Sirca Portal: Original Data Library Data Updates Ceasing from 1 July 2014

Effective 1 July 2014, Sirca will no longer be updating the data contained within the original Data Library structure due to the successful implementation of our new Data Library (DL2).

All data housed within the original DL is available within the DL2 tab. DL2 provides data descriptions and top level searching capabilities. The DL2 maintains the most up-to-date data for these products (CRD, RP Data, SPPR, etc.).

We appreciate your understanding!

2013 Share Prices and Price Relatives (SPPR) Update Live in the Sirca Portal

Sirca is pleased to announce the 2013 update of the SPPR data is now available through our Data Library (DL2).

This dataset contains monthly ASX share prices and calculated price relatives back to December 1973 for all Australian listed and previously listed companies with fully paid shares. The SPPR data contains monthly share price, dividends (including franking credits), adjustments for share issues and reconstructions, number of shares on issue, price relatives and also tracks ticker changers along with merger/delisting information.

This is a fee liable service. Please contact should you wish to access this data.

Philip Brown Prize for the Best Published Paper in 2013 – Call for Papers

Sirca are pleased to invite our Members to submit papers that were published in the 2013 calendar year that use data supplied by Sirca for consideration of the Philip Brown Prize for the Best Published Paper in 2013.

We require submissions to include a full PDF version of the paper that provides details of the journal in which the paper was published. We are seeking papers of excellent quality to be submitted for this award, and the winner will be determined by the best paper published within an A (or above) ranking journal.

The winner of the 2013 best paper will be announced during the 2014 AFAANZ conference in Auckland, NZ (6-8 July, 2014).

Please respond prior to 30 May 2014 to

Sirca Portal Maintenance: 8th May, 2014

On Thursday 8th May 2014, between 10am-12noon, Sirca will be performing maintenance which will result in the Sirca portal and all datasets within being temporarily unavailable.

We thank you for your understanding!

Sirca Young Researcher Workshop 4 Paper Submission Now Closed

Sirca would like to thank all young researchers who submitted papers in consideration for the Sirca Young Research Workshop 4 to be held in Sydney from 10-11 July, 2014. All researchers who submitted papers will shortly receive email notification confirming that their papers have been received for review.

Sirca will notify the researchers chosen for inclusion in the YRW4 presentation sessions by 15 June, 2014.

Sirca Password Change Recommendation

In light of the recently publicised Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures issue (CVE-2014-0160), Sirca recommends that all users change their passwords as a precaution.

Please note that the SSL certificate for the AusEquities site has been renewed and no impact to our system has been identified.