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SYDNEY Aug 25 Australian shares dipped 0.2
percent on Monday, slipping from six-year highs after miners
dragged the index lower as iron ore prices dropped, but an
uptick in earnings of oil company Caltex helped temper losses
among energy stocks.
Caltex soared 7.4 percent to A$27.45, its highest since June
The S&P/ASX 200 index lost 10.7 points to 5,634.9 at
the close of trade, snapping seven consecutive sessions of
gains, its longest streak since mid-July.
The ASX 200 gained 1.4 percent last week, its second
straight week of rises.
New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index added 0.3
percent to 5,182.7.
(Reporting by Thuy Ong; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)