(Updates to close)
SYDNEY, July 25 Australian shares slipped 0.1
percent from six-year highs on Friday in lacklustre trade as
Wall Street closed mostly flat overnight, although an uptick in
banks capped further losses.
The S&P/ASX 200 index slipped 4.3 points to 5,583.5
at the close of trade, snapping seven consecutive sessions of
rises, its longest streak since mid-April. The benchmark rose
0.2 percent on Thursday.
New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index added 0.4
percent or 19.6 points to finish the session at 5,194.3.
(Reporting by Thuy Ong; Editing by Richard Pullin)