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Australian stocks edge lower at open, S&P 200 dips 7.7pts

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SYDNEY: The Australian stocks edged lower at the open following falls on Wall Street overnight as continued weakness in global OIL PRICES weighed on resources stocks. At the 10.15am (AEDT) official market open, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index fell 7.7 points, or 0.13 per cent, to 5,943.1 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index slipped 6.2 points, or 0.1 per cent, ... Read More »

Australian stocks end lower, S&P 200 tumbles 16.8pts

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PERTH: A sharp fall in oil prices and low iron ore prices have weighed on energy and mining stocks and sent the share market lower. At the close on Monday, the benchmark S&P 200 index was down 16.8 points, 0.29 percent, at 5,797.7. Read More »

Australian stocks open lower, S&P 200 sheds 35.7pts

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SYDNEY: THE Australian market looks set to open lower after Wall Street fell on renewed anxiety over falling oil prices and the rising US dollar. At 0645 AEDT on Monday, the March share price index futures contract was down 11 points at 5,801. In local economic news on Monday, Reserve Bank of Australia assistant governor for financial markets Guy Debelle ... Read More »

Australian stocks tumble by break, S&P 200 dips 39.7pts

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PERTH: The Australian stocks look likely to close the week in the red as weak financials and resource stock declines weigh on the local bourse. At 12.05pm (AEDT), the benchmark S & P/ASX200 index was down 39.7 points, or 0.68 per cent, at 5,810.5, while the broader All Ordinaries index fell 33.5 points, or 0.58 per cent, to 5,782.5. Quay ... Read More »

Australian stocks open down; S&P 200 sheds 5.2pts

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SYDNEY: The Australian stocks opened largely flat despite a surge on Wall Street overnight following the release of disappointing retail sales figures which bolstered the case for keeping US interest rates low. At the 10.15am (AEDT) official market open, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 5.2 points, or 0.09 per cent, at 5,845 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index ... Read More »

Australian stocks seize back early losses; S&P 200 increases 0.9%

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SYDNEY: Australian stocks seized back early losses and rallied almost 1 percent on Thursday as better-than-expected jobs data encouraged investors to shrug off dwindling chances of an imminent rate cut to buy blue chip yield stocks. The ASX dipped at the open on concerns the U.S. Federal Reserve would lift rates soon, but by 0111 GMT, the S&P/ASX 200 index ... Read More »

Australian stocks start sharply lower; S&P 200 slips 69.9pts

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PERTH: The Australian stocks followed Wall Street sharply lower at the open after widespread falls on international markets as speculation of a Federal Reserve rate rise boosted the US dollar. US stocks closed 1.9 per cent lower overnight as the US dollar rose to a near 12-year high against the euro and bond yields in Europe hit record lows At ... Read More »

Australian stocks recover gains at end; S&P 200 climbs 2.9pts

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SYDNEY: The Australian stocks closed flat, reversing solid earlier gains following news that a Reserve Bank rate cut had not improved business confidence. At the 4.15pm (AEDT) official market close, the benchmark S & P/ASX200 index had added 2.9 points, or 0.05 per cent, to 5,824.2, while the broader All Ordinaries index gained 1.3 points, or 0.02 per cent, to ... Read More »

Australian stocks recover gains at end; S&P 200 climbs 2.9pts

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SYDNEY: The Australian stocks closed flat, reversing solid earlier gains following news that a Reserve Bank rate cut had not improved business confidence. At the 4.15pm (AEDT) official market close, the benchmark S & P/ASX200 index had added 2.9 points, or 0.05 per cent, to 5,824.2, while the broader All Ordinaries index gained 1.3 points, or 0.02 per cent, to ... Read More »

Australian stocks open higher, S&P 200 adds 14.6pts

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SYDNEY: The Australian stocks edged higher in early trade on the back of strong gains on Wall Street overnight, despite continued weakness in resources stocks. At the 10.15am (AEDT) official market open, the benchmark S & P/ASX200 index added 14.6 points, or 0.25 per cent, to 5,835.9 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index gained 13.7 points, or 0.24 per ... Read More »

