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The All Ordinaries was up 1.1 per cent for the day and 1.9 per cent for the week.

Weaker $A helps ASX end May in black

Stephen Cauchi

Shares enjoyed a strong day on Friday to finish the month on a positive note, with widespread gains across all sectors and led by the banks and other blue-chip stocks.

The central bank's move to mop up excess liquidity in the interbank market was a contributory factor in the sell off.

Why Chinese sharemarkets are plunging

Rose Powell

Chinese stocks experienced a technical correction within less than 24 hours as markets extended a savage selloff on Thursday, led by industrial and energy companies.

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Advances
267 56.09%
Declines
147 30.88%
Unchanged
62 13.03%

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Wholesale Interbank Rates
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Currencies Buys($AU1) Sells($AU1) $ Movement % Movement
AUD/USD 0.7646 0.7636 -0.0007 -0.09%
AUD/EUR 0.6959 0.6949 -0.0035 -0.50%

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Volatility S&P ASX 200
15.15
-0.18 (-1.14%)
Today's market compared to previous close
Turnover
Sector Turnover($AU) Volume Trades
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Market total 9,592,936,435 2,752,573,033 726,217
Industrial 8,016,374,578 1,713,884,992 596,398
Mining 1,533,569,391 1,038,187,714 124,780

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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.

Has the easy money been made?

US stocks have surged since March 2009. If you you think it was perfectly foreseeable, or easy, you are utterly kidding yourself.
Morgan Housel

People say a lot of stupid things in finance. "The easy money has been made" is near the top of the list.

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Company Price %
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CASTILLO COPPER LTD 0.002 100.00
COCKATOO COAL 0.002 100.00
ADX ENERGY LTD 0.005 66.67
PLATYPUS MINERALS 0.015 66.67
FALCON MINERALS LTD 0.014 55.56

Whole Market Top Losers

Company Price %
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ALCHEMIA LIMITED 0.040 -51.81
ARTEMIS RESOURCES 0.001 -50.00
SUN RESOURCES NL 0.001 -50.00
FRONTIER RESOURCES 0.005 -37.50
AUSTRALIA UNITED MIN 0.002 -33.33

ASX - 52 Weeks Lows

Code Name New Lows Last Week Last Month
ARV ARTEMIS RESOURCES 0.001 0.002 0.002
MIZ MINERA GOLD LTD 0.001 0.002 0.002
ACL ALCHEMIA LIMITED 0.035 0.060 0.056
PSC PROSPECT RES LTD 0.003 0.005 0.005
MDD MANDALONG RESOURCES 0.042 0.065 0.100
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ASX - 52 Weeks Highs

Code Name New Highs Last Week Last Month
ACS ACCENT RESOURCES NL 0.360 0.130 0.130
KKT KONEKT LIMITED 0.220 0.165 0.160
MZI MZI RES LTD 0.520 0.400 0.460
SMA SMARTTRANS HOLDINGS 0.037 0.029 0.025
AXI AXIOM PROPERTIES 0.070 0.058 0.057
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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 0.0000
TNE 16 Jun 2015 0.0215

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