ASX flat as Macquarie drags on financials

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Australian shares have finished flat as investors wait word on US jobs data.

The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index finished down 2.6 points, or 0.04 per cent, to 6,335.8 points at 1615 AEST on Friday, while the broader All Ordinaries was down 2.8 points, or 0.04 per cent, to 6,427.2.

The Aussie dollar dropped below 70 US cents ahead of Tuesday’s Reserve Bank meeting, buying 69.95 US cents, from 70.19 US cents on Thursday.

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