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Australia, NZ: Shares gain on China data


[SYDNEY] Australian shares jumped nearly one per cent on Tuesday, led by gains in financials and healthcare stocks, as a slew of Chinese data offered no nasty surprises.

The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.9 per cent, or 44.4 points, to 4,903.1 at the close of trade. The benchmark fell 0.7 per cent on Monday.

New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.37 per cent, or 22.77 points, to finish the session at 6,124.21.