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Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 8/20/2012

AFTERNOON REPORT

(4.30pm AEST)

Investors took somewhat of a breather today, as China's Shanghai Composite fell to its lowest level since 2009 on worries there may not be any forthcoming stimulus from the Central Bank of China. The mood was in stark contrast to global markets on Friday, where US and European markets gained albeit in thin trading volumes. European markets rose to 13-week highs as Germany gave its backing to the European Central Bank's efforts to support the Eurozone while the S&P 500 Index on Wall Street hit a four year high. Locally, the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) fell 1.9pts to 4391.9.

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