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  • Austal | Online Stockmarket Trading Update
    enhance the shipyard s existing facilities The company plans to commence vessel construction in the first quarter of 2012 dependent on orders and expects to employ about 30 workers during the start up phase Future workforce growth is expected in line with market demand and the site allows for efficient expansion of the facility when future operational and market conditions require The acquisition of the Philippines shipyard is an important milestone in Austal s corporate strategy to regain the company s competitiveness in key commercial vessel markets by further regionalising its shipbuilding operations while its Australian and United States manufacturing operations focus on defence vessel construction Austal Chief Executive Officer Andrew Bellamy said the company s strategic review earlier this year found that demand remained strong in specific segments of the international commercial vessel market such as fast crew transfer boats work boats and small ferries but that Austal needed to regionalise its manufacturing base in order to be successful in those markets Austal s Philippines shipyard will provide the Asian region manufacturing base and also supports service and maintenance work The company is retaining its large commercial vessel manufacturing capability in Australia Austal has significant intellectual property in the design and construction of commercial vessels which provides cost and performance advantages to both Austal and our customers Mr Bellamy said The acquisition of the Asian shipyard will have no adverse effects on Austal s Australian and US operations with both manufacturing facilities currently under contract for several significant multi vessel multi year defence programs Austal is a global defence prime contractor The Company designs constructs and maintains revolutionary platforms such as the Littoral Combat Ship LCS and the Joint High Speed Vessel JHSV for the United States Navy as well as an extensive range of patrol and auxiliary vessels for defence forces and government agencies globally Austal also designs installs integrates and maintains sophisticated communications radar and command and control systems www austal com http www traderdealer com au fundamentals asb Tags acquisition ASB Austal Marine Vessels Ship Building Posted in ASX Company News No Comments ASX Company News Austal Receives Order For 14 million Ferry Sunday June 12th 2011 Austal ASB confirms an unconditional contract has been signed for the supply of a 41m aluminium passenger ferry The value of the order is approximately 14 million Due for delivery in the second quarter of 2012 the high speed ferry will be built at Austal s Henderson Western Australia shipyard Austal Chief Executive Officer Andrew Bellamy noted that the timing of this contract was favourable This contract will enable Austal to retain its core capabilities in its highly skilled staff which will assist in the planned objective of refocussing the Henderson yard s capabilities towards the manufacture and support of defence vessels Further details cannot be released at this time due to a customer confidentiality agreement www austal com http www traderdealer com au fundamentals asb Tags ASB Austal Ferry New contract Ship Building Posted in ASX Company News No Comments ASX Company News Austal Recieves Fourth US Navy Order Monday March 21st 2011 The USA division of Australian headquartered Austal Limited has been awarded a fixed price incentive contract by the U S Navy for the construction of Austal s fourth 127 metre trimaran hullform independence class Littoral Combat Ship LCS 8 The contract for LCS 8 is worth USD 368 592 125 and is the second ship awarded under Austal s recently announced LCS 10 ship block buy contract Austal s Chief Executive Officer Andrew Bellamy said the award of this second ship under the 10 ship block buy contract further affirms the United States Navy s commitment to the LCS program and underscores their confidence in Austal to construct these vital ships Mr Bellamy quoted from today s press release from the U S Navy which stated that LCS is needed to fill critical urgent warfighting requirements gaps that exist today LCS is required to establish and maintain U S Navy dominance in the littorals and sea lines of communication choke points around the world Construction of Austal s LCS 8 will commence in January 2012 at its shipyard in Mobile Alabama where work is presently underway on the following U S Navy vessels Coronado LCS 4 scheduled for launch in summer 2011 Spearhead JHSV 1 scheduled for launch in mid 2011 and delivery in December 2011 and Vigilant JHSV 2 scheduled for launch late 2011 and delivery in mid 2012 Over the course of the next 12 months Austal will also commence the construction of LCS 6 the first vessel awarded under the LCS 10 ship block buy contract and JHSVs 3 4 and 5 www austal com http www traderdealer com au Fundamentals asb Tags ASB Austal Marine Services Ships Posted in ASX Company News No Comments Dividends Austal Ex Dividend On 17 9 2010 Tuesday September 7th 2010 Austal Limited ASB will go ex dividend on 17 9 2010 The current dividend payment is 6 cents and it is 100 franked The record date is 23 9 2010 and the dividend will be paid on 7 10 2010 Based on the full year payment the dividend yield is 2 7 Current Yield 2 7 Franking 100 DRP Discount Not Available Austal Limited Yield has been calculated on the closing price on the 2 9 2010 Current yield is based on the current dividend payment only Tags ASB Austal Dividends Ex Dividend Posted in Upcoming Dividends No Comments ASX Company News Austal Secures Middle East Maintenance Contracts Thursday July 29th 2010 Austal ASB announces the expansion of its vessel support and maintenance presence in the Middle East following the award of a technical services contract with Saudi Arabian ferry operator The Maritime Company for Navigation The contract award follows the recent opening of Austal service hubs in Egypt and Oman and a new regional headquarters in the United Arab Emirates Dubai Under the contract Austal will provide rapid response to technical issues related to

