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Any concerns of economic deceleration were banished as Australian shares rose as a result of a stronger energy sector. In actual fact, there was a reversal in the losses incurred from the previous session on Thursday, 3rd January 2019. According to a statement from Adam Joseph the executive director of Validus Equities, the Australian market is moving ahead while reversing most of the losses experienced from the previous sessions. The fact that in immediate months the Australian market has encountered a vast recovery and sell off make it real. Institutions have transferred between bonds and equities thereby impacting both of the results. Forecasts show that this trend will persist for a considerable time. This article is a report on Australian shares.

The energy sector was stronger on Thursday because the price of Brent crude moved up for a third straight session the previous day. A rally on the Wall Street helped to keep this price on a high level. In addition, other energy variables like wood side petroleum, Santos, Oil Search rose, Beach Energy and Origin energy all experienced a significant rise in their prices. The financial sector was strong with major banks responsible for it. Some of the banks that advanced their position include Commonwealth bank, Westpac rose and Suncorp Group among others.

The material sector advanced with lithium miner Pilbara Minerals dominating the proceedings. This company reported to issue funds for its expansion project and a non-binding resolution with POSCO company that manufactures steel. This move will see both companies in the joint venture, reflect on a sizeable chemical conversion facility in South Korea. The shares of Healius (also known as Primary Health Care in earlier times) ended on a high. This is after the company was presented with a voluntary and highly conditional business proposal from Jangho Hong Kong to obtain every share in the company that it did not own.

In another case, Kathmandu had declared that its sales from the December period were below expectation. This result shed light to a weaker sales period during that month for investors. Baby Bunting, Myer and Super Retail Group are illustrations of companies that suffered a decrease in the value of their share during the same time.

Last but not least, the morning of the Thursday that the prices losses were gained, the Australian dollar had hit a low not seen in ten years in a time frame of just three minutes. On the other hand, local tech stocks steered clear of a sell-off as a result of Apple minimizing its first quarter revenue forecast. Shareholders perceived that the downgrade was as a result of economic deceleration, especially from China.

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