Articles by Woolworths

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Midday December 2, 2014Australian Stock Market Report – Midday December 2, 2014

    December 02 2014 3:26 PM

    Australian shares are being led higher by the mining and energy sectors with the ASX 200 Index rising by 0.7 per cent. Despite today's rise, the local market had its worst day since 10 October yesterday, hit a 1.5 month low in the process and slumped by 3.5 per over two sessions.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon November 27, 2014Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon November 27, 2014

    November 27 2014 7:20 PM

    Australian shares finished slightly higher on Thursday, adding to yesterday's 1.1 per cent surge. The ASX 200 Index closed a touch above the 5400pt level. This makes it three days of gains this week and takes the improvements over the past four days to 1.8 per cent.

  • Australian Teenager Dies After Drinking Strong Birthday Drink At Her Own PartyAustralian Teenager Dies After Drinking Strong Birthday Drink At Her Own Party

    November 18 2014 3:00 PM

    Nicole Bicknell died after she consumed the spirit, Polmos Spirytus Rektyfikowany, her family claims, but the official report hasn't come out yet.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon November 4, 2014Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon November 4, 2014

    November 04 2014 6:53 PM

    The Australian sharemarket has ended the session firmer, after trading fairly flat for most of the day. Volumes were light with Victoria celebrating the Melbourne Cup public holiday. The S&P/ASX 200 climbed 13pts or 0.20 per cent to 5,519.

  • Australian Stock Market Report - Midday November 4, 2014Australian Stock Market Report - Midday November 4, 2014

    November 04 2014 3:47 PM

    After a modest setback on Monday, the Australian share market has spent the early part of Melbourne Cup day 2014 moving higher in a restrained fashion. The flat start for the local market was a reasonable result in the face of weaker equity markets in the US and Europe. US investors were encouraged by figures showing the US ISM manufacturing index rose from 56.6 to 59.0 in October, above forecasts for a result near 56.2. European shares fell on Monday with investors disappointed by purchasing ma...

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Midday November 3, 2014Australian Stock Market Report – Midday November 3, 2014

    November 03 2014 3:48 PM

    The Local share market has started the new trading week in a lethargic fashion with buyers and sellers scarcely making an impression one way or the other in early trade on Monday. The lack of commitment from local participants came despite resounding gains in the US at the end of last week. US share markets rose sharply on Friday with the Dow Jones and S&P 500 indexes at record highs as investors drew comfort from the Bank of Japan's move to purchase more assets. The Dow Jones rose by 195 poi...

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Midday September 12, 2014Australian Stock Market Report – Midday September 12, 2014

    September 12 2014 2:11 PM

    The Australian sharemarket is falling for the third straight day and for the fourth time this week, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) down 0.4 per cent. Should nothing change dramatically this afternoon, this has been the worst week for local shares in a month. Last night a report showed there were more people filing for unemployment benefits in the US last week than expected. The DOW slipped by 0.1 per cent while the broader S&P500 ended modestly firmer.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Midday September 10, 2014Australian Stock Market Report – Midday September 10, 2014

    September 10 2014 1:22 PM

    The US market's worst session in five weeks set local shares up for a tough start this morning. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) is down 0.7 per cent, completely wiping out Tuesday's 0.5 per cent gains and pushing the index back below the key 5600pt level. US and European markets fell by around 0.5 per cent overnight; however the S&P500 is still outperforming the Australian market by 3.5 per cent this calendar year.

  • Australia Bans Sale of ‘The Simpsons’ Duff BeerAustralia Bans Sale of ‘The Simpsons’ Duff Beer

    September 06 2014 8:57 AM

    Duff beers are said to encourage children and adolescent to grab a bottle.

  • Coles Cuts 400 Jobs, But To Open More StoresColes Cuts 400 Jobs, But To Open More Stores

    September 04 2014 8:08 AM

    Australian grocery giant Coles said on Wednesday that it would axe more than 400 jobs from its head office in Melbourne. At the same time, it would open more outlets.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Midday August 29, 2014Australian Stock Market Report – Midday August 29, 2014

    August 29 2014 3:05 PM

    The Australian market is unchanged at lunch, with weakness from the mining sector and consumer staples holding the broader market back. Shares in the US fell for the first time this week while remaining near record highs. Stronger than expected US economic growth last night was offset by tensions in Eastern Ukraine. US markets will be shut on Monday for a holiday.

  • Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian Offer Sneak Peeks At Latest Kardashian Kollection OfferingsKim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian Offer Sneak Peeks At Latest Kardashian Kollection Offerings

    August 20 2014 1:29 PM

    The Kardashian sisters use their social media accounts to let fans in on the latest products in their Kardashian Kids, Kardashian Essentials and Kardashian Kollection fashion lines.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Midday August 13, 2014Australian Stock Market Report – Midday August 13, 2014

    August 13 2014 2:57 PM

    The ASX 200 started the second session of the week on the front foot with the index happily building on the previous day's gains. The market was trading close to session highs at lunchtime with a gain of points 55 points after US stocks held their recently improved tone into the start of the week overnight.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Midday August 12, 2014Australian Stock Market Report – Midday August 12, 2014

    August 12 2014 2:28 PM

    The ASX 200 started the second session of the week on the front foot with the index happily building on the previous day's gains. The market was trading close to session highs at lunchtime with a gain of points 55 points after US stocks held their recently improved tone into the start of the week overnight.

  • Australian Stock Market Report –Afternoon July 30, 2014Australian Stock Market Report –Afternoon July 30, 2014

    July 30 2014 7:32 PM

    Despite pulling back a touch from the highs reached at midday, the Australian market still managed to close at a fresh six-year high. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) rose by 0.6 per cent and improved for the 12th time in 16 trading sessions. With only one day remaining this month, local shares have surged by 4.3 per cent in July; making it the best month in a year for the Australian market.

  • Australian Stock Market Report –Midday July 30, 2014Australian Stock Market Report –Midday July 30, 2014

    July 30 2014 1:41 PM

    Investors initially kicked off the session a little hesitant ahead of major updates on both the US and Chinese economies over the next few days. Caution has been set to one side however; with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) cracking through 5600 points for the first time since June 2008.

  • Court Approves $2.2B Sale of David Jones to South Africa’s WoolworthsCourt Approves $2.2B Sale of David Jones to South Africa’s Woolworths

    July 18 2014 11:36 AM

    The Sydney Federal Court approved on Thursday the $2.2 billion sale of Australian department store David Jones to Woolworths Holdings of South Africa. The go signal came after shareholders of the second-largest department store in the country approved the sale on Monday.

  • Aussies Enjoy Free Grocery Due to Woolworths Glitch That Priced Items Below 10 as FreeAussies Enjoy Free Grocery Due to Woolworths Glitch That Priced Items Below 10 as Free

    July 18 2014 11:24 AM

    A computer glitch hit Australian grocery giant Woolworths on Thursday afternoon, causing scanners to charge as free items with price tags below $10.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Midday July 17, 2014Australian Stock Market Report – Midday July 17, 2014

    July 17 2014 3:06 PM

    A nice start for the Australian market, at the open of trade the ASX 200 hit a 6 year high of 5559.4 points the highest level since June the 10th 2008. Today the early volumes on the market were also solid and by lunch time the All Ordinaries Index was at 5,528.9 points.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Midday July 14, 2014Australian Stock Market Report – Midday July 14, 2014

    July 14 2014 2:02 PM

    The Australian market started the week's trade in positive territory after the US and European markets closed higher on Friday. The All Ordinaries opened up 16pts higher at the beginning of the session and by lunchtime the markets had added 28.6pts to 5,503pts.