Aust stocks narrow losses at close

22 min ago Investors worried about falling commodity prices and the weaker Chinese currency push local market lower.

Worries about falling commodity prices and the weaker Chinese currency weighed on the local sharemarket today, with the bourse narrowing earlier losses to close half a per cent lower.

At the 4.15pm (AEDT) official market close, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was 29.6 points, or 0.55%, lower at 5,384.2 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index dropped 28.8 points, or 0.53%, to 5,400.5 points.

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