Aust stocks extend gains at noon

Local market pushes toward three-quarters of a per cent higher midway through session.

The Australian stock market extended its early gains at noon, shrugging off weak leads from Wall Street on disappointing consumer spending news.

At 1205 AEST, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index gained 0.69% to 5,170.6 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index added 0.7% to 5,161.4 points.


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