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Australian & New zealand Stock market Down

The ASX 200 index eased 1.6 points to 5980 while the All Ordinaries index lost 13.5 points to 6040.9.

On the economic front the ANZ Bank said the total number of jobs advertised in major metropolitan newspapers and on the internet jumped 7.1 per cent in December.

In futures the March SPI200 index lost 39 points to 5965.
Trading was busy with turnover of $5.4 billion, comprising 353 rises, 959 falls and 320 steadies.

BHP Billiton was the day's busiest stock by value with turnover of $436 million and shed 6c to $38.24.
Rio Tinto slid 60c to $125, Zinifex slumped 34c to $10.75 and Alumina was 13c lower at $6.10.

Among the banks Commonwealth fell 19c to $55.70, Westpac slid 38c to $25.62, ANZ dipped 4c to $25.68 and National eased 3c to $35.17.
Macquarie Group improved $1.22 to $71.10, Suncorp-Metway gained 23c to $15.60, AMP put on 9c to $9.19, IAG jumped 14c to $3.95, Stockland declined 13c to $7.39, Lend Lease slid 21c to $15.60, Sims Group advanced 42c to $25.17, Amcor climbed 22c to $6.92, Orica retreated 66c to $30.83, Telstra added 2c to $4.62, Consolidated Media rose 9c to $3.99, Seven Network dropped 32c to $12.13, Billabong retreated 60c to $12.28, Flight Centre slumped $1.71 to $29.62, Wesfarmers climbed 84c to $38.84, Leighton dropped 75c to $52.30, Toll Holdings soared 77c to $10.92, Woolworths improved 33c to $33.69, Foster's Group gained 9c to $6.37 and Cochlear retreated $2.15 to $70.10.

Woodside Petroleum rose 25c to $51.10 in oil and gas, Caltex put on 18c to $18.88 while Oil Search slid 10c to $4.63 and AGL Energy gave back 20c to $12.85.

Goldminers found strong support with Newcrest rising 50c to $38.49, Newmont climbed 19c to $6.14 and Lihir was up 4c at $3.98.

In New Zealand the NZX 50 fell 48 points to 3824.2 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng had eased eight points to 26,859 by the mid-session interval.

Gold is worth $US895.30 an ounce and the Australian dollar is changing hands at US89.53c.

Ten-year bond yields were down 5.75 points at 6.07 per cent.


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Credit Suisse Eq Aus - EPT Disclosure
Reuters - 9 Jan 2008
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AIM Resources finds errors in zinc project report, withdraws ...
The Canadian Press - 31 Dec 2007
On the Australian Stock Exchange, the shares were down one cent at 11.5 cents Aus. AIM Resources had originally intended sell up to A$50 million worth of ...

QinetiQ buys two Australian consultancies
Guardian Unlimited, UK - 2 Jan 2008
... the former ministry of defence technology group that was controversially floated on the London Stock Exchange, has made its first move into Australia, ...

BlackRock Group - Rule 8.3-BHP Billiton Limited
Reuters - 7 Jan 2008
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Seeking Alpha

TSX Group: An Undervalued Takeover Candidate
Seeking Alpha, NY - 4 Jan 2008
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Arasor acquires Novalux for $7m, UK - 11 Jan 2008
Australian company Arasor, buoyed by a $300 m joint venture with Chinese telecoms equipment maker ZTE, has bought Novalux for $7 m in Arasor stock and has ...

Merrill Lynch (EPT) - EPT Disclosure
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AUS: All options on the table, says Dairy Farmers (subscription), UK - 20 Dec 2007
The co-operative has been mulling whether to list on the Australian Stock Exchange and it insisted all options remain on the table.


Boston Globe

Recession Fears Pull Blue Chips
Wall Street Journal - 11 Jan 2008
The concern is that higher raw-commodities costs are eating into the earnings potential of consumer goods manufacturers, said Tim Smalls, head of US stock ...
US markets fall fearing bank write-downs
Amex Warning Keeps Market in the Red; Dow Falls 246 Points FOXNews
Stocks Slammed by Bad Credit Fears The Associated Press
MSN Money
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US, emerging market stock funds bleed cash -EPFR
Reuters - 11 Jan 2008
US stock funds had a net outflow of $8.14 billion while long-only emerging market equity funds lost $2.5 billion to redemptions. US real estate took in $771 ...

Conde Nast Portfolio

US Stock-Index Futures Fall; American Express, Merrill Drop
Bloomberg - 11 Jan 2008
11 (Bloomberg) -- US stock-index futures retreated on concern that credit-market turmoil may take a bigger toll on earnings than companies and analysts ...
US Stock Futures Fall; American Express, Countrywide Retreat Bloomberg
US Stocks Drop for Third Week as Recession Speculation Builds Bloomberg
US Stocks Tumble on Growth Concern in Worst Start Since 1982 Bloomberg
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Those Who ‘Get It’ in Today’s Stock Market
Daily Reckoning - Australian Edition, Australia - 6 hours ago
US Treasury Secretary Paulson says he’s run out of “easy answers” for the credit crunch problem. And the US stock market registered its worst first five ...

