Banks and energy weigh down ASX at close

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Greta Stonehouse
(Australian Associated Press)

 

The Australian share market has clawed back some of its earlier losses to close lower with the financial and energy sector weighing the heaviest.

The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 15.1 points, or 0.26 per cent, to 5843.7 at 1615 AEDT on Wednesday, while the broader All Ordinaries was down 15.6 points, or 0.26 per cent, lower at 5908.7.

The Aussie dollar has lifted slightly, buying 71.38 US cents from 71.36 US cents on Tuesday.

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