Aust stocks rise at noon

Local market pares morning gains to sit slightly higher as US delays vote on Syria.

The Australian stock market is slightly higher at noon after consumer confidence hit a three-year high and United States President Barack Obama said he would delay a Congress vote on a Syria strike.

At 1205 AEST, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index gained 0.35% to 5,219.6 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index rose 0.32% to 5,215.3 points.


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