Aust dollar climbs in early trade

Local currency lifts a quarter of a US cent on last-minute debt deal.

The Australian dollar has leapt a quarter of a US cent higher after United States Senate leaders reached a last-minute deal that temporarily extends the debt ceiling and will reopen the government.

At 0700 AEDT, the local unit was trading at 95.50 US cents, up from 95.25 cents on Wednesday.

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