There was some relief on the Australian equity market today, with the relentless pounding stopping.
Global stock markets are on edge ahead of the U.K. vote on the European Union, a sluggish U.S. economy and a slowdown in China.
The ASX All Ordinaries ended the session 1 point higher at 5232.
The shining light continues to be gold, and at 4:30pm Sydney, Australia, time - the yellow metal has skipped higher to US$1310 an ounce.
BLUE CHIP ROUND-UP
BHP Billiton (ASX:BHP) up 0.6% to $17.92; Fortescue Metals Group (ASX:FMG) up 1.6% to $3.18; Newcrest (ASX:NCM) up 3.0% to $22.55; Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) up 0.3% to $43.10.
Energy or Oil and Gas
Oil Search (ASX:OSH) down 0.5% to $6.66; Santos (ASX:STO) down 3.6% to $4.26; Woodside Petroleum (ASX:WPL) down 0.3% to $26.02.
Big 4 banks
ANZ Bank (ASX:ANZ) down 0.7% to $23.05; Commonwealth Bank (ASX:CBA) down 0.4% to $71.87; National Australia Bank (ASX:NAB) down 0.9% to $24.75; Westpac (ASX:WBC) down 0.8% to $28.33.
Other banks, financials and industrials
AMP (ASX:AMP) down 0.8% to $5.21; Bank of Queensland (ASX:BOQ) down 0.8% to $10.40; Bendigo and Adelaide Bank (ASX:BEN) down 0.6% to $8.95; Macquarie Group (ASX:MQG) down 0.7% to $71.21; Suncorp (ASX:SUN) down 1.2% to $11.85; Telstra (ASX:TLS) up 1.2% to $5.34.
JB Hi-FI (ASX:JBH) up 3.1% to $23.53; Wesfarmers (ASX:WES) down 0.4% to $40.00; Woolworths (ASX:WOW) up 0.2% to $21.06.
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