Aust shares close higher

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Thursday, March 19, 2015
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The Australian share market has enjoyed its strongest session in five weeks as the Australian dollar's rise increased expectations of another interest rate cut.

At the close on Thursday, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 108.5 points, or 1.86 per cent, at 5,950.8, while the broader All Ordinaries index was up 104.5 points, or 1.8 per cent, at 5,912.5, according to preliminary figures.

On the ASX 24, the June share price index futures contract was 47 points higher at 5,957, with 39,225 contracts traded.

30/03/2015 09:23Sydney, Australia. 30 March,2015