Aust stocks stronger at noon

Local market pushes higher after BHP lifts production forecast following mixed performance on international markets overnight.

The Australian stock market lifted to a fresh five-year high at noon after BHP Billiton Ltd lifted its full-year production guidance, following a mixed performance on international markets overnight.

At 1205 AEDT, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 was 0.35 per cent higher at 5,370.7 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index rose 0.34 per cent to 5,369.5 points.


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