Australia, New Zealand shares gain on China data

Reuters Sydney | Updated on January 19, 2018 Published on January 19, 2016

Australian shares jumped nearly 1 per cent on Tuesday, led by gains in financials and healthcare stocks, as a slew of Chinese data offered no nasty surprises.

The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.9 per cent or 44.4 points to 4,903.1 at the close of trade. The benchmark fell 0.7 per cent on Monday.

New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.37 per cent or 22.77 points to finish the session at 6,124.21.

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Published on January 19, 2016
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