The Australian equity market charged higher today, despite mixed leads from Wall Street overnight.
The ASX All Ordinaries is now within sight of a 12-month high.
Today the benchmark climbed 0.6% to 5647 and is less than 1% away from a new record for the period.
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BHP Billiton (ASX:BHP) up 0.5% to $21.05; Fortescue Metals Group (ASX:FMG) up 1.9% to $4.90; Newcrest (ASX:NCM) up 0.9% to $23.99; Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) down 0.2% to $49.08.
Energy or Oil and Gas
Oil Search (ASX:OSH) down 0.8% to $7.38; Santos (ASX:STO) down 0.4% to $4.50; Woodside Petroleum (ASX:WPL) down 0.6% to $29.14.
Big 4 banks
ANZ Bank (ASX:ANZ) up 1.1% to $26.92; Commonwealth Bank (ASX:CBA) up 0.9% to $73.76; National Australia Bank (ASX:NAB) up 1.0% to $27.55; Westpac (ASX:WBC) up 1.5% to $30.42.
Other banks, financials and industrials
AMP (ASX:AMP) down 0.1% to $5.39; Bank of Queensland (ASX:BOQ) up 1.1% to $10.36; Bendigo and Adelaide Bank (ASX:BEN) down 0.4% to $10.77; Macquarie Group (ASX:MQG) up 1.0% to $80.21; Suncorp (ASX:SUN) up 0.3% to $12.91; Telstra (ASX:TLS) up 0.6% to $5.48.
JB Hi-FI (ASX:JBH) up 1.3% to $29.90; Wesfarmers (ASX:WES) up 0.8% to $43.60; Woolworths (ASX:WOW) up 0.1% to $24.13.
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