ALL ORDINARIES Index Rises, BHP Billiton (BHP) Shares Up

Australia’s share market, or the All Ordinaries Index (INDEXASX: XAO)(ASX: XAO), is currently up 0.60% at lunch.

The biggest contributor to the index’s positive start to the day is BHP Billiton Limited (ASX: BHP). The resources giant is up by more than 3% with commodity prices improving overnight.

Shares of Bega Cheese Ltd (ASX: BGA) have gained almost 2% this morning after announcing it would spend $250 million on a dairy processing facility in Victoria.

Investors seem to be more positive on USA-related businesses on the ASX with Appen Ltd (ASX: APX) and Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) up by more than 1% whilst Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) is up by 4.2%.

Listed investment company Bki Investment Co Ltd (ASX: BKI) reported its financial results today showing a 1% increase to the dividend.

Education business Navitas Limited (ASX: NVT) is down 6.6% after announcing the closure of some of its segments.

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Jaz Harrison

Jaz Harrison

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