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Australia stocks advanced at close of trade; S&P/ ASX 200 up0.30

Australia stocks were advanced after the close on Friday, as earnings in the IT, Industrials andA-REITs sectors led shares advanced.

At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ ASX 200 added0.30.

The stylish players of the session on the S&P/ ASX 200 were Star Entertainment Group Ltd( ASXSGR), which rose8.57 or0.12 points to trade at1.52 at the close. Meanwhile, Bega rubbish Ltd( ASXBGA) added7.53 or0.25 points to end at3.57 and Brambles Ltd( ASXBXB) was over7.46 or0.90 points to12.97 in late trade.

The worst players of the session were Omni Bridgeway Ltd( ASXOBL), which fell18.73 or0.68 points to trade at2.95 at the close. EML Payments Ltd( ASXEML) declined9.48 or0.06 points to end at0.53 and Regis coffers Ltd( ASXRRL) was down4.76 or0.09 points to1.70.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining bones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 680 to 593 and 387 ended unchanged.

Shares in Omni Bridgeway Ltd( ASXOBL) fell to 52- week lows; down18.73 or0.68 to2.95.

The S&P/ ASX 200 VIX, which measures the inferred volatility of S&P/ ASX 200 optionswas down1.95 to12.39.

Gold Futures for April delivery was over0.16 or2.85 to$ a troy ounce. Away in goods trading, Crude oil painting for delivery in April rose1.10 or0.83 to hit$76.22 a barrel, while the April Brent oil painting contract rose1.12 or0.92 to trade at$83.13 a barrel.

AUD/ USD was unchanged0.13 to0.68, while AUD/ JPY fell0.08 to91.61.

The US Dollar Index Futures was over0.04 at104.58.


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