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) lower 2.31% to 6,708.10
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 2.35% to 6,790.70
- AUD/USD at US 66 cents
- Gold at US$1,644.63 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$55.28 a barrel
The coronavirus caused a sell-off of many of the ASX’s most popular growth shares. The Polynovo Ltd (ASX: PNV) share price was crunched, it dropped 20.5%. Other examples of painful declines belonged to Appen Ltd (ASX: APX) and WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC), their share prices fell 9.3% and 8.1% respectively.
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- Australia activates emergency coronavirus plan, what does it mean for ASX shares?
- How to invest in ASX shares this week
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