Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.39% By

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© Reuters. Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.39% – Australia stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Sydney, the declined 0.39%.

The best performers of the session on the were Credit Corp Group Ltd (ASX:), which rose 8.76% or 1.48 points to trade at 18.37 at the close. Meanwhile, Nufarm Ltd (ASX:) added 8.06% or 0.32 points to end at 4.29 and ALS Ltd (ASX:) was up 5.66% or 0.43 points to 8.03 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Perpetual Ltd (ASX:), which fell 5.06% or 1.70 points to trade at 31.91 at the close. Resolute Mining Ltd (ASX:) declined 4.86% or 0.070 points to end at 1.370 and Waypoint REIT Ltd (ASX:) was down 4.76% or 0.130 points to 2.600.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 694 to 475 and 320 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 1.33% to 19.114.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.02% or 0.40 to $1931.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.24% or 0.10 to hit $41.50 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.16% or 0.07 to trade at $43.97 a barrel.

AUD/USD was down 0.20% to 0.7135, while AUD/JPY fell 0.01% to 75.32.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 93.785.

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