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  • Ship Building | Online Stockmarket Trading Update
    earlier this year found that demand remained strong in specific segments of the international commercial vessel market such as fast crew transfer boats work boats and small ferries but that Austal needed to regionalise its manufacturing base in order to be successful in those markets Austal s Philippines shipyard will provide the Asian region manufacturing base and also supports service and maintenance work The company is retaining its large commercial vessel manufacturing capability in Australia Austal has significant intellectual property in the design and construction of commercial vessels which provides cost and performance advantages to both Austal and our customers Mr Bellamy said The acquisition of the Asian shipyard will have no adverse effects on Austal s Australian and US operations with both manufacturing facilities currently under contract for several significant multi vessel multi year defence programs Austal is a global defence prime contractor The Company designs constructs and maintains revolutionary platforms such as the Littoral Combat Ship LCS and the Joint High Speed Vessel JHSV for the United States Navy as well as an extensive range of patrol and auxiliary vessels for defence forces and government agencies globally Austal also designs installs integrates and maintains sophisticated communications radar and command and control systems www austal com http www traderdealer com au fundamentals asb Tags acquisition ASB Austal Marine Vessels Ship Building Posted in ASX Company News No Comments ASX Company News Austal Receives Order For 14 million Ferry Sunday June 12th 2011 Austal ASB confirms an unconditional contract has been signed for the supply of a 41m aluminium passenger ferry The value of the order is approximately 14 million Due for delivery in the second quarter of 2012 the high speed ferry will be built at Austal s Henderson Western Australia shipyard Austal Chief Executive Officer Andrew Bellamy noted that the timing of this contract was favourable This contract will enable Austal to retain its core capabilities in its highly skilled staff which will assist in the planned objective of refocussing the Henderson yard s capabilities towards the manufacture and support of defence vessels Further details cannot be released at this time due to a customer confidentiality agreement www austal com http www traderdealer com au fundamentals asb Tags ASB Austal Ferry New contract Ship Building Posted in ASX Company News No Comments Austal Secures Oman Ferry Maintenance Contract Tuesday April 6th 2010 Austal ASB confirms an unconditional contract has been signed with Oman s National Ferries Company NFC for the maintenance of seven large high speed craft The contract requires Austal deliver vessel maintenance services for NFC s five high speed ferries and two Oman Coast Guard rescue boats co managed by NFC for a period of up to five years Work will be performed by Austal at various regional ports within the Sultanate of Oman including the capital city Muscat The initial contract valued at approximately AUD 4 4 million is for a one year term and includes options for an additional four years Austal Managing Director

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  • US Defence | Online Stockmarket Trading Update
    defence vessels in Australia Oman Trinidad and Tobago and the United States We are very pleased to be teaming with the professionals from Austal The ability to harness the strengths of both companies in a cooperative effort will be fundamental to securing future opportunities said Vic Rhoades director and general manager of BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Alabama Austal s contract value is approximately US 1 5 million dollars and work is expected to extend into the first quarter of 2012 Austal is a global defence prime contractor The Company designs constructs and maintains revolutionary platforms such as the Littoral Combat Ship LCS and the Joint High Speed Vessel JHSV for the United States Navy as well as an extensive range of patrol and auxiliary vessels for defence forces and government agencies globally Austal also designs installs integrates and maintains sophisticated communications radar and command and control systems Austal benefits from its position as a world leader in the design construction and support of customised high performance aluminium vessels for the commercial high speed ferry market an achievement gained over a period of nearly 25 years Austal s primary facilities comprise a combined defence and commercial shipyard in Henderson Western Australia a dedicated defence shipyard in Mobile Alabama and a dedicated commercial shipyard in Balamban Philippines www austal com http