Aust shares close

The Australian share market has closed firmer but off its highs after data showed Chinese manufacturing on track for a recovery.

At the close on Monday, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was 37.7 points, or 0.75 per cent, higher at 5,055.8 while the broader All Ordinaries index was up 36 points, or 0.71 per cent, at 5,072.7.

On the ASX 24, the March share price index futures contract was 48 points higher at 5,041 with 25,410 contracts traded.

Market Data

  • Currencies
    Currencies
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    0.9327-0.0005-0.05%
    AUDUSD=X
    0.5555-0.0003-0.05%
    AUDGBP=X
    0.6753-0.0003-0.05%
    AUDEUR=X
  • Commodities
    Commodities
    NamePriceChange% Chg