Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished lower on Wednesday.
Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:
- S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.06% to 5,725.10
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.05% to 5,800.10
- AUD/USD at US 72 cents
- Gold at US$1,222.15 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$61.01 a barrel
The best-performing ASX 200 share today was oOh!Media Ltd (ASX: OML), the advertising business went up 6.7% after announcing Brisbane City Council has voted to approve a contract with Adshel.
Construction materials business CSR Limited (ASX: CSR) shares rose 2% after announcing the sale of its Viridian Glass business for $155 million.
Finally, a plunge in the iron and steel prices has sent some of Australia’s ASX 200 steel shares down including BlueScope Steel Limited (ASX: BSL) which dropped 3.6% and Sims Metal Management Ltd (ASX: SGM) fell by 3.4%.
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