At the end of business in Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 was down 0.40%.
Australia’s equities fell after the close on Thursday, driven by declines in the Metals & Mining, Materials, and Resources sectors.
The S&P/ASX 200 dropped 0.40% at the end of the week in Sydney, setting a new one-month low.
The session’s best performer on the S&P/ASX 200 was AP Eagers Ltd. (ASX:APE), which gained 8.97% or 1.07 points to finish at 13.00.
In late activity, Qube Holdings Ltd (ASX:QUB) rose 8.70% or 0.26 points to 3.25, while Medibank Private Ltd (ASX:MPL) rose 6.49% or 0.20 points to 3.28.
On the Sydney Stock Exchange, declining companies outweighed rising ones by a margin of 682 to 612, with 362 remaining unchanged.
Qube Holdings Ltd. (ASX:QUB) shares climbed to 52-week highs, rising 8.70% or 0.26 to $3.25.
The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which gauges expected volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, fell 2.68% to 12.64.
Gold futures for April delivery fell 0.24% or 4.35 points to $1,837.15 per precious ounce. In other commodities trading, April crude oil rose 0.22%, or 0.16, to $74.11 per barrel, while the April Brent oil price climbed 0.21%, or 0.17, to $80.77 per barrel.
The AUD/USD rate remained steady at 0.68, while the AUD/JPY rate climbed 0.32% to 92.06.
The US Dollar Index Futures were 0.14% lower at 104.38.