|Bid||2.0200 x 0|
|Ask||2.0400 x 0|
|Day's range||2.0200 - 2.0200|
|52-week range||1.6300 - 4.2600|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||N/A|
|PE ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Forward dividend & yield||N/A (N/A)|
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Australia's biggest building materials manufacturers are cutting back operations, hiking prices and considering moving production offshore to manage a spike in power and gas bills, adding to pressure on the government to resolve the country's energy crisis. The CEOs of Brickworks Ltd, the country's largest brickmaker, and Boral Ltd, the top maker of most other construction materials, flagged the changes even as Australia's new Labor government scrambles to try to beef up power supplies and bring down electricity prices.
Westlake (WLK) completes the acquisition of Boral's North American building products unit. The move is set to boost the company's portfolio and add to growth parameters.