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While stocks all around them fell, mining stocks had a better session after a 1.9 per cent overnight lift in the iron ore price to $US63.02 a tonne.

ASX down sharply despite GDP growth

Stephen Cauchi

Australian investors shrugged off better-than-expected economic growth numbers to send the sharemarket sharply lower on Wednesday, with all sectors bar mining stocks recording steep losses.

FILE - This Monday, July 15, 2013 file photo shows the American flag and Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Stocks are moderately lower in early trading Thursday, May 28, 2015, a day after the Nasdaq composite closed at a record high. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Borrowing spree clouds Wall Street future

Michelle F. Davis

There's a dark shadow lurking behind Wall Street's happy facade of rising stock prices: Companies in the S&P 500 are levering up to the hilt as they dole out more than $US1 trillion for share buybacks and dividends.

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Currencies Buys($AU1) Sells($AU1) $ Movement % Movement
AUD/USD 0.7775 0.7772 0.0004 0.05%
AUD/EUR 0.6962 0.6957 -0.0005 -0.07%

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Volatility S&P ASX 200
17.20
0.11 (0.65%)
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Sector Turnover($AU) Volume Trades
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Market total 5,371,101,251 1,804,775,000 952,914
Industrial 4,381,452,065 995,642,499 794,830
Mining 893,394,559 808,789,785 152,844

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Tough road ahead for Cochlear

Cochlear chief executive Chris Roberts is stepping down and will be succeed by Chris Smith.
Graham Witcomb

After 12 years at the helm, Cochlear chief executive Dr. Chris Roberts has announced he will leave the company in August.

Where Woolworths went wrong

If Woolies isn't prepared to cut margins, it seems unlikely that fixing the wheels on a wayward trolley will.
James Carlisle

Woolworths wants investors to know that it's a 'strong business with lots of potential', but repetition is not proof of belief.

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Company Price %
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EPHRAIM RES LTD 0.005 66.67
NUSEP HOLDINGS LTD 0.050 66.67
SUPERIOR RESOURCES 0.014 55.56
AUSTRALIAN PROTEINS 0.029 45.00
AGRIMIN LTD 0.180 38.46

Whole Market Top Losers

Company Price %
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WHL ENERGY LIMITED 0.007 -76.67
NEVADA IRON 0.070 -60.00
RAMPART ENERGY LTD 0.002 -33.33
SOVEREIGN GOLD 0.002 -33.33
CHARTER PACIFIC 0.027 -32.50

ASX - 52 Weeks Lows

Code Name New Lows Last Week Last Month
WHN WHL ENERGY LIMITED 0.007 0.030 0.028
NVI NEVADA IRON 0.070 0.175 0.175
TIS TISSUE THERAPIES 0.046 0.065 0.060
RNU RENASCOR RES LTD 0.015 0.021 0.020
VRT VIRTUS HEALTH LTD 5.610 7.200 6.980
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ASX - 52 Weeks Highs

Code Name New Highs Last Week Last Month
KFE KOGI IRON LTD 0.073 0.035 0.035
SPQ SUPERIOR RESOURCES 0.014 0.007 0.009
KPT KANGAROO PLANTATION 7.550 6.000 6.000
ZIP ZIPTEL LIMITED 1.240 1.000 1.000
WPI WEST PEAK IRON LTD 0.017 0.014 0.014
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Code Date Payable Div Amount
ZNZ 02 Jun 2015 0.1541
TWD 02 Jun 2015 0.1000
UOS 04 Jun 2015 0.0200
API 04 Jun 2015 0.0200
WHF 11 Jun 2015 0.0850
SNC 11 Jun 2015 0.0200
IFZ 14 Jun 2015 0.1336
PTB 15 Jun 2015 0.0500
AAA 16 Jun 2015 0.1044
TNE 16 Jun 2015 0.0215

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