Australia shares higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.22%

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Australia shares higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.22%
Credit: © Reuters. – Australia equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Energy , Resources and Telecoms Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 added 0.22%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Credit Corp Group Ltd (AX: CCP ), which rose 8.07% or 1.530 points to trade at 20.490 at the close. Syrah Resources Ltd (AX: SYR ) added 3.24% or 0.095 points to end at 3.025 and Janus Henderson Group PLC DRC (AX: JHG ) was up 2.93% or 1.240 points to 43.500 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Regis Resources Ltd (AX: RRL ), which lost 10.80% or 0.540 points to trade at 4.460 in late trade. Wisetech Global Ltd (AX: WTC ) declined 7.43% or 1.230 points to end at 15.330 and Carsales.Com Ltd (AX: CAR ) shed 4.88% or 0.700 points to 13.650.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 653 to 589 and 355 ended unchanged on the Sydney Stock Exchange.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 1.56% to 11.764 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.07% or 0.80 to $1220.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.41% or 0.29 to hit $69.84 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.32% or 0.24 to trade at $75.31 a barrel.

AUD/USD was up 0.31% to 0.7430, while AUD/JPY rose 0.51% to 82.67.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 94.16.

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