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Fixed Interest
Close Points
Currency Close Points
All Ordinaries 5629 5 0.08 $A vs $US 0.9347 0.0020 0.22
S&P/ASX 200 5630 4 0.07 $A vs GBP 0.5620 -0.0001 -0.01
  $A vs YEN 97.34 0.19 0.20
  $A vs EUR 0.7118 0.0013 0.18
  $A vs $NZ 1.1148 -0.0016 -0.14
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ASX Code Company Name Impact Recommendation
ENV Envestra Limited (ENV)
HVN Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd (HVN)
RHC Ramsay Health Care Limited (RHC)
TSE Transfield Services Limited (TSE)
VAH Virgin Australia Holdings Limited (VAH)
VRT Virtus Health Limited (VRT)
WOW Woolworths Limited (WOW)
KCN Kingsgate Consolidated Limited (KCN)
SFR Sandfire Resources NL (SFR)

Monday 1 September - Australian stocks started the day strong, but lost its momentum shortly after open. As earnings season comes to a close, investors turn their focus on tomorrow's RBA meeting. There were mixed results from the sectors as energy gained most significantly, and consumer staples lagged behind the rest. The Australian dollar gained against most major currencies.

The All Ordinaries rose 4.70 points (0.08%) to 5,629.30 while the S&P/ASX 200 rose 3.90 points (0.07%) to 5,629.80.

APN News and Media (APN)

APN News and Media announced that it is considering strategic options with regards to APN New Zealand, which incorporates its New Zealand publishing assets, The Radio Network and GrabOne businesses. APN has retained Grant Samuel to assist in the process, with an IPO and NZX listing of APN New Zealand being one consideration. The Company reported collectively APN's print, radio and digital assets represent New Zealand's pre-eminent media and entertainment business with brands such as The New Zealand Herald, Newstalk ZB, ZM and GrabOne.

Troy Resources (TRY)

Troy Resources announced that it has appointed experienced international mining executive Martin Purvis as its new CEO and MD, with effect from 1 September 2014. Mr Purvis, a qualified mining engineer, was most recently CEO of Singapore-based Sakari Resources, a 10Mtpa coal mining business that was demerged from ASX-listed Straits Resources in 2010. He joined Straits in 1997 to set up the group's Indonesian operations and went on to hold several key executive roles in the company, including COO and Executive Director - Marketing and Business Development.

The NZX 50 lost 7.90 points (-0.15%) to 5,215.40 while the Nikkei rose 52.01 points (0.34%) to 15,476.60.

The Australian dollar was last quoted at 93.50 US cents.

Companies commencing Ex-Dividend Trading Today (ASX 300):

BC Iron Limited

Fleetwood Corporation Limited

Fortescue Metals Group Ltd

HFA Holdings Limited

Lend Lease Group

Mighty River Power Limited

Select Harvests Limited

Spark Infrastructure Group

STW Communications Group Limited

Tatts Group Limited

Toll Holdings Limited

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