Australian stocks close weaker; S&P 200 tumbles 77.6pts

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SYDNEY: The Australian stocks closed weaker as slumping commodity prices weighed on the resources sector while strong US jobs data increased speculation that the Federal Reserve is moving closer to raising rates. At the 4.15pm (AEDT) official market close, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index fell 77.6 points, or 1.32 per cent, to 5,821.3 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index lost ... Read More »

Australian stocks close weaker; S&P 200 tumbles 77.6pts

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SYDNEY: The Australian stocks closed weaker as slumping commodity prices weighed on the resources sector while strong US jobs data increased speculation that the Federal Reserve is moving closer to raising rates. At the 4.15pm (AEDT) official market close, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index fell 77.6 points, or 1.32 per cent, to 5,821.3 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index lost ... Read More »

Australian stocks drop 1pc by break, S&P 200 falls 58.7pts

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PERTH: The Australian stocks was one per cent lower at noon, as a further decline in the iron ore price over the weekend weighed heavily on the resources and utilities sectors. At 12.05pm (AEDT) the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index fell 58.7 points, or 1 per cent, to 5,840.2 points while the broader All Ordinaries index lost 57.7 points, or 0.98 per ... Read More »

Australian stocks 0.9% lower in morning trade, S&P 200 plunges 51.7pts

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SYDNEY: The Australian stocks opened almost one per cent lower at the start of the week on the back of a further decline in the iron ore price and sharp falls on Wall Street at the end of last week. At the 10.15am (AEDT) official market open, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index fell 51.7 points, or 0.88 per cent, to 5,847.2 ... Read More »

Australian stocks end slightly higher, S&P 200 up 2.6pts

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SYDNEY: The Australian stocks  ended slightly higher after a volatile day, snapping a run of two soft closes following the RBA’s surprise decision to leave rates on hold on Tuesday. At the 4.15pm (AEDT) official market close, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 2.6 points, or 0.04 per cent, at 5904.2, while the broader All Ordinaries index rose 2.2 points, ... Read More »

Australian stocks down by midday, S&P 200 sheds 17.50pts

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SYDNEY: The Australian stock market opened lower on Thursday, tracking the weak cues overnight from Wall Street. Banks and mining stocks are weak. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is down 17.50 points or 0.30 percent to 5,884.10 after earlier declining to 5,871.70. The All Ordinaries Index is declining 16.8 points or 0.29 percent to 5,854.70. In the ... Read More »

Australian stocks open flat, S&P 200 down 32.3pts

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PERTH: The Australian stocks looks set to open flat after falls on Wall Street following dull US data on hiring and vehicle sales underscored the feeling of caution. European markets, however, ended higher. At 6.45am (AEDT), the share price index futures contract was down one point at 5,882. In local economic news on Thursday, the Australian Bureau of Statistics releases ... Read More »

Australian stocks close 0.58% lower; S&P 200 tumbles 32pts

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PERTH: The Australian share market closed 0.58 per cent lower today as market movers like Rio Tinto and QBE went ex-dividend. Subdued GDP figures also took some wind out of investor sails. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 32 points down to finish at 5,902. The value of trades was $5.1 billion on volume of 756 million shares at the close ... Read More »

Australian stocks close 0.58% lower; S&P 200 tumbles 32pts

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PERTH: The Australian share market closed 0.58 per cent lower today as market movers like Rio Tinto and QBE went ex-dividend. Subdued GDP figures also took some wind out of investor sails. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 32 points down to finish at 5,902. The value of trades was $5.1 billion on volume of 756 million shares at the close ... Read More »

Australian stocks drift lower by break; S&P 200 sinks 20pts

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PERTH: The Australian stock market pared initial gains and drifted into negative territory on Wednesday, led by banks and mining stocks. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is down 20 points or 0.34 percent to 5,913.90, after climbing to 5,947.70 in early trades. The broader All Ordinaries Index is declining 19.50 points or 0.33 percent to 5,883.40. Mining ... Read More »