The Aussie market is firmly in the red today, with local traders ignoring the positive leads provided by international markets last night.
The XJO is presently 35 points (-0.9%) underwater, at 4078.
The losses are widespread, with all but one sector in the red; energy, materials and industrials are the hardest hit, whilst utilities are the lone rangers in the green.
In company news, Wesfarmers is down 1.1% despite announcing sales growth at its Bunnings and Officeworks stores.
Elsewhere, Programmed has jumped 4.4% after reporting a FY12 net profit of $31.2 million, a 41% increased on the FY11 result.
Around the region, Asian markets mainly weaker; the Hang Seng is down 2.1% whilst the Nikkei is 1% weaker.