Stocks to watch at close on Friday

Reported by AAP
Friday, May 1, 2015
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Australia's richest and poorest postcodesOne pocket of Sydney's eastern suburbs earn close to nine times more than those who live in the country's poorest area.

Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at close on Friday:

BHP - BHP BILLITON - up 53 cents, or 1.66 per cent, at $32.50

BHP Billiton has obtained oil exploration licences from the government of Barbados and plans to explore an area of 5,000 square kilometres about 40 kilometres southeast of the Caribbean island.

VAH - VIRGIN AUSTRALIA - down one cent, or 1.96 per cent, at 50 cents

Virgin Australia has posted a narrower loss during the March quarter as costs fell, passenger yields improved and budget subsidiary Tigerair recovered to turn a small profit.

28/05/2015 05:46Sydney, Australia. 28 May,2015