2012/01/24 09:55 - Austin Exploration Limited (ASX:AKK) (OTCQX:AUNXY) today announce that internationally respected petroleum industry executive, Mr Richard Cottee, will join the Company's Board of Directors as Non-Executive Chairman, effective 24 February 2012.
2011/05/04 12:20 - Asian Activities Report for May 4, 2011 includes: Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (ASX:LNG) has executed a Share Placement Agreement with a wholly owned subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation; Tap Oil Limited (ASX:TAP) has agreed to sell a 25% interest in the WA-351-P exploration permit in Western Australia to Japan Australia LNG Pty Ltd; Orocobre Limited (ASX:ORE) (TSE:ORL) announced the results of its definitive Feasibility Study of the Salar de Olaroz lithium-potash brine project in Argentina; AusQuest Limited (ASX:AQD) is undertaking major drilling programs to test priority gold prospects at Comoe Project in Burkina Faso.
2010/12/23 13:30 - Australian Market Report of December 23, 2010 includes: Coalworks Limited (ASX:CWK) has signed a joint venture agreement with ITOCHU Corporation (TYO:8001); Icon Energy Limited (ASX:ICN) secures AUD$5.9m funding from Chinese investors; Seek Limited (ASX:SEK) signed an agreement to acquire a majority shareholding in Jobs DB Inc.; White Energy Company Limited (ASX:WEC) has exercised an option to acquire Cascade Coal Pty Limited.
2010/11/25 11:24 - Beach Energy Limited (ASX:BPT) (PINK:BEPTF) and ITOCHU Corporation (TYO:8001) have identified potential South Australian sites for a proposed mid-scale Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility.
2010/07/27 11:59 - Beach Energy Limited (ASX:BPT) (PINK:BEPTF) releases quarterly report for the period ending 30 June 2010.
2010/07/06 12:49 - Beach Energy Limited (ASX:BPT) (PINK:BEPTF) is pleased to announce that today it entered into a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with ITOCHU Corporation (TYO:8001) (PINK:ITOCY) of Japan to investigate and discuss the potential for a future business arrangement in connection with supply of gas from Beach's onshore Australian portfolio to a potential integrated LNG project.
2010/05/04 13:30 - The Australian market opened modestly higher today ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australia's interest rate decision. Material and mining shares continued their losing streak in early trade due to the mining tax concerns. But Wall Street's solid gains overnight helped to support the Australian shares with improving US economic data.
2010/04/23 16:44 - Australian building materials and sugar producer, CSR Limited, now can move on its plan to separate its sugar and renewable energy business, after the Federal Court accepted an appeal from CSR in relation to lower court's ruling to block the company's demerger proposal in February.
2010/03/26 13:30 - Wall Street Thursday closed with little change after the market trimmed its early gains. US stocks rose for most of the session, but in the afternoon the market declined as falls in crude oil future hit the energy shares. Higher metal price could help the Asian markets Friday to offset some negative sentiment that cut gains on Wall Street. Asian bourses ended mixed Thursday while fiscal concerns in euro zone persist. Hong Kong and Shanghai markets lost more than 1 per cent each. However, Japan's Nikkei 225 Average added 0.1 per cent, South Korea's Kospi rose 0.4% and Taiwan's Taiex finished 0.2% higher.
2010/03/12 13:30 - Banking shares continued to push the US market higher overnight, despite resources and industrial sectors were hurt by worries that China may tighten its policy to cool the overheating economy after the country's latest inflation data. Consumer price index for February in China rose a faster-than-expected 2.7% in February from a year earlier. Thursday Asian markets closed mixed. Several major markets dropped after Chinese economic data. Japan's Nikkei index was up 1 per cent and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index inched up 0.1%. Taiwan's Taiex lost 0.4 per cent and South Korea's Kospi shed 0.3 per cent. China's Shanghai Composited gave up most of its early gains and closed with a 0.1 per cent gain.
2010/02/19 09:30 - The Australian sharemarket fell on Thursday as investors digested some mixed earnings results. Investors also managed to take profit for the market after two days gains. At the close, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index lost 13 points, or 0.28 per cent, to 4654.9, while the broader All Ordinaries index gave up 12.9 points, or 0.28 per cent to 4673.9.
