The Aussie market eked out a small gain today, with the major banks doing most of the heavy lifting.
NAB was the best performer of the big four, rising 1%. CBA added 0.3% and ANZ put on 0.2%.
The mining majors extended their declines, with BHP letting go of 1.3%, Rio Tinto shedding 2.4% and Fortescue dropping 2.7%.
WorleyParsons outperformed in the energy sector, soaring 10.6% after its FY14 earnings outlook wasn’t as bad as the market had feared.
In the consumer space, Flight Centre jumped 3.2% after reporting a 14.1% climb in its 1H14 earnings.
The ASX 200 advanced three points (+0.1%) to 5437.