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ASX 200 opens higher despite COVID-19 cases growing in NSW and Victoria – ABC News

Australia’s share market opens higher on the first day of trading for 2021 with Afterpay continuing its climb, but some travel stocks have tanked as border closures…

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Australian shares have risen slightly despite COVID-19 restrictions tightening in Victoria and NSW.
Key points:

  • The Australian dollar is trading flat at 77.06 US cents
  • Asian markets have started the year strong with Japan’s Nikkei rising to a 30-year peak
  • Elections in the US on Wednesday will determine which party controls the Senate

The ASX 200 and All Ordinaries both rose 0.95 per cent by 12:00pm AEDT on Monday to 6,651 and 6,915 points respectively.
But the rise is not expected to last as the number…

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