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The Northern Territory news Tue 22 Dec 2009

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The Northern Territory news Tue 22 Dec 2009

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The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

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2009-12-22

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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34 Northern Territory News, Tuesday, December 22, 2009 www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 2 -D E C -2 0 0 9 P A G E : 3 4 C O L O R : C M Y K BUSINESS INDICES Last Chg All Ordinaries 4664.70 7.20 S&P/ASX 200 4642.80 7.70 S&P/ASX Small Ords 2493.40 2.10 Spot Gold (USD) 1112.90 +0.65 WTI Spot 73.36 0.00 INTEREST RATES Bank Bill Rates: 30 Days 3.98 per cent 60 Days 4.00 per cent 90 Days 4.02 per cent 180 Days 4.35 per cent Unofficial cash rates: (11am) 3.75 per cent WHAT YOUR DOLLAR WAS WORTH YESTERDAY Rates are for travellers cheques only. Supplied by the Commonwealth Bank as a community service. Rates are subject to change. Buy Sell U.S. dollar 0.9200 0.8599 UK Sterling 0.5724 0.5268 Euro 0.6547 0.5903 NZ dollar 1.3281 1.1937 HK dollar 7.2298 6.5460 Buy Sell Singapore 1.3099 1.1780 Yen 86.05 75.69 Png Kina 2.7615 1.9898 SA Rand 7.0062 6.2429 Indon Rph On appl 7753.20 Buy Sell Swiss Fr 0.9869 0.8783 Fijian 1.8272 1.5317 Philippine On app 36.88 Malaysian On app 2.7324 Thai Baht 30.77 27.36 INDUSTRIALS, MINING AND OILS Company Last Chg Vol Buy Sell Company Last Chg Vol Buy Sell Company Last Chg Vol Buy Sell Company Last Chg Vol Buy Sell Company Last Chg Vol Buy Sell GUIDE Last: last sale price of stock. Chg. change in value from previous day. Vol (100s): volume of shares traded. buy: the highest bidding price. Sell: the lowest asking price. Prices quoted in dollars Abm RES 0.037 0.000 48007 0.036 0.038 Acclaim Explor. 0.005 -0.001 279996 0.004 0.005 Acrux 2.10 0.00 1000 2.10 2.12 Adacel Tech. 0.52 0.02 308 0.52 0.55 Adelaide Brighton 2.60 0.00 20868 2.59 2.60 Aditya Birla 1.22 -0.01 1048 1.22 1.23 Adtrans GRP 3.48 0.00 0 3.53 3.70 AdultShop.com 0.010 0.000 832 0.010 0.011 Advanced Magn. 0.051 0.000 21 0.051 0.060 AED Oil 0.585 -0.010 1581 0.585 0.595 Aevum 1.380 0.000 250 1.380 1.400 AGL Energy 13.82 0.08 10974 13.82 13.85 Ainsworth Game 0.20 0.01 1240 0.19 0.20 AJ Lucas GRP 4.00 -0.09 2241 3.99 4.05 Alchemia 0.620 0.005 1336 0.610 0.630 ALE PROPerty 2.430 0.030 2656 2.400 2.430 Alesco Corp. 4.630 0.010 1495 4.590 4.630 Alkane Res. 0.330 -0.020 3223 0.330 0.345 Alliance Res. 0.65 0.01 2085 0.64 0.65 Alumina 1.72 0.02 96792 1.71 1.72 Amadeus Energy 0.255 0.005 3448 0.250 0.255 Amalgamated 5.45 0.00 4956 5.40 5.45 Amcom Telecom. 