Evening Report: Local Shares Snap Two Session Losing Streak

By Tom Piotrowski | More Articles by Tom Piotrowski

The Australian sharemarket has snapped a two session losing streak, helped by strong gains in mining, energy, healthcare and retail stocks which outweighed losses in the financial, property trusts and telco sectors. The ASX 200 (XJO) closed up 40 points or 0.7% to 6,221.