Virus infects Aust stock market surge

The Australian share market has closed marginally higher after fears from the Covid-19 coronavirus cast a pall on a record-setting day.

The S&P/ASX200 benchmark index finished Thursday up 15 points, or 0.21 per cent, to 7,103.2 after powering to a record 7145.8 points in morning trade.

The broader All Ordinaries index closed up 19.3 points, or 0.27 per cent, at 7,204.6.

The Aussie dollar dipped after the coronavirus news and was buying 67.18 US cents, from 67.29 US cents at Wednesday’s close. 

AAP

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