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Australian Equity Indices

Points Change % Change Value Volume
S&P/ASX 200 5,633.6 - 17.6 - 0.31% $ 1,372,453,190.0 413,979,207.0
S&P/ASX 200
ALL ORDINARIES 5,630.9 - 18.0 - 0.32% $ 1,409,174,153.0 491,691,050.0
ALL ORDINARIES
S&P/ASX 100 4,679.5 - 13.6 - 0.29% $ 695,789,564.0 96,806,768.0
S&P/ASX 100
SMALL ORDS 2,276.1 - 10.8 - 0.47% $ 694,398,569.0 347,871,043.0
S&P/ASX SMALL ORDINARIES
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Market Summary

Price % Chg
QAN QANTAS $ 1.365 + 5.41%
PTM PLAT MGMT $ 5.970 - 4.94%
NEC NINE ENT $ 2.010 - 4.29%
PPT PERPETUAL $ 46.480 - 3.87%
NVT NAVITAS $ 5.320 - 3.62%
WHC WHITEHAVEN $ 1.945 + 2.64%
IIN IINET $ 7.870 - 2.60%
GXL GREENCROSS $ 10.030 - 2.53%
WOR WORLEYPARS $ 17.430 - 2.52%
PBG PACBRANDS $ 0.512 - 2.48%

Commodities

Price Change % Chg
BRENT SPOT (USD/BBL) 100.290 0.000 0.00%
LIGHT CRUDE OCT4 (USD/BBL) 93.750 - 0.130 - 0.14%
NAT GAS OCT14 (USD/MMBTU) 4.003 0.000 0.00%
Bid Ask Bid Chg Bid % Chg
GOLD (USD/OZ) 1284.12 1284.78 + 1.67 + 0.13%
SILVER (USD/OZ) 19.47 19.52 + 0.05 + 0.26%
PLATINUM (USD/OZ) 1417.18 1422.63 + 6.68 + 0.47%
PALLADIUM (USD/OZ) 889.85 895.85 + 0.85 + 0.10%

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Currencies

AUD USD EUR JPY GBP
AUD AUD 0.9338 0.7076 96.89 0.5629
USD 1.0703 USD 0.7576 103.76 0.6026
EUR 1.4124 1.3196 EUR 136.91 0.7955
JPY 0.0103 0.0096 0.0073 JPY 0.0058
GBP 1.7753 1.6586 1.2567 172.08 GBP

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