Reuters logo
5 years ago
Australian shares slip; investors cautious on euro woes, Rio results
February 14, 2013 / 11:22 PM / 5 years ago

Australian shares slip; investors cautious on euro woes, Rio results

SYDNEY, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Australian shares dipped 0.2
percent in early trade as the market consolidated recent strong
gains and investors remained cautious after weak euro zone
growth data and a $3 billion annual loss from Rio Tinto.
    Global iron ore miner Rio Tinto Ltd fell 2.6
percent to A$70.20, while rival BHP Billiton eased 1.0
percent.
    The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index slipped 10.8 points
to 5,026.1 by 2314 GMT. The index hit a 4-1/2 year high on
Thursday, closing up 0.7 percent at 5,036.9 points. 
    New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index fell 1.1
percent, or 47.2 points to 4,192.

 (Reporting by Thuy Ong; Editing by Richard Pullin)

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below