www traderdealer com au fundamentals asb Tags ASB Austal Seafighter Shipbuilding US Defence Posted in ASX Company News No Comments ASX Company News Metalstorm Secures US Military Contract Friday August 26th 2011 Metal Storm Limited MST announced that Metal Storm Inc is a teaming partner with seven companies that have received awards to provide Force Protection Systems for Integrated Base Defence capabilities for CONUS and OCONUS security of sites and personnel These Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contracts issued by the Department of the Army were in response to the Force Protection Omnibus solicitation A total of nineteen 19 companies were awarded a total of twenty one 21 awards Metal Storm Inc partnered with seven 7 of the successful prime contractors on the submissions representing a total of nine 9 of the twenty one 21 awards granted The Force Protection contracts have a budget of 997 000 000 to allocate to the 10 objectives of the program No contract has an allocated budget at this stage and prime contractors must now bid on task orders to receive funding Commenting on the awards Mr Peter D Faulkner President of Metal Storm Inc said Of the Army s 10 primary objectives Metal Storm s MAUL and FireStorm product lines are very closely aligned with the Autonomous Unmanned Systems Remotely Operated Weapons and Lethal and Non Lethal response capabilities An ID IQ Omnibus gives the Army the flexibility to rapidly generate individual task orders against the ten objectives explained Faulkner We will be working closely with the Prime Contractors who have chosen us for their team to identify and capture task orders requiring our unique capabilities Metal Storm Limited is a multi national defence technology

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  • Stock Market Analysis: Traders Hold Their Nerve | Online Stockmarket Trading Update
    oil prices continued to rise In Japan the Nikkei Stock Average rose again led by the export stocks In China the Shanghai Composite rose 1 3 holding above the key 2400 level for the week the key 6 month pivot level for this market In China the SSE Composite closed up 1 3 or 30 points at 2 440 while in Hong Kong the Hang Seng Index was up 0 1 or 26 points at 21 406 and in Japan the Nikkei 225 Index closed up 0 5 or 51 points at 9 647 The South Korean KOSPI was up 0 6 for the session while the Indian market was down 0 9 Commodities The Dollar Index was lower at 78 35 on a higher Euro while the Australian Dollar last traded higher at 1 0695 Commodities prices traded mixed For the session the Benchmark crude NYMEX for April delivery was up 1 8 or US1 94 settle at US109 62 Copper prices are seeking a support level as Copper for February delivery was up 1 5 or 5 8 cents at US3 8670 February gold was down 0 6 or US9 80 at US1 773 ASX News Today AGK AGL Energy says it is confident of getting regulatory approval to take 100 percent ownership of Victoria s largest power station at Loy Yang AGL announced a 51 2 percent fall in 1H12 net profit to 117 million due to a 115 9 million fall in the value of its derivatives AGK said it will raise A 1 5 billion from share issues to help buy Tokyo Electric Power s interest in the Loy Yang power station ANZ Fitch left its ratings for ANZ at AA BANKS Aussie banks have been downgraded by the Fitch Ratings Agency which cited higher bank funding costs for rating cuts that offset the Australian dollar The S P Ratings Agency had previously downgraded banks BOQ Bank of Queensland has been placed on credit watch positive by ratings agency Standard Poor s S P indicating an upgrade to the lender s long term credit rating is possible CWN Crown the casino operator has reported an increase its 1H12 profit by 79 percent due to higher VIP gambler revenue and improved returns from its Macau joint venture Crown also said it has increased its stake in rival casino company Echo Entertainment Crown will pay about 256 million to boost its stake to 10 from 4 9 DJS David Jones the upmarket department store chain says it hopes to make about 10 percent of its sales online as it tries to lure new customers and avoid closing stores EGP Echo Entertainment Group the casinos operator says it is attracting more high rolling VIP gamblers to its casinos and its expansion of The Star casino in Sydney is on time and within budget NCM Newcrest Mining the gold miner said difficulties at its Lihir mine were expected to impair quarterly production Corporate News Reporting today Beach Energy BPT

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  • Zicom Group Acquires SAEdge Vision Systems | Online Stockmarket Trading Update
    alliances with partners to expand research and applications of its technology in these countries The CEO who is an inventor of Curiox s technology will be based in this USA office Curiox s patented DropArray technology has been fully validated by one of the world s largest drug companies in USA and the biggest pharmaceutical company in Japan www zicom group com http www traderdealer com au Fundamentals ZGL Tags engineering Manufacturing Services SAEdge Vision Systems Zicom Group ASX Company News G8 Education Acquires Another Childcare Centre Stock Market Analysis Traders Hold Their Nerve This entry was posted on Sunday February 26th 2012 at 7 26 pm and is filed under ASX Company News You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed You can leave a response or trackback from your own site Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply Name required