Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished lower on Friday.
Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:
- S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.29% to 6,696.50
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.25% to 6,788.80
- AUD/USD at US 70 cents
- Gold at US$1,406.86 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$67.06 a barrel
The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the Oil Search Limited (ASX: OSH) share price which increased by 3.5% thanks to a rising oil price.
The share price of Nearmap Ltd (ASX: NEA) dropped by 9.5% after announcing some of its FY19 growth numbers to investors.
Coal miner New Hope Corporation Limited (ASX: NHC) saw its share price increase by 1.1% after winning its court case relating to debt.
Here are some of today’s top stories:
- How rich is the average Australian? A millionaire apparently
- 2 ASX healthcare shares I’d buy for my portfolio
- Charter Hall announces acquisition of Telstra’s Global HQ
- Microsoft stock gets a buy rating: what you need to know
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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Nearmap Ltd. and Telstra Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended BUBS AUST FPO. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.