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Australian stocks lower by midday, S&P 200 slips 24.3pts

SYDNEY: The Australian stocks went lower by midday after a seven-week high yesterday, while traders locked in profits amid continuing global monetary uncertainty. At 12.20pm (AEDT), the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was 24.3 points, or 0.44 per cent, lower at 5449.3. The broader All Ordinaries index was down 24.7 points, or 0.45 per cent, at 5422.3. The news overnight that Greece ... Read More »

Australian stocks end 1.04% lower, S&P 200 slips 57.2pts

SYDNEY: The Australian stocks ended 1.04 per cent lower, as contradictory signals from world markets among weakening service prices and a new bout of uncertainty in Greece. At the official 4.15pm (AEDT) market close, the benchmark S & P/ASX200 index was down 57.2 points, or 1.04 per cent, to close at 5,416.6 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index was ... Read More »

Australian stocks start 0.24% stronger, S&P 200 climbs 12.9pts

SYDNEY: The Australian stocks started 0. 24 percent higher on Tuesday although the value of oil dipped to a five-year low. At the official market open, the benchmark S & P/ASX200 index was up 12.9 points, or 0.24 percent, to open at 5,486.7 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index was up 11.3 points, or 0.21 percent, to 5,458.3 points. ... Read More »

Australian stocks end 1.47% stronger, S&P 200 surges 79.3pts

SYDNEY: The Australian stocks ended 1.47 percent stronger, driven by unexpectedly wonderful performance from material stocks and huge increases across a majority of sectors. At the official 4:15pm (AEDT) market close, the benchmark S & P/ASX200 index was up 79.3 points, or 1.47 per cent, to close at 5473.8 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index was up 77.5 points, ... Read More »

Australian stocks start 0.4% higher, S&P 200 adds 21.7pts

SYDNEY: Australian stocks started 0.4 percent higher because of strong lead from Wall Street, while broad fall in the prices of copper, iron ore and oil had an effect on some energy and material stocks. At the official 10.15am (AEDT) market open, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 21.7 points, or 0.4 per cent, to open at 5,416.2 points, while ... Read More »

Australian stocks surge 1% by break, S&P 200 climbs 51.6pts

PERTH: Australian stocks soared after a four-day Christmas break. At noon (AEDT), the benchmark S & P/ASX200 index was up 51.6 points, or 0.96 per cent, at 5,446.1 points. The broader All Ordinaries index was up 49.2 points, or 0.92 per cent, at 5,418.7 points. Morgans client adviser Luke McElwaine said the local market was performing well following positive leads ... Read More »

Australian stocks end 0.25% higher, S&P 200 increases by 13.6pts

SYDNEY: The Australian stocks ended 0.25 percent higher as US growth figures boost up market sentiment, while the declining iron ore value weighed on smaller miners. At today’s official 2:30pm (AEDT) market close, the benchmark S & P/ASX200 index up 13.6 points, or 0.25 per cent, at 5,549.9 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index firmed 13.1 points, or 0.24 ... Read More »

Australian stocks start lower, S&P 200 down 29.1pts, All Ordinaries falls 28.8 pts

SYDNEY: The Australian stocks remained lower at the start on Tuesday morning following plunge in iron and oil prices. At 12.04pm (AEDT), the benchmark S & P/ASX200 index was down 29.1 points, or 0.53 per cent, at 5,412.9 points. The broader All Ordinaries index was down 28.8 points, or 0.53 per cent, at 5,385.3 points. IG market strategist Stan Shamu ... Read More »

Pre-Christmas cheer: Australian stocks end 2% higher, S&P surges 103.4pts

PERTH: A recovery in commodity value, included iron ore and oil, has given the Australian stocks some pre-Christmas cheer, with energy and material stocks posted large gains. At the 4.15pm (AEDT) close, the benchmark S & P/ASX200 index surged 103.4 points, or 1.94 per cent, to 5,442 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index climbed 101.4 points, or 1.91 per ... Read More »

Australian stocks surge 1% by midday, S&P 200 climbs 56.8 pts

SYDNEY: The Australian stocks market enjoyed some pre-Christmas cheer, up 1 per cent as long-distress commodity value recovered. At 12.22pm (AEDT), the benchmark S & P/ASX200 index was up 56.8 points, or 1.08 per cent, at 5396.4 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index was up 56.1 points, or 1.07 per cent, at 5369.7 points. The price of West Texas ... Read More »