Mail will not be published required Website RSS Feed Twitter Follow Us Sign up to our free weekly e newsletter Feel inspired Start trading Recent Post Markets Cap Best January Performance for Over a Decade Weekly Market Wrap The Covered Call Collar Part 3 1 of Options Trading for All Types of Market Environments Stock Market Analysis Markets Cap Best January for Over a Decade Stock Market Analysis Traders Take Profits Stock Market Analysis Markets Reach Bull Market Territory Stock Market Analysis US Markets Ease Near All Time Highs Markets Higher As Investors Play Catch Up Weekly Market Wrap Investing in 2013 continued Part 9 Stock Trading Tips for All Types of Market Environments Stock Market Analysis Markets Higher As Investors Play Catchup Stock Market Analysis Markets Cautious Ahead Of Chinese Data Archives February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012

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  • Engineering | Online Stockmarket Trading Update
    Austin Engineering engineering Mining Services Truck Bodies Posted in ASX Company News No Comments ASX Company News Clough Awarded Contract Extension By ConocoPhilips Thursday October 20th 2011 Engineering and construction company Clough Limited CLO announced that Clough AMEC has been awarded a two year contract extension by ConocoPhillips to provide operations and maintenance services to the Bayu Undan facilities located in the Timor Sea The contract extension has an estimated value of AU 100 million Clough AMEC is an incorporated joint venture established to provide engineering operations and maintenance services to clients in the Australasian hydrocarbons industry The joint venture has provided operations and maintenance services to the Bayu Undan facilities since July 2004 We are delighted to continue our long term relationship with valued client ConocoPhillips on this important contract said John Smith Clough CEO Clough AMEC has a long history of supporting ConocoPhillips on Bayu Undan and this award reinforces the strength of our relationship and our commitment to the successful operation of this facility said AMEC Director Australia and South EastAsia Steve Ciccone Established in 1919 Clough delivers an integrated Engineering Procurement and Construction service to oil and gas and minerals projects in Australia and South East Asia The Group s services range from concept development through design construction installation commissioning operations and maintenance AMEC is a focused supplier of consultancy engineering and project management services to its customers in the world s oil and gas minerals and metals clean energy environment and infrastructure markets With annual revenues of around 3 billion AMEC designs delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets and employs more than 27 000 people in around 40 countries worldwide www clough com au http www traderdealer com au fundamentals clo Tags CLO Clough Conoco Phillips engineering Oil and Gas Posted in ASX Company News No Comments ASX Company News Neptune Marine Sells Fabrication Division Wednesday September 28th 2011 Neptune Marine Services Limited NMS is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement to sell the Company s Australian fabrication division to privately owned engineering group Kempe Engineering Kempe Engineering will purchase the business for approximately 0 4 million while Neptune will retain the existing lease commitments through to their expiration in September 2012 Neptune Chief Executive Officer Robin King said the sale of the fabrication business represented one of the final milestones in the restructure of Neptune s businesses and assets Mr King said despite the fabrication business having a good team it had underperformed financially under Neptune s control as it was not core to operations He said he believed the strengths of the business could be better utilised by an engineering specialist such as Kempe Engineering who can integrate the division with its existing operations Kempe Engineering is a privately owned group of companies headquartered in Geelong Victoria that is a leading world class global specialist engineering company providing engineering technology and construction maintenance services and process equipment to the major resource industries It employs approximately 2000 staff www neptunemarine com au http www traderdealer com au fundamentals nms Tags Asset Sale engineering Kempe Engineering Manufacturing Neptune Marine Services NMS Posted in ASX Company News No Comments ASX Company News MacMahon Holdings Awarded Underground Mining Contract Monday August 22nd 2011 Macmahon Holdings Limited MAH is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a two year underground engineering construction contract valued at approximately 110 million at the CSA Mine for Cobar Management Pty Ltd CMPL a subsidiary of AG Glencore International The CSA Mine is an underground copper mine located in Cobar in central western New South Wales The contract will see Macmahon undertake the project works as a complete turnkey contract This will include all engineering design fabrication procurement construction and management of the extension and upgrade of the CSA No 1 Shaft The project will require approximately 70 people to be employed on site The scope of work includes extension of the existing shaft from 1050 metres to 1550 metres including ground support and concrete lining equipping the shaft for hoisting to the surface including steel guides and services