The big company news was in the oil and gas space with Santos and Woodside both releasing production figures.
Santos’ fourth quarter production was down 9% on-year, while Woodside’s production in the fourth quarter dropped 6% compared to the same period the previous year.
Santos finished up 0.3%, whilst Woodside shed 1.9%.
The major miners were stronger despite mixed commodity prices; BHP climbed 0.9% while Rio Tinto managed a 0.2% gain.
Rare earths miner Lynas soared 8.5% after a Malaysian minister said they only have to get a recommendation from the local atomic energy agency before a temporary operating licence will be granted.
The big four were mixed, with NAB the best performer, up 0.9%.
The ASX 200 lost just three points (-0.1%), closing at 4215.