Australia shares retreat but post sixth weekly gain
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SYDNEY, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Australian shares fell 0.4 percent on Friday, retreating from a five-year high hit the previous day as markets took a breather following a rally on the back of the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to maintain its stimulus programme.
The S&P/ASX 200 index lost 18.9 points on the day to close at 5,276.7, but finished 1 percent higher for the week, a sixth consecutive week of gains.
New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index fell 0.5 percent or 22.7 points to 4,730.4. (Reporting by Thuy Ong; Editing by Chris Gallagher)