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Australian Equity Indices

Points Change % Change Value Volume
S&P/ASX 200 5,877.9 - 69.6 - 1.17% $ 4,068,778,738.0 568,311,565.0
S&P/ASX 200
ALL ORDINARIES 5,851.5 - 66.1 - 1.12% $ 4,184,646,758.0 716,869,210.0
ALL ORDINARIES
S&P/ASX 100 4,909.3 - 57.3 - 1.15% $ 3,643,571,457.0 395,006,528.0
S&P/ASX 100
SMALL ORDS 2,183.8 - 24.4 - 1.10% $ 507,904,226.0 265,291,232.0
S&P/ASX SMALL ORDINARIES
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Market Summary

Price % Chg
ANN ANSELL $ 29.580 + 5.83%
NST NTH STAR $ 2.310 + 5.00%
SGH SLATER & G $ 7.210 + 4.95%
SEA SEA LTD $ 0.585 - 4.88%
FMG FORTESCUE $ 1.955 + 4.55%
GXL GREENCROSS $ 7.520 + 4.44%
PBG PACBRANDS $ 0.470 + 4.44%
KAR KAROON $ 2.630 - 4.36%
MRM MMAOFFSHOR $ 0.760 + 4.11%
GUD G.U.D. $ 8.240 + 4.04%

Commodities

Price Change % Chg
BRENT SPOT (USD/BBL) 61.150 0.000 0.00%
LIGHT CRUDE MAY5 (USD/BBL) 56.140 - 0.970 - 1.71%
NAT GAS MAY15 (USD/MMBTU) 2.641 - 0.050 - 1.86%
Bid Ask Bid Chg Bid % Chg
GOLD (USD/OZ) 1204.15 1205.15 + 0.00 + 0.00%
SILVER (USD/OZ) 16.22 16.30 + 0.00 + 0.00%
PLATINUM (USD/OZ) 1164.55 1169.55 + 0.00 + 0.00%
PALLADIUM (USD/OZ) 780.30 785.30 + 0.00 + 0.00%

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Currencies

AUD USD EUR JPY GBP
AUD AUD 0.777 0.7188 92.39 0.519
USD 1.285 USD 0.9252 118.9 0.668
EUR 1.3885 1.0811 EUR 128.47 0.7218
JPY 0.0108 0.0084 0.0078 JPY 0.0056
GBP 1.9223 1.4959 1.3839 177.86 GBP

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