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Australian stocks start marginally lower, S&P 200 down 3.1pts, All Ordinaries declines 3.3pts

SYDNEY: The Australian stocks started slightly weaker as falling product prices offset positive leads from Europe. At the 10.15am (AEDT) official market open, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 3.1 points, or 0.06 per cent, at 5,306 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index declined 3.3 points, or 0.06 per cent, to 5,285.7 points. Overnight, benchmark Brent oil prices declined ... Read More »

Australian stocks end weaker; S&P 200 sheds 0.7pc

SYDNEY: Australian stocks ended lower on Tuesday as S&P/ASX 200 index was a mere 0.1 per cent lower at 5,302.7 by 0321 GMT. Earlier, the benchmark index was down 0.5 per cent. Market sentiment improved after China’s economic growth held steady at 7.3 per cent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, beating forecasts for 7.2 per cent. “It certainly ... Read More »

Australian stocks rise strongly as energy prices recover, ASX 200 adds 69pts

SYDNEY: The Australian stocks are surging strongly, with energy and resource stocks helped by a rebound in global oil prices over the weekend. Shortly before the midday (AEDT) the ASX 200 had added 69 points, or 1.3 per cent, to 5,368. The All Ordinaries index was 66 points higher at 5,343. Local investors are following the lead set by healthy ... Read More »

Australian stocks close 0.2pc higher; S&P 200 gains 9.86pts

PERTH: Australian stocks closed 0.2 percent higher on Monday as customer staples and telecom stocks came under pressure in afternoon trades and shareholders twisted worries ahead of monetary data from China. The S&P/ASX 200 index came off highs to rise 9.86 points to 5,309.10 at the close of trade. The benchmark fell 0.6 percent on Friday and posted its biggest ... Read More »

Australian stocks down by midday, S&P 200 sinks 33.5pts, All Ordinaries tumbles 33.3pts

SYDNEY: The Australian stocks continued its fall for fifth straight day, as new weakness in global oil value weighed on energy stocks and local shareholders absorbed the shock removal of a Swiss currency peg. At 12.05pm (AEDT), the benchmark S & P/ASX200 index was down 33.5 points, or 0.63 per cent, at 5,297.9 points, while the broader, or 0.63 per ... Read More »

Australian stocks start weaker, S&P 200 sinks 21pts, All Ordinaries sheds 20.3pts

SYDNEY: The Australian stocks started lower on the back of unstable leads from worlds stocks, as more sluggishness in key commodity value affected heavily on mining stocks. At the 10.15am (AEDT) official market open, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 21 points, or 0.39 per cent, at 5,332.6 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index lost 20.3 points, or 0.38 per ... Read More »

Australian stocks weaker at noon, S&P 200 sinks 21pts, All Ordinaries sheds 20.3pts

SYDNEY: The Australian stocks expanded earlier losses by midday as weakness in key commodity prices weighed heavily on mining shares. At 12.05am (AEDT), the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 21 points, or 0.39 per cent, at 5,332.6 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index lost 20.3 points, or 0.38 per cent, to 5,311.9 points. Overnight, copper prices suffered their biggest ... Read More »

Australian stocks start lower, S&P 200 drops 18.1pts, All Ordinaries slips 17.7pts

SYDNEY: The Australian stocks started lower as fall  in iron ore and copper cost weighed heavily on resources stocks. At the 10.15am (AEDT) official market open, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 18.1 points, or 0.33 per cent, at 5,386.6 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index lost 17.7 points, or 0.33 per cent, to 5,364.4 points. CMC chief market ... Read More »

Asian stocks slip as oil prices fall, Nikkei drops 1.4pc, Australian stocks down 0.9%

TOKYO: Asian stocks dipped on Tuesday as an ongoing slip in crude oil value dampened risk appetite, as the dollar nursed losses versus the safe-haven yen. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.3 percent. Japan’s Nikkei dropped 1.4 percent and Australian shares were down 0.9 percent. The region’s focus was on Chinese trade data due at 9 ... Read More »

Australian stocks start 0.7% weaker, S&P 200 sheds 39.3pts, All Ordinaries tumbles 37.6pts

SYDNEY: The Australian stocks slumped 0.7 percent to decline for a second straight session as a six-year low in oil value overnight weighed a lot on the energy sector. At the 10.15am (AEDT) official market open, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 39.3 points, or 0.72 per cent, at 5,383.4 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index was down 37.6 ... Read More »

