Financial sector leads market higher despite mining losses

By Simon Frazer

Macquarie Group had also risen 0. 7 per cent, but AMP was down 0. 5 per cent. Telstra had gained 0. 4 per cent and the major supermarket firms were also rising, with Woolworths up 0. 6 per cent and Coles’s parent company Wesfarmers adding 0. 5 per cent.

BHP Billiton shares were down 0. 6 per cent, continuing the firm’s slide this week. Rio Tinto had slipped 0. 3 per cent and Fortescue Metals Group was down 1. 6 per cent. Santos had jumped 3. 7 per cent on its first-half results. Woodside was up 0. 3 per cent, but Caltex has slipped the same amount.

Read more here: ABC


You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>