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 0.77% to 6,700.30
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.75% to 6,786.20
- AUD/USD at US 71 cents
- Gold at US$1,441.17 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$62.90 a barrel
The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the share price of gold mining business Resolute Mining Limited (ASX: RSG) which rose 7.4%.
The comments by a member of the US Federal Reserve also seemed to boost the share price of ‘defensive’ business Sydney Airport Holdings Pty Ltd (ASX: SYD) which rose 2.3% despite reporting lower passenger traffic in June 2019.
The share price of Milton Corporation Limited (ASX: MLT) went up 0.4% as the listed investment company (LIC) announced its FY19 report.
Finally, the worst performing ASX 200 business was the Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals Limited (ASX: CUV) share price which fell 7.2%.
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