Friday, 31 July 2015

Latest News

  • Consumer prices rise in Japan

    18:22 | 31/7/15
    Business Standard
    Japan's consumer prices in June rose 0.1 percent on a yearly basis, marking the 25th consecutive monthly increase but far below the Bank of Japan's target, government data said on Friday. more»
  • U.S. Said to Drop 12-Year Lock-Up on Biologics Data in TPP Talks

    18:22 | 31/7/15
    Bloomberg
    The U.S. abandoned a longstanding demand for a 12-year period to lock up clinical trial data on biologic pharmaceuticals as part of an Asia-Pacific trade pact, according to two people briefed on the matter. more»
  • Samsung reports 8 percent drop in 2Q profit

    18:11 | 31/7/15
    Dispatch Times
    Samsung's total handset sales for the same period stood at 89 million, down from 95 million a year ago, the company said. The decline in mobile profit was smaller than the previous quarter's almost 60 percent plunge, but it extended the mobile division ... more»
  • Twitter Stock Plunges as User Growth Stalls

    18:11 | 31/7/15
    Ledger Gazette
    San Francisco. Critics have long lamented that Twitter is hard to use and has had trouble defining itself, which is why it has not expanded its audience. more»
  • Emerging Stocks Rise to Pare Biggest Monthly Decline Since 2012

    17:48 | 31/7/15
    Bloomberg
    ENN Energy Holdings Ltd. surged 6.6 percent in Hong Kong after UOB-Kay Hian Holdings Ltd. upgraded the stock. PT Unilever Indonesia led a 1.3 percent ... China Resources Gas Group Ltd. jumped 8.5 percent in Hong Kong. Unilever Indonesia rose 3.1 ... more»
  • Arctic-Bound Ship Leaves Portland After Oil Drilling Protest

    17:48 | 31/7/15
    New York Times
    PORTLAND, Ore. - Authorities used boats, personal watercraft, poles and their bare hands to remove protesters in kayaks and hanging from bridges who had tried to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker bound for an Arctic drilling operation. more»
  • SNB Reports Huge Loss as Strength of Swiss Franc Erodes Value of Euro Reserves

    17:48 | 31/7/15
    Wall Street Journal
    ZURICH—Switzerland's central bank posted a loss in the first half of the year after its decision to scrap a long-standing cap on the strength of the Swiss franc caused the currency to soar, eroding the value of its euro reserves. The Swiss National ... more»
  • MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks rise; Meridian, MRP up on Tiwai

    17:38 | 31/7/15
    Scoop
    July 31 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose. Meridian Energy and MightyRiverPower gained ahead of a decision on the future of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter and as investors sought companies with relatively strong dividend yields. more»
  • European Factors to Watch-Shares head for steady open

    17:37 | 31/7/15
    Reuters
    Europe's biggest construction and concessions company raised its net profit goal as its contracting business improved in the second quarter. more»
  • FTSE 100 set for modest gains

    17:37 | 31/7/15
    Proactive Investors UK
    Spread betting quotes suggest the FTSE 100 will kick off around 10 points up from last night's close. US markets were flat yesterday but Asian indices were on course to finish in the blue, offering some encouragement to traders. more»
  • NZ dollar drops on weak business sentiment

    17:37 | 31/7/15
    NEWS.com.au
    THE New Zealand dollar fell after a survey showed deteriorating business confidence, and it may decline further with key events next week. more»
  • House price expectations highest since survey began in 1996

    17:32 | 31/7/15
    Scoop
    House price expectations hit a new record, with a net 65% of respondents expecting house prices to increase. • More people expect interest rate declines over the next year. • First signs that new rules for property investors are impacting price ... more»
Global Indices
CodeLastChange
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COMP5,129170.33%
DJI17,74650.03%
SP5002,10900.00%
DAX11,257450.40%
FTSE6,669380.57%
NI22520,585620.30%
TWI70.910.310.44%
Currencies
CodeLastChange
EURUSD1.0940.0010.11%
NZDUSD0.65790.00220.33%
AUDUSD0.73010.00090.12%
NZDAUD0.90150.00320.35%