Aust stocks close lower

Australian shares have lost further ground in afternoon trading after the Reserve Bank of Australia left interest rates on hold, with the market hit by falls in financial, telco and resource companies.

At 1615 AEST on Tuesday, the S&P ASX/200 index was down 16 points, or 0.29 per cent, at 5,413.6, and the All Ordinaries was down 14 points, or 0.25 per cent, at 5,510.4 points.

The September share price index futures contract was down 10 points, or 0.18 per cent, at 5,408 with 17,348 contracts traded.

Market Data

  • Currencies
    Currencies
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    0.7618-0.0023-0.31%
    AUDUSD=X
    0.5882+0.004+0.68%
    AUDGBP=X
    0.6796-0.0021-0.31%
    AUDEUR=X