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Australian stocks climb up at close of trade

On Wednesday, Australian stocks climbed up after the close, as revenues in the Gold, Consumer Discretionary as well as Consumer Staples sectors brought shares higher.

The S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.11%.

Saracen Mineral Holdings Ltd gained 11.48%, Estia Health Ltd acquired 8.87% and Evolution Mining Ltd edged up 8.02%. These were the best performers on the S&P/ASX 200.

As for the worst performers, Santos Ltd lost 4.75%, Mesoblast Ltd decreased 4.41%, Fortescue Metals Group Ltd tumbled 3.48%.

On the Australia Stock Exchange, ascending shares outclassed growing ones by 606 to 478, while 330 ended intact.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, estimating the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, tumbled 2.76%, trading at 12.847.

December delivery gold futures acquired 0.09%, being worth $1355.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, October delivery oil futures grew 0.62%, hitting $45.11 per barrel, while November delivery Brent oil futures soared 0.57%, trading at $47.53 per barrel.

The currency pair AUD/USD slumped 0.12%, hitting 0.7679, while AUD/JPY went down 0.71%, trading at 77.88.

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