ASX ends flat

MINING companies simmered out a quiet performance today as Australian stocks closed flat.

The S&P/ASX 200 index was just 0.02% lower today at 5511 points, with the basic materials sector adding 0.1%.

BHP Billiton finished 0.05% up at $A37.89 and Rio Tinto improved 0.4% to $61.

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