Englishheadline Business Reporter Edward Boyd says the ASX 200 finished the day down 0.74 per cent on Wednesday.
The local market opened lower this morning, pushed down by tech stocks, mining companies, and property trusts.
Energy stocks and utilities were the only sectors that finished in positive territory.
Medical company Starpharma surged today after reporting some positive interim results from a clinical trial of one of its anti-cancer drugs.
Losing value today was intelligence software company Nuix which was the worst performing, despite slightly above average trading of the stock.