Australian stock market closes lower after US dip and inflation ..., Australia - 2 hours ago
THE stock market closed slightly lower today, following another poor performance on markets in the United States on Friday and local figures showing more ...

US stock futures lower on AmEx, Merrill fears
MarketWatch - 11 Jan 2008
By Steve Goldstein, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) - US stock futures on Friday slipped after the previous session's rate-cut-hope fueled advance, ...

US stock futures lower on American Express, Merrill fears
MarketWatch - 11 Jan 2008
By MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) - US stock futures on Friday pointed to a weaker start even with financial services merger-and-acquisition activity in ...
US markets still in the red Globe and Mail
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TREASURIES-Stock rout, rate-cut bets lift bonds
Reuters - 11 Jan 2008
Major US stock indexes ended lower on Friday, falling three weeks in a row. The Dow Jones Industrial average .DJI skidded nearly 250 points or 2 percent on ...

US stock index futures point to weak opening
Globe and Mail, Canada - 10 Jan 2008
US stock index futures slipped a little Thursday morning, as credit card issuer Capital One Financial Corp. became the latest lender to issue a profit ...

US stock futures fall further after jobless claims data
Forbes, NY - 10 Jan 2008
NEW YORK (Thomson Financial) - US stock futures were trading lower, then fell further after the release of weekly jobless claims data. ...


European Stock-Index Futures Retreat; Tesco, Siemens May Drop
Bloomberg - 32 minutes ago
``This negative sentiment is already prevailing in Asian markets and expectations are understandably that European stocks will come under pressure too. ...

New York Times

Europe Takes Africa’s Fish, and Migrants Follow
New York Times, United States - 3 hours ago
Worldwide, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that 75 percent of fish stocks are overfished or fished to their maximum. ...

Asia Day Ahead: US Stocks Fall; China May Slow at Worst Time
Bloomberg - 12 hours ago
European stocks fell for a fifth week, the longest losing streak since August, as the European Central Bank and the Bank of England failed to ease concern ...

Conde Nast Portfolio

McDonald's sales slow in face of competition
Xinhua, China - 6 hours ago
McDonald's fell US$3.85, or 6.6 percent, to US$54.32 in New York Stock Exchange composite trading on Friday, the biggest drop since May 2003. ...
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UniCredit seeks local investors for Poland's bourse
Jerusalem Post, Israel - 1 hour ago
"I would not be surprised if we can attract at least half a dozen Israeli companies to the Warsaw Stock Exchange in 2008," said Jaroslaw Jan Derylo, ...

Murdoch tries again with German pay TV
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Turkish Press

European Stocks to Weather `Flat' Earnings, ABN Says (Update1)
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Beiersdorf, Fraport, ProSiebenSat.1, TUI: German Equity Preview
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European Stocks Decline for 5th Week; Retailers Drop (Update1)
Bloomberg - 12 Jan 2008
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Reuters Canada Business Summary, Canada - 35 minutes ago
But Taiwan stocks rose 1.8 percent to a one-week high following a resounding win by the China-friendly Nationalist Party (KMT) in Saturday's legislative ...



Czech investors eye emerging markets, despite volatility, risks
Czech Business Weekly, Czech Republic - 1 hour ago
Still, market professionals are largely betting that stocks in Brazil, Chile and Argentina will come out ahead next year. Analysts say that Latin American ...

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Bloomberg - 4 hours ago
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Brazil Bovespa Falls With Materials, led by Vale: Latin Stocks
Bloomberg - 11 Jan 2008
11 (Bloomberg) -- Brazil's main stock index fell the most in a week, led by Cia. Vale do Rio Doce and Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as prices of nickel and oil ...

India's Sensex Declines; Bharti Falls as Rival Gets Airwaves
Bloomberg - 17 minutes ago
India's third-biggest carmaker sees Brazil as an ``obvious'' market for the Nano, the $2500 car it unveiled last week, Folha de Sao Paulo reported Jan. ...

Big Sam reaches the age of mutual consent
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He did a self-serving interview with Alan Brazil on TalkSport, in which, bizarrely, he appeared to blame an injury to the Manchester United goalie Ben ...

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Financial Times, UK - 10 Jan 2008
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And McCall noted some new funds that focus on BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China): Claymore Exchange Traded Fund and SPDR S&P BRIC 40. ...

Mexico's Bolsa Rises on US Rates, Walmex Sales: Latin Stocks
Bloomberg - 10 Jan 2008
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Profit From the Next Economic Superpower
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Taiwan's Stocks Rise After Opposition Wins Poll; Cathay Gains
Bloomberg - 1 hour ago
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China B-shares close slightly higher led by property, liquor stocks
Forbes, NY - 30 minutes ago
SHANGHAI (XFN-ASIA) - China B-shares closed slightly higher with gains in property developers and liquor makers supporting the market, dealers said. ...
China A-shares end morning slightly higher; liquor producers gain ... Forbes
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Asia Day Ahead: US Stocks Fall; China May Slow at Worst Time
Bloomberg - 12 hours ago
US stocks fell for a third straight week, the longest streak since August, after forecasts from AT&T Inc., American Express Co. and Tiffany & Co. bolstered ...

