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Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.32% By


© Reuters. Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.32% – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Sydney, the rose 0.32%.

The best performers of the session on the were Sims Metal Management Ltd (ASX:), which rose 6.14% or 0.79 points to trade at 13.66 at the close. Meanwhile, Worley Ltd (ASX:) added 5.56% or 0.51 points to end at 9.69 and Champion Iron Ltd (ASX:) was up 5.35% or 0.250 points to 4.920 in late trade.

Premier Investments Ltd. (ASX:) fell 4.9%, or 1.26 point to close at 26.81. Link Administration Holdings Ltd (ASX:) declined 3.39% or 0.15 points to end at 4.27 and Insurance Australia Group Ltd (ASX:) was down 2.99% or 0.150 points to 4.870.

The Sydney Stock Exchange saw rising stocks surpass declining ones by 794 to 5,97, and 393 ended the same.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 1.51% to 13.550.

For December delivery, Gold Futures rose 0.04% to $1778.95 per troy-ounce. In commodities trading, crude oil rose 1.04 percent or $17.53 per barrel to $71.53 per barrel. The November Brent oil contract increased 1.30%, or 0.97, to $75.33 per barrel.

AUD/USD rose 0.22%, to 0.7247. AUD/JPY increased 0.46%, to 79.33.

US Dollar Index Futures rose 0.01% to 93.205.

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