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Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.31% By Investing.com

Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.31% By Investing.com


© Reuters Australian stocks down at close of trading; The S&P/ASX 200 down 0.31%

Investing.com – Australian shares were lower after the close on Monday, with losses in , and sectors dragging shares lower.

At the close in Sydney, the lost 0.31%.

The best performers of the session on the were Nickel mines Ltd (ASX:), which rose 3.73% or 0.03 points to trade at 0.69 at the close. In the meantime, Austal Ltd (ASX:) added 3.57% or 0.07 points to end at 2.03 and St Barbara Ltd (ASX:) was up 2.44% or 0.01 points to 0.21 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Resolute Mining Ltd (ASX:), which fell 4.30% or 0.02 points to trade at 0.44 at the close. Persée Mining Ltd (ASX:) fell 3.39% or 0.07 points to end at 1.85 and Silver Lake Resources Ltd (ASX:) was down 2.86% or 0.04 points at 1.19.

On the Sydney Stock Exchange, rising stocks outnumbered falling stocks 8 to 1, and 13 finished unchanged.

The index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, rose 6.18% to 11.23, a new one-month high.

Gold futures for February delivery fell 0.56%, or 11.70, to $2,071.80 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, crude oil for February delivery fell 0.61% or 0.44 to settle at $71.33 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0. .10% or 0.08 to trade at $77.07 per barrel.

AUD/USD was unchanged 0.01% at 0.68, while AUD/JPY was down 0.22% at 96.04.

U.S. dollar index futures rose 0.15% to 101.06.



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