March 15 Australian shares dipped into the red
on thin volumes on Friday, as fresh concerns about global trade
and the Chinese economy weighed on mining stocks while the
financial sector continued its recent decline.
* Zinc supply issues boost prices, mining stocks such as
March 13 Australian shares extended their losses
on Wednesday, with banks and miners faltering as investors took
some money off the table following a robust performance since
the start of the year.
March 12 Australian stocks pulled ahead on
Tuesday, tracking a global rally and as hopes China would
implement policies to shore up its economy supported the
March 11 Australian shares fell on weaker mining
and financial stocks on Monday after economic data from the
United States and China signalled a further cooling in the
Jan 4 Australian shares weakened on Friday, to
end the first week of new year lower as Apple's surprise revenue
warning and dismal U.S. factory data fanned worries over the
WELLINGTON New Zealand's top online marketplace Trade Me Group is set to be acquired by private equity investor Apax for NZ$2.56 billion (1.38 billion pounds) after the British firm matched a rival offer.
Dec 7 Australian shares rose on Friday,
reversing a three-day losing streak as markets in the region
shrugged off a weaker Wall Street finish and found support from
growing views the country's central bank may consider an
interest rate cut.
Dec 6 Australian shares fell for a third
straight session on Thursday, beset by worries about slowing
global growth and tensions between China and the United States.
Dec 5 Australian shares sank on Wednesday,
pressured by renewed concerns about slowing global growth and
trade that triggered heavy selling on Wall Street overnight.