Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished lower on Monday.
Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:
- S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 1.17% to 6,672.20
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 1.09% to 6,757.40
- AUD/USD at US 70 cents
- Gold at US$1,403.92 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$64.26 a barrel
The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the share price of remote data business Speedcast International Ltd (ASX: SDA) which increased by 6.4%.
However, it was a painful day for the share price of G8 Education Ltd (ASX: GEM) which dropped 9.8% on the back of a broker downgrade.
The share price of Volpara Health Technologies Ltd (ASX: VHT) rose 2.8% after announcing a new distribution agreement.
The Pantoro Ltd (ASX: PNR) share price fell 23.3% today, making it one of the largest falls on the ASX.
The share price of in-demand GBST Holdings Limited (ASX: GBT) has gone up by another 2% as the fintech business received yet another takeover offer.
The share price of resource busines BHP Group Ltd (ASX: BHP) fell 1.8% and the share price of Rio Tinto Limited (ASX: RIO) fell 1% as China questions the iron ore price.
Finally, the Audinate Group Ltd (ASX: AD8) share price ended the day 2.8% higher on the back of a broker note.
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