Aust shares close higher

Reported by AAP
Monday, April 27, 2015
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Australia's richest and poorest postcodesOne pocket of Sydney's eastern suburbs earn close to nine times more than those who live in the country's poorest area.

The Australian share market has closed higher, edging towards the 6,000-point level, not seen since early 2008.

At the close on Monday, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was 49.4 points, or 0.83 per cent, higher at 5,982.7, while the broader All Ordinaries index was up 48.0 points, or 0.81 per cent, at 5,954.8, according to preliminary figures.

On the ASX 24, the June share price index futures contract was 35 points higher at 5,973, with 25,038 contracts traded.

06/05/2015 03:17Sydney, Australia. 6 May,2015