President Barack Obama’s authorisation of targeted military strikes has pushed an already weak Australian market down even further.
The S&P/ASX 200 was down 1.3% to 5,437.20.
In the region, Japan’s Nikkei dropped more than 3% to 14,739.50 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was down 0.73% to 24,210.00
In Australia, the Commonwealth Bank was down 1.13% to $80.43.
And the market punished the Rea Group, which reported a 37% rise in net profit to $149.9 million for the year to the end of June, because expectations were more $154 million.
The operator of realestate.com.au was down 8.35% to $42.92.
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