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Australia: Shares fall as risk appetite curbed


[SYDNEY]Australian shares fell for a second day on Wednesday, as rising global tensions hurt risk appetite after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border.

The S&P/ASX 200 index shed 0.6 per cent or 32.7 points to 5,193.7 at the close of trade. The benchmark lost nearly 1 per cent on Tuesday.

New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index also declined 0.5 per cent or 32.13 points to finish the session at 6,069.14.