Aust shares open higher

Aust shares open higher

AAP The Australian share market has opened higher. At 1021 AEDT on Friday, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 17.6 points, or 0.30 per cent, at 5,896.7, while the broader All Ordinaries index was up 17.5 ...

 

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  • Haier Electronics: New Positioning of Businesses and Rural E-commerce Market are the New Growth Drivers … ACN Newswire - 1 hour 22 minutes ago

    HONG KONG, Mar 27, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - The overall home appliance market was weak amid slowing macro economy growth and the downturn in the property market in 2014. Haier Electronics made great progress in white goods business and integrated channel services business, the gross profit margin and the operation profit of each business segment increased significantly. The reason laid behind the scene is the new positioning of Haier Electronics' white goods business and integrated channel services business, laying a solid foundation of the steady long-term growth of the company. Mr. Zhou Yun Jie, the Chairman of Haier Electronics, said "Our success is relied on our new positioning in Internet+ era.

  • Govt moves ahead with food label changes AAP - 2 hours 0 minutes ago

    Country of origin labels for processed foods will be mandatory under a plan to be put to federal cabinet. Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane has overcome resistance in cabinet to bring in the labels, which consumer groups say are essential. "While it will be a difficult and complicated process and there will be costs all around, consumers do have the right to know where their goods are processed and where the makeup of those goods come from," Mr Macfarlane told ABC radio on Friday.

  • Final Glance: Food companies Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Shares of some top food companies were mixed at the close of trading: ConAgra Foods Inc. fell $.19 or .5 percent, to $34.75. General Mills Inc. rose $.20 or .4 percent, to $53.94. Hormel Foods Corp. unchanged ...

  • Final Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Shares of some top tools and appliances companies were mixed at the close of trading: General Electric Co. fell $.11 or .4 percent, to $24.80. Snap-On rose $.63 or .4 percent, to $142.20. Stanley Works ...

  • Final Glance: Consumer companies Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Shares of some top consumer companies were down at the close of trading: Clorox fell $.40 or .4 percent, to $109.64. Colgate-Palmolive Co. fell $.15 or .2 percent, to $68.74. Kimberly-Clark Corp. fell ...

  • Final Glance: Beverages companies Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Shares of some top beverages companies were mixed at the close of trading: Anheuser-Busch Inbev ADR fell $.75 or .6 percent, to $121.11. Coca-Cola Co. fell $.10 or .2 percent, to $40.35. Dr Pepper Snapple ...

  • Diet sodas fall in US; Pepsi takes back No. 2 spot Associated Press - 3 hours ago
    Diet sodas fall in US; Pepsi takes back No. 2 spot

    Americans bought less soda for the 10th straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary counterparts, according to a report released Thursday. An annual report by the industry tracker ...

  • Lululemon and Red Hat are big market movers Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Red Hat Inc., up $6.91 to $75.36 The company behind the Linux open-source operating ...

  • New Samsung, HTC phones coming April 10 in US Associated Press - 5 hours ago
    New Samsung, HTC phones coming April 10 in US

    New phones from Samsung and HTC will be available in U.S. stores starting April 10. Advance orders for the new HTC One begin Friday, and those customers might receive their phones before April 10. Orders ...

  • NEW LCD WITH "WET & GLOVE" TOUCH PANEL TECHNOLOGY KEEPS PANEL FUNCTIONAL EVEN IF SCREEN IS WET OR OPERATOR … GlobeNewswire - 6 hours ago

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Leading LCD supplier Tianma NLT America is introducing a new touch screen technology developed by NLT Technologies, Ltd. The company's new 8.4-inch XGA is an amorphous-silicon thin-film-transistor ...