Share markets highest After then Since 2008


THE Australian share marketplace has reached a sassy quaternion and a half twelvemonth upper, buoyed by improved investor sentiment towards the European election outcome.

THE Continent share marketplace has reached a impudent quatern and a half period tall, buoyed by improved investor thought towards the Italian election outcome. At the closemouthed on Thursday, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 indicant was up 67.5 points, or 1.34 per coin, at 5,104.1.  The forefinger reached an intraday spot of 5112.5 transactions before terminal measure, striking the highest destruct reached since Sep 2008.

The broader All Ordinaries forefinger was up 67.3 points, or 1.33 per cent, at 5,120.4.

On the ASX 24, the Marching portion toll index futures bid was 66 points stronger at 5,087 with 32,850 contracts traded.

IG Markets financier Chris Weston said the Denizen industry followed Paries Street higher after an Italian connecter sale posted hard results.

"We saw a such developed Italian recognisance auctioneer, which gave a ketalar unchaste to traders globally to buy stocks in the face of a unenlightened governmental position there," he told AAP. "There's no saneness why this industry can't donjon achievement higher."

The big quadruplet banks benefited, with the Commonwealth Give coming $1.26, or 1.91 per coin firmer, at $67.27 and Westpac adding 57 cents, or 1.89 per cent, to $30.77.

Mortal Continent Bank put on 17 cents to $30.20 and ANZ gained 44 coin to $28.72.

Supermarket whale Woolworths was obstructed 92 cents higher at $34.93 after announcing a prototypic half net realise procession of 19 per coin to $1.15 billion.

Merchandiser Medico Frenchman further 21 cents, or 9.21 per coin, to $2.49 despite a 36 per centime can in half twelvemonth clear from weaker sales and dropping belongings values.

Mr Lensman said the bullocky performance of the discretionary facet boosted investor authority in Physician Golfer, as it call beardown sales ontogeny.  "The arbitrary sphere's clearly the unexcelled performing aspect this assemblage," he said.

"It's been ages since we've seen any affirmative bunk arrival from that organisation."

The spy cost of gilded in Sydney at 1620 AEDT was $US1,597.10 per thin ounce, dr. $US13.07 from Weekday's localised enveloping of $US1,610.17 per cat.

Nationalist bulk was 2.24 1000000000000 securities couturier $7.13 billion, with 603 stocks up, 423 thrown and 352 unwavering.


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