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Close Points
Currency Close Points
All Ordinaries 5552 19 0.35 $A vs $US 0.7793 0.0013 0.17
S&P/ASX 200 5588 19 0.34 $A vs GBP 0.5166 0.0008 0.15
  $A vs YEN 91.82 -0.18 -0.20
  $A vs EUR 0.6873 0.0009 0.13
  $A vs $NZ 1.0697 0.0014 0.13
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ASX Code Company Name Impact Recommendation
IFL IOOF Holdings Limited (IFL)
OSH Oil Search Limited (OSH)

Friday 30 January - The local market opened higher today on the back of gains on Wall Street overnight. The positivity trended throughout the rest of the day, keeping itself above the red line. All sectors were positive with the exception of information technology and utilities. The biggest gains came from the energy and health care sector. The Australian dollar gained against most major currencies, with the exception of the Japanese yen and Swiss Franc.

The All Ordinaries rose 19.40 points (0.35%) to 5,551.60 while the S&P/ASX 200 added 18.80 points (0.34%) to 5,588.30.

Singapore Telecommunications (SGT)

Singapore Telecommunications announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, HOOQ Digital Holdings (HDH) has entered into a conditional JV Agreement with Warner Bros. Entertainment (WB) and AXN Investment (AXN) to invest in HOOQ Digital (HOOQ). HOOQ will engage in the business of, inter alia, the acquisition, aggregation, production, marketing, distribution and sale of films, television, and related video content, through over-the-top video services in multiple regional markets. Completion under the JV Agreement is conditional upon; inter alia, the finalisation of certain commercial contracts in relation to the services. Upon allotment and issue of shares at completion, the share capital of HOOQ will increase from US$2 to US$27,600,020 with HDH, WB and AXN holding 65%, 17.5% and 17.5% respectively. SGT lifted 12 cents (3.17%) to $3.91.

Shopping Centres Australasia Property Group (SCP)

Shopping Centres Australasia Property Group released an announcement stating that the Company announced on 18 December 2014 the distribution is 5.6 cents per stapled unit for the half year ended 31 December 2014 and will be paid to unitholders on or about 30 January 2015. Shopping Centres Australasia Property Retail Trust declared that it is a Managed Investment Trust for the purposes of Subdivision 12-H of Schedule 1 of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (Commonwealth) in respect of the income year ending 30 June 2015. SCP picked up 1 cent (0.52%) to $1.93.

The NZX 50 lost 15.82 points (-0.27%) to 5,744.00 while the Nikkei rose 159.80 (0.83%) points at the time of writing, to be last quoted at 17,762.24.

The Australian dollar was last quoted at 77.93 US cents.

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