Aust stocks fall slightly at noon

Local market slips as current account deficit widens, retail sales beat forecasts

The Australian stock market is slightly lower at noon after falls on international markets and the release of local data showing the current account deficit widened.

At 1206 AEDT, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index lost 0.23% to 5,267.6 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index fell 0.21% to 5,262.4 points.

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