Avoca Resources Limited
Blackham Resources Limited (ASX:BLK) (OTCMKTS:BKHRF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Tony James as a Non-Executive Director of the Company. Blackham continues to strengthen the experience and composition of its Board and management team, which is focused on the successful delivery of the Company's near and longer-term mine plans.
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The Australian sharemarket eased some early gains and closed slightly higher on Friday. This was the first weekly gain in five weeks while the global markets had been shadowed by China's monetary tightening, worries on US economic recovery stability and sovereign debt issue in Euro zone.
US stocks broadly surged on Thursday fueled by the better-than-expected earnings reports. The market's rally pushed the major indexes to their highest closes of the year.
Wall Street ended modestly lower overnight after the Shanghai stock market slumped 5 per cent, a biggest single day decline of the year in China. The US stocks were also hit by the Commerce Department data that new orders for US manufactured durable goods fell 2.5 per cent in June.
The Australian market closed firmer yesterday on stronger commodities prices and good leads from overseas markets. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index rose 49.5 points, or 1.24 per cent, at 4050.3 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index gained 51.3 points, or 1.28 per cent, to 4044.2 points.
Australian shares yesterday gained on the rise of Wall Street. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 gained 71.1 points, or 1.8 per cent, at 3995.6, while the broader All Ordinaries had gained 70.3 points, or 1.8 per cent, to 3987.8.
Yesterday, the Australian stocks closed lower led by weakness in mining and energy sectors following the drop in oil prices. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index lost 44.5 points, or 1.16 per cent, to 3,783.7 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index was 42.4 points, or 1.11 per cent lower, to 3,784.2 points. Analysts expect the market remains low trading volume as the investors were nervous ahead of the reporting season.
The Australian share market closed lower with a broad-based selling off after Wall Street's tumble. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index slumped 45.4 points, or 1.2 per cent, at 3755.7, while the broader All Ordinaries index lost 41.4 points, or 1.1 per cent, to 3753.9.
Yesterday the Australian shares closed with a three months high, lifted by stronger banks and resources stocks. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 2.2%, or 81.3 points, at 3752.9, while the broader All Ordinaries index also gained 2.2%, or 80.5 points, at 3698. The financial sector was largely buoyed by the US bank Goldman Sachs’ first quarter earnings.