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SYDNEY, July 28 Australian shares dipped 0.1
percent on Monday as weakness on Wall Street and in metal prices
was offset by an uptick in gold, though the financials dragged
Investors were mostly sidelined with the S&P/ASX 200 index
declining 6.1 points to 5,577.4 at the close. The
benchmark slipped 0.1 percent on Friday, but added 0.9 percent
for the week.
A total of 444.6 million shares changed hands during the
session, versus the five-day daily average of 530.2 million
New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index was down 0.1
percent or 7.1 points to finish the session at 5,187.1.
(Reporting by Thuy Ong; Editing by Eric Meijer)