Australia: stock markets finish lower; the S&P/ASX 200 declined by 0.71% Australia: equity markets finished the session lower on Friday; the retreat of the sectors information Technology, Energy, and Resources contributed to this decline.

With the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 was down 0.71%.

The best performance of the session for the S&P/ASX 200 is to be put to the credit of the title Pact Group Holdings Ltd (ASX:PGH) increase of 9.84%, that is, 0,250 points for a closing price of 2,790. In the second position, we find Bellamys Australia Ltd (ASX:BAL), which won the 4.53% is 0,360 points for a closing to 8,310. The title Resolute Mining (ASX:RSG) completes the top three with a growth of 3.89% or 0,050 points for the end of the session to 1,335.

Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX:TPN) sign the worst performance of the session, losing 9,92%, or 2,760 points for a closing price of 25,070. Bravura Solutions Ltd (ASX:VHL) gives up to 4.52%, or 0,230 points and end at 4,860. For its part, Growthpoint Properties Australia (ASX:GOZ) loose to 3.29% or 0,140 points for a closing price of 4,120.

The titles in the drop exceeded the number of titles up to the Sydney stock Exchange by 706 values 621 and 386 stable.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of options on the S&P/ASX 200, rose of 3.97%, reaching 13.043.

On the other hand, the gold for delivery in August gained 0.13%, which is of 1.85 points, to $1.413,85 a troy ounce. Regarding other raw materials, crude oil for delivery in August was down 0.52%, 0.31 points for a $59,12 the barrel, while the Brent for delivery in September lost 0.55 per cent or 0.36 points to a course of $65,31 the barrel.

The pair AUD/USD recorded an increase of 0.09% to 0,7014, while the AUD/JPY pair has taken a 0.05% at 75,56.

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