SYDNEY, AAP – Australia’s share market has closed little changed after earnings reports aplenty, but none moved the market.

The S&P/ASX200 benchmark index closed lower by 6.8 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 6850.1 on Thursday.

The All Ordinaries closed down by 11.7 points, or 0.16 per cent, at 7122.1.

Gold miner Newcrest was a notable performer in first-half earnings, improving net profit after tax by 134 per cent helped by higher gold prices.

The Aussie dollar was buying 77.36 US cents at 1618 AEDT, lower from 77.38 US cents at Wednesday’s close.