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Wesfarmers

Wesfarmers Limited (Wesfarmers) is an Australia-based company. The principal activities of the Company include retailing operations, including supermarkets, general merchandise and specialty department stores; fuel, liquor and convenience outlets; retailing of home improvement and outdoor living products and supply of building materials; retailing of office and technology products; coal mining and production; gas processing and distribution; insurance; industrial and safety product distribution; chemicals and fertilizers manufacture, and investments. The Company operates in 10 business segments: coles, home improvement and office supplies, resources, insurance, Kmart, target, industrial and safety, energy, chemicals and fertilizers, and others. The Company’s subsidiaries include AALARA Risk Management Pty Ltd, All Transport Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd, ALW Newco Pty Limited, Andearp Pty Ltd, Arana Hills Properties Pty Limited and Australian Gold Reagents Pty Ltd.

Headlines Around the Web

Wesfarmers net profit up 0.3 per cent

Feb 16, 2012 - News.com.au

Wesfarmers writes down gas business

Dec 12, 2011 - News.com.au

Insurer IAG in takeover crosshairs

Dec 09, 2011 - News.com.au

Wesfarmers keen to ride out storms

Nov 10, 2011 - News.com.au

Sales fail to keep up for Target

Oct 21, 2011 - News.com.au

Coles sales up 8 per cent to $8bn

Oct 20, 2011 - News.com.au

Target in hunt for a new MD

Sep 20, 2011 - News.com.au

Wesfarmers hints at end to discounts

Jul 29, 2011 - News.com.au

Coles, Bunnings boost Wesfarmers' sales

Jul 28, 2011 - News.com.au

Coles , Bunnings lift Westfarmers

Apr 20, 2011 - News.com.au

Wesfarmers profit jumps 33%

Feb 17, 2011 - MarketWatch

Strong Coles sales help first half growth

Jan 31, 2011 - News.com.au

Woolworths, Coles in 'world power list'

Jan 19, 2011 - News.com.au

Wesfarmers says board to be 50pc women

Nov 09, 2010 - News.com.au

Bumper profits at Coles as sales hit $30b

Aug 20, 2010 - News.com.au

Wesfarmer profit up 2.8pc to $1.57bn

Aug 19, 2010 - News.com.au

Kmart avoids heavy stimulus carnage

Jul 27, 2010 - News.com.au

Shares higher as banks gain

Jul 26, 2010 - News.com.au

Articles About Wesfarmers

New York Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon October 13, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian market has slumped for the fifth time in six days and remains near an eight-month low. The All Ordinaries (XAO) slipped by 0.6 per cent and local stocks have shed 9.5 per cent from the highs reached at the start of September. (Oct 13)

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Stock market
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday September 4, 2014

By Comsec

Markets are softer at lunch, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) down 0.3 per cent. Despite the weakness local shares are still only 0.6 per cent below six-year highs. US markets finished mixed overnight, but the moves across all major American markets were modest. (Sep 04)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL, RIO TINTO

Supermarket
Coles Cuts 400 Jobs, But To Open More Stores

By IBTimes AU

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. (Sep 04)

MORE TOPICS: RETAIL, MANAGEMENT, WOOLWORTHS, INVESTMENT

Stock market indices
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday September 1, 2014

By Comsec

The local share market has started the week on a positive footing, gravitating towards the 5650 area for the ASX 200. Sentiment was helped by US share markets which ended modestly higher on Friday. Investors remained wary as they monitored both the s... (Sep 01)

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Iron Ore Mining
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday August 29, 2014

By Comsec

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. (Aug 29)

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New York Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday August 26, 2014

By Comsec

Local shares were flat footed in early trade on Tuesday, despite solid improvements for US stocks overnight which included the S&P 500 briefly lifting above 2,000 points for the first time. A continuing theme on Tuesday has been the weakness in the r... (Aug 26)

MORE TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

Asian stock market
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon August 20, 2014

By Comsec

By the end of the day, the ASX 200 (XJO) both finished 0.19% up 10.8 points at 5637.6. US consumer prices rose only 0.1% in July, just below expectations. Housing starts up by 15.7% at 1.093 Million annual rate for July, well above the forecasted 969,000. (Aug 20)

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Iron Ore Mining
New BHP Billiton $15B Spin-off Company for Unwanted Assets to Set Up HQ in Perth

By IBTimes AU

BHP Billiton (ASX: BHP) will open a new spin-off company worth $15 billion, with headquarters in Perth. It would be one of the largest publicly listed companies in the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) based in Perth according to market capitalisation. (Aug 18)

MORE TOPICS: INVESTMENT

Stock market
Don’t Sell Stocks With High PE Ratios, Stock Market Expert Advises

By IBTimes AU

Brisbane Times columnist Marcus Padley identified on Monday some 26 stocks in the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) 200's industrial sector and listed shares that investors consider vulnerable because of their high price-to-earning (PE) ratios. (Aug 12)

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Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 5/28/14

By Comsec

The Australian share market continued its good run during the month of May, rising 0.3 per cent today to close near 2014 highs. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) was higher by 16 points to 5506.7 while the ASX 200 (XJO) was up 15.5 points to 5527. (May 28)

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