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Aust shares close higher

Reported by AAP
Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The Australian share market has closed around one per cent higher, despite backing away from its mid-morning peaks.

At the close on Thursday, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was 48.9 points, or 0.95 per cent, higher at 5,210.8, while the broader All Ordinaries index was up 49.1 points, or 0.96 per cent, at 5,189.7, according to preliminary figures.

On the ASX 24, the December share price index futures contract was 26 points higher at 5,191, with 12,441 contracts traded.

23/12/2014 10:26Sydney, Australia. 23 December,2014