Aust shares close sharply lower

The Australian share market has closed sharply lower, with a bailout plan for Cyprus being the latest eurozone development to spook investors.

At the close on Monday, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was 104.8 points, or 2.05 per cent, down at 5,015.4, while the broader All Ordinaries index was 101.9 points, or 1.99 per cent, weaker at 5,027.4.

On the ASX 24, the March share price index futures contract was 112 points weaker at 5,011, with 91,237 contracts traded.

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Market Data

  • Currencies
    Currencies
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    0.9284-0.0081-0.86%
    AUDUSD=X
    0.5536-0.003-0.54%
    AUDGBP=X
    0.6717-0.0067-0.99%
    AUDEUR=X
  • Commodities
    Commodities
    NamePriceChange% Chg