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Short-selling OK by ASIC

Staff Reporter | The corporate regulator says short-selling is a “natural part” of domestic financial markets does not pose a systemic risk, Joyce Moullakis and Jonathan Shapiro report.

Property

Investors looking north

Mark Ludlow | Southern investors are looking to Brisbane as Sydney and Melbourne markets become too expensive to crack.

Superannuation

Super tax off PM’s agenda

Phillip Coorey | Tony Abbott has hardened his stance towards superannuation tax reform by vowing there will never be any change under a Coalition government.

Australian Equity Indices

Points Change % Change Value Volume
S&P/ASX 200 5,538.3 - 61.5 - 1.10% $ 3,750,750,992.0 589,603,106.0
S&P/ASX 200
ALL ORDINARIES 5,528.0 - 59.9 - 1.07% $ 3,840,318,288.0 703,665,552.0
ALL ORDINARIES
S&P/ASX 100 4,621.1 - 50.2 - 1.07% $ 3,406,150,575.0 436,339,062.0
S&P/ASX 100
SMALL ORDS 2,098.1 - 26.6 - 1.25% $ 406,828,105.0 223,397,043.0
S&P/ASX SMALL ORDINARIES
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Market Summary

Price % Chg
MIN MINERALRES $ 6.340 - 8.12%
GXL GREENCROSS $ 5.620 - 5.70%
WHC WHITEHAVEN $ 1.210 - 5.47%
ILU ILUKA RES $ 7.490 - 4.83%
FMG FORTESCUE $ 1.820 - 4.71%
KAR KAROON $ 2.250 - 4.66%
AWC ALUMINA $ 1.470 - 4.55%
PBG PACBRANDS $ 0.470 - 4.08%
WSA WEST AREAS $ 3.160 - 3.95%
JHC JAPARA $ 2.590 - 3.72%

Commodities

Price Change % Chg
BRENT SPOT (USD/BBL) 58.650 0.000 0.00%
LIGHT CRUDE AUG5 (USD/BBL) 55.520 - 1.410 - 2.48%
NAT GAS AUG15 (USD/MMBTU) 2.770 - 0.052 - 1.84%
Bid Ask Bid Chg Bid % Chg
GOLD (USD/OZ) 1167.44 1168.44 + 0.00 + 0.00%
SILVER (USD/OZ) 15.67 15.75 + 0.00 + 0.00%
PLATINUM (USD/OZ) 1079.85 1084.85 + 0.00 + 0.00%
PALLADIUM (USD/OZ) 679.65 684.65 + 0.00 + 0.00%

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Currencies

AUD USD EUR JPY GBP
AUD AUD 0.7508 0.6754 92.2 0.4819
USD 1.331 USD 0.8995 122.79 0.6418
EUR 1.479 1.1111 EUR 136.46 0.7132
JPY 0.0108 0.0081 0.0073 JPY 0.0052
GBP 2.0731 1.5575 1.401 191.26 GBP

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Hope for Slaters investors

Matthew Smith | There could be an opportunity just around the corner for Slater & Gordon investors to recover some losses.

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Short-selling OK by ASIC

Staff Reporter | The corporate regulator says short-selling is a “natural part” of domestic financial markets does not pose a systemic risk, Joyce Moullakis and Jonathan Shapiro report.

Property

Investors looking north

Mark Ludlow | Southern investors are looking to Brisbane as Sydney and Melbourne markets become too expensive to crack.

Fixed Income

PIMCO tips 2pc inflation

Vesna Poljak | Global fixed-income investor PIMCO has forecast inflation to return to 2 per cent over the next few years, aligning with central bank targets and led by the United States.

Fixed Income

Why bonds are languishing

Bloomberg | Bonds and stocks have also been pushed lower by the prospect of the US central bank raising interest rates, Adam Haigh and Benjamin Purvis write.

Specialist Investments

Simple is best for ETFs

James Frost | Exchanged traded funds have levelled the playing field for ordinary investors, however some strategies will introduce the inexperienced to new risks.

Market Intelligence

ANZ expected to exit Asia

James Eyers | The need for higher equity ratios will drive ANZ to sell its capital-hungry minority stakes in two or three Asian banks over the next couple of years, Deutsche Bank says.

Superannuation

Escaping the low rate trap

John Collett | With interest rates perhaps not returning to normal levels for years, retirees are in a tight spot. But there are ways around it.

Superannuation

Super tax off PM’s agenda

Phillip Coorey | Tony Abbott has hardened his stance towards superannuation tax reform by vowing there will never be any change under a Coalition government.

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