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Cautious optimism pushes ASX higher

Jan 18, 2019 - Australian Financial Review

Australian shares ended another muted day of trading higher on Thursday, extending their two-month high amid some strong quarterly results from South32, Woodside Petroleum and Whitehaven Coal.

The S&P/ASX 200 Index climbed 14.9 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 5850.1, while the broader All Ordinaries lifted 16.1 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 5909.8.

Outside of a few companies reporting quarterly results, market movements were largely muted with investors remaining cautious despite improving...