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Australian Equity Indices

Points Change % Change Value Volume
S&P/ASX 200 5,634.6 + 10.8 + 0.19% $ 4,541,249,202.0 602,766,553.0
S&P/ASX 200
ALL ORDINARIES 5,629.2 + 10.8 + 0.19% $ 4,699,142,760.0 857,036,769.0
ALL ORDINARIES
S&P/ASX 100 4,680.8 + 8.4 + 0.18% $ 4,181,466,077.0 459,068,262.0
S&P/ASX 100
SMALL ORDS 2,274.2 + 6.6 + 0.29% $ 436,835,079.0 262,788,370.0
S&P/ASX SMALL ORDINARIES
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Market Summary

Price % Chg
MML MEDUSA $ 1.300 - 6.14%
QBE QBE INSUR. $ 11.310 + 5.60%
NWH NRWHOLDLTD $ 1.095 + 5.29%
SUN SUNCORP $ 14.540 - 4.72%
AMC AMCOR $ 11.210 + 4.28%
TPI TRANSPAC $ 0.930 - 4.12%
SKE SKILLED GL $ 2.830 + 4.04%
SXL STHNXMEDIA $ 1.185 + 3.95%
BHP BHP BLT $ 38.130 - 3.91%
CDD CARDNO $ 6.670 + 3.89%

Commodities

Price Change % Chg
BRENT SPOT (USD/BBL) 99.630 0.000 0.00%
LIGHT CRUDE SEP4 (USD/BBL) 95.560 + 1.080 + 1.14%
NAT GAS SEP14 (USD/MMBTU) 3.815 - 0.062 - 1.60%
Bid Ask Bid Chg Bid % Chg
GOLD (USD/OZ) 1294.13 1294.66 - 1.16 - 0.09%
SILVER (USD/OZ) 19.53 19.56 + 0.10 + 0.51%
PLATINUM (USD/OZ) 1425.75 1435.75 - 6.25 - 0.44%
PALLADIUM (USD/OZ) 866.25 871.25 - 12.38 - 1.41%

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Currencies

AUD USD EUR JPY GBP
AUD AUD 0.9303 0.7002 96.09 0.5588
USD 1.0747 USD 0.7526 103.28 0.6006
EUR 1.4278 1.3286 EUR 137.23 0.798
JPY 0.0104 0.0097 0.0073 JPY 0.0058
GBP 1.7886 1.6645 1.2527 171.93 GBP

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