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) higher 0.07% to 6,680.20
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.88% to 6,787.60
- AUD/USD at US 69 cents
- Gold at US$1,489.24 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$61.40 a barrel
One of the best-performing ASX 200 shares today was the Silver Lake Resources Limited. (ASX: SLR) share price, it rose by 7.5%.
We have seen continuing growth from the lithium sector as protests in Chile cause concern, the Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX: GXY) share price climbed 5.7% and the Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE) share price increased by 4.3%.
Woolworths Group Ltd (ASX: WOW) revealed an excellent quarter of sales growth, but that was undermined by news of staff wage underpayments. The Woolworths share price dropped 1.4%.
The drought is also causing pain for the Bega Cheese Ltd (ASX: BGA) share price which fell another 7.6% today.
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