Australia shares close higher on banks, gold caps broader gains
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SYDNEY May 28 (Reuters) - Australian shares added 0.3 percent on Wednesday, supported by another record-close for the S&P 500 and interest in banking stocks, though overall gains were capped by a slide in gold producers after bullion prices dropped overnight.
The S&P/ASX 200 index added 15.5 points to 5,527.2 at the close of trade. The benchmark finished a choppy session flat on Tuesday.
New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index added 0.7 percent or 35.6 points to 5,181.5. (Reporting by Thuy Ong; Editing by Jeremy Laurence)