SYDNEY, AAP – Australia’s share market has had its best day since November after investors saw bargains following Friday’s big losses.

The S&P/ASX200 benchmark index closed higher by 116.3 points, or 1.74 per cent, to 6789.6.

The rise follows a loss of 2.35 per cent on Friday.

The All Ordinaries on Monday closed higher by 102.1 points, or 1.47 per cent, at 7042.7.

All sectors were higher, and the biggest gains were in property, 3.27 per cent.

The Australian dollar was buying 77.48 US cents at 1618 AEDT, lower from 78.32 US cents at Friday’s close.