0.255 -0.005 4795 0.255 0.260 Amcor 6.08 -0.07 36748 6.08 6.09 Ammtec 2.56 -0.09 17 2.56 2.65 AMP 6.54 0.03 99662 6.53 6.54 AngloGold Ash. 9.11 0.11 7 9.11 9.30 Ansell 10.57 -0.03 5406 10.56 10.58 Antares Energy 0.47 0.04 13954 0.47 0.47 ANZ Banking Grp 20.95 -0.39 55364 20.94 20.98 APA GRP 3.34 -0.07 7413 3.34 3.35 A.P. Eagers 12.10 -0.02 16 12.10 12.69 Apex MIN 0.03 0.00 107154 0.03 0.03 APN News&Med. 2.24 -0.01 9444 2.24 2.25 Aquila Res. 9.300 0.410 6600 9.280 9.300 Arafura Res. 0.710 0.010 2048 0.710 0.720 Argo Invest. 6.62 -0.03 1880 6.62 6.63 Ariadne Aust. 0.300 0.020 3 0.305 0.340 Aristocrat Leis. 3.98 -0.09 34642 3.98 4.02 Arrow Energy 3.95 0.00 19847 3.95 3.96 Aspen GRP 0.49 0.01 22245 0.49 0.49 Atlas Iron 1.79 -0.01 12275 1.79 1.80 ASX 34.35 0.28 4355 34.30 34.35 Aurox Res. 0.26 0.01 3549 0.26 0.26 Ausdrill 1.92 -0.12 11808 1.92 1.97 Ausenco 4.40 0.21 3979 4.36 4.40 Ausmelt 1.25 0.30 30110 1.25 1.26 Aust. Agricult. 1.39 0.02 2213 1.38 1.39 Aust. Education 0.43 -0.01 136 0.43 0.45 Aust. Foundat. 5.15 -0.05 2477 5.15 5.17 Aust. Infrastr. 1.73 0.06 10258 1.73 1.73 Aust. Pharm. 0.67 -0.01 18686 0.67 0.67 Aust. Worldwide 2.63 -0.12 24620 2.63 2.64 Austal 2.23 0.04 388 2.20 2.23 Austar United 1.390 -0.010 21415 1.390 1.395 Austereo GRP 1.58 0.07 1779 1.57 1.59 Automotive H. 2.390 0.010 1070 2.280 2.390 Avexa 0.16 0.00 36037 0.16 0.17 AVJennings 0.49 0.00 50 0.49 0.51 AWB 1.11 -0.03 38518 1.11 1.11 AXA Asia Pac. 6.53 0.04 152130 6.52 6.55 Bab & Brown Infr. Bank of QLD. 10.85 0.15 3655 10.85 10.86 Bannerman Res. 0.69 -0.02 49986 0.69 0.69 Batavia Mining 0.110 0.000 0 0.110 0.115 Beach PET 0.865 -0.010 21820 0.860 0.865 Becton Prty. GRP 0.100 0.002 1515 0.100 0.105 Bendigo & Adel. 8.88 0.13 6462 8.88 8.89 Bendigo Mining 0.24 0.00 11458 0.23 0.24 BHP Billiton. 40.95 0.35 69486 40.95 41.00 Billabong 10.60 -0.05 5802 10.60 10.64 Biota Hings 2.39 -0.11 9678 2.38 2.39 Blackmores. 21.55 0.06 85 21.00 21.60 Blina Diamonds 0.012 0.000 0 0.013 0.014 Bluescope Steel 2.90 0.07 119829 2.89 2.90 Bluglass 0.175 -0.010 3338 0.175 0.180 Boom Logistics 0.40 0.01 6044 0.40 0.40 Boral 5.50 0.00 13834 5.47 5.51 Bougain. Copper 0.595 0.025 171 0.580 0.595 Bradken 6.37 0.10 10049 6.36 6.38 Brambles 6.42 0.19 70872 6.42 6.43 Brickworks 12.26 0.02 449 12.26 12.30 Brockman Res. 2.240 0.160 5454 2.240 2.300 Buka Gold 0.090 0.003 1000 0.085 0.090 Bunnings Ware. 1.82 0.02 3770 1.81 1.82 Cabcharge Aust. 5.97 0.04 6164 5.94 5.97 Caltex AUST 8.08 -0.09 13872 8.08 8.10 Campbell Bros. 28.90 -0.10 204 28.82 29.00 Clarius Grp 0.80 0.00 0 0.78 0.80 Cardno 4.15 0.05 1189 4.14 4.15 Carnarvon Petr. 0.530 0.005 16229 0.525 0.530 CBH Res. 0.098 -0.002 4063 0.098 0.100 CEC GRP 0.15 0.00 0 0.13 0.15 Coventry GRP 2.20 -0.10 262 2.16 2.20 Cellestis 3.26 -0.03 134 3.26 3.28 Cellnet GRP 0.30 0.00 0 0.30 0.31 Centamin Egypt 2.140 -0.020 3481 2.140 2.150 Centennial Coal 3.70 0.01 28798 3.69 3.70 Centro Retail GRP 0.15 0.00 6439 0.15 0.16 Century AUST 0.83 0.00 1063 0.83 0.84 CFS Retail Prty. 1.85 -0.07 85355 1.85 1.86 Cga Mining 2.42 0.11 124 2.37 2.48 Challenger F.S.G. 4.12 -0.02 13707 4.10 4.12 Challenger Infrast. 