Investing.com – Australia stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Sydney, the fell 0.62%.
The best performers of the session on the were Corporate Travel Managment Ltd (ASX:), which rose 6.45% or 0.59 points to trade at 9.74 at the close. Meanwhile, Flight Centre Ltd (ASX:) added 6.30% or 0.63 points to end at 10.63 and News Corp B DRC (ASX:) was up 5.68% or 1.05 points to 19.55 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Janus Henderson Group PLC DRC (ASX:), which fell 3.54% or 1.06 points to trade at 28.90 at the close. Virgin Money PLC (ASX:) declined 3.52% or 0.06 points to end at 1.58 and Resmed Inc DRC (ASX:) was down 3.17% or 0.820 points to 25.060.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 642 to 615 and 352 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 1.65% to 18.981.
Gold Futures for October delivery was up 0.02% or 0.40 to $2058.80 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.36% or 0.15 to hit $41.80 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.31% or 0.14 to trade at $44.95 a barrel.
AUD/USD was down 0.31% to 0.7210, while AUD/JPY fell 0.28% to 76.13.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 93.007.
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