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On Friday, Australian stocks rallied after the close, following revenues in the Energy, Consumer Discretionary as well as A-REITs sectors, which pushed equities up.
The S&P/ASX 200 inched up 0.25% in Australia.
Worleyparsons Ltd, Domino'S Pizza Enterprises Ltd and Syrah Resources Ltd grew respectively 6.70%, 4.01% and 3.45%, thus becoming the winners of the session on the S&P/ASX 200.
As for losers, they were represented by such benchmarks as St Barbara Ltd, Northern Star Resources Ltd and Qantas Airways Ltd. They declined 6.51%, 6.03% and 4.47% respectively.
Meanwhile, on the Sydney Stock Exchange growing equities supplanted decreasing ones by 640 to 450, while 342 were intact.
Estimating the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, the S&P/ASX 200 VIX sank 6.05% being worth 13.065.
The currency pair AUD/USD managed to gain 0.17%, trading at 0.7744. Meanwhile, AUD/JPY soared 0.22%, trading at 87.75.
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