Australia Stock Market (S&P/ASX 200)

The Australia Stock Market (S&P/ASX 200) increased to 5454.20 Index points in April from 5366.90 Index points in March of 2014. Stock Market in Australia averaged 3568.41 Index points from 1992 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 6828.70 Index points in November of 2007 and a record low of 1358.50 Index points in November of 1992. The S&P/ASX 200 is the most important stock market index which tracks the performance of 200 large companies based in Australia. It is a market-capitalization weighted and float-adjusted index. The index has a base value of AUD3133.3, equal to the value of the All Ordinary Shares as of March 31, 2000. . This page provides - Australia Stock Market (S&P/ASX 200) - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-23

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
5454.20 5366.90 6828.70 1358.50 5375.84 | 2014/05 1992 - 2014 Index points Daily

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Stock Market 5454.20 2014-04-18 5366.90 6828.70 1358.50 5375.84 2014-05-31 Index points [+]
Currency 0.94 2014-04-21 0.92 1.10 0.48 0.95 2014-05-31 [+]
Government Bond 10Y 4.00 2014-04-21 4.07 16.40 2.69 3.96 2014-05-31 Percent [+]
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Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage points to 5.8 percent in March while the number of people employed increased by 18,100 to 11,553,200.
Australia Reports Third Monthly Trade Surplus in February  
Australia's trade surplus narrowed in February when compared to a downwardly revised result in the previous month, but performed better than analysts had expected.
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At its April 1st, 2014 meeting, the Reserve Bank of Australia decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.5 percent, as it considers the current policy stance appropriate to support demand and growth.
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Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stayed at 6 percent in February as more people joined the labour force. The employment surged by 47,300, the biggest gain in 13 months and above forecasts.
Australia's Trade Surplus Hits 29-Month High in January  
Australia's trade surplus surged to $1,433m in seasonally adjusted terms in the first month of 2014, the highest value since August of 2011 as exports grew faster than imports.
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Australian GDP grew faster than expected in seasonally adjusted volume terms in the last quarter of 2013. Expansion was mostly driven by exports and consumption while fixed investment declined.
Australia Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
At its March 4th, the Reserve Bank of Australia decided to leave cash rate unchanged at 2.5 percent for the sixth straight meeting, after sending a strong signal last month it wanted a period of interest rate stability.
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Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased by 0.2 percentage points to 6.0 percent in January, the highest level since July of 2003.
Australia Reports Trade Surplus in December  
Australia posted an unexpected trade surplus of $468m in December 2013, an increase of $385m (464%) on the surplus in November 2013. Exports rose 4% supported by the weakened Aussie dollar, while imports grew 2%.
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