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Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.42% -Breaking

© Reuters. Australia shares decrease at shut of commerce; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.42% – Australia shares have been decrease after the shut on Friday, as losses within the , and sectors led shares decrease.

On the shut in Sydney, the misplaced 0.42%.

The most effective performers of the session on the have been Iluka Assets Ltd (ASX:), which rose 7.29% or 0.640 factors to commerce at 9.420 on the shut. In the meantime, NIB Holdings (ASX:) added 4.87% or 0.33 factors to finish at 7.10 and Pointsbet Holdings Ltd (ASX:) was up 3.85% or 0.29 factors to 7.82 in late commerce.

The worst performers of the session have been Afterpay Contact Group Ltd (ASX:), which fell 4.37% or 4.38 factors to commerce at 95.89 on the shut. Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX:) declined 4.00% or 0.100 factors to finish at 2.400 and United Malt Group Ltd (ASX:) was down 3.70% or 0.16 factors to 4.16.

Falling shares outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Inventory Alternate by 717 to 641 and 381 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 choices, was up 14.54% to 13.730.

Gold Futures for February supply was down 0.20% or 3.55 to $1773.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities buying and selling, Crude oil for supply in January fell 0.24% or 0.17 to hit $70.77 a barrel, whereas the February Brent oil contract fell 0.40% or 0.30 to commerce at $74.12 a barrel.

AUD/USD was down 0.01% to 0.7148, whereas AUD/JPY rose 0.12% to 81.20.

The US Greenback Index Futures was up 0.03% at 96.278.

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