Australian shares rise as investors hunt for bargains; NZ flat

By Nikhil Nainan Undated, July 5 : Australian shares rose in light trade on Thursday, with financials accounting for more than half the gains, as investors shopped for bargains with little guidance from U.S. financial markets, which were closed for Independence Day. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.5 percent, or 31.6 points to 6,215.0 by […]

Nikkei flat in choppy trade as trade war woes pressures; Kikkoman soars

By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, June 20 : Japan’s Nikkei share average was flat in choppy trade on Wednesday morning as firms that rely on China demand tumbled on trade war worries, with machine tool makers and shippers posting multi-month lows, which offset gains in defensive stocks. The Nikkei was flat at 22,287.42 at the midday […]

Australian shares slip on financials; NZ rises on a2 Milk

By Aditya Soni Undated, May 24 : Australian shares edged down on Thursday, with banks leading the way lower. The S&P/ASX 200 index, which has lost ground the past five sessions, was down 9.50 points, or 0.2 percent, to 6023.0 at 0324 GMT. The benchmark declined 0.2 percent on Wednesday. Thursday’s biggest gainer was gambling […]

Aussie shares firm as miners gain; New Zealand at record high

By Ambar Warrick Undated, May 11 : Australian shares were on track to end the week higher as a spillover of positive sentiment from Wall Street, coupled with stronger material stocks prompted extended gains in local equities. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 18 points or 0.31 percent to 6,137.6 by 0239 GMT. The benchmark rose […]

Nikkei drops after Trump quits Iran nuclear deal; Toyota’s results eyed

By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, May 9 : Japanese stocks slipped on Wednesday morning as investors were cautious after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of an international nuclear deal with Iran. The focus locally was on major corporate earnings including from Toyota Motor, which will be released during trading hours for the […]

Australia shares lose steam as materials retreat; NZ down

By Chris Thomas Undated, Apr 20 : Australian shares eased on Friday as the recent commodity prices rally paused for breath, while a weak finish on Wall Street overnight, fuelled by concerns about smartphone demand, weighed on wider sentiment. The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.1 percent or 7.4 points to 5,873.6 by 0303 GMT, but […]