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A weakening iron ore price has pushed the Australian sharemarket down on Monday

A weakening iron ore price pushed mining giants and the Australian sharemarket lower on Monday, ahead of another batch of Chinese economic data set to drop on Tuesday.

A weakening iron ore price has pushed the Australian sharemarket down on Monday

Iron ore futures, traded in Singapore, briefly fell below $US100 a tonne amid further evidence of a weakening Chinese economy. The September contract dropped 2.6 per cent to $US100.10 a tonne.

BHP dropped 2.1 per cent to $44.75, Rio Tinto tumbled 2.3 per cent to $106.52, and Fortescue Metals fell 1.8 per cent to $20.62.

The sell-off in the materials sector sent the benchmark ASX/S&P 200 Index down 63.1 points at the close, or 0.9 per cent, to 7277. The All Ords fell 0.8 per cent to 7493.1.

News that Chinese trust company Zhongzhi Enterprise Group had delayed payments to three of its clients sparked liquidity fears in the country’s ailing economy and the resulting demand for iron ore.


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