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ASX lead weakens; BHP and Afterpay drag on ASX – The Sydney Morning Herald

The ASX200’s lead has declined to 0.1% as the materials and information technology sectors start to drag on the market.

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Westpac shares hit their highest since November 2019 in rising 4.4 per cent to $26.08 at the open, a move that added about $4 billion to the banks value.
The Big Four lenders were all strong in early trade and – at their respective peaks – added a combined $8.4 billion to the ASX200.
Westpac shares hit $26.08 this morning, the highest they have been since 20 November, 2019. Credit:Jessica Hromas
Commonwealth Bank was last 0.9 per cent ahead at $89.84, NAB was 1.8 per cent ahead at $27.14, and ANZ…

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