Australia shares higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.36%

© Reuters. Australia shares higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.36% – Australia equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sydney, the added 0.36%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were Vocus Group Ltd (AX:), which rose 9.97% or 0.350 points to trade at 3.860 at the close. Seek Ltd (AX:) added 8.25% or 1.430 points to end at 18.770 and Bingo Industries Ltd (AX:) was up 7.01% or 0.095 points to 1.450 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nextdc Ltd (AX:), which lost 8.19% or 0.580 points to trade at 6.500 in late trade. Reliance Worldwide Corporation Ltd (AX:) declined 6.56% or 0.320 points to end at 4.560 and Estia Health Ltd (AX:) shed 3.36% or 0.080 points to 2.300.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 600 to 553 and 370 ended unchanged on the Sydney Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 5.37% to 11.598.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.08% or 1.05 to $1329.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.88% or 0.49 to hit $55.99 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.57% or 0.37 to trade at $65.73 a barrel.

AUD/USD was up 0.03% to 0.7188, while AUD/JPY rose 0.04% to 79.49.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 96.002.

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