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This Bulletin: Sat, Apr 15 2000

Australian slump expected after Wall Street plunge.

Phillip Lasker reports.

Analysts say the latest plunge is more than a just a correction of overvalued technology stocks, with the Nasdaq now officially a bear market.

The Commonwealth Bank's Chief Economist, Bruce Freeland, predicts Australia's All Ordinaries Index could fall by about 3 per cent on Monday, with blue chip, media and technology stocks all affected.

"This fall though on Friday night in the US, which was quite wide-spread and driven by inflation fear and interest rate fears, really does seem to have affected stocks right across the whole spectrum of the US economy," he said.

"That's why I think the Australian All-Ords may be more adversely affected this time around."

-- Martin Thompson (, April 15, 2000

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