BRIEF-Skanska sells Stockholm building for about 300 mln SEK
* Skanska sells office building in Solna, Sweden, for about SEK 300 mln Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reporting By Simon Johnson)
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SYDNEY May 22 Australian shares rose 1 percent on Thursday, as an upbeat Chinese manufacturing survey helped miners claw back recent steep losses from slumping iron ore prices.
China's factory sector turned in its best performance in five months in May, a preliminary HSBC survey showed, though overall manufacturing growth still contracted slightly in a suggestion that the outlook remains murky.
China is Australia's largest export market.
The S&P/ASX 200 index advanced 55.3 points to 5,479.9 at the close of trade, its biggest one-day percentage gain since February 12. The benchmark added 0.1 percent on Wednesday.
New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index added 0.4 percent to 5,128.8. (Reporting by Thuy Ong; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)
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