1.790 0.060 4804 1.755 1.800 Challenger Wine. 0.320 -0.005 920 0.315 0.320 Charter Hall GRP 0.665 0.025 7833 0.660 0.665 Costaexchange 0.55 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 City Pacific 0.036 0.000 0 0.000 0.000 Clean Seas Tuna 0.255 0.010 31596 0.255 0.260 Clinuvel Pharm. 0.29 0.02 5093 0.29 0.30 Clough 0.95 0.03 6957 0.94 0.95 Clover Corp. 0.24 0.02 120 0.24 0.24 CMI 0.65 0.00 0 0.65 0.72 Coal & Allied 77.10 0.60 56 77.10 77.40 Coca-Cola Amatil 11.29 -0.04 12708 11.26 11.31 Cochlear 66.02 -1.34 1750 66.02 66.03 Cockatoo Ridge 0.00 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 Coffey Internat. 2.07 -0.03 1037 2.07 2.10 Collection House 0.67 -0.01 140 0.67 0.68 Comm. Bank. 52.15 -0.71 20864 52.15 52.19 Comm. Divers. 0.00 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 Comm. PROP 0.93 0.02 85307 0.93 0.93 Compumedics 0.180 0.000 488 0.175 0.180 Computershare 11.21 -0.08 8650 11.21 11.23 ConnectEast GRP 0.41 -0.01 38735 0.40 0.41 Consol. Media. 3.08 -0.01 7457 3.06 3.08 Consol. Rutile 0.00 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 Corp. Express 3.96 -0.04 2808 3.94 3.96 Count Financial 1.29 0.01 392 1.29 1.31 Country Road 3.24 0.00 0 3.50 0.00 Coventry Grp 2.20 -0.10 262 2.16 2.20 Crane GRP 9.78 0.17 2597 9.77 9.78 Credit Corp Grp 2.73 -0.08 86 2.72 2.73 Crown 7.72 0.03 16881 7.70 7.74 CSG 1.98 0.09 4591 1.96 1.98 CSL 31.34 0.19 13970 31.34 31.40 CSR 1.70 0.03 97432 1.70 1.70 Cudeco 5.020 -0.320 5081 5.020 5.040 CUE Energy Res. 0.225 -0.020 13564 0.225 0.230 CVC 0.78 -0.02 125 0.78 0.82 Data#3 8.60 0.06 84 8.55 8.60 David Jones. 5.33 0.08 24613 5.32 5.34 Deep Yellow. 0.30 -0.01 7986 0.30 0.31 Devine 0.40 0.02 725 0.39 0.40 Diversified United 3.12 -0.06 38 3.10 3.17 Djerriwarrh 4.50 -0.05 607 4.50 4.54 Dominion Mining 3.40 0.02 3639 3.39 3.40 Domino Pizza Ent. 5.04 -0.04 119 5.02 5.08 Downer EDI 8.71 -0.14 10702 8.71 8.74 Dragon Mining 0.10 0.00 11531 0.09 0.10 Duet GRP 1.84 0.03 26398 1.83 1.84 Dyesol 0.99 -0.02 598 0.98 0.99 Eastern Star Gas 0.745 -0.005 9413 0.740 0.745 Elders Ellex Med. Laser 0.180 0.000 307 0.180 0.190 Emeco Hings 0.77 -0.01 11405 0.77 0.77 Empire Oil & Gas 0.01 0.00 502499 0.01 0.01 Energy Develop. 2.75 0.02 206 2.72 2.75 Energy Res. 22.98 -0.63 3027 22.97 22.98 Energy World 0.355 0.000 4990 0.355 0.360 Envestra 0.47 0.00 21192 0.47 0.48 Eservglobal 0.53 -0.02 1436 0.53 0.57 Espreon 0.00 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 Fairfax Media 1.61 -0.02 32873 1.61 1.62 Falcon MIN 0.23 -0.03 2300 0.23 0.24 Fantastic H. 3.91 0.02 3 3.93 3.95 Felix Res.. 16.91 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 Fisher & Paykel 0.49 0.02 2115 0.49 