Wesfarmers Ltd

Type: Company
Name: Wesfarmers Ltd
Nationality: Australia
Web Address: http://www.wesfarmers.com.au/
Fact Sheet: Fact Sheet for Wesfarmers Ltd
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 2 reports

Aust stocks lose 0.7% for the week

The Australian sharemarket booked losses for the week as disappointing data from China and the looming US earnings season weighed on investors’ minds.The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index lost 38.2 points for the week, or 0.7 per cent, to 5,486.8 points, even ... [Published Business Spectator - 16 hours ago]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

US earnings cast shadow over shares

Despite a positive run on Friday, Australian shares moved modestly lower over the last week amid some soft domestic and disappointing Chinese economic data.Global investors are also growing cautious as company earnings season looms in the United Stat ... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

A Growing Bunch of Engagement Execs

As a result of new business growth, engagement agency Bunch has made two recent senior appointments.Industry veteran Adam Mortimer has taken on the newly created role of Director, Client Strategy and Performance while Rowena Horne has been appointed as ... [Published B&T Online - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Business warns on carbon tax delay

The business community has seized on the chaotic scenes in the Senate yesterday and urged the parliament to move swiftly to repeal the carbon tax.The federal government says it is still hopeful of repealing the carbon tax next week despite the Palmer ... [Published Business Spectator - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 2 reports

Can this business plan give Qantas Airways Limited a lift?

It is a rather peculiar situation when the ‘best’ thing about a company isn’t actually the line of business that it’s in, but that turns out to be the case for Qantas Airways Limited (ASX: QAN). While its reason for being is to operate planes and deliver ... [Published Motley Fool - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

New Free Trade Agreement with Japan draws praise from Winning Group and Wesfarmers

#451944464 / gettyimages.com(Above: Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott)John Winning, CEO of the Winning Group, owners of Winning Appliances, Appliances Online and BigBrownBox, has welcomed the free trade agreement ... [Published Appliance Retailer - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

No place quite like homewares

Woolworths boss Grant O'Brien is desperate for the market not to declare his home improvement operation, Masters, a man-made disaster but with only three months left before its US joint venture partner, Lowes, gets the opportunity to sell its share to ... [Published WA Today - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Clive’s killing confidence: business

As job figures reveal the nation’s jobless rate has climbed to 6 per cent, Richard Goyder, the head of Wesfarmers — which owns Coles, Bunnings, Kmart and Target — told News Corp Australia that urgent action was needed to resolve political uncertainty ... [Published NEWS.com.au - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Australian shares lift despite jobs data

Australian shares broke a three day losing streak to move higher as investors shrugged off the news that unemployment has hit a 10-year high and some worse than forecast Chinese trade data.The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index and the broader All Ordinaries ... [Published Brisbane Times - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 2 reports

Eight Aussie companies make the Fortune 500 list

Eight Australian companies have made this year’s Fortune 500 list, but there are no big surprises as to which big Aussie players made the grade.The list, which was released last night, puts mining giant BHP Billiton as the top-earning Aussie company, ... [Published Smart Company Australia - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 2 reports

Inside Coles' technology transformation

"You've got to make someone really want the technology and see how it's going to add value to them and to their mission, as well as deliver for the customer," he says. "Then they will lead the change because you helped them see the opportunity."Harvey ... [Published CIO IT-Strategie für Manager - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Wesfarmers Limited Stock Rating Upgraded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (WES)

Wesfarmers Limited (ASX:WES) Wesfarmers Limited (ASX:WES) traded down 1.01% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting A$42.585. The stock had a trading volume of 496,122 shares. Wesfarmers Limited has a one year low of A$39.1656 and a one year high of ... [Published American Banking News - Jul 09 2014]

Quotes

"There's no particular driver in terms of why the market lifted (on Friday)," said Mr Daghlian. "The iron ore price lifted and gold prices lifted."
"Most international sharemarkets retreated over the last week on worries that problems at some European banks might spark a return of its debt crisis and nervousness about a possible correction in the US" AMP Capital head of investment strategy and chief economist Shane Oliver said
...Brisbane Senior private client adviser Bill Chatterton said the Australian market had shrugged off a modestly lower close on Wall Street overnight. "In the US the market finished ... down about 0.4 per cent so today we've decided to completely ignore that" he told AAP
"It's really hard to say if we thought we would settle here or not because we didn't really project into the future all that much but Collie is very central to the rest of the South West which makes it a great town to be in" Mr Giblett said

