Aust shares close higher

Reported by AAP
Thursday, March 17, 2016
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The Australian share market has closed around one per cent higher, with investors buoyed by the US Fed decision to hold interest rates and, locally, a fall in unemployment.

At the close on Thursday, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was 49.2 points, or 0.96 per cent, higher at 5,168.2, while the broader All Ordinaries index was up 50.7 points, or 0.98 per cent, at 5,226.4.

On the ASX 24, the June share price index futures contract was 50 points higher at 5,161, with 40,121 contracts traded.

02/05/2016 22:38Sydney, Australia. 2 May,2016