June 1 Saudi Real Estate Co
* Signs 538.3 million riyals contract for housing units construction with unit Saudi Real Estate Construction Company
* Contract implementation period to be 30 months from site handover date
* Expects financial impact of contract from Q4 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
BRIEF-Thaihot Group unit acquires investment firm
* Says unit completed acquisition of an investment firm as disclosed on June 20
Australia shares up tracking Wall Street surge; NZ climbs
June 29 Materials and financial stocks drove Australian shares higher on Thursday, fuelled by gains in commodity prices and an overnight surge on Wall Street.