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SYDNEY, AAP – There was little change to shares on the Australian market after flat commodity prices and bond yields limited movements in the materials and financial sectors.

The S&P/ASX200 benchmark index closed down 0.2 points, or 0 per cent, to 6713.9 on Thursday.

The All Ordinaries closed higher by 5.7 points, or 0.08 per cent, at 6952.9.

The materials sector dropped 0.01 per cent, while financials were down 0.38 per cent.

The Australian dollar was buying 77.45 US cents at 1620 AEDT, higher from 76.79 US cents at Wednesday’s close.