ASX eases from record highs, energy, healthcare lead losses

Australian shares remain lower approaching the midpoint of the session, weighed down by losses across all sectors.

The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 is currently down 0.4 per cent at 6900, reclaiming some of the losses seen earlier in the session in recent trade.

Energy has slipped 1.2 per cent, making it laggard for the session. Healthcare is also down 1 per cent.

Technology, having tumbled over 1 per cent in initial deals, has recouped much of those losses to trade down 0.3 per cent.

Utilities have skidded 0.7 per cent, consumer staples 0.5 per cent while materials are off 0.4 per cent.

Financials have been the main factor behind the broader market trimming its earlier decline. It’s now off 0.1 per cent, the smallest decline of any sector.


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