Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 3-15-13

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AFTERNOON REPORT
(4.30pm AEDT)

The Australian sharemarket rose by 1.7 per cent today, largely making up for three consecutive days of weakness. Even when taking into account today's gains, the All Ordinaries index has slipped by 0.16 per cent over the past five sessions. Since the start of January 2013, the local market has jumped by 9.96 per cent, making it the best start to a new year in 21 years. Today was the biggest daily improvement for the All Ords since mid-July 2012.

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