The Australian equity market continued its recent resurgence, climbing another 0.5% to 5539.
The benchmark index is now just over 3% from its 12-month high of 5711, while being 16% above its low of 4762.
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BHP Billiton (ASX:BHP) down 0.79%; Fortescue Metals Group (ASX:FMG) down 2.72%; Newcrest (ASX:NCM) up 0.04%; Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) down 0.95%
Energy or Oil and Gas
Oil Search (ASX:OSH) up 3.87%; Santos (ASX:STO) up 1.36%; Woodside Petroleum (ASX:WPL) up 0.75%.
Big 4 banks
ANZ Bank (ASX:ANZ) up 0.56%; Commonwealth Bank (ASX:CBA) up 0.24%; National Australia Bank (ASX:NAB) up 0.06%; Westpac (ASX:WBC) up 0.5%.
Other banks, financials and industrials
AMP (ASX:AMP) up 0.27%; Bank of Queensland (ASX:BOQ) down 0.29%; Bendigo and Adelaide Bank (ASX:BEN) up 0.7%; Macquarie Group (ASX:MQG) up 0.92%; Suncorp (ASX:SUN) up 0.78%; Telstra (ASX:TLS) up 0.35%.
JB Hi-FI (ASX:JBH) up 0.68%; Wesfarmers (ASX:WES) up 0.66%; Woolworths (ASX:WOW) up 2.14%.
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