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Is there any web site that gives the additions, removals and name changes for ASX stocks?

Name changes and code changes are available from the ASX web site www.asx.com.au. Additions and Removals are more difficult to track. The best source of these is weekly from the Australian Financial Review (Mondays usually). The Shares tables come out later and are really only a backup and double check, because AFR sometimes miss things or get them wrong. I am not aware of a web source, though theoretically they should be on the new afr.com premium site, but I have not found them.

The other aspect to maintaining the database is issues and reconstructions. These may also be done from the AFR weekly and check them if necessary from Shares magazine.

However, most people do not do what I do. Instead they use a data vendor of some kind. There are three basic types:

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