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Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.24% – Australia stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the FinancialsConsumer Staples and Metals & Mining sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 declined 0.24%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were ARB Corporation Ltd (ASX:ARB), which rose 7.90% or 3.38 points to trade at 46.15 at the close. Meanwhile, Zip Co Ltd (ASX:Z1P) added 7.48% or 0.22 points to end at 3.16 and Nuix Ltd (ASX:NXL) was up 6.88% or 0.10 points to 1.48 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Ansell Ltd (ASX:ANN), which fell 14.34% or 4.48 points to trade at 26.76 at the close. NIB Holdings (ASX:NHF) declined 6.03% or 0.40 points to end at 6.23 and Resolute Mining Ltd (ASX:RSG) was down 3.39% or 0.010 points to 0.285.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 907 to 561 and 355 ended unchanged.

Shares in Ansell Ltd (ASX:ANN) fell to 52-week lows; losing 14.34% or 4.48 to 26.76.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 4.52% to 18.703.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.04% or 0.80 to $1785.70 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.23% or 1.07 to hit $87.89 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.16% or 1.03 to trade at $89.55 a barrel.

AUD/USD was up 0.69% to 0.7034, while AUD/JPY rose 0.86% to 81.24.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 97.135.

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© Reuters. Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.24%

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