ASX crashes over 100 points, down 1.7%

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 share index took a turn for the worst today, dropping 1.7% to 6051 points. This was the market’s worst day of the month following on from a long string of gains in previous weeks. 

Blackmores (BKL) and Coles (COL) were some of the few companies to actually add value today, up 0.68% and 0.58% each. 

Miners, BHP and Rio Tinto (RIO) had a particularly bad day, both ending the day of trading down over 2% a piece. 

Gainers and Losers

The biggest gainers on Tuesday were:

  • VUK +2.70%
  • BEN +2.25%
  • BKL +0.68%
  • COL +0.58%
  • SGM +0.54%

The biggest declines were:

  • CTD -7.33%
  • DRR -5.58%
  • IGO -5.36%
  • Z1P -5.35%
  • IFL -5.30%

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