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And with that, we are going to put the blog to bed. Before we go, let’s recap the big headlines from the day:

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Australian stock exchange bounces back

The local stock exchange has snapped its five-day losing streak, with gains nearly across the board, AAP has reported.

The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index on Friday finished up 74.7 points, or 1.02%, to 7,421.2, while the broader All Ordinaries added 76.7 points, or 1.01%, to 7,652.3.

For the week, ASX200 finished down 1.0%, however. It’s also down 2.2% so far in 2024, after a 7.1% gain in December.

The Australian dollar was also bouncing back, buying 65.77 US cents, from 65.52 US cents at Thursday’s ASX close.

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