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ASX rises, Dow Jones and iron ore prices hit record high – ABC News

Australian shares have lifted in morning trade, following an upbeat session on US markets as the Dow Jones hit a record high for the second day in a row.

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Australian shares have lifted in afternoon trade, following an upbeat session on US markets as the Dow Jones hit a record high for the second day in a row.
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  • Iron ore surged to a record high, above $US200 per tonne
  • The Australian dollar has risen to 77.8 US cents, erasing yesterday’s losses
  • Macquarie’s annual profit jumped to $3.02b, also a fresh record

The ASX 200 index gained 0.3 per cent (to 7,083 points) by 2:25pm AEST, after briefly dipping into negative territory at the open.
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