The Australian share market has overcome a slow start to rise sharply, after US markets hit fresh records overnight.
- ANZ reported a $1.3 billion third quarter profit and will pay a first half dividend of 25 cents per share
- The S&P 500 closed at a record high of 3,390 points, recovering its COVID losses
- The ASX 200 is still 17pc below its February record high
By 12:35pm AEST the benchmark ASX 200 index was up 1.1 per cent to 6,189 points.