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Wall Street closed with an eighth consecutive gain on Thursday, as a series of financial firms rose and energy stocks rallied on the rebound of crude oil prices. The US government figure for GDP showed that the US economy shrank at a 1 per cent annual pace in the second quarter, better than analysts' forecast of 1.5 per cent decline.
Australian shares closed lower on Friday. The Australian market sunk further into the red and languished in negative territory amidst gloomy economic news from here and overseas, according to CMC Markets.
On Monday, the Australian share market closed around four per cent higher, boosted by gains in the financial and resources sector and a rally on United States markets on Friday. Meanwhile, bargain hunters took the buying opportunity to snap cheap stocks. Energy sector was also pushed up by the higher oil price as well as the Santos takeover talks. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index gained 141.7 points, or 4.06 per cent, to 3,631.6, while the broader All Ordinaries was up 126.6 points, or 3.69 per cent, at 3,553.8. The news a short-term rescue package for the US carmakers expected to be unveiled may strengthen the market sentiment today. Resource stocks would also gain after commodity prices advanced.
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