Aust shares close higher

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Strong production reports from several mining companies and encouraging economic data from the US has driven the share market higher.

At the close on Tuesday, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 29.3 points, or 0.55 per cent, at 5,388.2 while the broader All Ordinaries index was up 26.7 points, or 0.5 per cent, at 5,380.3.

On the ASX 24, the June share price index futures contract was 30 points higher at 5,375, with 26,619 contracts traded.

17/04/2014 22:52Sydney, Australia. 17 April,2014