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ASX market Wrap

The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 9 points up to finish at 5,478.

The value of trades was $5 billion on volume of 774 million shares at the close of trade.

The best performing sector was Healthcare adding 1.1 per cent to close at 22,177. The worst performing sector was Telcos, losing 0.9 per cent to close at 1,950 points.

On the futures market the SPI is 8 points up.

Building approvals have jumped in July according to latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Approvals jumped by just over 11 per cent to 20,987, which is the largest jump in almost 3 years. Apartments were the star performers surging 23 per cent for the month.

Resolute Mining has announced it will pay a dividend of 1.7 cents per share following adoption of a gold-sales linked dividend policy which allows shareholders to receive dividends from Resolute in gold. For FY2016 the company generated a record profit of $213 million. Resolute shareholders will be able to accumulate Resolute dividends and convert their gold balances into either cash or bullion. Shares in Resolute Mining closed 6.8 per cent up at $1.89.

Australia’s largest private hospital operator, Ramsay Health Care (ASX:RHC), has reported a 16.8% rise in core NPAT to $481.4 million.

Financial services company, FlexiGroup Ltd has reported its cash net profit rose 8% to $97 million last financial year – driven by higher volumes and receivables growth.

Slater & Gordon Ltd has suffered a $1 billion loss last financial year. In comparison, the embattled law firm earned $62.4 million profit in FY15.

Gold is trading at $US1,321 an ounce.

Light crude is $0.66 lower at $US46.98 a barrel.

The Australian dollar is buying $US0.7556.

Market News

Australian Ethical reports strong full year results Net profit up 53%
31-Aug-2016

DRM - RECORD CASHFLOW AND STRONG EARNINGS FROM ANDY WELL AS DEFLECTOR PRODUCTION RAMPS UP
31-Aug-2016

Empirics partners with IXUP to launch secure data collaboration platform for super industry
31-Aug-2016

Skydive the Beach revenue rises with tandem bookings
30-Aug-2016

BHP announces report on Samarco disaster
30-Aug-2016

Immuron Expands Collaboration with US Navy to Collaborate on Campylobacter and ETEC
30-Aug-2016

CRB - Mount Morgan Resource increases by 215% to 850,000 oz of gold
30-Aug-2016

HUB24 partners with Beacon for new white label initiative
30-Aug-2016

Mobile expands in Middle East
29-Aug-2016

Record growth drives HUB24’s transition to profitability
29-Aug-2016

MSP - Ava Global now operational with foundation clients
29-Aug-2016

GDOT TO USE EDENCRETETM IN SEVERAL UPCOMING STATE FUNDED, HIGHWAY SLAB REPLACEMENT PROJECTS
29-Aug-2016

Ausdrill wins Toro Gold project
26-Aug-2016

Adairs beats prospectus forecasts
26-Aug-2016

CXO - First Lithium Drilling Underway on Finniss Lithium Project
26-Aug-2016

South32 profit plunges 5,868%
25-Aug-2016

Woolworths suffers net loss of $1.23B
25-Aug-2016

STRONG TRANSACTIONAL INCOME BOOSTS CROMWELL’S $164.5 MILLION OPERATING PROFIT
25-Aug-2016

MXR - Spargoville Resource Definition Drilling Delivers Further High Grade Gold Results
25-Aug-2016

Murray Goulburn reports 61.2% rise in profit
24-Aug-2016

BLK - High Grade Intercepts at Golden Age
24-Aug-2016

EVE - Omniblend Innovation Enters into US Representation Deal
24-Aug-2016

KPC - JV with Chongqing Material of Agricultural Production Group
24-Aug-2016

a2 Milk reaffirms partnership with Synlait Milk
23-Aug-2016

Kogan sales revenue boosted by Dick Smith
23-Aug-2016

MINOMIC LAUNCHES FIRST-IN-HUMAN CLINICAL TRIAL OF RADIOACTIVE ANTI-CANCER ANTIBODY
23-Aug-2016

Matsa Expands Lake Carey Gold Project
23-Aug-2016

Watpac wins construction contract
22-Aug-2016

Northern Star records 65% jump in profit
22-Aug-2016

Bass Metals takes control of operations at the
22-Aug-2016

MTA - High grade chemical-free Flotation Testwork at Montepuez Project delivers >98% TGC Concentrate
22-Aug-2016

A3D - 1st Shareholder update
22-Aug-2016

HGO - CONTAINER SALE AND PORT CONTRACT EXTENSION
22-Aug-2016

Amaysim profit skyrockets 110.5%
19-Aug-2016

Lendlease profits rise 13% amid rise in settlements
19-Aug-2016

KGL - Broad zone of copper mineralisation intersected at Rockface
19-Aug-2016

Beyond Media secures deal with Lenovo
19-Aug-2016

Adslot Signs Multi-Year Global Deal with with the world’s largest media buyer group
19-Aug-2016

KBL - Iron Duke Copper-Gold
19-Aug-2016

RXL - Offer to acquire Reward Zinc JV Interest Rejected
18-Aug-2016

CXZ - GM Accelerates Marketing of Commercial Link
18-Aug-2016

Holista Begins R&D with 4 Bread Manufacturers in Asia Pacific to Implement Low-GI Formula
18-Aug-2016

CSL profit falls by 18% on its 100th birthday
17-Aug-2016

Crown Resorts reports 22.7% drop in profit
17-Aug-2016

Core Awarded $190,000 PACE Co-funding to Drill Zinc Project
17-Aug-2016

SOR - Expansion of UNSW Memory Tech Agreement
17-Aug-2016

VMC - Poona Lithium Project High Grade Lithium
17-Aug-2016

Challenger $328M profit driven by record annuity sales
16-Aug-2016

Domino’s reports $92M profit
16-Aug-2016

Mirvac’s profit surges by 69% to $1.03B
16-Aug-2016

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