Friday, 19 December 2014

Latest News

  • Ruble Takedown Exposes Cracks in Putin's Defense

    22:56 | 19/12/14
    CounterPunch
    PLUS: “The Vindication of Love” by JoAnn Wypijewski; “The Age of SurrealPolitick” by Jeffrey St. Clair; “The Radiation Zone” by Kristin Kolb; “Washington's Enemies List” by Mike Whitney; “The School of Moral Statecraft” by Chris Floyd and “The ... more»
  • Did China Float a Bailout Offer for Crisis-Hit Russia?

    22:45 | 19/12/14
    Bloomberg
    Access to the International Monetary Fund for aid unlikely. Where can ... While no specific bailout offer has been announced by China's government for crisis-hit Russia, Premier Li Keqiang did this week extend a public offer of assistance. “In an ... more»
  • Tokyo stocks close 2.39% higher, Nikkei 225 adds 411.35pts

    22:33 | 19/12/14
    Customs Today Newspaper
    NAGOYA: Tokyo stocks climbed 2.39 percent on strong gains at Wall Street, whereas the dollar's strength also provided support. more»
  • Britain's FTSE on track for biggest weekly gain in two years

    22:33 | 19/12/14
    Hindu Business Line
    Britain's top equity index was on track for its biggest weekly gain in two years on Friday, led by recent laggards such as insurer Aviva and media group WPP , as analysts recommended snapping up battered shares after a recent sell-off. more»
  • Hong Kong shares end higher

    22:33 | 19/12/14
    Hindu Business Line
    Among the most actively traded stocks on Hong Kong's main board were CCT Land Holdings Ltd, unchanged at HK$0.02, G-Resources Group Ltd, up 1.7 per cent at HK$0.18, and China Construction Bank Corp, up 1.0 per cent at HK$6.12. Chinese ... more»
  • Advertising group WPP lights up FTSE 100

    22:22 | 19/12/14
    Financial Times
    Shares in WPP led a broad rally on the FTSE 100 on Friday after a broker upgrade brought some seasonal cheer to the world's biggest advertising agency. more»
  • Yuan Approaches Weak End of Trading Band as Slowdown Signs Mount

    22:22 | 19/12/14
    Bloomberg
    “The yuan is getting a double hit from worse-than-expected domestic economic data and a stronger dollar,” said Daniel Chan, an analyst at Brilliant & Bright Investment Consultancy Ltd. “The yuan will stay weak as the market now expects the Fed is ... more»
  • Fitch Affirms Wharf Holdings at 'A-', Outlook Stable

    22:22 | 19/12/14
    Reuters
    (The following statement was released by the rating agency) HONG KONG, December 19 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has affirmed Hong Kong-based The Wharf (Holdings) Limited's (Wharf) Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'A-'. The Outlook is Stable. Fitch has ... more»
  • Markets: FTSE 100 puts in a strong performance

    22:11 | 19/12/14
    MoneyWeek
    Growing deficit is Osborne's big headache · Talking to children about money · Higher interest rates are coming - it's time to fix your mortgage · How Osborne plans to abolish inheritance tax · Blog · Home > Stock markets > Markets: FTSE 100 puts in a ... more»
  • We Can't Predict the Future of Oil and Gas Prices

    22:11 | 19/12/14
    ValueWalk
    Every year, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) - the U.S. government's official arbiter and prognosticator for all things energy - releases various reports that look at factors driving the oil and gas market. It throws all the data into ... more»
  • Hong Kong Clears Banks of Wrongdoing in Foreign-Exchange Probe

    22:11 | 19/12/14
    Bloomberg
    The HKMA said it also uncovered a failed attempt by a Deutsche Bank trader in the city to influence the Hong Kong dollar spot rate in March 2009. more»
  • Renewable Energy Generation Set To Get Wind Farm Planning Approval

    22:11 | 19/12/14
    London South East
    LONDON (Alliance News) - Renewable Energy Generation Ltd Friday said that the Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has resolved to grant planning permission for the company's Mynydd Portref wind farm. more»
  • Chinese Billionaire Guo Again Outbids Andrea Bonomi for Club Med

    22:11 | 19/12/14
    Bloomberg
    Fosun International Ltd. (656), controlled by Chinese billionaire Guo Guangchang, made another bid for French resort company Club Mediterranee SA (CU) that trumps Italian investor Andrea Bonomi, extending the stand-off between the two sides. more»
  • Bargain Hunting lifts TSX, U.S. again

    22:00 | 19/12/14
    Saskatoon StarPhoenix
    The gold sector climbed about 4.25% Thursday as bullion inched up US40¢ to US$1,194.70 an ounce. Copper was off US2¢ at US$2.85 a pound and the base metals sector was 0.63% higher. more»
  • Deutsche Annington launches public offer for Gagfah

    22:00 | 19/12/14
    Hindu Business Line
    Germany's biggest real estate firm Deutsche Annington on Friday launched its public offer for third-ranked rival Gagfah in a €3.9-billion ($4.8 bln) cash and share deal. more»
Global Indices
CodeLastChange
NZ505,528120.22%
COMP4,7481042.24%
DJI17,7784212.43%
SP5002,061482.40%
DAX9,836250.25%
FTSE6,504380.59%
NI22517,6214112.39%
TWI78.690.520.67%
Currencies
CodeLastChange
EURUSD1.2280.0010.07%
NZDUSD0.77670.00020.03%
AUDUSD0.81560.00160.20%
NZDAUD0.95230.00150.16%