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.
Transpacific Industries Group Ltd
Transpacific has exclusive import and distribution rights for Western Star and Autocar trucks and parts throughout Australia, New Zealand and select markets in Asia; and for MAN trucks, bus chassis and parts in Australia and New Zealand. Transpacific also has exclusive import and distribution rights for MAN marine engines, industrial engines and parts in Australia (except Western Australia and the Northern Territory).
The Australian share market yesterday ended higher for a second day, following another rise on Wall Street. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index gained 57.4 points, or 1.5 per cent, at 3924.5 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index was up 58.7 points, or 1.5 per cent, to 3917.5 points. Trading volumes were still light as the local market was awaiting more upbeat earnings reports from the US to solidify confidence.
Yesterday Australian shares slightly fell on weaker base metal prices. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index dropped 16.8 points, or 0.4 per cent, at 3766.9 points while the broader All Ordinaries index had shed 16.4 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 3767.8.
Yesterday, the Australian share market closed slightly weaker despite a cut to official interest rates and a drop in the oil price. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 was down 2.3 points, or 0.04 per cent, to 5,116, while the broader All Ordinaries fell five points, or 0.1 per cent, to 5,195. The Australian stock market may continue the decline today with US equities and commodities down overnight.
Transpacific Industries Group Limited (ASX: TPI) Executive Chairman Mr Terry Peabody today announced that Transpacific has acquired the industrial services and liquid waste treatment businesses of Onyx Group Ltd New Zealand effective 1 December, 2005.