Bourse cast in black

AUSTRALIAN stocks closed higher today and miners revelled amid reports consumer sentiment had risen slightly since last month.

The S&P/ASX 200 closed 1% or 35 points higher at 4361.3 and the ASX All Ordinaries was up 35 points to 4383.

Basic materials fell one spot short of outperforming the ASX subsectors, moving up 1.

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