While Apple, Microsoft, and Google performed asset calculations, ASX fell locked in with Wall Street

Australia’s share market has ended negatively, despite one of the largest listed stocks reporting a six-month profit margin due to steel prices. Rio Tinto reported a half-year profit of $ US12.3 billion and would pay a dividend of $ 7.60 per share. Assets in the US IT sector exceeded expectations, thanks to increased iPhone sales. Shares in Hong Kong and China collapsed as a result of a major downturn. On Thursday, the ASX 200 ended 0.7% down. Rio Tinto announced its six-month earnings shortly before the Australian stock exchange closed for the day.

The mega miner profits show an average profit of $ US12.3 billion ($ 16.7 billion) for the first six months of 2021, compared to $ US3.3 billion ($ 4.5 billion) in the first half of 2020. Shareholders will receive dividends a deduction of $ 7.60 per share, through an average of ordinary and a significant dividend payment. Rio Tinto’s booming fortunes come as prices of global steel soars, off the back of ongoing demand, mainly from China. Iron ore is Australia’s most lucrative export.

There has also been rising demand and demand for materials such as aluminum and copper, of which Rio Tinto also has significant share in Rio Tinto used its profit announcement to further show that it is pushing ahead with lithium, as a demand for the mineral house used in car. and home batteries high. It is making $ US2.4 billion for a project in Serbia. Travel hit hard through NSW lock extension. Regional shares fell after U.S. markets rebounded and as the Sydney lockout extended by a month.

Large miners including BHP (-1.7pc), Rio Tinto (-0.2pc), and South32 (-3pc) are down, as are four major banks, led by the CBA (-1.4pc). The worst performers of the season were Nickel Mines (-11.1pc), Netwealth Group (-6.7pc) and Redbubble (-6.7pc). ” The business has hit a big hole before we reach the immunization line, ”CBA’s head of Australian economics Gareth Aird wrote in a statement. Mr Aird has predicted a “deepening” for the Australian economy in the current quarter, giving GDP a fall of 2.7 per cent, before rebounding from November, and jobs to fall by 300,000 jobs in NSW. “Jobs will decline significantly in the next few months due to locks in Greater Sydney,” he said.

“Unemployment will rise in moderation more than the fall in employment will suggest how many people staying in NSW will be out of work for a while, as was the case last year.” At its meeting earlier this month, the Reserve Bank indicated it would begin easing off its pandemic, by reducing its purchases of government bonds from $ 5 billion a week, to $ 4 billion for March. Ninth. However, Mr Aird has now predicted the RBA will continue its buy-in program at the current pace until February next year. St Wall down but technical giants exceed expectations U.S. major indices closed in the red, with the Dow Jones a quarter of a percent.

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