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Australia: Shares end higher on hopes pandemic is peaking

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Australian shares closed higher on Thursday amid hopes the coronavirus outbreak was nearing a peak in the United States, while positive comments about the strength of Australian lenders by the central bank also boosted sentiment.

[SYDNEY] Australian shares closed higher on Thursday amid hopes the coronavirus outbreak was nearing a peak in the United States, while positive comments about the strength of Australian lenders by the central bank also boosted sentiment.

The S&P/ASX 200 index closed up 3.5 per cent,...

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