Thehigher for the third day in a row, capping off its best weekly performance in seven weeks, but TPG plunged after its founder quit. The and has put in its best weekly performance in seven weeks, with nearly every sector rising on Friday. The S&P/ASX200 finished 0.49 percent higher at 6824.2, while the All Ordinaries Index lifted 0.58 percent to 7063.1.
CommSec analyst Steve Daghlian said it was the best trading week since early February. “And we’re still on track to lift for a sixth consecutive month as long we can avoid a heavy tumble in the early part of next week,” Mr. Daghlian said. “We had a positive lead fromlast night, which is always helpful, and in recent days, the bond market has also been relatively calm.” Materials and it led the gains. Lithium surged 9.52 percent to $1.03; iron ore miner Fortescue jumped 3.8 percent to $20.15.
Rio Tinto put on 2.16 percent to $110.33, and BHP added 0.42 percent to $45.07. Accounting software provider Xero was asector, advancing 4.12 percent to $127.20. Telstra announced on Friday it had decided to delist from NZX Ltd at the close of business on June 16 and then move to an exclusive listing on the ASX as part of its bigger plan to simplify the company, with the telecommunications giant saying its Kiwi shareholders had been reducing over time. 2.4 percent to $3.41. TPG Telecom founder and chairman David Teoh resigned, 30-year reign as the figurehead of the immediate $13bn company.
TPG6.7 percent to $6.41. The healthcare sector lagged, with biotech heavyweight CSL easing 0.88 percent to $267.46. Sleep devices company ResMed backtracked 1.39 percent to $24.88, dermal regenerations solutions outfit Polynovo gave up 5.32 percent to $2.85, and hearing device pioneer Cochlear softened 0.54 percent to $212.43.
Mr. Daghlian noted that a2 Milk fell below $8 for the first time in more than threebefore clawing back to $8.04, down 1.35 percent. “It is its ninth straight day of losses; it has only improved once in 18 trading sessions as well, and it certainly has been one of those stocks that have done it quite tough during the , with border closures to China, particularly, being a weight.”
Oil Search rose 1.69 percent in the energy sector to $4.22, Santos firmed 1.13 percent to $7.16, Woodside Petroleum found 1.07 percent to $24.54, and Origin was up 0.64 percent at $4.73. “Not a bad performance considering that themore than 4 percent last night and has declined around 9 percent over the week as well,” Mr. Daghlian said. “This has been partly due to concerns about the COVID situation in Europe at the moment.”
However, the oil price boosted during the week because a vast, a primary shipping channel. After denying reports, shares in the embattled group AMP resumed trading after a pause and gained 0.75 percent to $1.34. Chief executive Francesco De Ferrari was poised to resign. However, it did say the board and Mr. De Ferrari were “constructively discussing the future strategy and leadership of the group, post the completion of AMP’s portfolio review”.