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Unemployment

Unemployment occurs when a person is available and willing to work but currently without work. The prevalence of unemployment is usually measured using the unemployment rate, which is defined as the percentage of those in the labor force who are unemployed. The unemployment rate is also used in economic studies and economic indices such as the United States' Conference Board's Index of Leading Indicators as a measure of the state of macroeconomics. Read More

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Housing
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning November 20, 2014

By Comsec

In the US, housing starts fell by 2.8% to a 1.009 million annual rate in October. Analysts had tipped a result near 1.025m. But building permits were stronger than expected, up 4. The mortgage market index rose by 5.2% in the latest week. And there were net capital outflows totalling US$55. (Nov 20)

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An office worker talks on his phone as he looks the stock board at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) building in central Sydney June 15, 2012. Asian shares edged up on Friday, and the euro held most of the previous session's gains, as nervous inves
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon November 17, 2014

By Comsec

Australian shares finished in the red for the fifth time in six days with the ASX200 Index slipping by 0.8 per cent. The local market slumped by 1.7 per cent last week and US equities finished mixed on Friday. (Nov 17)

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An office worker is reflected in the window of the Australian Securities Exchange building displaying the ASX50 curve for Wednesday in central Sydney August 7, 2013. Australian shares skidded 1.3 percent on Wednesday, its biggest fall in five weeks, hit b
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday November 14, 2014

By Comsec

Australian shares are managing to creep into positive territory after a weaker start for the fifth day. The ASX 200 Index (a measure of market performance) is up ~0.1 per cent. A close to 4 per cent slump in the oil price is holding back energy stocks most. (Nov 14)

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Stock market indices
Global Markets Overview – November 14, 2014

By IG Markets

The lull in equities continued, with no major catalysts to keep the rally going. There was some downside pressure as oil prices continue to deteriorate and investors digest the prospect of an early rates lift-off. (Nov 14)

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Unemployment
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning November 14, 2014

By Comsec

In the US, new claims for unemployment insurance (jobless claims) rose by 12,000 to 290,000 in the latest week. The Job Opening and Labour Turnover (JOLTS) figures shows job openings fell from a 6-year high of 4.853 million in August to 4.725 million in September, below forecasts centred on 4.823m. (Nov 14)

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Stock market
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon November 13, 2014

By Comsec

Australian shares closed in the red for the fourth day with the ASX 200 slipping by 0.4 per cent. An improvement from the miners after a 3 per cent slump in just two sessions helped limit the losses. (Nov 13)

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Men watch the stock board at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in central Sydney April 21, 2009. Australian stocks fell 2.6 percent on Tuesday, led down by banks and miners, on fresh concerns about the earnings outlook for domestic companies and a
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon November 12, 2014

By Comsec

Australian shares continued to lose ground over the course of the afternoon on Wednesday. Buying support was scarce in the second half of the session which was reflected in the final result, which saw the ASX 200 end at session lows. At the close of trade the ASX 200 was almost 1% lower or 54 points. (Nov 12)

MORE TOPICS: WESTPAC, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, MANAGEMENT

A banner introducing the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect is displayed in front of a panel showing the closing blue-chip Hang Seng Index at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Hong Kong November 10, 2014. Hong Kong and Shanghai will link their stock exchanges
Global Markets Overview – November 11, 2014

By IG Markets

There is little in the way of macro news at the moment and this is allowing the markets to run; the US markets, in particular, are gunning for any reason to head higher. (Nov 11)

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An office worker is reflected in the window of the Australian Securities Exchange building displaying the ASX50 curve for Wednesday in central Sydney August 7, 2013. Australian shares skidded 1.3 percent on Wednesday, its biggest fall in five weeks, hit b
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon November 10, 2014

By Comsec

Australian shares have kicked off the trading week a little softer; wiping out all of last week's improvements. The ASX 200 index fell by 0.5 per cent or 31pts to 5518.4. (Nov 10)

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A pedestrian is reflected in the window of the Australian Securities Exchange with boards displaying stock movements, in central Sydney September 24, 2014. Australian shares lost 0.7 percent on Wednesday morning as Wall Street fell overnight for a third s
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday November 10, 2014

By Comsec

Sellers have applied their weight to the share market on Monday, discriminating little between the various sectors. Mining and energy stocks however have escaped the attention that has seen financials lead the way lower after Westpac (WBC) went ex-dividend, shedding more than 3.5% in the process. (Nov 10)

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