Aust stocks close slightly lower

Falling iron ore price, worries over conflict in Iraq continue to weigh on local market.

The Australian sharemarket closed slightly lower today amid worries about a fresh fall in the iron ore price and conflict in Iraq.

At the 4.15pm (AEST) official market close, the S&P/ASX200 index fell 11.6 points, or 0.21%, to 5,400.7 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index shed 9.9 points, or 0.18%, to 5,380.7 points.

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