Australia shares slip on weak commodities, NZ stocks also soft

April 9, 2015 4:13 AM

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SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, April 9 (Reuters) - Australian shares dipped on Thursday as mining and energy firms came under pressure on weak commodity prices outlook, though retailers and other discretionary stocks edged up.

The S&P/ASX 200 index shed 0.5 percent or 27.1 points to 5,932.8 by 03:52 GMT. The benchmark edged up 0.6 percent higher on Wednesday and remained in sight of a seven-year peak of just under 6,000.

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