Aust stocks fall at noon

Local market slips as ABS data shows housing finance falls more than forecast.

The Australian stock market was lower at noon after Australian Bureau of Statistics data showed housing finance fell more than forecast in August.

At 1205 AEDT, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index fell 0.75% to 5,191.5 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index slipped 0.72% to 5,191.4 points.


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