AUSTRALIA'S SHARES UP ANEW
REUTERS - MAY 25, 2020 - Australian shares firmed more than 2% on Monday, as hopes that the global easing of coronavirus-induced restrictions will catalyse an economic recovery outweighed simmering tensions between the United States and China.
Buy-now-pay-later firm Afterpay starred again as it jumped 9% to a record high and helped the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 end 2.2% higher at 5,615.6.
New Zealand's main bourse S&P/NZX 50 rose 1.1% to 10,775.8.
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