Australian shares have closed the day higher, with the heavyweight mining sector and the major financial stocks were the key drivers on a muted Monday of trade.
The share market has closed higher as gains by energy producers, retailers and miners offset weakness among banks, health care and telco companies.
Local shares have ended higher, led by the energy sector, as relieved investors rallied on easing tension in Syria and hopes the Sino-US trade tiff has cooled.
Australian shares have ended higher, led by healthcare stocks and the miners as global trade and strategic tensions eased and investors pursued US market gains.
Australian shares have ended Wednesday lower after two straight days of gains as markets act cautiously ahead of major market-moving events in the US and China
A promise by China's President, Xi Jinping, to widen market access for foreign investors has helped boost the Australian and Asian share markets.
Australian shares have ended an uncertain day slightly higher, despite the big US lead overnight and a mixed day for banking, mining and energy stocks.
Australian shares have ended lower but strength in energy and mining stocks have helped support the market, while the ASX dodged the worst of the US tech slump.
Australian shares have closed three-quarters of a per cent lower, with almost all sectors down following the substantial tech-led falls on Wall Street.