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From Global Markets Apr 17

Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 4/17/14

The ASX 200 ended Thursday's session with a flourish having posted highs in the late morning. The index tapered away in the afternoon although it kicked higher to end the week with a gain of almost 0. This was a noteworthy turnaround considering the weak tone that marked the early part of the week.

Man works on Google logo at exhibition stand at CeBIT computer fair in Hanover

From Companies Apr 17

Google's Q1 Revenue Misses Target, Shares Down by 5.7 Percent

Google's 2014 first-quarter revenue has fallen short of Wall Street expectations as the price of its ads declined.

Asian Shares Bounce from 4-week low

From Global Markets Apr 17

Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 4/17/14

The Australian sharemarket is rising for the third straight day, driven by firmer global markets overnight. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) is still above 5400pts this shortened trading week.

The Remains of Decommissioned Submarines Float at a Nuclear Waste Disposal Plant in Fokino

From Economy Apr 17

Floating Nuclear Power Plant Best Against Tsunamis, Earthquakes—U.S. MIT

For countries about to construct nuclear power plants, or even those that had, a floating facility built offshore would serve best against tsunami and earthquake threats.

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From Economy Apr 17

Heartbleed Bug: Canada Arrests Teen for Alleged Data Theft on Tax Agency

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has arrested a 19-year-old Canadian in relation to the Heartbleed security breach.

Foreign market participants view the domestic stock market as risky and its bond market is seen as underdeveloped compared to the West (Photo: Reuters)

From Global Markets Apr 17

Global Markets Overview – 4/17/14

US equities advanced yet again as earnings continued to underpin confidence in the recovery and US data encouraged. With no fresh negative tape out of the Ukraine sentiment remained positive.

US Housing Starts

From Global Markets Apr 17

Australian Stock Market Report – Morning 4/17/14

In US economic data, housing starts rose by 2.8% to an annual rate of 946,000 in March, below expectations for a result near 973,000. Industrial production rose by 0.7% in March, above expectations for a gain of 0.

Weibo

From Companies Apr 17

Sina Weibo Debuts in New York’s Nasdaq on April 17, IPO Aims to Raise $340 Million

Beijing-based Sina Weibo is due to debut this week in New York through an initial public offering (IPO) that seeks to raise at least $340 million.

Australia's ASX outshines Asian indices

From Global Markets Apr 16

Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 4/16/14

The Australian sharemarket closed above 5400pts, partly boosted by a slightly better than expected Chinese economic growth. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) jumped 0.6 per cent to 5412.6. On Monday the local market sank to three-week lows. Volume has been subdued due to public holidays.

From Politics & Policy Apr 16

New Zealand 2013 Census Showed Number of Overseas Born Kiwis Hit 1M

Latest 2013 data released by the New Zealand census office has shown that Kiwis born overseas in have hit more than one million persons.