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 2.21% to 6.710.60
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 2.13% to 6,816.90
- AUD/USD at US 68 cents
- Gold at US$1,461.25 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$61.04 a barrel
One of the best-performing ASX 200 shares today was the healthcare business Mayne Pharma Group Ltd (ASX: MYX) which saw its share price increase 1.1%.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, gold miners were some of the top performers with today’s market decline. The Regis Resources Limited (ASX: RRL) share price rose around 1% and the Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN) share price increased by around 1.1%.
But, for a lot of the ASX it was a sea of red on global worries. The Avita Medical Ltd (ASX: AVH) share price fell 8.7%.
The share price of Caltex Australia Limited (ASX: CTX) fell 0.7% after declining the initial takeover offer.
Finally, the share price of WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC) fell around 6%, making it one of the worst performers in the ASX 200.
Here are some of today’s top stories:
- 10 top ASX small caps to buy for 2020
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- 2 ASX shares with fast-growing dividends
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