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Aust shares close weaker

 

The Australian share market has closed lower amid weaker investor confidence and a falling local currency.

At the close on Thursday, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 54.0 points, or 1.12 per cent, at 4,781.2 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index was 53.4 points, or 1.11 per cent, lower at 4,771.8.

On the ASX 24, the June share price index futures contract was 50 points lower at 4,781 points with 31,830 contracts traded.