May 25, 2016 / 6:35 AM / 4 years ago

Australia shares close higher; energy, miners lead

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SYDNEY, May 25 (Reuters) - Australian shares bounced off a two-week low to end in the black on Wednesday, led by gains in the energy and resources sectors as strong U.S. data lifted commodity prices and Wall Street stocks.

The S&P/ASX 200 index ended 1.45 percent higher, or 76.9 points, at 5,372.50. The benchmark fell 0.4 percent to a 2-week low on Tuesday.

New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index gained 0.5 percent, or 35.38 points, to finish the session at 6,908. (Reporting by Jim Regan; Editing by Biju Dwarakanath)

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