By the closure of the market on 05 February 2020, the S&P/ASX 200 index closed at 7,049.2, a growth of 1.04% above its previous close.
Most of the sectors except the REIT and utilities sector closed in green. Amongst all the sectors, S&P/ASX 200 Energy sector was the best performing sector of the day which closed 1.57% above its previous close at 11,234.6.
Top players in the energy sector like Woodside Petroleum (ASX: WPL), Santos Ltd (ASX: STO) and Origin Energy (ASX: ORG) closed at $34.36 (up 2.66%), $8.38 (up 1.45%) and $7.90 (up 1.28%) respectively.
There is no investor left unperturbed with the ongoing trade conflicts between US-China and the devastating bushfire in Australia.
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