Aust stocks close stronger

Local market pushes higher after weak US jobs data raises tapering questions.

The Australian stock market has closed stronger after weak United States jobs data caused global investors to question whether the pace of stimulus reduction may be slowed.

At the 1615 AEDT official market close, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index gained 1.08% to 5,222.1 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index increased 1% to 5,236.5 points.


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