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Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.45% at the end of trading.

Australian Stocks Close Higher, Led by Gains in Tech and Financial Sectors

Australian Stocks Close Higher

Australia stocks closed higher on Wednesday, with gains in the technology and financial sectors driving the market up.

The S&P/ASX 200 index added 0.45% at the close in Sydney.

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Best and Worst Performers

The top performers of the session included Appen Ltd, which rose 10.19%, Omni Bridgeway Ltd, up 7.35%, and Zip Co Ltd, which gained 6.37%.

On the other hand, Santos Ltd fell 5.46%, CSR Ltd declined 4.97%, and Domino’S Pizza Enterprises Ltd was down 3.25%.

Market Statistics

  • Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange.
  • Shares in Zip Co Ltd rose to 52-week highs.
  • The volatility index for S&P/ASX 200 options decreased.

Commodities and Currencies

Gold Futures for April delivery was down, while Crude oil for delivery in March and the April Brent oil contract rose.

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AUD/USD remained unchanged, while AUD/JPY rose.

The US Dollar Index Futures also decreased.

Overall, the Australian stock market exhibited positive momentum, with several key sectors contributing to the upward movement.

Investors will continue to monitor these developments closely to gauge the market’s future trajectory.

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