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Australia Market climbs after US suspends tariffs on Mexican goods

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The Australian equity market were higher on Tuesday, 11 June 2019, after returning from a holiday, thanks to gains on global peers yesterday after the dropped plans to impose tariffs on Mexican goods. sectors were mostly higher, with materials, energy, information technology, financials, realty, and consumer staples issues being notable gainers. Around afternoon trade, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index inclined 85.71 points, or 1.33%, at 6,529.60 points, while the broader All Ordinaries rose 84.49 points, or 1.3%, at 6,609.70. The Australian equity market closed on Monday due to holiday.

The market mood was brightened on tracking positive close of US market overnight after suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexican goods after the countries struck a deal on immigration. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 78.74 points, or 0.3%, higher at 26,062.68. The S&P 500 gained 0.5% at 2,886.73. The Nasdaq Composite rose 1.1% to 7,823.17.

Market participants are awaiting for a possible meeting between Trump and at the summit in this month.

The US said Monday that he expects to meet with Chinese at the Group of 20 summit at the June 28-29 summit in Osaka, although is yet to confirm any such meeting. That may have given investors some cause for optimism in the dispute between and Beijing, though Trump noted that an additional wave of U. S. tariffs on Chinese goods will go into effect if the Xi cannot make progress in trade talks with Chinese President at the summit.

Of the 200 companies 168 were higher today and 28 were lower. The underperformers include AGL, which was down 6.5% after revealing its bid for And Star Entertainment was down 16.4% after announcing a profit downgrade. was down 4% and Saracen Minerals declined 5.2%.

has started trading with an 18% jump to A$4.50 from the offer price of A$3.78.

CURRENCY NEWS: The Australian dollar was lower against the U. S. dollar on Tuesday. The Australian dollar changed hands at $0.6959 after its decline from levels above $0.7000 in the previous session.

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First Published: Tue, June 11 2019. 08:31 IST