The Aussie market enjoyed strong gains today, with all major sectors finishing in the green.
Materials plays led the charge, with BHP Billiton (BHP) putting on 2.1%, rival Rio Tinto (RIO) adding 1% and little brother Fortescue Metals (FMG) surging 7.4%.
Healthcare plays also stood out, with CSL Limited (CSL) adding 1.6% and moving within striking distance of the $100 level.
Resemd (RMD) put on 1.5%.
Other sectors posting solid gains were property trusts, IT and consumer discretionary plays.
Only the gold sub-sector finished in negative territory with Newcrest (NCM) the struggler, shedding 1.6%.
On the day the ASX 200 put on 40 points (+0.7%) to settle at 5624.