Test Database
Summary: Wednesday 12-December-2018
Australia Value Chg
S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Index 5,727.3 76.1
S&P/ASX 200 Index 5,653.5 77.6
ASX Volume (million) 1,658.1 -19.1
ASX Advances 718 ---
ASX Declines 500 ---
ASX Value ($ million) 6,091.0 867.9
RBA cash rate 1.50 0.00
90 day bank bill rate 2.02 0.00
10 year Treasury bond yield 2.45 -0.01
AUD/USD 0.7215 0.0010
AUD/TWI 62.5 0.1
USD/JPY 113.47 0.40
EUR/USD 1.1327 -0.0043
Asia Value Chg
Nikkei 225 Index 21,602.8 454.7
Hang Seng Index 26,186.7 415.0
Europe Value Chg
FTSE 100 Index 6,880.2 73.3
DAX Index 10,929.4 148.9
North America Value Chg
Dow Jones Industrial Average 24,527.27 154.52
NYSE Volume (million) 982.8 97.0
NYSE Advances 1,973 ---
NYSE Declines 1,043 ---
NASDAQ Composite Index 7,098.31 64.32
NASDAQ Volume (million) 2,379.0 159.3
NASDAQ Advances 2,091 ---
NASDAQ Declines 1,001 ---
US 3 month Treasury bill rate 2.43 0.02
US 10 year Treasury bond yield 2.91 0.03
Commodities Value Chg
London PM gold price (US$/oz) 1,245.30 -0.05
WTI crude oil price (US$/bbl 51.15 -0.58
Market News
The Australian share market grinds steadily higher amid more positive signs in US-China trade negotiations. The Wall Street Journal reports that China has agreed to lower import tariffs on US made autos from 40% to 15%.

S&P/ASX 200 Intraday

ABS figures show lending for owner-occupied housing up 3.5% in October 2018 but down 2.3% for personal finance and 3.1% for commercial loans.

Galaxy Resources (GXY) rallies 5.8% after its latest exploration update from the Mount Cattlin project in Western Australia.

Maca (MLD) gains 1.1% after winning a mill construction contract worth approximately $28 million from privately-owned at Adaman Resources Pty Ltd.

Gold miners among the days worst performers with Silver Lake Resources (SLR) -3.9%, St Barbara (SBM) -3.7%, Gold Road Resources (GOR) -3.2%, Regis Resources (RRL) -3.1% and OceanaGold Corporation (OGC) -3.0%.

Mayne Pharma Group (MYX) jumps 6.2% on news that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved its application for Tolsura, a fungal infection treatment.

S&P/ASX Sector Indices (% change)

Helloworld Travel (HLO) climbs 1.7% after its Investor Day presentations in Sydney.

Thorney Technologies (TEK) surges 13.2% after high-profile investor Alex Waislitz buys another 500,000 shares in the company.

Solid gains in the energy sector with Origin Energy (ORG) +3.6%, Cooper Energy (COE) +3.6%, Woodside Petroleum (WPL) +2.3% and Whitehaven Coal (WHC) +2.1%.

Altium (ALU) up 5.6% after broker Goldman Sachs initiates research coverage with a buy recommendation.

Westpac Banking Corporation (WBC) adds 1.6% despite receiving a 'first strike' against its remuneration report at today's AGM.

Westpac-Melbourne Institute consumer sentiment index edges 0.1% higher to 104.4 in December 2018.

Sonic Healthcare (SHL) in a trading halt as it launches a $600 million capital raising to acquire US pathology group Aurora Diagnostics LLC.

ASX Market Moving Stocks

British PM Theresa May survives a no confidence vote on her leadership by a margin of 200-117.

US CPI flat in November 2018 and 2.2% higher for the year. Excluding food and energy, the CPI is up 0.2% in the month and 2.2% for the year.

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