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Nikhil Subba

Australia shares end little changed amid virus fears; NZ slips

6:37am GMT

* NZ benchmark index clocks second straight weekly gain (Updates to close)

Australia, NZ hit fresh closing peaks on positive global data, trade deal

17 Jan 2020

* NZ benchmark hits third straight closing high (Updates to close)

Australian shares breach 7,000 level on Sino-U.S. trade deal

16 Jan 2020

* Iron ore, rare earth miners weigh on mining sector (Updates to close)

Australia shares post record closing highs on gold stocks; NZ up

15 Jan 2020

* U.S.-China Phase 1 deal to be signed later in day (Updates to close)

Australia shares hit record high on trade deal optimism; NZ up

14 Jan 2020

* Resolute Mining in talks with EMR Capital for gold mine sale (Updates to close)

Energy, healthcare sectors drag Australia shares lower; NZ slips

13 Jan 2020

* Miners bruised by weaker iron ore prices (Updates to close)

Australia shares jump 1% as Mideast tensions ease; NZ down

07 Jan 2020

Jan 7 Australian shares climbed 1% on Tuesday, tracking overnight gains on Wall Street, as the mood calmed with no fresh aggression in the Middle East while defensive stocks provided a boost to the index.

Australian shares rise on China policy easing; NZ up

03 Jan 2020

Jan 3 Australian shares rose over 1% on Friday, tracking gains on Wall Street as investors cheered China's policy easing move and a private survey showing solid growth in production last month.

Australia shares rise on healthcare, technology gains

02 Jan 2020

Jan 2 Australian shares inched higher on Thursday on their first trading day of the year, led by gains in healthcare and tech sectors amid thin trading volumes.

Australia shares slump but on track for best year since 2009; NZ down

31 Dec 2019

Dec 31 Australian shares tracked Wall Street to fall nearly 2% in the last trading session of the year, but were on course for their biggest annual gain in a decade.

World News

China heads into Lunar New Year on shutdown as virus spreads

China shut part of the Great Wall and suspended public transport in 10 cities, stranding millions of people at the start of the Lunar New Year holiday on Friday as authorities rush to contain a virus that has killed 26 people and infected more than 800.