Australian stocks dip as energy and iron ore increase, S&P 200 sheds 5%

LOS ANGELES: Australian stocks started the week with losses early Monday, taking signs from Moderate oil and iron-ore rates, as well as Wall Street’s reduced end at the end of the last week. The S&P/ASX 200 was .five% below its final close, as front-month futures for Brent crude slipped below $50 a barrel, hitting power names (Santos Ltd. down 2.2%, ... Read More »

Australian stocks end marginally low, S&P 200 sheds 11.2pts, All Ordinaries dips 11.7pts

SYDNEY: The Australian stocks ended marginally lower after a volatile day, with the heavily low-cost market drawing some buying during the afternoon that pared earlier reduction. At the 4.15pm (AEDT) official market close, the benchmark S & P/ASX200 index was down 11.2 points, or 0.21 per cent, at 5353.6 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index was down 11.7 points, ... Read More »

Australian stocks plunge on falling oil value, S&P 200 sheds 32pts

SYDNEY: Australian stocks declined  for a second straight session on Wednesday, tracking weakness in Wall Street as dipping oil and worries of Greece’s probable exit from the euro zone drove shareholders away from stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 index barely moved in 2014 and has started the New Year on a tepid note, already down 1.5 percent in January so far ... Read More »

Fears about Greek exit from euro zone: Australian stocks end 1.6% lower

SYDNEY: A sell-off in produce stocks has sent the Australian stocks reeling, following quick drop in the oil value and fears about a Greek exit from the euro zone. At the 4.15pm (AEDT) official market close, the benchmark S & P/ASX200 index had slumped 85.8 points, or 1.57 per cent, to 5364.8 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index fell ... Read More »

Australian stocks drop 1.8pc, S&P 200 tumbles 98.1pts

SYDNEY: Australian stocks declined by 1.8 percent on Tuesday, following a global stocks sell-off after oil plunged to 5-1/2 year lows, leading to a crisis in energy- and mining-related stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 98.1 points to 5,352.2 by 0117 GMT, recording its biggest fall in more than a month. The benchmark rose 0.2 percent on Monday. Investors ignored ... Read More »

Australian stocks take negative start, S&P 200 sheds 1.9pts

SYDNEY: The Australian stocks started lower with the weaker Australian dollar dipping to buoy shareholders appetite, as worlds markets come out from the joyful break. At the 10.15am (AEDT) official market open, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was 1.9 points, or 0.03 per cent, lower at 5,434, while the broader All Ordinaries index was down 1 point, or 0.02 per cent, ... Read More »

Australian stocks higher at noon, S&P 200 surges 14.2pts, All Ordinaries soars 14.1pts

PERTH: A resurgent power sector dragged the Australian stocks into positive land at noon, as previous year’s trampled oil and coal stocks opened the year on a buoyant note. At 12.05pm (AEDT), the benchmark S & P/ASX200 index was 14.2 points, or 0.26 per cent, higher at 5,450.1, while the broader All Ordinaries index was up 14.1 points, or 0.26 ... Read More »

Australian stocks end on positive note, S&P gains 24.9pts

SYDNEY: Australian stocks market has ended its first session for 2015 on a positive note, with increaseas across all sectors. At the close today, the benchmark S & P/ASX200 index was 24.9 points, or 0.46 per cent, higher at 5435.9. The broader All Ordinaries index was up 26.4 points, or 0.49 per cent, at 5415.0. Commence chief economist Craig James ... Read More »

Australian stocks start 0.44% negative, S&P sheds 24pts, All Ordinaries dips 22.2pts

SYDNEY: The Australian stocks started 0.44 percent weaker, Commodity prices and a soft finish on Wall Street weighed down by falling. At the official 10.15am (AEDT) market open, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 24 points, or 0.44 per cent, to open at 5,387 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index was down 22.2 points, or 0.41 per cent, to ... Read More »

Australian stocks finish 1.1 % stronger at end of 2014

PERTH: The Australian stocks has turned in its poorest yearly performance in three years. Closing lower on the last trading day of 2014, the benchmark S & P/ASX200 finished the year overall up 1.1 per cent at 5411.0 — its smallest annual gain since 2011. The broader All Ordinaries index gained 0.66 per cent over the 12 months. While the ... Read More »