SYDNEY, AAP – Shares on the ASX have notched a three-day winning streak following big gains for mining giants and technology providers.
Fortescue Metals and Rio Tinto provided plenty of support to the market and gained more than two per cent.
Higher iron ore prices helped the miners including BHP, which rose by more than one per cent.
Technology stocks also performed well.
Cargo software vendor WiseTech Global climbed 28.45 per cent after delivering a hefty final dividend from its full-year earnings.
The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closed higher by 28.9 points, or 0.39 per cent, to 7531.9 on Wednesday.
The All Ordinaries closed up 35.9 points, or 0.46 per cent, to 7809.6.
The Australian dollar was buying 72.42 US cents at 1621 AEST, higher than 72.34 US cents at Tuesday’s close.