China's Lenovo Group, the world's largest PC maker, warned it will have to raise product prices if U.S. tariffs increase, sending its shares tumbling 6.5% to two-month lows.
* Australia's third-biggest lender posts A$1.65 bln cash
July 18 Australia shares eased on Thursday,
tracking declines on Wall Street while the energy sector led
losses due to softer oil prices and Woodside Petroleum's
disappointing quarterly revenues.
July 17 A surge in shares of BHP Group
helped lift the Australian market and the resources sector on
Wednesday after the world's biggest miner reported a rebound in
iron ore output for the fourth quarter.
July 16 Australia shares closed slightly lower
on Tuesday, with advances in defensive stocks offset by losses
in the financial and energy sectors, after investors shrugged
off the central bank's July meeting minutes suggesting further
July 15 Australian shares trimmed losses on
Monday after China reported its economy grew at its weakest pace
in nearly three decades,
reinforcing expectations its government will roll out more
June 27 Australian shares were muted on Thursday
as more modest U.S. rate cut expectations took the sheen off
defensive stocks, but many investors kept to the sidelines ahead
of this weekend's Group of 20 meeting in Japan.
* NZ50 slightly lower, circles record levels
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June 26 Australian shares were subdued on
Wednesday, in line with equities worldwide, after U.S. Federal
Reserve officials dampened market expectations of aggressive
rate cuts this year.
June 25 Australian shares clung to tight ranges
on Tuesday amid a backdrop of cautious trade before a meeting
between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi
Jinping at the G20 summit in Japan later this week.