Australia: Shares slump as Trump-Biden debate stokes caution

The Business Times | Sep 30, 2020 at 2:00 AM
  • Australian shares fell more than 2 per cent on Wednesday, with miners and financials suffering major blows, as investors tracked Wall Street futures lower after the first US presidential debate stoked caution and uncertainty ahead of the election.
  • Financials index ended 2.2 per cent lower.
  • The index lost 1.6 per cent in September, ending its five-month winning streak, but finished the quarter 2.6 per cent higher.