Down one minute, up the next

THE Australian share market reversed earlier losses to finish in green territory thanks to a buoyant session from the mining stocks which offset mixed offshore leads and a trimming of growth forecasts by the International Monetary Fund.

The S&P/ASX 200 index closed the day 31.6 points higher at 4071.8, while the All Ordinaries index gained 28.8 points to 4153.6.