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All Ordinaries 5437 18 0.34 $A vs $US 0.8961 -0.0021 -0.23
S&P/ASX 200 5433 17 0.32 $A vs GBP 0.5445 -0.0017 -0.31
  $A vs YEN 97.81 0.10 0.10
  $A vs EUR 0.6949 -0.0003 -0.04
  $A vs $NZ 1.1012 -0.0009 -0.08
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ASX Code Company Name Impact Recommendation
ACR Acrux Limited (ACR)
WES Wesfarmers Limited (WES)
AWE AWE Limited (AWE)

Friday 19 September - The Australian market opened higher today, as US stocks reached new records overnight. Shares traded above the flat-line throughout the day and closed higher, buoyed by the big banks. All sectors performed positively with the exception of materials and energy. The Australia dollar depreciated against most major currencies.

The All Ordinaries gained 18.30 points (0.34%) to 5,437.30 while the S&P/ASX 200 added 17.30 points (0.32%) to 5,433.10.

Macquarie Group (MQG)

Macquarie Group reported that Macquarie Bank (MBL) has announced the successful completion of the bookbuild for its offer of Macquarie Bank Capital Notes, which was announced on 15 September 2014. MBL has allocated $420m in firm commitments to brokers and institutional investors. The margin has been set at 3.30% per annum, which was within the expected range. The final size of the offer will depend upon the volume of applications received under the securityholder offer and general offer, which are currently due to open on 23 September 2014 and close at 5:00pm (Sydney time) on 3 October 2014. MBL retains the right to scale back applications if there is excess demand, however securityholder applicants will be given a priority allocation over general applicants. MQG lost 32 cents (-0.54%) to $58.42.

Sydney Airport (SYD)

Sydney Airport announced that total passenger traffic for August 2014 is estimated to have increased 1.0% on the pcp, with domestic traffic estimated to be up 0.7% on the pcp and international traffic (excluding domestic on-carriage) up 1.8% on the pcp. For international traffic, Taiwan (+23.8%), China (+17.7%), India (+16.4%), HK (+8.9%) and France (+7.7%) were the major nationality markets that grew during August. The major nationality markets that declined over the month were Indonesia (-26.1%), Malaysia (-23.4%), Singapore (-11.4%), Canada (-2.0%) and the UK (-1.8%). SYD added 2 cents (0.47%) to $4.30.

At the time of publication, the Nikkei was quoted at 16,321.17. The NZX closed at 5,181.35.

The Australian dollar was last quoted at 89.68 US cents.

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