Australia shares lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.00%

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Australia shares lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.00%
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Investing.com – Australia equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Telecoms Services , Real Estate Investment and Consumer Staples sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 declined 0.00%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Regis Healthcare Ltd (AX: REG ), which rose 3.31% or 0.110 points to trade at 3.430 at the close. A2 Milk Company Ltd (AX: A2M ) added 3.25% or 0.180 points to end at 5.710 and Western Areas Ltd (AX: WSA ) was up 2.60% or 0.065 points to 2.565 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Chorus Ltd (AX: CNU ), which lost 4.84% or 0.180 points to trade at 3.540 in late trade. Seven West Media Ltd (AX: SWM ) declined 5.17% or 0.038 points to end at 0.688 and Orocobre Ltd (AX: ORE ) shed 4.66% or 0.205 points to 4.195.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 578 to 568 and 381 ended unchanged on the Sydney Stock Exchange.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 4.46% to 12.288.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.10% or 1.35 to $1296.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.10% or 0.05 to hit $50.61 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.04% or 0.02 to trade at $56.40 a barrel.

AUD/USD was up 0.14% to 0.7965, while AUD/JPY rose 0.28% to 89.40.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 92.04.

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