Local shares fell sharply today, snapping the upwards trend set by international markets on Friday.

Here’s a quick recap:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) down 0.8% to 5388 points
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) down 0.9% to 5470 points
  • AUD/USD at US 75.99 cents
  • Iron Ore at US$57.28 a tonne, according to the Metal Bulletin
  • Gold at US$1,253.17 an ounce
  • Brent oil at US$51.88 a barrel

Some of the country’s biggest shares led today’s sell-off.

Crown Resorts Ltd (ASX: CWN) shares were hammered, falling 13.9% after a number of its staff were arrested in China late last week.

This has impacted the share prices of fellow entertainment businesses. Star Entertainment Group Ltd (ASX: SGR) fell 3.7%. SKYCITY Entertainment Group Limited-Ord (ASX: SKC) dropped 3.9%. And Donaco International Ltd (ASX: DNA) fell 4.7%.

Telecommunications giant Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS) also fell 1%.

Energy shares mostly ended today’s session in the red, as did the gold miners. Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd (ASX: LNG) and Santos Ltd (ASX: STO) were among the worst energy shares, falling 8.7% and 2.4%. Gold miners Regis Resources Limited (ASX: RRL) and Beadell Resources Ltd (ASX: BDR) fell 3.6% and 4.7%, respectively.

Small-cap Admedus Ltd (ASX: AHZ) rocketed 60% higher after it received FDA clearance to market its VascuCel product in the United States.

Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) also rose 2.7%. Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC) rose another 3.5% and Computershare Limited (ASX: CPU) gained 2.8%.

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