Australia: equity markets finish higher; S&P/ASX 200 gaining 0.50% for Australia: equity markets finished the session higher on Friday; the progress of the sectors A-REITs, Health care, and Energy contributed to this increase.

With the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 was taken to be 0.50%, thus signalling a higher .

The best performance of the session for the S&P/ASX 200 is to be put to the credit of the title Eclipx Group Ltd (ASX:ECX), an increase of 20,62%, that is, 0,265 points for a closing price of 1,550. In the second position, we find oOh!Media Ltd (ASX:OML) and win 8,95% or 0,350 points for a close at 4,260. The title of Lynas Corp Ltd (ASX:LYC) completes the top three with an increase of 4,91%, that is, 0,130 points for the end of the session to 2.780.

Speedcast International Ltd (ASX:SDA), sign the worst performance of the session, losing 4,76% either 0,090 points for a closing price of 1,800. Fortescue Metals Group (ASX:FMG) gives up 4.46 per cent either and 0.410 points and ends at 8,790. For his part, Cooper Energy (ASX:COE) loose 2,73% 0.015 points for a closing price of 0,535.

The titles on the rise and have exceeded the number of titles down to the Sydney stock Exchange by 711 values 472 and 346 stable.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of options on the S&P/ASX 200, has lost up to 2.50% up to 10.275, new low of 6 months.

On the other hand, the gold for delivery in August lost 0,34%, that is, of 4.85 points, to $1.416,05 a troy ounce. Regarding other raw materials, crude oil for delivery in August declined 1.19%, or 0,68 points for a $56,66 per barrel, while Brent crude for delivery in September lost of 0.11% or 0.07 points for a $63,23 per barrel.

The AUD/USD pair recorded a decline of 0.06% to 0,7015, while the AUD/JPY pair has taken up 0.09% to 75,73.

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