Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Australian, N.Z. Stocks: BHP, Rio Tinto, Gloucester, NAB Bank

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index fell 1.4 percent to 4,204.7 at the close of trading in Sydney. New Zealand’s NZX 50 Index added 0.4 percent to 3,401.83 in Wellington.

The following were among the most active shares in the market today. Stock symbols are in parentheses after company names.

BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP AU) fell 2.3 percent to A$34.58. The world’s biggest mining company declined after the London Metal Exchange Index of six metals dropped 1.4 percent yesterday. Rio Tinto Group (RIO AU) slipped 2.3 percent to A$63.62.

Echo Entertainment Group Ltd. (EGP AU) dropped 0.7 percent to A$4.26. Echo said Crown Ltd. (CWN AU) and its controlled bodies corporate became a substantial shareholder in Echo on March 2. Crown dropped 1.8 percent to A$8.24.

Gloucester Coal Ltd. (GCL AU) fell 3.7 percent to A$8.15. The Australian producer recommended shareholders accept an amended A$2.05 billion ($2.2 billion) takeover offer by Yanzhou Coal Mining Co. after the Chinese company completed a study of its books.

National Australia Bank Ltd. (NAB AU) fell 0.2 percent to A$23.48. The Australian lender’s stock rating was raised to “buy” from “hold” by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

Westfield Group (WDC AU) fell 2.7 percent to A$8.69. The Sydney-based retailer is in talks to become a partner in a south London shopping mall with co-owners who may default on a loan for the property after the main office tenant moved out.

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.