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 […]

Australian shares rise for 5th day as investors dig miners; NZ also up

By Chris Thomas Undated, Apr 20 : Australian shares rose for a fifth straight session on Thursday, with material stocks claiming the largest share of the gains on the back of surging metal and oil prices. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.6 percent or 32.2 points to 5,893.6 by 0223 GMT. The benchmark rose 0.3 […]

Australia shares rise as miners rally; NZ inches up

By Chris Thomas Undated, Apr 18 : Australian shares rose on Wednesday, fuelled by materials stocks and a confidence boost from upbeat Wall Street earnings, but pressure on financial stocks capped gains. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.3 percent or 14.6 points to 5,856.1 by 0220 GMT. The benchmark ended flat on Tuesday. E-Mini futures […]