Australian Market Report of January 6, 2011 includes: OnCard International Limited (ASX:ONC) signed a Buffet Club Purchase Cooperation Agreement with China Citic Bank (SHA:601998) (HKG:0998); South Australia Government declares 'Major Project' status for Centrex Metals Limited's (ASX:CXM) deepwater port plan; Clough Limited (ASX:CLO) receive a letter of intent for CACT Project, offshore China; China Magnesium Corporation Limited (ASX:CMC) increase its interest in the Pingyao Magnesium Project to 90.7%.
The Australian shares opened slightly lower on Thursday despite Wall Street's positive lead. The focus of the local market continued to be the company earnings reports. In early trade, both the S&P/ASX200 index and the All Ordinaries fell 0.1 per cent.
Geodynamics Limited (ASX:GDY) wishes to advise that Gerry Grove-White has resigned after three years in his role as Managing Director to pursue other interests, with effect from 9 July 2010.
The Australian share market fell sharply Wednesday after led by mining giants BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto as metals prices dropped. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index ended down 69.8 points, or 1.5 per cent, at 4648.5, while the broader All Ordinaries index lost 65.1 points, or 1.4 per cent, to 4665.9.
The Australian sharemarket ended slightly lower on Monday after a positive start driven by a resources sector buoyed by higher commodity prices. The pullback was led by major banks, and consumer staples. At close, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 6.4 points, or 0.14 per cent, to 4644.1, while the broader All Ordinaries gave up 6.1 points, or 0.13 per cent, at 4665.8.
The Australian share market fell for the fourth consecutive day dragged by resources stocks. The local shares dropped sharply at in early trade amid the global debt jitters. The disappointing growth figures from Japan also weighed on the local market. At the close, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index fell 32.7 points, or 0.7 per cent, at 4637.9, while the broader All Ordinaries lost 33.8 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 4652.6. The Aussie dollar also fell below 91 US cents today.
Engineering and construction company Clough Limited (ASX: CLO), in a three way joint venture, has secured work on the Gladstone Fitzroy Pipeline Project.