SYDNEY, AAP – An all-time high for the Australian share market and record prices for some of its biggest companies have proven the day’s highlights.
The ASX200 had only traded for five minutes on Monday when it rose to its all-time high, 7417.6 points.
The index had a record close on Friday.
Some share market giants notched similar feats.
Miner BHP rose to a record $52.19.
Wesfarmers, which owns Bunnings and Officeworks, had a record $62.69 trade.
The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closed lower by 0.1 point, or 0 per cent, to 7394.3.
The All Ordinaries closed down 0.4 points, or 0.01 per cent, to 7670.5.
The Australian dollar was buying 73.46 US cents at 1621 AEST, lower from 73.70 US cents at Friday’s close.