Yesterday the Australian shares closed lower. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index ended 52.4 points, or 1.4%, lower at 3683.3, while the broader All Ordinaries shed 56.4 points, or 1.53%, to 3624.0. The market is pessimistic about the company earnings ahead both in Australia and abroad as investors get prepared for the news that would bring some unpleasant surprises.
Yesterday, the S&P/ASX-200 share index fell about 1.6%, or 61.3 points, to 3681.2, while the broader All Ordinaries lost 53.7 points, or 1.5%, at 3619. Some US economic research institutions admitted the recession actually started last December, and now the questions are how bad and how long it will be.
Yesterday, the Australian share market closed lower after falls from the financial sector, with Babcock & Brown (ASX:BNB) suffering a heavy loss amid a drop in interim profit. Analysts said that some of the reports out yesterday were slightly negative, despite some coming out with higher profit the forward earnings would be under pressure.