The Australian sharemarket weakened for a second successive day, with low oil prices hitting the energy sector.
At the market close, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 18 points, or 0.33 percent, at 5,404.7 points, while the wider All Ordinaries index was down 17.4 points, or 0.32 percent, at 5,382.1 points.
Energy shares led the market down, falling 1.7 percent.
Santos lost 1.1 percent, Woodside fell 1.7 percent, Origin Energy declined 2.7 percent and Karoon Gas tumbled 6 percent.
Big players BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto lost 1.9 percent to 27. 97 AU dollars (below the 28 AU dollars threshold once again) and 1. 8 percent to 57.46 AU dollars, respectively.