(Updates to close)
SYDNEY, July 30 Australian shares added 0.6
percent on Wednesday to close at a fresh six-year high with all
major sectors gaining, though volumes remained relatively
subdued as investors eyed the U.S. Federal Reserve's two-day
Australia's top bank by market capitalisation, Commonwealth
Bank of Australia, climbed 1 percent to A$83.13, a
The S&P/ASX 200 index jumped 34.5 points to 5,622.9
at the end of trade, its highest close since June 2008. The
benchmark added 0.6 percent on Tuesday.
New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index slipped 0.1
percent or 7 points to finish the session at 5,158.6.
(Reporting by Thuy Ong; Editing by Richard Borsuk)