Aust stocks close lower

Local market falls as traders take short-term profits in materials stocks.

The Australian stock market closed slightly lower after local data showed a swing to a trade deficit against analyst expectations.

At 1615 AEST official market close, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index fell 0.37% to 5,142.5 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index lost 0.35% to 5,138.4 points.

IG analyst Chris Weston said the local market seemed lifeless today.


SMS Code Sent…

Hi {{ user.FirstName }}

Looks like you've already taken a free trial

Please enter your payment details

We have sent you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

please enter this code below to activate your membership

If you didn't receive SMS code please

Looks you are already a member. Please enter your password to proceed

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device

Verify your mobile number to unlock a FREE trial

Please sign up for full access

Updating information

Please wait ...

  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Related Articles