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CBA leads bumper week for banks on ASX

Su-Lin Tan

Investors enjoyed another bumper week as the Australian sharemarket soared, underpinned by the big banks and Telstra amid growing expectations of an RBA rate cut as early as Tuesday.

Large caps dominate IPO market

MAX MASON

Large cap companies dominated the initial public offering market last year in number of listings and funds raised for the first time since 2007, and the trend is set to continue, new research shows.

Lihir worries dog Newcrest Mining

Amanda Saundersa

Australia’s biggest gold miner, Newcrest Mining, continues to be plagued by its troublesome Lihir project in Papua New Guinea, with analysts concerned there is little sign of a turnaround.

Australian mining and industrial shares for Friday 30 January 2015

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Advances
246 53.13%
Declines
158 34.13%
Unchanged
59 12.74%

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Currencies

Wholesale Interbank Rates
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Currencies Buys($AU1) Sells($AU1) $ Movement % Movement
AUD/USD 0.7771 0.7766 0.0008 0.10%
AUD/EUR 0.6886 0.6878 0.0025 0.36%

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Volatility S&P ASX 200
14.33
-0.12 (-0.84%)
Turnover
Sector Turnover($AU) Volume Trades
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Market total 8,140,354,373 2,056,326,400 764,353
Industrial 6,503,836,216 1,169,201,652 612,842
Mining 1,574,856,095 886,505,905 144,502

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Lessons from the Swiss currency mess

Morgan Housel

The Swiss National Bank made history when it ended a self-imposed cap, catching global investors by surprise and bankrupting hedge funds.

Buy Australian. I did

Scott Phillips

Being brave in the face of uncertainty can help you reap rewards, especially if it's made in Australia.

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S&P ASX200 Top Gainers

Company Price %
S&P DOW JONES INDICES
BEACH ENERGY LIMITED 0.960 6.67
NINE ENTERTAINMENT 1.770 6.63
FORTESCUE METALS GRP 2.360 5.83
MCMILLAN SHAKESPEARE 11.500 5.60
AWE LIMITED 1.345 5.49

S&P ASX200 Top Losers

Company Price %
Last updated:
BEADELL RESOURCE LTD 0.285 -9.52
EVOLUTION MINING LTD 0.900 -9.09
NORTHERN STAR 1.795 -7.95
SUNDANCE ENERGY 0.465 -5.10
SKILLED GROUP LTD 1.310 -5.07

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ASX - 52 Weeks Highs

Code Name New Highs Last Week Last Month
Last updated:
BPG BYTE POWER GROUP 0.003 0.001 0.002
ENB ENEABBA GAS LIMITED 0.031 0.016 0.016
AMT ALLEGRA ORTHOPAEDICS 0.080 0.060 0.057
CWG CENTRAL WEST GOLD 0.265 0.200 0.185
PHK PHOSLOCK WATER 0.063 0.050 0.053

ASX - 52 Weeks Lows

Code Name New Lows Last Week Last Month
Last updated:
TGS TIGER RESOURCES 0.034 0.105 0.091
GSC GLOBAL GEOSCIENCE 0.004 0.010 0.010
FRE FRESHTEL HOLDINGS 0.001 0.002 0.001
CTR CITATION RESOURCES 0.001 0.002 0.001
SOI SOILSUB TECHNOLOGIES 0.001 0.002 0.001

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Dividend Calendar
Code Date Payable Div Amount
TWR 03 Feb 2015 0.0623
ALR 05 Feb 2015 0.0100
URF 06 Feb 2015 0.0500
EMF 06 Feb 2015 0.0300
NHH 06 Feb 2015 0.0300
MIR 10 Feb 2015 0.0350
ASW 10 Feb 2015 0.0200
CMW 11 Feb 2015 0.0194
AYD 12 Feb 2015 1.4000
AYH 12 Feb 2015 1.2000

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Upcoming IPOs
Company Security Code Float date Issue $
Aeeris Ltd AER 19/03/2015 0.25
ALT Resources Limited ARS 08/04/2014 0.20
Contango Income Generator Limited CIE 1.00
Genetic Signatures Limited GSS 0.40
Huayi Resources Limited HUA 0.20