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Aust stocks lose 0.7% for the week [Published Business Spectator - 16 hours ago]
US earnings fears cast shadow over Australian s... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Jul 11 2014]
US earnings cast shadow over shares [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Jul 11 2014]
ASX All Ords jumps but action aplenty in graphi... [Published Proactive Investors Australia - Jul 11 2014]
A Growing Bunch of Engagement Execs [Published B&T Online - Jul 11 2014]
3 reasons to BUY Insurance Australia Group Limited [Published Motley Fool - Jul 11 2014]
Midday: ASX rebounds from red to rise 0.5% [Published Finance News Network - Jul 11 2014]
Why D-day is approaching for Woolworths Limited... [Published Motley Fool - Jul 11 2014]
Stocks higher after soft start [Published Trading Room - Jul 11 2014]
Volunteer on wheels [Published Collie Mail - Jul 11 2014]
New Free Trade Agreement with Japan draws prais... [Published Appliance Retailer - Jul 11 2014]
Can this business plan give Qantas Airways Limi... [Published Motley Fool - Jul 11 2014]
How to invest like the pros with these 2 top st... [Published Motley Fool - Jul 11 2014]
Business warns on carbon tax delay [Published Business Spectator - Jul 10 2014]
DataRoom AM: Qantas’ strategic loyalty [Published Business Spectator - Jul 10 2014]
Here’s why Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd lost its fizz t... [Published Motley Fool - Jul 10 2014]
4 FAST growing ASX stocks to pocket today [Published Motley Fool - Jul 10 2014]
No place quite like homewares [Published WA Today - Jul 10 2014]
Clive’s killing confidence: business [Published NEWS.com.au - Jul 10 2014]
All Ords higher but graphite and gold takes cen... [Published Proactive Investors Australia - Jul 10 2014]
Australian shares lift despite jobs data [Published Brisbane Times - Jul 10 2014]
Eight Aussie companies make the Fortune 500 list [Published Smart Company Australia - Jul 10 2014]
BHP Billiton slips in Fortune 500 ranking [Published Finance News Network - Jul 10 2014]
Worst day for local stocks in seven weeks [Published TradingCharts.com - Jul 10 2014]
Sparkling guest list at Abe's dinner [Published West Australian - Jul 09 2014]
Global insurer still hungry after $1bn snack fr... [Published Individual.com - Jul 09 2014]
Inside Coles' technology transformation [Published CIO IT-Strategie für Manager - Jul 09 2014]
The Wall In Front of China’s Growth [Published Daily Reckoning Australia - Jul 09 2014]
2 blue-chip stocks to own and 3 investing mista... [Published Motley Fool - Jul 09 2014]
Shares drop as earnings jitters take hold [Published Brisbane Times - Jul 09 2014]
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Wesfarmers' A$1 bln insurance sale gets clearances [Published Scoop NZ - Business - Jun 12 2014]
June 12 (BusinessDesk) - Wesfarmers has been given the green light by regulators to sell its broking and premium funding units for A$1 billion to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co, the New York stock exchange-listed insurer, completing the Australian company’s ...
US EQUITIES OPENING HEADLINES INCLUDING: US sto... [Published Proactiveinvestors United Kingdom website - Apr 07 2014]
US stock futures point to a lower open on Wall Street, following the theme from Friday after the NASDAQ-100 fell 2.7% to mark the worst session since 2011, with momentum names and technology the underperformers (Facebook (FB) fell 4.9% to entered a bear ...
Wesfarmers exits insurance industry with sale o... [Published Scoop NZ - Business - Apr 07 2014]
April 7 (BusinessDesk) – Wesfarmers has agreed to sell its broking and premium funding units for A$1 billion to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co, the New York stock exchange-listed insurer, completing the Australian company’s exit from the insurance ... ...
Wesfarmers to Sell Insurance Broking to Arthur ... [Published Bloomberg via Google News - Apr 07 2014]
Wesfarmers to Sell Insurance Broking to Arthur J. Gallagher Bloomberg Wesfarmers expects pretax profit of A$310 million to A$335 million on the sale, the Perth-based company said in a statement today. The broking businesses include OAMPS Insurance ...
IAG gains in NZ, confident of approval for Wesf... [Published Scoop NZ - Business - Feb 21 2014]
Feb. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Insurance Australia Group, New Zealand’s largest general insurer, reported a 75 percent gain in its kiwi operations for the first-half, as the company expects to finalise the purchase of Wesfarmers’ insurance underwriting ... ...
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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Completes Acquisition... [Published Financial Services - Jun 16 2014]
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Signs Agreement To Ac... [Published Financial Services - Apr 07 2014]
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