2010/02/18 13:30 - Asian markets rallied Wednesday led by resources shares. Japan's Nikkei surged 2.7 per cent while Japanese exporters were helped by the weaker yen. Hong Kong market rose 1.3 per cent led by Chinese banks, as investors digested the Chinese government's decision before the Lunar New Year holiday to increase bank reserve requirement. Singapore also resumed trading on Wednesday and posted a 1.3 per cent gain. Today Shanghai and Taiwan markets remained closed.
2009/12/22 13:30 - Overnight US markets was higher, helped by the healthcare sector after Senate's initial procedural vote to advance a healthcare reform bill. Alcoa and Intel shares also led the top gainers while their investment ratings were upgraded.
2009/12/15 13:30 - US stocks closed at 14-month highs on the news of Dubai's US$10 billion funding and a big acquisition by Exxon Mobil, which agreed to acquire XTO Energy for US$31 billion in stock.
2009/12/14 09:30 - The Australian sharemarket ended the four consecutive day losing streak and closed higher on Friday in quiet trading condition. The market opened stronger on the good lead from Wall Street and made sustained gains, helped by the Chinese industrial production data suggesting demand for Australian resources will remain strong. At the close, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index rose 28.5 points, or 0.62 per cent, to 4635.20 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index also advanced 28.5 at 4651.40 points. For the week, the market closed down 1.4 percent.
2009/12/08 13:30 - Wall Street closed flat overnight after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the interest rate would be hold at low for an extended period due to the subdued economy and low inflation.
2009/09/03 15:58 - China's tightening rare earth export may affect the A$500 million takeover of Australian company Lynas Corporation (ASX:LYC) by a state-owned company.
2009/03/30 15:00 - Most Asian markets started the trading session with volatility on Monday after US stocks retreated on Friday. Tokyo and Seoul shares opened flat, and soon proceeded to a negative territory. Today Investors are also awaiting US government to unveil its plan to help the auto industry.
2009/03/27 15:00 - Asian markets Friday opened broadly higher as Wall Street rallied for a second consecutive day after some good corporate earnings. Yesterday the major indices posted strong gains. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose 3.6% while Shanghai Composite jumped 3.1%. Japan's Nikkei 225 Average rose 1.8% and South Korea's Kospi added 1.2%.
2009/03/13 15:00 - Most Asian markets ended lower Thursday, giving up gains from the previous session. Japan's Nikkei 225 finished down 2.4% as exporters were hit by the stronger yen. Other major indexes including China's Shanghai Composite, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index and South Korea's Kospi ended with rather small changes as investors were not confident to the economic outlook and waiting for a clear picture.
2009/02/20 15:00 - Asian markets mostly ended higher Thursday. Japan's Nikkei 225 ended up 0.3%, as exporters cheered for a recent weakness in the yen. Shanghai Composite rose 0.8% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index was also slightly higher in a choppy trade session. But South Korea stocks ended down the fourth day this week. The sustainability of the rising streak could be a question amid the negative outlook in global markets. Today Seoul shares opened 3 per cent lower, dragged by the financial sector.
2009/02/18 15:00 - Asian markets sharply fell on Tuesday with the pessimistic sentiment that the global economic downturn could be lasting longer than expected. Tokyo market ended 1.4% lower, while Shanghai Composite dropped 2.9%, giving up some recent gains. South Korea stocks took a massive 4.1% loss, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index slipped 3.8%.
2009/02/17 15:00 - Asia's major markets ended mostly lower yesterday. Tokyo stocks were hit by the data of huge contraction in the economy, but Shanghai Composite outperformed the Asian markets backed by hopes of further government economic stimulus measures, which also boosted the Hong Kong shares.
2009/02/09 15:00 - Asian shares are set to gain on Monday after a rally on Wall Street last Friday. Japan's Nikkei average is also expected to be buoyed by exporters on a weaker yen. Asian shares rallied across the region Friday with shipping stocks leading for another day and miners rising on hopes that demand for commodities might be picking up. The Shanghai Composite Index rallied 4%, delivering its best performance of the week while China-related shares also lifted the market in Hong Kong.
2009/02/05 15:00 - Asia's major markets including Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong closed higher on Wednesday after the US stocks rose on the positive economy data and progress on government's stimulus plan. Tokyo stocks opened lower Thursday as investor sentiment was dampened by bleak U.S. corporate earnings.