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Australian Equity Indices

Points Change % Change Value Volume
S&P/ASX 200 5,898.9 - 5.3 - 0.09% $ 3,821,844,091.0 599,771,666.0
S&P/ASX 200
ALL ORDINARIES 5,868.6 - 5.1 - 0.09% $ 3,955,562,638.0 844,911,233.0
ALL ORDINARIES
S&P/ASX 100 4,922.9 - 3.1 - 0.06% $ 3,334,174,503.0 383,176,829.0
S&P/ASX 100
SMALL ORDS 2,206.8 - 11.1 - 0.50% $ 551,397,349.0 297,500,970.0
S&P/ASX SMALL ORDINARIES
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Market Summary

Price % Chg
RRL REGIS $ 1.400 - 26.70%
TAH TABCORP $ 4.620 - 10.81%
BDR BEADELL $ 0.280 - 8.20%
FMG FORTESCUE $ 2.150 - 6.11%
AGO ATLAS IRON $ 0.165 - 5.71%
BCI BCIRON $ 0.435 - 5.43%
ARI ARRIUM $ 0.195 - 4.88%
MSB MESOBLAST $ 3.790 - 4.53%
SFR SANDFIRE $ 4.440 - 4.52%
SXY SENEX $ 0.340 - 4.23%

Commodities

Price Change % Chg
BRENT SPOT (USD/BBL) 59.790 0.000 0.00%
LIGHT CRUDE APR5 (USD/BBL) 49.780 - 1.150 - 2.27%
NAT GAS APR15 (USD/MMBTU) 2.849 - 0.002 - 0.07%
Bid Ask Bid Chg Bid % Chg
GOLD (USD/OZ) 1167.03 1167.99 + 0.23 + 0.02%
SILVER (USD/OZ) 15.87 15.97 + 0.01 + 0.06%
PLATINUM (USD/OZ) 1158.40 1163.60 - 1.75 - 0.15%
PALLADIUM (USD/OZ) 816.15 821.85 + 0.40 + 0.05%

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Currencies

AUD USD EUR JPY GBP
AUD AUD 0.7711 0.711 93.17 0.5127
USD 1.2945 USD 0.922 120.65 0.6649
EUR 1.4036 1.0847 EUR 131.02 0.7209
JPY 0.0107 0.0083 0.0076 JPY 0.0055
GBP 1.9463 1.5035 1.3862 181.67 GBP

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