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ASX200 Midday Wrap 20 Apr 2018

Posted by Billy Macris on 20-Apr-2018 13:49:09

The ASX200 is currently trading at 5,867.90 down 13.10 points or -0.22% with the Telecommunication Services leading the declines -1.30%. In corporate news, WiseTech Global Ltd. was among the biggest losers on the Australian benchmark as Asian tech stocks retreated after Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.’s disappointing forecast. Evolution Mining Ltd. tumbled from Thursday’s record high after La Mancha Group lowered its stake in the company to 15 percent and the stock was downgraded at two brokerages.

In currency markets, USDJPY is advancing to 107.63 pushing higher from steady CPI y/y data coming out of Japan this morning. The AUDUSD is trading at 0.7715 after trading lower from yesterday’s one month high of 0.7813.

Advancers

  • Seven West Media (SWM) +4.90%
  • Retail Food Group (RFG) +3.93%
  • IRESS Ltd (IRE) +2.33%

Decliners

  • G8 Education Ltd (GEM) -9.04%
  • Evolution Mining Ltd (EVN) -6.25%
  • Western Areas Ltd (WSA) -4.05%

FOREX Majors

  • USDJPY 107.63
  • EURUSD 1.2340
  • AUDUSD 0.7714
  • USDCAD 1.2671
  • GBPUSD 1.4076

Commodities

  • Gold $1,343.17
  • Silver $17.18
  • WTI oil $68.24
  • Brent crude 

AUDUSD chart attacherd

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Topics: ASX200 Midday Wrap