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Australian stocks trade 6 ½ yrs high in morning, S&P 200 increases 26.7pts

SYDNEY: The Australian stocks traded at a fresh six-and-a-half year high after the open, amid a glut of corporate earnings and following indications the US Federal Reserve is in no hurry to raise interest rates. At the 10.15am (AEDT) official market open, the benchmark S & P/ASX200 index was up 26.7 points, or 0.45 per cent, at 5,942.4, while the ... Read More »

Australian stocks climb 0.5% in early move; S&P 200 jumps 28.4pts

SYDNEY:  Australian stocks rose 0.5 percent on Wednesday underpinned by resources and energy stocks while a $5.1 billion takeover of Toll Holdings by Japan Post helped overshadow weak corporate earnings. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 28.4 points to 5,886.6 by 0117 GMT. The benchmark eased 0.5 percent on Tuesday. The index is up 8.8 percent so far this year, staying ... Read More »

Australian stocks tumble for 3rd day at end, S&P 200 slips 31.5pts

SYDNEY: Australian stocks tumbled for the third straight session on Wednesday as energy stocks led the market lower and investors remained cautious heading into company reporting season. A recent bull run lasting 12 straight sessions, equal to the country’s longest ever, has convinced many investors to take profits, while uncertainty about a resolution to the Greek debt crisis contributed to ... Read More »

Australian stocks start marginally stronger; S&P 200 climbs 7.3pts

SYDNEY: Australian stocks started slightly higher following previous week’s positive momentum and as global stocks took the results of the Greek election in their development. At the 10.15am (AEDT) official market open, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 7.3 points, or 0.13 per cent, at 5,509.1, while the broader All Ordinaries index rose 7 points, or 0.13 per cent, to ... Read More »

Australian stocks hit new 1 month high at end, S&P 200 adds 1.51%

PERTH: Australia stocks closed higher, as increases in the Australian Real Estate Investment Trust, Energy and Consumer Discretionary sectors led shares higher. At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 rose 1.51% to hit a new 1-month high. The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Worleyparsons Ltd (ASX:WOR), which rose 8.79% or 0.80 points to trade ... Read More »

Australian stocks end stronger; S&P 200 increases 0.49%

PERTH:  Australian stocks jumped at the end of trade on Thursday, as Energy and Metals & Mining sectors led shares to get stronger. At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.49%. The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Arrium Ltd (ASX:ARI), which rose 18.42% or 0.035 points to trade at 0.225 at the close. Meanwhile, ... Read More »

Asian stocks take positive start; Hang Seng jumps 1.2%, S&P 200 increases 1.4pc

HONG KONG: Most Asian stocks climbed Wednesday as shareholders expected European policymakers would soon lift more stimulus whereas Chinese stocks expanded their rebound following a steep fall at the start of the week. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng jumped 1.2 percent to 24,244.66 and China’s Shanghai Composite Index leapt 2 percent to 3,236.47. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 zoomed 1.4 percent higher to ... Read More »

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 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 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 »