- Woolworths reported $30.7 billion in sales for the first half, up 3.2 percent on the previous corresponding period. (27 weeks to December 30)
- "This solid first-half result is a reflection of the sharpened focus on our core businesses and better meeting our customers needs," said Woolworths Chief executive Grant O'Brien.
A superannuation advocacy group, Industry Super Network have called on Australian financial regulators to consider banning high frequency trading (HFT) in the Australian stock market.
- Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) is currently in consideration of altering rules on equity market structure, which include regulations on automated algorithms and high-frequency trading.
Australia Post has unveiled a Digital MailBox initiative earlier, such a service allowing customers to access all their confidential letters and bills and to make transactions, through a single trustworthy online location. The service comes as Australia Post seeks to generate new digital revenue streams as its traditional postal business comes under pressure from the rise of electronic media such as emails.
The Australian stock market, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has been hit by a technical glitch and has imposed a trading halt an all trades. The suspension of trading comes at a time when many companies are holding AGMs, announcing full year results as well as a release of another European bailout deal. Sky News has reported that up to 6700 trades were completed before the halt. The last technical glitch was in February 28, 2011.
The nature of the problem is not known, leaving stock market investors unable to act on profit results and the latest economic developments in Europe.
According to ASX study, 43 percent of Australians own shares and a quarter more plans to buy next year. The number has risen in the past two years, along with direct ownership.
A research by the Australian Securities Exchange shows $7.3 million adults owned shares by the end of 2010, which constitutes 43 percent of the population. This is up by 41 percent since the study was conducted in 2008.
Regulatory delays are facing the entry of Chi-X Australia an upcoming rival to Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:ASX). An earlier announcement of operations commencement by March this year by Chi-X could see delay as they wait for a timetable of competition guidelines set to be released by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
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- BHP Billiton
- Westpac Banking Corporation (WBC)
- Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA)
- National Australia Bank (NAB)
- Telstra (TLS)
- News Corporation (NWS)
- Woolworths Limited(WOW)
- Woodside Petroleum Limited (WPL)
- Rio Tinto
- Westfield Group (WDC)
- Westfarmers Limited (WES)
- QBE Insurance
- Newcrest Mining Limited (NCM)
- Origin Energy Limited (ORG)
- Santos Limited (STO)
- AMP Limited (AMP)
- Macquarie Group (MQG)
- Foster’s Group Limited (FGL)