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Close Points
Currency Close Points
All Ordinaries 5907 87 1.49 $A vs $US 0.7807 0.0035 0.45
S&P/ASX 200 5933 89 1.51 $A vs GBP 0.5159 -0.0005 -0.09
  $A vs YEN 93.06 0.12 0.13
  $A vs EUR 0.7172 -0.0014 -0.19
  $A vs $NZ 1.0282 0.0028 0.27
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ASX Code Company Name Impact Recommendation
CIM CIMIC Group Limited (CIM)
DWS DWS Limited (DWS)
NPX Nuplex Industries Limited (NPX)
TLS Telstra Corporation Limited (TLS)
OSH Oil Search Limited (OSH)

Friday 24 April - The Australian market had a boom day and finished higher after a day of solid trading, with miners and energy suppliers leading the charge. Positive results were experienced across all sectors with energy being the best performer for the session. The Australian dollar gained against the greenback.

The All Ordinaries added 86.50 points (1.49%) to 5,906.80 while the S&P/ASX 200 rose 88.50 points (1.51%) to 5,933.30.

IOOF Holdings (IFL)

IOOF Holdings announced that its FUMA (FUMAS excluding Supervision) as at 31 March 2015 was $125.3bn. This is 6% higher than the Company's FUMA of $118.7bn as at 31 December 2014. Including supervised funds, FUMAS increased to $154.0bn. The organic growth within the Company's Flagship platforms continued with positive net flows of $389m for the quarter, further momentum for the group. Additionally, total platform flows were net flow positive at $343m, a 19% improvement on the same quarter in 2014. The Company has generated $1.2bn in net flows to platforms for the financial year to date and produced 9 consecutive quarters of positive net flows to platforms overall. There were strong flows into the Company's advice businesses with $563m in net flows for the quarter. IFL picked up 17 cents (1.73%) to $9.98.

Auckland International Airport (AIA)

Auckland International Airport announced its March 2015 Monthly traffic update. International passengers at Auckland Airport were up 13.5% in March 2015. The 87,000 increase on March 2014 was driven by increased capacity on Asian routes (up 35.4%) and strong passenger loadings of 84% on trans-Tasman services due to the ICC Cricket World Cup. Queenstown Airport's international passengers were up 39.6% in March 2015, with increased flight capacity and strong passenger loadings of 81%. Strong visitor arrivals from Asia continued at Auckland Airport in March 2015, with Chinese arrivals up 32.1% compared with March 2014 and totalling more than 275,000 arrivals for the rolling 12 month period. AIA lifted 6 cents (1.35%) to $4.50.

At the time of publication, the Nikkei was quoted at 20,020.04. The NZX closed at 5,765.36 up 7.45 (0.13%).

The Australian dollar was last quoted at 78.07 US cents.

Companies Holding Annual General Meeting (ASX 300):

APN Outdoor Group Limited

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