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australia-stock-exchange copyCANBERRA: Australian shares neared a 17-month high on Wednesday, as the resource sector rose on higher commodities prices.

 

Top miner BHP Billiton Ltd climbed almost 1 percent after it said it would sell its interest in the Browse liquefied natural gas project to PetroChina International Investment (Australia) Pty Ltd for $1.63 billion.

 

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ICT 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyOctober
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 15, 2014
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