QBE Insurance Group Limited


The QBE Insurance Group is one of Australia's largest general insurance and reinsurance Groups. In October 1886, James Burns formed The North Queensland Insurance Company Limited. By 1890, the company had established over 36 agencies, including New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, many Pacific Islands and London. 

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Australian Market Report of July 6, 2010

🕔7/6/2010 10:20:34 AM 14345

The Australian share market gave up its early gains to finish 0.3 per cent lower on Monday while Asian markets were weaker. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 16.6 points, or 0.39 per cent, at 4,222.1, while the broader All Ordinaries index shed 14.3 points, or 0.34 per cent, to 4,250.6.

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Australian Market Report of April 16, 2010: US Positive Lead Ignored

🕔4/16/2010 1:30:34 PM 14843

Asian markets mostly opened lower today despite Wall Street gained for its sixth straight day on Thursday. Australian shares fell slightly as the market is taking a breather after rallies in the past several days. Yesterday Asian shares were encouraged by China's first quarter economic growth. China's National Bureau of Statistics said yesterday that its economy surged by 11.9 per cent in the March quarter, up from 10.7 per cent in the final three months of 2009. Japan's Nikkei 225 Average rose 0.6 per cent and South Korea's Kospi was up 0.5 per cent. Hong Kong and Australia markets posted small gains. China's Shanghai Composite ended flat.

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Australian Market Report of September 23: Wall Street Fresh High

🕔9/23/2009 1:00:11 PM 17299

After a modest setback on Monday, US shares climbed overnight to a fresh high as investors returned to the market on upbeat outlook on the economy. Meanwhile, positive company earnings reports also helped to lift the market sentiment.

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Australian Market Report of August 20: Strong US Oil Futures

🕔8/20/2009 1:00:27 PM 17711

US stocks opened lower overnight due to the massive drop in Shanghai shares, which also caused a broad selloff in Asia markets. But Wall Street ended the day higher as the energy companies were boosted on hope of an improving demand. The US oil futures rose after the US Department of Energy said US oil inventories plunged unexpectedly.

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Australian Market Report of July 31: To Extend Solid Gains

🕔7/31/2009 1:00:59 PM 19277

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.

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Australian Market Report of February 27: Contrasting Worlds From Announcements

🕔2/27/2009 1:30:19 PM 15398

Yesterday the Australian shares posted a modest gain as the market saw the rising oil prices and increased optimism about the outlook for commercial banks. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index rose 18 points, or 0.54 per cent, at 3345.5, while the broader All Ordinaries index was 15.9 points higher, or 0.48 per cent, to 3297.4.

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Australian Market Report of January 19: Obama's Inauguration to Boost Confidence

🕔1/19/2009 1:00:17 PM 14902

On Friday the Australian stock market ended higher on the recovery in mining sector. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closed up 21.4 points, or 0.61%, at 3550.9, while the broader All Ordinaries gained 18.1 points, or 0.52%, to 3494.9. Analysts expect the market may keep its way of turbulence in the reporting season until some clarity of the economy could be seen. Tomorrow Barack Obama's inauguration will be the focus of the week to boost some confidence in the market.

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Australian Market Report of November 26: Fragile Sentiment Unchanged

🕔11/26/2008 1:00:01 PM 11522

Yesterday, benefited from the US government's bailout plan on Citigroup, the Australian market benchmark S&P/ASX200 share index had its best day in more than 11 years, jumping 5.8%, or 198.3 points, to 3623.4, while the broader All Ordinaries index was up 5.5%, or 186.6 points, to 3575.4. Analysts say the market sentiment remains fragile as fundamental problems have not changed, although world governments are taking action to stimulate economy.

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Australian Market Report of November 11: Stimulant Effect Passed

🕔11/11/2008 1:00:12 PM 10047

Yesterday the Australia share market was buoyed on hope that China's economic stimulus plan would increase demand for resources. Mining and energy sectors rose on the news. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index gained 56.5 points, or 1.4%, at 4,107.8 while the broader All Ordinaries index had advanced 53.4 points, or 1.3%, to 4,060.

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Australia Market Report of August 15: Resources Countered US Negative Lead

🕔8/15/2008 11:54:08 AM 7895

Yesterday the Australian share market closed in the black yesterday after stronger commodity prices bolstered resource stocks and countered a negative lead from Wall Street, although gains were capped by weakness in the banking sector towards the end of trade.

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