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Australia, New Zealand: Shares climb on hopes of massive US stimulus

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Australian shares rose sharply on Wednesday, tracking Wall Street gains on hopes US lawmakers were moving closer to passing a massive stimulus package to curb the coronavirus outbreak's economic impact.

[BENGALURU] Australian shares rose sharply on Wednesday, tracking Wall Street gains on hopes US lawmakers were moving closer to passing a massive stimulus package to curb the coronavirus outbreak's economic impact.

The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index jumped 6.1 per cent in early trade,...

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