Australian stocks follow China down

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The Australian market has lost ground.

A fall in China with Shanghai down 2.5% added to a negative Wall Street where the S&P 500 closed down 0.4%, sending the local market tumbling further.

All 10 sectors were in the red.

The major banks were weaker, with Westpac down 2.26% to $30.29. Among the miners, Rio Tinto had lost 1.47% to $51.10.

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