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Market benchmark back below 6,000 points


The share market has taken its sharpest fall in seven weeks due to a broad-based sell-off that included miners, energy producers, banks and healthcare giant CSL.

The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 53.1 points, or 0.88 per cent, at 5,968.7 points at 1615 AEDT, while the broader All Ordinaries index was down 48.5 points, or 0.8 per cent, at 6,048.7 points.

The SPI200 futures contract was down 49 points, or 0.81 per cent, at 5,985 points.