Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished higher on Monday.
Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:
- S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.22% to 6,665.40
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.17% to 6,745.50
- AUD/USD at US 70 cents
- Gold at US$1,405.15 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$65.70 a barrel
The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the Ausdrill Limited (ASX: ASL) share price which rose by 10.5% after announcing a contract win.
The share price of buy now, pay later company Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) has risen another 3.9% as investors brush aside concerns about AUSTRAC.
The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ASX: ANZ) share price ended the day higher by 0.5% after announcing its New Zealand business would have independent reviews after discussions with the RBNZ.
The share price of Automotive Holdings Group Ltd (ASX: AHG) dropped 0.7% and the AP Eagers Ltd (ASX: APE) share price fell 2.9% as the ACCC raised some concerns about what would happen to competition if they merged.
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