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Heartbreaking job data drags market lower: Aus shares close 0.9% lower

18 Jun 2020 – The market sank at the open, was hit by job data that Prime Minister, Scott Morrison described as “heartbreaking”, and finished the day 0.9 per cent lower. Ship builder Austal (ASX:ASB) has announced that the United States Department of Defense has awarded Austal USA a modification to a previously contract which may see the company reap an additional US$43.4 million.

Source: Finance News Network

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