The Australian stock market has opened stronger led by financial shares, as Wall Street rebounded after investors reassessed the potential effects of the fraud case against Goldman Sachs. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index and the broader All Ordinaries index both were up 0.5 per cent in early trade.
The Australian share market lost much of its early gains after NAB's surprise bid for the local and New Zealand assets of AXA Asia Pacific Holdings. Woodside's capital raising also gave the market a pullback. At the close, the local market was slightly higher. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closed up 8.4 points, or 0.18 per cent, at 4670.3 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index gained 13.5 points, or 0.29 per cent, to 4689.6 points.
Yesterday, the Australian share market ended almost 4% higher in its best two-day gain since 1975, adding $42 billion to the value of stocks listed in the All Ordinaries index. As confidence was buoyed, investors rushed back to the big miners and banks and pushed the two-day rally to 9% in total. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 154.5 points, or 3.7%, at 4335.2, while the broader All Ordinaries index gained 169.6 points, or 4.09%, to 4311.5.
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