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Gold Peak profits buoyed by bulging order books

BATTERY and electronics maker Gold Peak Industries (Holdings) is poised for a recovery in earnings this year after four years of flat growth.

Sunday, 11 September, 1994, 12:00am

Theme up smartly on meagre turnover

TRADING in second-line stocks remained mixed yesterday.

Clothing retailer Theme International scored a 7.2 per cent gain, closing 6.5 cents higher at 96 cents.

However, volume traded was a low $142,000.

The company, the garment retailing arm of the Mercuries-Jeantex group, retails major brands, including Essence and Body Glove.

11 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Western Australia demands trade 'quid pro quo'

WESTERN Australia is no longer satisfied with merely supplying raw materials for the Pacific Rim, according to Hendy Cowan, the state's deputy premier and minister for commerce and trade.

''One requirement in the future will be that if you want Western Australia to be a reliable supplier of raw materials, as we are, there has to be some quid pro quo,'' said Mr Cowan.

21 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Battery producer receives 7pc boost

BATTERY and electronics maker Gold Peak Industries (Holdings) gained 7.14 per cent yesterday, defying a generally slumping market.

It added 20 cents to $3, on a turnover of 540,000 shares worth $1.6 million.

The company had booked a 7.5 per cent rise in interim profits to $50 million for the six months to September 30.

5 May 1994 - 12:00am

First Australian dollar dragon bond issue set

THE first Australian dollar dragon bond issue will be launched early next week, to be followed by US dollar issues, say market sources.

The issuer of the pioneering Australian dragon is rumoured to be a foreign-owned bank in Australia, believed to be Hongkong Bank of Australia, with the issue lead-managed by Wardley.

17 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Canadian unit slides on political uncertainty

THE Canadian dollar ended trading last week at a six-year low against the US dollar despite aggressive intervention by the Bank of Canada. The Canadian unit fell 1.4 per cent as investors reacted to opinion polls indicating that the Liberal party is likely to oust the Conservative party from power in the election on October 25.

3 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Greenback on the slide

THE US dollar did not maintain its long July upward break against the Swiss franc and mark, it has steadied at the bottom of those patterns. I consider this choppy ranging as a top building indication. This signals the dollar will fall in exchange value.

1 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

HK market returns as top world performer

THE Hongkong stock market has regained its place as the best performer of the 20 developed capital markets surveyed by the Capital International Perspective of bank Morgan Stanley.

4 Mar 1993 - 12:00am