By Anita Savage
Others to record gains included Telstra, up 1 per cent, and Qantas, which closed 2 per cent higher.
On the positive side, all four big banks closed firmer with Commonwealth up 0. 25 per cent and NAB rising more than 0. 5 per cent.
The share market has closed flat with gains in the property and banking sectors weighed down by mining sector losses.
Falling iron ore prices also dragged on the market with BC Iron down 6 per cent.
Insurance giant AMP fell almost 2 per cent as it went ex-dividend.
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