Asian Stocks Fall, Led by Shipbuilders, on Global Trade Concern
Bloomberg - 1 hour ago
About five stocks fell for every three that rose. Benchmarks retreated across the region apart from Taiwan, China, Indonesia and Pakistan, while Australia ...
Asian Stocks Fall, Led by Shipbuilders, on Global Trade Concern Bloomberg
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Consumer plays win Stockpicker of the Quarter award for money ...
MarketWatch - 10 hours ago
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China + Citigroup + Alwaleed = Brave New World: William Pesek
Bloomberg - 11 hours ago
Here's but one example: If China overheats or its stocks plunge, Wall Street shares could take a hit as investors bet on an end to bailouts from China Inc. ...

Taiwan Stock Index Rises 1.79 Percent
Forbes, NY - 1 hour ago
The rise was led by China-related shares, including tourism and financial stocks. Ambassador Hotel surged the maximum 7 percent to NT$35.30. ...

Asian Stocks Rise, Led by Taiwan Semiconductor After Elections
Bloomberg - 6 hours ago
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BBC News

Hong Kong stocks move downward on Friday
China Knowledge Online, Singapore - 4 hours ago
The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, which tracks the state-owned Chinese enterprises listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, moved down by 193.94 points ...
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Who's Best for Investors?
Barron's - 3 hours ago
The business isn't affected by the US subprime meltdown, and only a macroeconomic shock in China, the Middle East or India would hurt it. ...



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Bloomberg - 4 hours ago
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India's Sensitive Index Rises on ICICI, Reliance; Infosys Falls Bloomberg
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'India's first self-regulatory organisation within a year'
Economic Times, India - 9 hours ago
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Key indices choppy, mid-caps rebound
Economic Times, India - 1 hour ago
Elsewhere in Asia, stocks remained weak. The Nikkei 225 was down 1.93 per cent, the Hang Seng down 0.03 per cent and the Straits Times down 0.75 per cent.
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Indices open higher; SBI, ICICI lead Economic Times
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Economic Times -
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India's Sensex Declines; Bharti Falls as Rival Gets Airwaves
Bloomberg - 19 minutes ago
The proposed project is likely to be set up at Talcher in India's eastern state of Orissa. The stock gained 49.85 rupees, or 1.6 percent, to 3178. ...

Who's Best for Investors?
Barron's - 3 hours ago
The business isn't affected by the US subprime meltdown, and only a macroeconomic shock in China, the Middle East or India would hurt it. ...

Hindu Business Line

Future Capital Holdings – IPO: Avoid
Hindu Business Line, India - 12 Jan 2008
Listing gains on the stock are however a possibility, given the recent market fancy for financial services stocks. Offer details: Future Capital Holdings is ...

Hopeless in hysteria
Business Standard, India - 13 hours ago
I am going to argue that people who wouldn’t trust their neighbour with their scooter key are willing to trust hazy stocks with high discounting. ...

Czech investors eye emerging markets, despite volatility, risks
Czech Business Weekly, Czech Republic - 1 hour ago
112 stocks got listed on the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) and the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), with three out of 10 giving a return of more than ...

Powerful show
Business Standard, India - 13 hours ago
Power utility stocks have seen good gains in recent months, further upside depends on their ability to deliver on promises. Power utility stocks have been a ...
Stiff valuations Business Standard
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Silver traders saddled with huge imports
Economic Times, India - 8 hours ago
A dealer in a large private bank said there were stocks waiting to be lifted by clients, who had them imported. A large wholesaler said he would send back ...

Pakistan business still thriving amidst chaos
Business Edge, Canada - 10 Jan 2008
Sebastien Barbe, a senior economist at investment bank Calyon, predicts Pakistan's economy will grow by 5.5 per cent next year. Pakistan's own stock market, ...

Week of January 14, 2008
The Asian Banker (subscription), Singapore - 3 hours ago
Japan's Nomura Holdings will team up with Oman’s BankMuscat and others including International Finance Corporation to buy Pakistan's Saudi Pak Bank for $160 ...

Weekend paper roundup: A summary of money stories for advisers
Reuters UK, UK - 1 hour ago
The 'unknown' has already overhauled the fund's portfolio, sold 30 holdings and taken positions in ten new stocks, Prestridge writes, and is determined 'to ...

Pakistan Stocks Snap 3-Day Fall on Vote: World's Biggest Mover
Bloomberg - 3 Jan 2008
3 (Bloomberg) -- Pakistan's benchmark stock index rose, snapping a four-day decline, after President Pervez Musharraf vowed to hold general elections next ...

Elected govt to face task of correcting economic mismanagement
The News - International, Pakistan - 12 Jan 2008
The optimists point out that the cost of doing business in Pakistan is not high due to high energy cost, high interest rates and inadequate infrastructure. ...

Pakistan's paradox: bombs, blood and record profits
Reuters UK, UK - 9 Jan 2008
As Western governments have fretted about Pakistan's nuclear weapons falling into the hands of militants, the Karachi Stock Exchange's main share index has ...


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