0.50 FKP PROPerty GRP 0.74 0.00 9933 0.74 0.74 Fleetwood Corp 7.44 0.06 861 7.42 7.44 Fletcher Building 6.16 0.02 2286 6.12 6.16 Flight Centre 17.26 -0.30 1463 17.26 17.29 Flinders Mines 0.14 0.00 61281 0.14 0.14 Forest Ent. 0.07 0.00 3390 0.07 0.07 Fortescue Metals 4.33 0.07 35199 4.33 4.34 Fosters GRP 5.36 -0.15 77089 5.35 5.36 Freshtel Hings 0.01 0.00 0 0.01 0.01 Frigrite 0.14 0.00 0 0.14 0.15 Funtastic 0.22 -0.01 2147 0.22 0.22 G.U.D. Hings 8.39 0.07 1412 8.37 8.39 Genetic Techn. 0.03 0.00 0 0.03 0.04 Geodynamics 0.81 0.00 3000 0.81 0.81 Gindalbie Metals 0.970 0.000 7569 0.965 0.970 Gloucester Coal 6.55 0.05 554 6.50 6.70 GoConnect 0.014 0.000 0 0.010 0.014 Goodman Fielder. 1.55 -0.02 56031 1.55 1.55 Goodman GRP 0.58 -0.03 319541 0.58 0.58 GPT GRP 0.57 -0.01 482667 0.57 0.58 GrainCorp 5.81 -0.10 27194 5.80 5.81 GRD 0.00 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 Great Southern 0.12 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 Green Rock Ener. 0.06 0.01 600 0.06 0.06 Guinness Peat Grp 0.66 -0.01 820 0.65 0.67 Gunns 0.875 0.000 14040 0.865 0.875 GWA INT. 3.13 -0.04 3195 3.11 3.13 Hannans Reward 0.18 0.00 2020 0.17 0.18 Harvey Norman 4.20 -0.01 32505 4.20 4.21 Hastie GRP 1.77 0.05 5325 1.77 1.77 Hastings Diversif. 1.10 0.01 30395 1.10 1.11 Healthscope 4.88 0.05 4958 4.86 4.88 Highlands Pacif. 0.335 0.015 3785 0.330 0.335 Hills IND 1.98 0.03 2217 1.97 1.98 Horizon Oil 0.330 0.005 28956 0.330 0.335 Hunter Hall Inter. 6.76 -0.07 15 6.76 6.80 Hutchison 0.120 0.000 70 0.120 0.125 Isoft GRP 0.74 0.01 12561 0.74 0.75 iiNet 1.95 -0.01 1871 1.93 1.95 Iluka RES 3.60 0.06 12596 3.57 3.61 Imdex 0.715 0.005 2071 0.710 0.735 IMF (Aust.) 1.850 0.035 852 1.850 1.875 Imperial Corp 0.006 0.000 63929 0.006 0.007 Incitec Pivot 3.36 0.03 97785 3.36 3.37 Independ. GRP 4.71 -0.06 1486 4.70 4.71 Indophil Res. 1.22 0.00 90905 1.22 1.22 Industrea 0.44 0.01 5523 0.44 0.44 Infomedia 0.32 0.01 1836 0.31 0.33 ING Office Fund 0.57 0.00 108972 0.57 0.58 ING IND Fund 0.48 0.00 400246 0.47 0.48 Insurance Aust. 3.82 -0.07 25062 3.81 3.82 Internatl Allsport. 0.00 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 InvoCare 5.88 0.03 750 5.85 5.88 IOOF Hings 5.73 0.03 1824 5.73 5.75 IRESS Mark. Tech. 8.02 -0.03 2125 8.01 8.02 Iron Ore H. 1.51 -0.03 3490 1.48 1.51 Ironbark Cap. 0.47 0.00 0 0.46 0.47 James Hardie Ind. 8.15 0.20 15364 8.14 8.16 JB Hi-Fi 22.26 -0.08 6005 22.25 22.26 Kagara 0.99 -0.02 37904 0.99 0.99 Karoon Gas Aust. 8.53 0.01 5685 8.50 8.53 Keycorp 0.47 0.00 0 0.47 0.48 Kingsgate Cons. 8.55 0.05 3917 8.54 8.56 Lakes Oil NL 0.007 -0.001 47061 0.007 0.008 Leighton Hings 36.70 -0.04 3820 36.69 36.74 Lihir Gold 3.18 0.06 155639 3.18 3.19 Linc Energy 1.49 -0.01 4452 1.49 1.50 Lion Nathan 0.00 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 MacArthur Coal 9.71 0.31 35409 9.68 9.72 Macmahon H. 0.585 -0.005 7810 0.580 0.585 Macquarie Airp. 2.91 -0.01 30896 2.90 2.91 Macquarie Com. 0.00 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 Macquarie GRP 45.82 -0.13 8027 45.82 45.85 Macquarie Infra. 