The Week in Stocks: Mining bears and retail bulls

The week was dominated by contrasting views on the path of commodities prices, while retailer JB Hi-Fi stared down the short-sellers.

As September draws to a close, we have seen another impressive week on the markets, reaching a five-and-a-half year high on Friday to close comfortably above 5,300 points. The week has seen some window dressing as fund managers push up prices ahead of the end of the quarter.

Mining Bears

An enthralling debate took place between two heavyweights on the investment front from in the US in Jim O’Neill and Jim Chanos at a Bloomberg conference on Wednesday.


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