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ASX firms 0.5pc as Afterpay soars to record high – The Australian Financial Review

Australian shares advanced on Tuesday, helped by another session of strong gains for buy now pay later star Afterpay, which closed at a record high.

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Afterpay reports results later this week as does buy now, pay later rival Zip, which rose 1.6 per cent to $7.57 in the session.
The banks also performed strongly, with Commonwealth Bank up 2.2 per cent to $70.45, National Australia Bank gaining 4.2 per cent to $18.28, Westpac firming 4.3 per cent to $17.85 and ANZ rising 3.2 per cent to $18.80.
Property companies also gained ground, with Scentre up 4.5 per cent at $2.11. It booked an interim loss of $3.6 billion, brought lower by hefty write-d…

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