Australia shares lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.10%

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Australia shares lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.10%
Credit: © Reuters. – Australia equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Telecoms Services , Energy and Resources sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.10%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Seven Group Holdings Ltd (AX: SVW ), which rose 9.66% or 1.080 points to trade at 12.260 at the close. Brambles Ltd (AX: BXB ) added 4.67% or 0.420 points to end at 9.420 and Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd (AX: CWY ) was up 2.91% or 0.040 points to 1.415 in late trade.

Biggest losers included TPG Telecom Ltd (AX: TPM ), which lost 6.56% or 0.360 points to trade at 5.130 in late trade. Asaleo Care (AX: AHY ) declined 4.32% or 0.070 points to end at 1.550 and Nanosonics Ltd (AX: NAN ) shed 3.72% or 0.100 points to 2.590.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 589 to 551 and 374 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 2.26% to 11.930 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.51% or 6.71 to $1317.31 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.64% or 0.32 to hit $50.22 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.38% or 0.21 to trade at $55.35 a barrel.

AUD/USD was up 0.12% to 0.8020, while AUD/JPY unchanged 0.00% to 89.38.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 91.51.

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