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Asian stocks rise
Business Standard - India
Mizuho Financial Group and National Australia Bank climbed after a decline in US home sales and consumer confidence improved prospects that rates will fall. ...
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Asian Stocks Climb for a Third Day; Mizuho, Banks Lead Gains
Bloomberg - USA
National Australia Bank Ltd. advanced after bond yields dropped in the US and Australia, lowering borrowing costs and boosting the value of their government ...
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UPDATE 2-Australia's Sims to buy Metal Management for $1.6 bln
Reuters - USA
N: Quote, Profile, Research) agreed to be acquired by Australia's Sims Group Ltd (SGM.AX: Quote, Profile, Research) for $1.6 billion in stock, creating the ...
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Australian Banking Stocks Gain, Led by National: BHP Declines
Bloomberg - USA
26 (Bloomberg) -- Australian banking stocks rose, led by National Australia Bank Ltd. and Westpac Banking Corp., as bond yields dropped in the US and ...
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Investors throw themselves into Brambles' patch
National Business Review - New Zealand
What was a rather boring industrial business was now at the cutting edge of industrial services. Moreover it numbered itself among the large stocks in the ...
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Asian markets mixed as Japan mulls new govt; Australian miners dip ...
Forbes - NY,USA
Gains in the banking and retail sectors offset weakness in mining stocks. 'The banks are holding up well while there's also some quite good gains in the ...
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BHP Billiton announces jump in reserves
Financial Times - London,England,UK
Shares in BHP fell by A$1.44 or 3.23 per cent to $43.16 in trading on the Australian Stock Exchange. The miner's stock had climbed to record highs in the ...
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Who will win? Lay your bets
Globe and Mail - Canada
The Sauder School of Business Election Stock Market makes predictions about who will win overall "based on a prediction of the election result in each ...
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New Hope Offers A$591 Million for Resource Pacific (Update4)
Bloomberg - USA
26 (Bloomberg) -- New Hope Corp. offered A$591 million ($515 million) in stock for rival Australian coal producer Resource Pacific Holdings Ltd. as it seeks ...
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Opus float first step in global strategy
New Zealand Herald - New Zealand
Opus, which already has a significant presence in the UK, Canada and Australia, plans to double the size of its overseas operations over the next five years ...
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List of Australian blue chip stocks

Australian shares gained 0.6 percent on Wednesday led by blue chip miners and financials on strong resource price


The biggest Blur chip stocks traded on the ASX, in terms of their market capitalisation, include:
BHP BillitonCommonwealth Bank of AustraliaTelstra CorporationRio TintoNational Australia BankAustralia and New Zealand Banking GroupRio tintoWestpac
The only stock to do worse than the S&P/ASX 200 is Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd [ASX: HVN]. Even so, it’s a better-than-the-bank 8.3% gain. The others have done much better: Qantas [ASX: QAN] up 36.1%; JB Hi-Fi [ASX: JBH] up 20.5%; Toll Holdings [ASX: TOL] up 25.3%; and Myer Holdings [ASX: MYR] up 37.1%. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index rose 27.1 points to trade at 4,977.3 by 2310 GMT. It fell 0.8 percent on Tuesday, its lowest close since February 7.