The Australian sharemarket remained slightly higher after the release of a flurry of economic data, coming off the back of a strong close on Wall Street on Friday. At the 12. 05pm (AEST) official market open, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index rose 14. 2 points, or 0. 25 per cent, at 5640. 1 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index was up 14 points, or 0. 25 per cent, at 5,638. 6 points.
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