 0.24





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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyAugust
Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
Exports $1.911 bln
Imports $4.718 bln
WeeklyOctober 23, 2014
Reserves $13.465 bln