Shares have closed 0.25 per cent lower for the week on the ASX, although the result was in the balance for most of Friday’s session.

The S&P/ASX200 benchmark index closed lower by 8.8 points, or 0.14 per cent, at 6111.2 on Friday.

The All Ordinaries index finished lower by 1.0 points, or 0.02 per cent, at 6270.7.

The Australian dollar was buying 72.02 US cents at 1623 AEST, up from 71.71 US cents at Thursday’s close.