1.32 -0.04 58713 1.32 1.33 Macquarie Off. 0.30 0.00 259726 0.30 0.30 Macquarie Media 1.950 0.130 11273 1.930 1.950 Marathon Res. 0.450 -0.010 375 0.450 0.460 Marine Produce 0.035 -0.007 1512 0.035 0.040 Marion Energy 0.100 0.000 12180 0.100 0.105 MaxiTRANS IND 0.38 -0.01 885 0.38 0.39 McPhersons 3.18 -0.12 447 3.18 3.27 Melbourne IT 1.65 0.00 902 1.65 1.67 Mermaid Marine 2.960 0.070 7948 2.940 2.960 Metal Storm 0.019 -0.002 30162 0.019 0.021 Metals X 0.10 -0.01 10908 0.10 0.10 Metcash 4.30 0.03 22740 4.30 4.32 MEO Aust. 0.450 -0.020 140141 0.450 0.455 Milton Corp. 17.99 0.00 149 17.65 17.99 Minara Res. 0.74 0.01 24954 0.73 0.74 Mincor Res. NL 1.72 -0.03 7509 1.71 1.72 Minemakers 0.41 0.02 15821 0.41 0.42 Mirabela Nickel 2.35 0.04 9071 2.34 2.35 Mirrabooka Invest. 2.05 0.05 252 2.02 2.05 Mirvac GRP 1.57 -0.01 169819 1.57 1.57 Mirvac IND 0.05 0.00 13301 0.05 0.06 Mirvac Real Est. 0.60 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 Molopo Aust. 1.35 -0.02 6465 1.34 1.35 Monadelphous 13.46 -0.15 1141 13.44 13.46 Mortgage Choice 1.18 -0.01 372 1.18 1.18 Mosaic Oil NL 0.100 0.002 10984 0.099 0.100 Mount Gibson Iron 1.49 0.03 16687 1.48 1.49 Namoi Cotton Co. 0.400 0.005 570 0.400 0.415 Nat. Aust. Bank 26.00 0.01 57292 26.00 26.04 Nat. Hire GRP 2.010 0.000 0 2.100 2.110 Neptune Marine 0.560 -0.005 15184 0.560 0.565 New Hope Corp. 4.480 0.080 2225 4.450 4.480 Newcrest Mining 34.78 0.60 20056 34.78 34.80 Newmont Mining 5.38 0.01 3990 5.38 5.40 News Corp 17.47 0.13 21807 17.46 17.48 Nexus Energy 0.305 -0.005 44446 0.300 0.305 North Aust. 0.048 -0.001 16508 0.047 0.048 Norwest Energy 0.035 0.003 46802 0.034 0.035 Norwood Abbey 0.01 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 Nufarm 10.56 -0.54 10881 10.56 10.60 Oakton 3.20 -0.03 445 3.13 3.20 Objective Corp 0.40 0.00 0 0.32 0.40 Oil Search 5.87 0.08 40825 5.85 5.87 OM Hings 1.79 -0.03 9793 1.77 1.79 OneSteel 3.19 0.02 39638 3.18 3.19 Orbital Corp 0.048 0.000 0 0.050 0.055 ORD River Res. 0.05 0.00 8890 0.05 0.05 Orica 25.23 -0.19 7681 25.21 25.40 Origin Energy 16.22 -0.17 26822 16.21 16.25 OrotonGroup 6.15 -0.10 198 6.13 6.15 Over Fifty GRP 0.72 -0.01 1331 0.72 0.72 OZ MIN 1.12 -0.02 80133 1.12 1.13 Pacific Brands 1.14 0.03 25183 1.13 1.14 Paladin Energy 4.04 -0.03 20060 4.02 4.04 PanAust 0.54 0.01 113467 0.54 0.55 Panoramic Res. 2.22 -0.02 11642 2.21 2.22 PaperlinX 0.64 0.01 29510 0.64 0.64 Penrice Soda 0.82 -0.03 1740 0.82 0.85 Perilya 0.60 0.01 5346 0.60 0.61 Perpetual 36.53 0.36 902 36.50 36.55 Pharmaxis 2.76 -0.02 2046 2.76 2.78 Phosphagenics 0.06 0.00 5040 0.06 0.07 Photon GRP 1.48 0.01 912 1.47 1.48 pieNETWORKS 0.01 0.00 6235 0.01 0.01 PIPE Networks 6.10 0.05 1302 6.10 6.11 Planet Gas 0.155 0.010 2317 0.150 0.160 Platinum Asset 5.140 -0.050 1026 5.100 5.140 Platinum Aust. 0.970 0.020 7494 0.965 0.975 PMP 0.74 0.00 8231 0.74 0.75 Port Bouvard 0.25 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 Primeag Aust. 1.01 0.00 5750 1.01 1.01 Premium Invest. 