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Report on Australian Shares

A strong energy sector assisted the Australian shares in dismissing concerns of slow economic activity. As a matter of fact, in the afternoon of Thursday, 3rd January 2019, Australian shares turned around the losses they had from the past session. According to a statement from Adam Joseph the executive director of Validus Equities, the Australian market is moving ahead while reversing most of the losses experienced from the previous sessions. The reality is that the Australian market has undergone a massive sell off and recovery not long after. Both of the outcomes have been primarily affected by the switch of institutions between equities and bonds. Forecasts show that this trend will persist for a considerable time. This article is a report on Australian shares.

The increase in the price of Brent crude oil on Wednesday for three sessions in a row resulted in a strong energy sector the day after. A rally on the Wall Street helped to keep this price on a high level. Moreover, other energy elements whose prices rose include Santos, Oil Search rose, Beach Energy, Origin energy and petroleum among others. The financial sector was strong with major banks responsible for it. Among the banks that improved their position were Suncorp Group, Westpac rose and Commonwealth Bank.

The material sector advanced with lithium miner Pilbara Minerals dominating the proceedings. This company announced a joint venture with steel-maker POSCO and a funding package for its expansion project. This movement will help the joint venture contemplate on a South Korean chemical conversion facility of considerable size. The shares of Healius (also known as Primary Health Care in earlier times) ended on a high. This followed the company receiving an unsolicited and highly conditional offer from Jangho Hong Kong to purchase all the other share that did not belong to the company.

Further, Kathmandu notified that their December sales fell short of their expectations. This result highlighted a bad sales period for investors in that month. Baby Bunting, Myer and Super Retail Group are illustrations of companies that suffered a decrease in the value of their share during the same time.

Last but not least, the morning of the Thursday that the prices losses were gained, the Australian dollar had hit a low not seen in ten years in a time frame of just three minutes. In another case, Apple cut down the revenue forecast of its first quarter, and local tech stocks company avoided a sell-off by that means. Shareholders considered the downgrade as a consequence of economic deceleration, typically from China.

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