Australia’s share market, or the All Ordinaries Index (INDEXASX: XAO)(ASX: XAO), is down by 0.05% at lunch, it’s almost flat. The BHP Billiton Limited (ASX: BHP) share price is down by 0.7% with news that negotiations between the US and China have stalled.

The biggest gain in the ASX200 so far has been Alumina Limited (ASX: AWC), the commodity company has gone up by almost 4% today on no news.

At the other end of the market several other commodity companies are the worst performers. Syrah Resources Ltd (ASX: SYR) is down by 3.21%, Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE) is down 3.09%, Western Areas Ltd (ASX: WSA) has fallen 2.27% and Independence Group NL (ASX: IGO) has dropped by 2.2%.

The story surrounding Blue Sky Alternative Investments Ltd (ASX: BLA) has continued. Investors seem interested today as the share price has actually risen by nearly 5% today to almost $6, although it is a long way below its high of $14.70 late last year.

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