Australian stocks highest gain in 18 years adds $36 billion to market’s value

PERTH: Australian stocks ended 2.5 per cent higher and toughed the biggest one-day peak in 18 months and added almost $36 billion to the market’s value. Rallying for a third day, the market was led higher by rebounds in resources and financial stocks as the US Federal Reserve buoyed global sentiment. At 4.15pm (AEDT), the benchmark S & P/ASX200 index was ... Read More »

Australian stocks start positive on strong Wall Street gains

SYDNEY: After the increases on Wall Street whole night, the Australian stocks soared in early trade. At 0656 AEDT on Friday, the March share price index futures contract was up 66 points at 5,229. Wall Street stocks were up over one per cent, joining a surge in European markets amid rising oil prices and improved sentiment following Wednesday’s Federal Reserve ... Read More »

Australian stocks 1.2% higher by break, S&P 200 up 86.6pts, All Ordinaries rises 1.64pc

SYDNEY: Australian stocks edged 1.2 percent higher at noon as raising energy and mining sectors unfazed by more decline in commodities cost. A fresh five-year low struck by the iron ore price overnight did little to dent gains in major mining stocks, which helped dragged the market into stronger territory. At 12.10pm (AEDT), the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 86.6 ... Read More »

Australian stocks start positively, S&P200 surges 39.3pts, All Ordinaries adds 37.3 pts,

CANBERRA:The Australian stocks followed Wall Street in early trade and registered gains, after the Federal Reserve’s commitment to kept interest rates low for a “considerable time”. A fresh five-year low struck by the iron ore price overnight did little to dent the strength of the major miner stocks in early trade. At the 10.15am (AEDT) official market open, the benchmark ... Read More »

Australian stocks start positively, S&P surges 12.6pts, All Ordinaries adds 0.22%

SYDNEY: The Australian stocks edged higher in early morning as mining and energy stocks improved ground from earlier sessions, and shareholders looked-for the result of a US Federal Reserve policy-setting meeting. At the 10.15am (AEDT) official market open, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index rose 12.6 points, or 0.24 per cent, to 5,164.9 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index added 11.2 ... Read More »

Australian stocks set for lower start, S&P 200 down 33.5pts, All Ordinaries drop 32.3pts

SYDNEY: The Australian stocks set to start lower following drops on international markets as oil prices try to recover current losses and concern over global crude demand persevere. At 6.45am (AEDT), the December share price index futures contract was down 32 points at 5,145. Locally, in economic news on Tuesday, the Reserve Bank of Australia releases the minutes of its December ... Read More »

Australian stocks lower by break, S&P 200 sink 18.5pts, All Ordinaries drops 0.35%

SYDNEY: The Australian stocks remained lower by break, as continued weaker global oil prices put pressure on local energy and resources stocks. At 12.05pm (AEDT), the benchmark S & P/ASX200 index was down 18.5 points, or 0.36 per cent, at 5,167.6 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index fell 18.3 points, or 0.35 per cent, to 5,146.3 points. IG market ... Read More »

Australian stocks start lower, S&P200 drops 0.3%

SYDNEY: Australian stocks started lower on Friday but soon they recovered to avoid further losses. In this session, the S&P/ASX 200 dipped 0.3% at the morning, as energy and some mining rebounded from heavy losses earlier in the week. Oil and gas stocks helped support the market as bargain hunters reportedly stepped in, shrugging off a drop below the key ... Read More »

Australian stocks start 1.2% lower, S&P slips 66.5pts, All Ordinaries falls 1.23%

SYDNEY: The Australian stocks started 1.2% weaker, dropped under 5,200 threshold as nonstop sluggishness in world oil value reflected heavily on energy and resources stocks. At the 10.15am (AEDT) official market open, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 66.5 points, or 1.26 per cent, at 5,192.5 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index fell 64.5 points, or 1.23 per cent, to ... Read More »

Australian stocks end weaker, S&P slips 0.53%

SDYNEY: Australian stocks finished lower on Thursday as the shareholders viewed the previous falling of oil prices and they paid full attention on better-than expected local job data. After falling up to 1.3 per cent in early trading, the S&P/ASX 200 index closed down 0.53 per cent or 28 points at 5231.0, its third consecutive decline. New Zealand’s benchmark NZX ... Read More »