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- The S&P/ASX 200 closed lower on Friday (12 August 2022), losing 0.54% to 7,032.50.
- The benchmark index is down 5.54% on year-to-date basis.
- Out of eleven sectors, eight ended in red on Friday (12 August 2022).
- Energy and Telecommunications ended in green territory while Information Technology, A-REIT, Health Care led the losing side.
The S&P/ASX 200 closed tad lower on Friday (12 August 2022), shedding 0.54% to 7,032.50. The Australian share market registered the fall of 38.50 points after taking cues from the Wall Street. It is to be noted that the US share markets ended lower in their last respective sessions.
Key pointers from ASX close today
Australia 10-year bond yield stands at 3.446% at 3:51 PM AEST, 12 August 2022.
In global markets:
Wall Street had opened higher on Thursday though the stocks declined after Federation Reserve officials rebuffed the discussions around pause in interest rate hikes.
The benchmark S&P 500 closed 0.1% down at 4,207.3; the Nasdaq Composite ended 0.6% lower to 12,779.91; the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.1% to 33,336.7.
Europe’s STOXX 600 Index ended 0.06% up.
In Commodities markets:
Crude Oil WTI was spotted at US$93.77/bbl at 1:52 PM AEST while Brent Oil was at US$99.09/bbl at 1:52 PM AEST, 12 August 2022.
Gold was at US$1,806.55 an ounce at 1:52 PM AEST today (12 August 2022).
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