construction of a new head frame and installation of a tower mounted friction winder and construction of a new underground materials handling system including crusher ore bins conveyors and loading station On completion the new underground materials handling and shaft hoisting system will have a capacity of 1 6 million tonnes per annum from a depth of 1500 metres Macmahon Chief Executive Officer Nick Bowen said the contract win is an excellent outcome for the business It is particularly pleasing to be able to combine all facets of our capability including in house mechanical structural and electrical engineering design fabrication and on site construction to deliver CMPL a quality solution to a complex project Mr Bowen said The project will be delivered by the Engineering division which was previously part of the Underground division The Engineering division will target projects such as this and the growth opportunities that exist in the market This expanded focus reflects that all facets of the underground division are expanding with recent contract awards spanning all our key services including raise drilling underground construction and specialised services These awards add further depth to our already strong portfolio of work across Australia Macmahon is a leading Australian contract mining and construction company with major projects throughout Australia in New Zealand Asia and Africa An ASX S P 200 company Macmahon has played a major role in the delivery of many of Australia s largest multi disciplinary mining and construction projects throughout its 48 year history Employing more than 3500 people Macmahon offers the full range of underground and surface mining services and comprehensive construction capabilities spanning transport marine water and resource infrastructure services www macmahon com au http www traderdealer com au fundamentals mah Tags Construction engineering Macmahon Holdings MAH Mining Services Posted in ASX Company News No Comments ASX Company News Downer EDI Secures Rail Car Contract Thursday July 21st 2011 Downer EDI Limited

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  • Manufacturing Services | Online Stockmarket Trading Update
    41 owned associate company Curiox Biosystems Pte Ltd has set up a wholly owned subsidiary in San Francisco USA Curiox USA will drive its technology into the USA and Europe and at the same time seek and establish alliances with partners to expand research and applications of its technology in these countries The CEO who is an inventor of Curiox s technology will be based in this USA office Curiox s patented DropArray technology has been fully validated by one of the world s largest drug companies in USA and the biggest pharmaceutical company in Japan www zicom group com http www traderdealer com au Fundamentals ZGL Tags engineering Manufacturing Services SAEdge Vision Systems Zicom Group Posted in ASX Company News No Comments RSS Feed Twitter Follow Us Sign up to our free weekly e newsletter Feel inspired Start trading Recent Post Markets Cap Best January Performance for Over a Decade Weekly Market Wrap The Covered Call Collar Part 3 1 of Options Trading for All Types of Market Environments Stock Market Analysis Markets Cap Best January for Over a Decade Stock Market Analysis Traders Take Profits Stock Market Analysis Markets Reach Bull Market Territory Stock Market Analysis US Markets Ease Near All Time Highs Markets Higher As Investors Play Catch Up Weekly Market Wrap Investing in 2013 continued Part 9 Stock Trading Tips for All Types of Market Environments Stock Market Analysis Markets Higher As Investors Play Catchup Stock Market Analysis Markets Cautious Ahead Of Chinese Data Archives February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January

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  • SAEdge Vision Systems | Online Stockmarket Trading Update
    41 owned associate company Curiox Biosystems Pte Ltd has set up a wholly owned subsidiary in San Francisco USA Curiox USA will drive its technology into the USA and Europe and at the same time seek and establish alliances with partners to expand research and applications of its technology in these countries The CEO who is an inventor of Curiox s technology will be based in this USA office Curiox s patented DropArray technology has been fully validated by one of the world s largest drug companies in USA and the biggest pharmaceutical company in Japan www zicom group com http www traderdealer com au Fundamentals ZGL Tags engineering Manufacturing Services SAEdge Vision Systems Zicom Group Posted in ASX Company News No Comments RSS Feed Twitter Follow Us Sign up to our free weekly e newsletter Feel inspired Start trading Recent Post Markets Cap Best January Performance for Over a Decade Weekly Market Wrap The Covered Call Collar Part 3 1 of Options Trading for All Types of Market Environments Stock Market Analysis Markets Cap Best January for Over a Decade Stock Market Analysis Traders Take Profits Stock Market Analysis Markets Reach Bull Market Territory Stock Market Analysis US Markets Ease Near All Time Highs Markets Higher As Investors Play Catch Up Weekly Market Wrap Investing in 2013 continued Part 9 Stock Trading Tips for All Types of Market Environments Stock Market Analysis Markets Higher As Investors Play Catchup Stock Market Analysis Markets Cautious Ahead Of Chinese Data Archives February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January

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