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Australia: Shares show a rare gain, helped by energy bounce
[SYDNEY] Australian shares rose 0.2 per cent on Wednesday, a rare gain following six sessions of losses.
The S&P/ASX 200 index added 9.6 points to 5,161.9 at the close of trade, supported by a bounce in the energy and natural resources sectors.
New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index had a quiet session and ended unchanged at 5,496.5.