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Australian equities tack on at close of trade
On Thursday, Australian shares jumped after the close because profits in the Utilities, IT as well as Industrials sectors underpinned equities.
The S&P/ASX 200 inched up 0.39% hitting a fresh 3-months maximum.
IPH Ltd, Northern Star Resources Ltd and Mayne Pharma Group Ltd rallied respectively 8.53%, 5.63% and 5.11%, thus becoming the winners of the session on the S&P/ASX 200.
On the contrary, the losers were represented by such benchmarks as Flexigroup Ltd, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Ltd and Whitehaven Coal Ltd. They slumped respectively 3.42%, 3.27% and 2.84%.
Diving equities managed to supplant sliding ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 685 to 452, while 381 didn’t change.
The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, estimating the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, showed a 1.98% dip reaching 11.207.
The currency pair AUD/USD gained 0.41% being worth 0.7820. Meanwhile, AUD/JPY surged 0.23% trading at 87.81.
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The Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce the updated Unemployment Rate and Employment Change data on Thursday, May 19, at 04:30 MT.
The UK Office for National Statistics will publish Consumer Price Index (CPI) data on Wednesday, May 18, at 09:00 MT.
The US Census Bureau will announce Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales on Tuesday, May 17 at 15:30 MT.