Aust shares close higher

Reported by AAP
Friday, May 15, 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, with energy the only sector in the red.

At the close on Friday, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was 38.9 points, or 0.68 per cent, higher at 5,735.5, while the broader All Ordinaries index was up 37.5 points, or 0.66 per cent, at 5,730.0, according to preliminary figures.

On the ASX 24, the June share price index futures contract was 55 points higher at 5,742, with 23,065 contracts traded.

23/05/2015 11:11Sydney, Australia. 23 May,2015