Australia’s share market has closed flat, while the Aussie dollar rose above 73 US cents after positive Chinese economic data and RBA minutes showing the bank is unlikely to interfere yet.

The S&P/ASX200 benchmark index closed lower by 4.7 points, or 0.08 per cent, to 5894.8 points on Tuesday.

The index reached a session high of 5919.2 in the first hour of trade, but then flattened.

The All Ordinaries index finished higher by 0.8 points, or 0.01 per cent, to 6079.3.

The Aussie dollar was buying 73.29 US cents at 1620 AEST, higher from 72.83 US cents at the close on Monday.