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Lure of easy money lifts shares

SALLY ROSE

The local sharemarket has hit a fresh six-year high as confirmation of continuing low interest rates domestically and the promise of increased monetary policy support in Europe lifted investors spirits.

China banking crisis 'almost certain'

Jonathan Shapiro

China’s financial system is “almost certain” to face a full blown banking crisis according to a senior international economist.

Global markets set for volatile period: CFS

Karen Maley

Australia’s largest asset manager, Colonial First State, says global markets could be set for a period of instability as a major policy divide emerges between the world’s major central banks.

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241 50.74%
Declines
176 37.05%
Unchanged
58 12.21%

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Local data lifts resilient Australian dollar

Mark Mulligan

The Australian dollar edged slightly lower on Monday after strong inventory data and easing inflation helped offset weak domestic and Chinese manufacturing indicators.

Wholesale Interbank Rates
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Currencies Buys($AU1) Sells($AU1) $ Movement % Movement
AUD/USD 0.9288 0.9286 -0.0045 -0.48%
AUD/EUR 0.7084 0.7082 -0.0025 -0.35%

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Volatility S&P ASX 200
10.76
-0.26 (-2.37%)
Turnover
Sector Turnover($AU) Volume Trades
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Market total 3,402,747,916 1,697,658,775 664,597
Industrial 2,668,920,069 697,382,434 533,539
Mining 641,589,153 999,898,127 126,954

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S&P ASX200 Top Gainers

Company Price %
S&P DOW JONES INDICES
PALADIN ENERGY LTD 0.445 5.95
QANTAS AIRWAYS 1.525 5.17
MESOBLAST LIMITED 5.550 5.11
GREENCROSS LIMITED 10.100 3.59
AWE LIMITED 1.780 3.49

S&P ASX200 Top Losers

Company Price %
Last updated:
RESOLUTE MINING 0.525 -4.54
BC IRON LIMITED 2.450 -3.54
MEDUSA MINING LTD 1.125 -3.43
HORIZON OIL LIMITED 0.330 -2.94
NORTHERN STAR 1.705 -2.85

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ASX - 52 Weeks Highs

Code Name New Highs Last Week Last Month
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EVE ENERGY VENTURES LTD 0.010 0.007 0.007
IBG IRONBARK ZINC LTD 0.175 0.145 0.145
TEX TARGET ENERGY 0.072 0.061 0.061
UNV UNIVERSAL COAL PLC 0.150 0.130 0.135
TIS TISSUE THERAPIES 0.425 0.375 0.375

ASX - 52 Weeks Lows

Code Name New Lows Last Week Last Month
Last updated:
AYB AUSTRALIAN PROTEINS 0.015 0.024 0.024
WDR WESTERN DESERT RES. 0.145 0.190 0.190
SZG SUBZERO GROUP LTD 0.040 0.050 0.050
BCI BC IRON LIMITED 2.425 2.755 2.755
MML MEDUSA MINING LTD 1.090 1.165 1.165

Companies

Dividend Calendar
Code Date Payable Div Amount
ITD 02 Sep 2014 0.0050
GUD 03 Sep 2014 0.1800
ARG 03 Sep 2014 0.1450
CVC 03 Sep 2014 0.0300
MLT 03 Sep 2014 0.0980
KOV 05 Sep 2014 0.3100
LEP 05 Sep 2014 0.0825
JBH 05 Sep 2014 0.2900
CSV 08 Sep 2014 0.0500
SNZ 08 Sep 2014 0.0107

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Company Security Code Float date Issue $
BPS Technology Limited BPS 04/09/2014 1.00
China Mining Limited CMF 0.20
Emperor Range Group Limited ERX 09/09/2014 0.20
Global Wealth Partners Fund Limited GWP 26/09/2014 1.25
Huayi Resources Limited HUA 0.20