Aust shares close higher

Reported by AAP
Friday, June 19, 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, recovering its losses from Thursday.

At the close on Friday, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was 72.1 points, or 1.31 per cent, higher at 5,597.0, while the broader All Ordinaries index was up 68.8 points, or 1.25 per cent, at 5,591.5, according to preliminary figures.

On the ASX 24, the September share price index futures contract was 73 points higher at 5,540, with 26,976 contracts traded.

30/06/2015 15:12Sydney, Australia. 30 June,2015