Investors stunned by Aussie market recovery

  

Australian stocks have closed higher after a mixed session, with gains in the big iron ore players and consumer stocks offsetting falls in the energy sector.

At 1615 AEST, the S&P ASX200 index was up 16.9 points, or 0.31 per cent, at 5,556.6, while the All Ordinaries was up 21.7 points, or 0.39 per cent, at 5,636.7 points.

The September share price index futures contract was up 11 points at 5,511 points, with 21,293 contracts traded.

Market Data

  • Currencies
    Currencies
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    0.7560-0.0055-0.72%
    AUDUSD=X
    0.5759-0.0014-0.24%
    AUDGBP=X
    0.6761+0.0014+0.21%
    AUDEUR=X