Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished higher on Friday.
Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:
- S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.41% to 6,194.60
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.45% to 6,305.40
- AUD/USD at US 73 cents
- Gold at US$1,206.70 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$78.86 a barrel
The best-performing ASX 200 share today was lithium business Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE), it went up by 7% today.
Gold miners had a fairly strong day today, Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited (ASX: SAR) shares went up 5.3%.
Pet business Greencross Limited (ASX: GXL) had investors barking up the right tree today, its share price rose 5.3%.
Finally, resource business BHP Billiton Limited (ASX: BHP) had a good day, its share price went up by 2.5%, making it the strongest of the blue chips to round off the week.
Here are some of today’s top stories: