FOREX INVESTORS BUZZ ASX 200 Closed Down Equity Markets in Australia and New Zealand slid on Wednesday 12th of July, following mixed performances on Wall Street overnight as fresh evidence surfaced around Russian involvement in U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign. Australia’s ASX 200 dropped 55.1 percent, or 1 percent, to 5674 for its lowest close since mid-June this year. The index was down more than 0.7 percent by midday, led lower by financials, with the big four banks all shedding between 1.1 percent and 1.6 percent each. The broader All Ordinaries lost 50.8 points, or 0.9 percent to 5718. Meanwhile, New Zealand’s NZX 50 shed 42.5 points, or 0.6 percent, to 7,586 dragged down by Chorus Limited (-2.6 percent) and Air New Zealand (-2.2 percent). Declining stocks outnumbered advancing stocks 29 to 13 and 8 were unchanged. Historically, the Australia S&P/ASX 200 Stock Market Index reached an all time high of 6828.70 in November of 2007 and a record low of 1358.50 in November of 1992.
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