Further falls for shares: Afternoon market insights

Australian shares fell today despite an afternoon revival yesterday. At 2.30pm, the S&P/ASX 200 was down 0.41% to 4116.10 and the All Ordinaries had dropped 0.41% to 4144.30. It follows a third day of losses on the world markets.

The negative news from the eurozone continues to affect the Australian dollar. Its slide continues, with the local currency worth $US1.02345 this afternoon.

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) showed that inflation rose at its slowest pace in 14 years during the June quarter. It is likely to give the Reserve Bank more room to move on interest rates.

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