Aust stocks drop on Syria crisis

The threat of US intervention in Syria sent the domestic market sharply lower

The Australian stock market closed more than one per cent lower as investors worried about the Syrian crisis sought to minimise risks.

At 1615 AEST official market close, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index fell 1.05 per cent to 5,087.2 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index dropped 1.03 per cent to 5,078 points.


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