0.69 0.00 991 0.69 0.72 Prim. Health Care 5.82 0.05 6517 5.81 5.83 Prime Media Grp 0.75 0.00 285 0.75 0.77 Programmed 3.68 0.00 1980 3.66 3.68 Qantas Airway 2.88 0.14 271571 2.88 2.89 QBE Insur. GRP 24.56 -0.02 34282 24.56 24.59 Quantum Res. 0.021 0.000 0 0.020 0.021 Ramsay Health 11.20 0.14 3029 11.16 11.20 Reckon 1.720 -0.040 176 1.720 1.740 RNY Prty 0.100 0.003 4343 0.096 0.105 Red 5 0.140 -0.010 12878 0.140 0.150 Redflex H. 2.27 -0.05 43 2.27 2.34 Reef Casino 2.00 0.00 90 1.98 2.00 Renison Consol. 0.007 0.000 23043 0.007 0.008 ResMed Inc. 5.80 0.02 6720 5.79 5.80 Resolute Mining 0.98 -0.10 14634 0.98 1.00 Reverse Corp 0.43 0.01 1685 0.42 0.44 RIO Tinto 70.57 -0.52 17198 70.55 70.95 Rivercity Motor. 0.18 0.01 12281 0.18 0.18 Riversdale Min. 6.78 -0.02 5792 6.78 6.80 ROC Oil Comp. 0.66 -0.01 12554 0.65 0.66 RUM Jungle Uran. 0.08 0.00 0 0.08 0.10 RUN Corp 0.04 0.00 2200 0.04 0.05 Rusina Mining 0.095 0.000 136 0.095 0.098 SAI Global 3.72 -0.08 33952 3.71 3.72 Salmat 4.00 0.05 768 3.87 4.00 Sandfire Res. 3.45 0.12 1011 3.43 3.45 Santos 13.81 -0.10 18938 13.81 13.82 Seek 6.90 0.07 10004 6.89 6.90 Seven Network 6.59 0.11 1391 6.59 6.60 Sigma Pharma. 0.96 0.02 27450 0.96 0.96 Silex SYS 6.52 0.00 578 6.52 6.58 Sims Metal Mgmt 21.47 0.58 10390 21.47 21.48 Singapore Tele. 2.39 -0.01 7808 2.39 2.41 Sipa Res. 0.085 0.000 900 0.085 0.087 Sirtex Medical 7.14 0.27 436 7.08 7.14 Skilled GRP 1.78 0.08 1502 1.78 1.81 Sky City Entertain. 2.60 -0.08 4323 2.57 2.60 Sonic Healthcare 14.72 0.10 8735 14.72 14.78 Soul Pattinson 13.56 0.55 260 13.20 13.56 Spark Infrast. 1.34 0.02 16391 1.33 1.34 SP AusNet 0.90 -0.01 44808 0.90 0.90 Spotless Grp 2.70 0.04 8729 2.69 2.71 SP Telemedia St Barbara 0.290 0.010 66988 0.285 0.290 Stockland 3.84 0.04 104367 3.84 3.85 Straits Res. 1.55 -0.02 12015 1.54 1.55 Summit Res. 2.08 0.04 20 1.95 2.06 Sundance Res. 0.140 0.000 24232 0.140 0.145 Sunland Grp 0.750 0.000 5970 0.750 0.755 Sun RES 0.079 0.004 6518 0.075 0.079 Suncorp-Metway. 8.32 -0.02 26545 8.32 8.34 Super Cheap Au. 5.43 -0.12 310 5.42 5.43 Symex Hings 0.53 0.00 0 0.53 0.54 TABCORP H. 6.82 -0.05 16105 6.82 6.85 Tanami Gold NL 0.066 0.001 35611 0.066 0.067 Tap Oil 1.11 0.02 2914 1.10 1.11 Tassal GRP 1.68 0.02 1018 1.67 1.68 Tatts GRP 2.36 0.01 18058 2.36 2.37 Technology One 0.780 0.000 1429 0.780 0.800 Telstra Corpor. 