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ASX adds 0.3% as banks bounce back, CSL climbs; Tech shares fall – The Sydney Morning Herald

The ASX 200 improved after a flat start, gaining 0.3% to rise above 6800. The major banks, CSL, and energy stocks were higher. Tech firms were dragging.

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Brickworks says a local homebuilding surge and a manufacturing network relatively unscathed by COVID has helped it boost first-half profit by 22 per cent.
The $2.9 billion brick and concrete firm this morning reported net profit of $71 million for the six months to January 31, even as total revenue dropped 4 per cent to $432 million.
The company will boost its interim dividend by 1 cent to 21 cents, payable on April 28.
Brickworks managing director Lindsay Partridge.Credit:AFR
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