SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) – Australian shares
slipped at the start of Monday and then pared losses as some
investors saw bargains in the beaten-down metals sector but
banks and consumer staples weigh on the sentiment.
The S&P/ASX 200 index was down 11 points, or 0.2
percent, to 5,555.1 at 0216 GMT.
SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, July 21 (Reuters) – Australian shares
rose for a sixth straight session on Tuesday to a six-week high,
led by gains in banks and consumer staples, but plunging
resources stocks capped a sharp rally.
The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.17 percent, or 9.7
points, to 5,696.6 by 0249 GMT, a level not seen since June 2.
All sectors rose except resources. The benchmark rose 0.3
percent on Monday.
SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, July 17 (Reuters) – Australian shares ran
out of steam on Friday after a three-day rally as investors sold
off banks and resources stocks, ignoring positive leads from
Investors shrugged off gains in other Asian markets that
were aided by a stronger finish on Wall Street after Europe
moved to reopen funding to Greece’s stricken economy.
SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, July 15 (Reuters) – Australian shares
rose on Wednesday, led by banks, as China reported
better-than-expected growth and uncertainty about Greece
The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.9 percent, or 48.3
points to 5,625.7 by 0247 GMT. The benchmark index rose 1.9
percent he previous session.
SYDNEY (Reuters) – A space tracking station surrounded by cows in an Australian valley will on Tuesday become the first place in the world to get close-up images of Pluto, the most distant planetary body ever explored.
After nine-and-half years of traveling 5.3 billion km (3.3 billion miles), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s spacecraft New Horizons will get within 12,500 km (7,800 miles) of Pluto on Tuesday evening.
SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, July 10 (Reuters) – Australian shares
rose 0.7 percent on Friday on optimism after Chinese regulators
enforced strict measures to curb a fierce equities sell-off and
some hopes rose for a deal on Greece at a weekend summit of
Greece offered new reform proposals to creditors, spurring
hopes of a cash-for-reform deal.
SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, July 7 (Reuters) – Australian shares
rebounded 1.7 percent on Tuesday on broad-based gains following
two-losing sessions, as investors sought to buy stocks cheapened
by the debt crisis in Greece.
The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 99.9 points to 5,574 by
0211 GMT, it’s biggest daily percentage gain in 3-1/2 months.
The benchmark fell 1.1 percent for its second day of losses on
SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, June 29 (Reuters) – Australian shares
skidded 2 percent on Monday, wiping out nearly all of this
year’s gains, as investors bailed out from riskier assets on
concerns about prospect of a Greek debt default after it failed
to strike a deal with its lenders.
Greece will keep its banks closed on Monday and implement
capital controls after international creditors refused to budge
on bailout terms.
SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) – Australian shares
rose 0.2 percent, trading narrowly on Wednesday as some
investors picked up banking shares after a heavy sell-off in
Progress towards a Greek deal combined with the Federal
Reserve governor’s comments about a possible rate hike in
September have investors in a holding pattern.
SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, June 12 (Reuters) – Australian shares
barely moved on Friday and struggled to add to the previous
session’s solid gains as banks and resources dropped while
nervousness over Greece’s debt talks depressed sentiment.
The S&P/ASX 200 index slipped 0.14 percent, or 7.75
points, to 5,548.9 by 0303 GMT. The benchmark rose 1.4 percent
on Thursday, its biggest percentage gain in six weeks.