3.29 -0.14 697808 3.29 3.30 Templeton Global 0.81 0.00 2049 0.80 0.81 Ten Network 1.54 -0.04 53652 1.53 1.54 TNG 0.080 0.002 3155 0.080 0.082 Territory Res. 0.14 0.00 1035 0.14 0.15 Territory Uranium 0.10 0.00 0 0.10 0.10 Texon PET 0.31 0.01 847 0.31 0.33 Tissue Therapies 0.16 0.01 3114 0.15 0.16 Toll Hings 8.33 0.02 16447 8.33 8.40 Trafalgar Corp. 0.75 -0.01 200 0.75 0.77 Transfield Serv. 4.14 0.12 8851 4.13 4.14 Transpacific IND 1.33 0.00 9577 1.32 1.33 Transurban GRP 5.51 -0.08 15043 5.51 5.52 Trinity GRP 0.12 0.01 6866 0.12 0.13 Transfield Serv 1.10 0.04 3485 1.09 1.10 Tutt Bryant Grp 0.86 0.01 183 0.85 0.86 Union Res. 0.007 0.000 626 0.007 0.008 United GRP 14.16 -0.07 5625 14.14 14.21 United MIN 1.28 0.01 20625 1.28 1.28 United Orogen 0.04 -0.01 242 0.04 0.05 Valad Prty. Grp 0.115 0.000 98368 0.115 0.120 Virax Hings 0.059 0.000 1000 0.055 0.059 Virgin Blue 0.56 0.01 120268 0.56 0.56 Wattyl 1.05 -0.01 909 1.04 1.07 Wentworth 0.08 0.00 0 0.08 0.08 Wesfarmers 28.87 -0.45 18567 28.87 28.94 WEST Areas 4.930 0.000 1257 4.930 4.940 West Aust. Met. West Aust. News 8.18 0.15 4987 8.10 8.19 West. Des. Res. 0.50 -0.04 5199 0.49 0.50 Westfield GRP 11.81 0.00 60114 11.81 11.85 Westpac Banking 23.35 -0.14 52223 23.35 23.42 Woodside Petrol. 47.15 -0.47 17197 47.15 47.17 Woolworths 26.69 -0.43 26996 26.69 26.77 WorleyParsons 27.93 0.48 4074 27.93 28.00 Wotif.com 6.38 -0.02 1887 6.36 6.40 Wridgways Aust. 2.70 0.02 79 2.69 2.70 Yellow Rock 0.04 -0.01 4000 0.05 0.05 Zimplats H. 11.02 -0.58 21 10.50 10.90 Aust stocks close lower on back of major banks SYDNEY: The Australian share market closed marginally lower yesterday following weakness in the major banks, consumer staples and telco giant Telstra. At close, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index had fallen 12.8 points, or 0.28 per cent, to 4637.7, while the broader All Ordinaries was off 11.6 points, or 0.25 per cent, at 4660.3. On the Sydney Futures Ex change, the March share price index futures contract was 18 points lower at 4621 on a volume of 22,187 contracts. The market started off stronger but wore out as the day went on, driven by Telstra, which has been pretty weak all day, and the banks are a bit mixed, RBS Morgans Brisbane private client adviser Craig Walker said. The consumer staples are also weak, with the resources the only corner of the market thats currently doing well. Telstra was fell 14c, or 4.08 per cent, to $3.29. National Australia Bank added 1c to $26.00, Common wealth Bank fell 71c to $52.15, ANZ Banking Group de creased 39c to $20.95 and Westpac lost 14c to $23.35. Coles owner Wesfarmers dropped 45c to $28.87, Wool worths fell 43c to $26.69 and Fosters sank 15c, or 2.72 per cent, to $5.36. On Wall Street on Friday, the Dow Jones industrial av erage rose 20.63 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 10,328.89. The broader S&P 500 index rose 6.39, or 0.6 per cent, to 1102.47, and the technology heavy Nasdaq composite in dex rose 31.64, or 1.5 per cent, to 2211.69.


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