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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Wednesday: 8 ASX shares you missed

Tristan Harrison
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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 0.06% to 6.851.40
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.10% to 6,957.00
  • AUD/USD at US 68 cents
  • Gold at US$1,476.71 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$65.77 a barrel

One of the best-performing ASX 200 shares today was the Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals Limited (ASX: CUV) share price which rose by 5.7%.

The share price of Westpac Banking Corp (ASX: WBC) fell a further 0.7% after yesterday’s news of APRA’s announcement and today’s news of a class action.

The National Australia Bank Ltd (ASX: NAB) share price fell almost 1% today due to ASIC launching legal proceedings against the bank for fees for no service. The bank also held its AGM today.  

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ASX: ANZ) announced a new CEO for ANZ NZ, the ANZ share price fell 0.3% today.

A positive Alaskan-related announcement sent the Oil Search Limited (ASX: OSH) share price up 3.6%.

The share price of UK bank Virgin Money UK Plc (ASX: VUK) fell another 3.9% as the excitement about Brexit continues to wear off.

The Auscann Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: AC8) jumped 50% today after making a positive announcement.

Finally, the APA Group (ASX: APA) share price rose almost 2% after announcing a new with one of its major clients.

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