SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Australian shares hit
a seven-week high on Friday, led by broad-based gains in all
sectors after a strong lead from Wall Street.
The S&P/ASX 200 index gained nearly 1 percent, or
50.1 points, to 5,280.2 by 0204 GMT but is set to end the week
little changed. It rose 0.6 percent on Thursday.
SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Australian shares rose
for a fifth straight session on Friday, in a broad-based rally
buoyed by what investors saw as the dovish minutes of the U.S.
Federal Reserve’s last meeting.
The minutes from the Sept. 16-17 meeting published on
Thursday pointed to a deeply cautious Fed – even before news of
a sharp slowdown in hiring by U.S. employers.
SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Australian shares
slipped 0.5 percent on Friday after two days of gains as
investors took profits ahead of the release, later in the global
day, of U.S. non-farm payrolls data, which might provide some
clue to when U.S. interest rates will rise.
The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 25.6 points to 5,086.5
by 02:17 GMT. The benchmark rose 1.8 percent on Thursday and is
on track for its first weekly gain in two weeks.
SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Australian shares rose
1.6 percent on Thursday, led by across-the-board gains
underpinned by strength on Wall Street and as embattled
commodities group Glencore bounced from a collapse at the start
of the week.
Twin surveys on China’s manufacturing sector also provided
some relief as the weak showings were not as bad as some had
SYDNEY/SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 25 (Reuters) – The new iPhone 6s
and 6s Plus hit stores on Friday, with dozens of people – and a
robot – queueing in Sydney to kick off a global sales cycle that
will be scrutinized for signs of how much juice Apple Inc’s
marquee product has left.
Analysts expect a record 12 million to 13 million phones to
fly off the shelves in the first weekend, up from more than 10
million last year when the hugely successful iPhone 6’s launch
was delayed in China, the world’s biggest smartphone market.
SYDNEY/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus hit stores on Friday, with dozens of people – and a robot – queueing in Sydney to kick off a global sales cycle that will be scrutinized for signs of how much juice Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) marquee product has left.
Analysts expect 12 million to 13 million phones to fly off the shelves in the first weekend, up from more than 10 million last year when the hugely successful iPhone 6’s launch was delayed in China, the world’s biggest smartphone market.
SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Australian shares
fell 2.6 percent on Monday, tracking negative cues from Wall
Street after the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to keep
interest rates on hold last week sparked uncertainty about
The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 133 points to 5,036.9 by
0218 GMT, its biggest percentage fall in almost a month. The
benchmark is at its lowest level in nearly a week after three
straight sessions of gains. It rose 0.5 percent on Friday.
SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Australian shares
rose 0.5 percent, recovering from early losses on Friday
following optimistic remarks from the central bank about the
economy, although global growth concerns capped a strong rally
after the U.S. Federal Reserve left rates unchanged.
RBA Governor Glenn Stevens gave an upbeat assessment of the
economy, noting he was satisfied with the current monetary
policy setting and comfortable with the level of the Australian
SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Australian shares
rose 1.5 percent on Thursday for a second straight day of gains
as all sectors rallied ahead of the U.S. Fed’s interest rate
decision later in the day.
Banks and miners were among the clear winners with the “Big
Four” lenders rising more than 2 percent in early trade. A jump
in oil prices pushed energy stocks higher.
SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Australian shares
moved in and out of negative territory on Friday as investors,
weary from global market volatility, were cautious ahead of next
week’s U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.
At 0255 GMT, the S&P/ASX 200 index was up 11.7
points, or 0.2 percent, to 5,105.9. The benchmark, which earlier
was down, on Thursday fell 0.4 percent.