Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished higher on Wednesday.
Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:
- S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.47% to 6.994.80
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.50% to 7,113.50
- AUD/USD at US 69 cents
- Gold at US$1,552.26 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$64.33 a barrel
One of the best-performing ASX 200 shares today was gold miner St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM), its share price rose by 7.75%. Fellow gold miner Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN) also saw a sizeable gain with a share price rise of 5.5%.
It was a fairly rough day for the lithium miners, they gave up some of the gains made in recent days. At the bottom of the ASX 200 the share price of Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS) dropped almost 9%.
Coal miners were also affected today as we learned that Blackrock would be dumping its thermal coal holdings. The share price of Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC) fell by 2.3%.
The Avz Minerals Ltd (ASX: AVZ) share price dropped close to 2% despite signing a MOU with Mpiana-Mwanga Power Station.
Perpetual Limited (ASX: PPT) saw its share price rise 0.1% after giving its December 2019 funds under management (FUM) statement.
Finally, the share price of Duxton Water Ltd (ASX: D2O) climbed 0.4% after revealing its monthly December 2019 update.
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