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$A higher as Wall St gains

AAP

The Australian dollar is higher after it got a boost from gains on Wall Street driven mainly by strong sales data from General Motors and Ford.

At 0635 AEDT on Wednesday, the Australian dollar was worth 78.36 US cents, up from 77.92 US cents on Tuesday.

CURRENCY SNAPSHOT AT 0635 AEDT ON WEDNESDAY

One Australian dollar buys:

* 78.36 US cents, from 77.92 on Tuesday

* 88.44 Japanese yen, from 88.17 yen

* 66.71 euro cents, from 66.56 euro cents

(*Currency closes taken at 1700 AEDT previous local session)