BHP

BHP Group Limited

54.40
USD
2.39%
54.40
USD
2.39%
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Australian shares nudge higher on mining, energy boost

June 28 (Reuters) - Australian shares climbed on Tuesday, lifted by miners and energy stocks, as easing of COVID-19 restrictions in China boosted prices of commodities. The S&P/ASX 200 index .AXJO rose as much as 0.4% by 0043 GMT, its highest level since June 14. The benchmark jumped 1.9% on Tuesday. Leading gains on the benchmark, energy stocks .AXEJ climbed 2.5% to hit a near one-week high. Oil prices climbed on the prospect of tight supplies as the Group of Seven nations proposed to cap the price of Russian oil as part of new sanctions to hit Moscow's finances. O/R Sector heavyweights Woodside Energy WDS.AX and Santos STO.AX rose 1.7% and 1.3%, respectively. Miners .AXMM rose 2% as iron ore prices jumped on easing COVID-19 restrictions in Shanghai and relaxed testing mandates in several Chinese cities. IRONORE/MET/L Sector leaders BHP Group BHP.AX, Rio Tinto RIO.AX and Fortescue FMG.AX added between 0.5% and 3%. Gold stocks .AXGD rose 2.2%, rebounding from Monday's sharp losses. Newcrest Mining NCM.AX, the country's largest gold miner, advanced as much as 2%, and Northern Star Resources NST.AX rose 4.6%. Limiting losses on the benchmark, technology stocks .AXIJ gave up as much as 1.4% to eye its worst day in nearly one week, tracking a dull overnight session on Wall Street. ASX-listed shares of Block SQ2.AX slipped 3.2%, while software firm Xero XRO.AX lost 0.8%. Tassal Group TGR.AX jumped as much as 16.1% to eye its best day ever, after the company said it rejected a non-binding takeover bid from Canadian aquaculture firm Cooke Inc, which valued the seafood supplier at A$1.04 billion ($720.30 million). New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index .NZ50 added as much as 0.4% to 11,039.7, clocking gains for a third straight session. ($1 = 1.4438 Australian dollars) (Reporting by Roushni Nair in Bengaluru; editing by Uttaresh.V) The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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