Building approvals tipped to fall

Building approvals tipped to fall

AAP Building approvals are expected to have fallen in June after posting a strong surge the month before. Economists expect new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Thursday will show approvals for the construction of new homes dropped 0.9 per cent in June.

Australian Markets

  • Aussie shares close higher AAP - 17 hours ago

    The Australian share market closed higher on Thursday, with positive manufacturing data out of the US overnight and China during the day promoting positive investor sentiment.

  • Stocks to watch at close on Tuesday AAP - Tue, Jul 28, 2015 4:20 PM AEST

    Mining giant BHP Billiton has been given until 2016 to go ahead with the expansion at the Olympic Dam mine in South Australia.

  • Stocks to watch at noon on Friday AAP - Fri, Jul 24, 2015 12:03 PM AEST

    Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Friday.

  • Stocks to watch at noon on Thursday AAP - Thu, Jul 23, 2015 12:04 PM AEST
    Stocks to watch at noon on Thursday

    Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Thursday: CIM - CIMIC - up 30 cents, or 1.28 per cent, at $23.66 Construction giant CIMIC says it remains on track to meet its its full year ...

  • Aust shares close flat AAP - Fri, Jul 17, 2015 4:17 PM AEST

    Australian shares have finished flat as all eyes turn to a meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

  • Merck board OKs additional $10 billion stock buyback plan Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 8:36 AM AEDT

    Merck & Co. says its board approved the repurchase of up to $10 billion more of its stock. The drugmaker said Tuesday that amount will be added to the $1.7 billion remaining available for repurchase under ...

  • Whiting and McCormick are big market movers Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 7:39 AM AEDT

    Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Whiting Petroleum Corp., down $7.48 to $30.91 The oil and gas company priced a ...

  • Ahead of the Bell: Chesapeake Energy shares stage rally Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 12:27 AM AEDT

    When your stock price tumbles faster than the cost for a barrel of oil, it's hard for a company like Chesapeake Energy to give investors something to cheer about. But the Oklahoma City oil and gas provider ...

  • European stocks rise in opening deals AFP - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 10:18 AM AEDT
    European stocks rise in opening deals

    Europe's main stock markets advanced at the start of trade on Friday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.27 percent at 6,981.23 points. Elsewhere, Frankfurt's DAX 30 index added 0.36 percent to ...

  • GoDaddy plans to raise as much as $418 million in IPO Associated Press - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 7:48 AM AEDT

    GoDaddy, the Web hosting company known for its racy Super Bowl commercials, said Thursday that it hopes to raise as much as $418 million in an initial public offering. GoDaddy said in June that it was ...

 

Company Finances

  • WestRock Reports Strong Fiscal 2015 Third Quarter GlobeNewswire - 47 minutes ago

    NORCROSS, Ga. -- WestRock Company (WestRock) today announced results for its fiscal third quarter, which ended June 30, 2015. On July 1, 2015, Rock-Tenn Company (RockTenn) and MeadWestvaco Corporation ...

  • Ford F-150 gets mixed crash test results Associated Press - 56 minutes ago

    Ford's new aluminum-sided F-150 pickup saw mixed results in new crash tests by the insurance industry, and the damaged trucks cost more to repair than steel-bodied ones. The four-door Super Crew version ...

  • Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years Associated Press - 59 minutes ago
    Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

    In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks. The average vehicle in the U.S. is now a record 11.5 years old, according to consulting firm IHS Automotive, a sign of the ...

  • Owens-Illinois tops Street 2Q forecasts Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    The Perrysburg, Ohio-based company said it had profit of 25 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and restructuring costs, came to 60 cents per share. The results surpassed Wall Street ...

  • Smithfield Introduces New Pitmaster-Perfected Dry Seasoned Ribs Just as Grilling Season Heats Up GlobeNewswire - 3 hours ago

    SMITHFIELD, Va. -- As we head into the peak of grilling season, BBQ enthusiasts will be looking to take their next summer cookout to the next level -- and thanks to Smithfield, cooking up a juicy, flavorful ...

  • Whole Foods misses Street 3Q forecasts Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    The Austin, Texas-based company said it had net income of 43 cents per share. The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 16 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research ...

  • O-I REPORTS SECOND QUARTER 2015 RESULTS; Stable results in North America and Asia Pacific; headwinds … ACN Newswire - 4 hours ago

    PERRYSBURG, Ohio (July 29, 2015)- Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE:OI - News) today reported financial results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2015. Second quarter 2015 earningsfrom continuing operations attributable to the Company were $0.26 per share (diluted). Volumes were down 1 percent on a global basis year-over-year,largely a result of lower beer shipments in Brazil.

  • Jane Birkin asks Hermes to take her name off croc handbag Associated Press - 7 hours ago
    Jane Birkin asks Hermes to take her name off croc handbag

    British singer Jane Birkin has asked Hermes to take her name off the crocodile-skin versions of the iconic Birkin handbag, after being contacted by animal rights group PETA over "cruel" slaughtering ...

  • Israel Tennis Centers Trained Teen Wins World Championships GlobeNewswire - 8 hours ago

    NEW YORK, N.Y. -- via PRWEB - The Israel Tennis Centers proudly announced that 17-year-old Rotem Ashkenazi, who trains at the ITC -- Ramat Hasharon, was crowned world champion at the inaugural 2015 World ...

  • Better economy spurs Altria cigarette sales Associated Press - 9 hours ago
    Better economy spurs Altria cigarette sales

    A better economy is prompting smokers to buy more cigarettes, even as prices climb. This helped Marlboro maker Altria in its second quarter. The uptick in cigarettes sold is unusual at a time when tobacco ...