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Wednesday 3rd September 2008

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The sharemarket rose slightly today with the NZSE50 up 0.18% to end the day at 3,373.

Top stock Telecom was down 2.74%, Contact Energy was down .36%, but Fletcher Building advanced 2.35%.

Among the retailers, Michael Hill was up 8.43% and Hallenstein Glasson was up 1.02%. But Pumpkin Patch was down 1.26% and The Warehouse Group lost 1.47%.

Other gainers included APN News & Media up 6.97%, Wellington Drive Technologies up 6.67%, Fisher & Paykel Appliances up 5%, Abano Healthcare up 4.85%, Hellaby Holdings up 4.37% and Air New Zealand up 3.51%.

Top losers today included Richina Pacific down 12.50%, ProvencoCadmus down 5.56%, Windflow Technology down 4.41%, Metlifecare down 4.35% and OceanaGold Corporation down 3.90%.

Australia's economic growth slowed more than expected in the second quarter, stoking expectations the central bank will add to this week's interest rate cut.

Botry-Zen, the maker of biological control agents, lost 5% today after announcing support from a German businessman, who agreed to buy 10.4 million of the company's shares.

The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 was down 56 points, or 1.09%, to 5060 dragged down by resources stocks.

Overnight, the Dow fell 26.63 points, or 0.2%, to 11,516.92. The S&P/500 index fell 5.25, or 0.4%, to 1277.58, and the technology-dominated Nasdaq Composite index fell 18.28, or 0.8%, to 2349.24.

 

NZ Top 50 3,373.448 +6.195 (+0.18%)
ASX 200 5,060.000 -56.000 (-1.09%)
Dow 11,516.92 -26.63 (-0.23%)
Nasdaq 2,349.24 -18.28 (-0.77%)
FTSE 100 5,620.70 +17.90 (+0.32%)

 

AIA 2.07 -0.02
AIR 1.18 +0.04
AMP 8.93 -0.17
ANZ 20.69 -0.13
APN 4.30 +0.28
APT 1.05 +0.01
CAV 2.90 0.00
CEN 8.36 -0.03
EBO 4.90 -0.05
FBU 7.40 +0.17
FPA 1.89 +0.09
FPH 3.31 +0.11
FRE 3.50 +0.07
GFF 1.89 +0.04
GMT 1.15 0.00
GPG 1.41 +0.01
HLG 2.98 +0.03
IFT 2.27 -0.04
IMP 1.11 +0.02
ING 0.75 0.00
KIP 1.14 +0.03
LNN 11.00 +0.15
MFT 7.08 0.00
MHI 0.90 +0.07
MVN 1.62 -0.07
NPX 6.46 +0.07
NZO 1.52 -0.04
NZR 7.45 -0.05
NZS 1.55 -0.01
NZX 6.86 +0.06
PFI 1.15 +0.02
PGW 2.75 0.00
POT 7.10 0.00
PPL 1.57 -0.02
PRC 1.95 -0.02
RAK 2.94 0.00
RYM 1.69 +0.02
SAN 6.00 0.00
SKC 3.60 -0.01
SKL 0.95 0.00
SKT 4.93 +0.04
STU 3.52 0.00
TEL 3.19 -0.09
THL 1.46 +0.01
TLS 5.34 -0.03
TPW 7.95 +0.02
TWR 2.15 -0.03
VCT 2.28 0.00
WBC 30.00 +0.40
WHS 3.35 -0.05

 


 


 



 

 



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