Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished lower on Tuesday.
Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:
- S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 2.44% to 6,478.10
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 2.45% to 6,546.40
- AUD/USD at US 68 cents
- Gold at US$1,464.70 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$60.44 a barrel
Interestingly, despite the bad day for a lot of shares, the Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) share price increased by 3.1% thanks to a strong Australian trade surplus.
It has been a shocking day for shareholders of Rural Funds Group (ASX: RFF), its share price fell 42% in reaction to a short report before going into a trading halt. However, management have said in The Australian that they will defend against the claims.
Finally, the Centuria Industrial Reit (ASX: CIP) share price fell 1.25% after releasing its FY19 result.
Here are some of today’s top stories:
- The RBA kept rates on hold, but it won’t for long
- Magellan shares sink despite operating leverage growing on record $89.7b in FUM
- Is the ANZ share price a buy?
- Woolworths automation plans can’t stop share price sinking lower
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