S&P/ASX 200 (INDEXASX:XJO) has gained 0.64% to 6,786 by about 1.55 pm with the index hitting a fresh 11-month high of 6788 earlier this morning.
All sectors have gained with the technology sector rising the most with a 2.3% gain. Afterpay (ASX:APT) surged to a new record high of $142.30 earlier today.
BHP iron ore production rises
BHP Group (ASX:BHP) was 1.43% higher after reporting its numbers for the first half of FY2021.
The miner’s iron ore production was 6% higher at 128.4 million tonnes (Mt) with record production achieved at its WA operations.
FY2021 guidance for iron has also increased to between 245 and 255 Mt as a result of the restart of Samarco in Brazil.
BHP’s coal, copper and petroleum production are down compared to the corresponding half a year ago.
Today’s top gainers on the ASX include Archer Materials Ltd (ASX:AXE) (+27.88%), Core Lithium Ltd (ASX:CXO) (+16.28%), Northern Minerals Ltd (ASX:NTU) (+23.26%), Piedmont Lithium Ltd (ASX:PLL) (+14.95%), Strategic Elements Ltd (ASX:SOR) (+25.00%), Galileo Mining Ltd (ASX:GAL) (+27.27%) and RPM Automotive Group Ltd (ASX:RPM) (+20.51%).
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