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Close Points
Currency Close Points
All Ordinaries 5948 3 0.05 $A vs $US 0.7472 0.0006 0.08
S&P/ASX 200 5924 3 0.04 $A vs GBP 0.5791 -- 0.01
10-year Bond Rate 2.61 -0.03 -1.14 $A vs YEN 83.17 0.12 0.15
  $A vs EUR 0.6863 -0.0009 -0.13
  $A vs $NZ 1.0874 0.0026 0.24
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ASX Code Company Name Impact Recommendation
AIA Auckland International Airport Limited (AIA)
ARB ARB Corporation Limited (ARB)
BKL Blackmores Limited (BKL)
MYO MYOB Group Limited (MYO)
TEN Ten Network Holdings Limited (TEN)
WES Wesfarmers Limited (WES)
OZL OZ Minerals Limited (OZL)
MGR Mirvac Group (MGR)

Friday 28 April - The Australian market opened lower this morning, weighed down by falls in the big banks and resource stocks. However, the ASX 200 index see-sawed into the positive zone during afternoon trade, racking up a sixth day of gains, as health care providers continued their recent rally. There were mixed results from the sectors; health care gained most significantly while consumer staples fell behind the rest. The Australian dollar appreciated against the green back and had mixed results against other major currencies.

The All Ordinaries added 3.20 points (0.05%) to 5,947.60 while the S&P/ASX 200 rose 2.60 points (0.04%) to 5,924.10.

Origin Energy Limited (ORG)

Origin Energy provided quarterly production report for March 2017. During the period, production from operated fields increased to an average of 1,224 TJ/d from 1,175 TJ/d in the December 2016 Quarter, reflecting ongoing commissioning of new wells, de-watering and production ramp-up to meet LNG requirements. Production of 79.7 PJe in the March 2017 quarter was 18.8 PJe or 31% higher than the March 2016 quarter reflecting increases from APLNG (12.0 PJe) with two LNG trains online, and from Otway reflecting production from Halladale/Speculant(6.4 PJe). Bass Basin production of 2.2 PJe has increased by 29% from the previous quarter December 2016 due to higher plant availability. ORG fell 8 cents (-1.10%) to $7.18.

SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited (SKC)

SkyCity Entertainment Group provided 3Q17 trading update. Previous guidance for FY2017 corporate costs, net interest expense, D&A and effective tax rate is reaffirmed. No change to previous market guidance for FY2017 capex. Improvement in margin consistent with increases in activity levels and reflective of operating leverage achievable in the business. SKC lost 10 cents (-2.42%) to $4.03.

The NZX 50 gained 24.14 points (0.33%) to 7,378.75 while the Nikkei lost 55.13 points (-0.29%) to close at 19,196.74.

The Australian dollar was last quoted at 74.72 US cents.

Companies Holding Annual General Meeting (ASX 300):

Alacer Gold Corp

Iluka Resources Limited

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