By Oliver Gray
Investing.com - The S&P/ASX 200 added 95.70 points or 1.32% to 7,356.90 during Thursday’s deals, snapping two sessions of consecutive loss as a strong performance by mining companies boosted sentiment.
Among stocks, AMP Ltd (ASX: AMP ) was most improved, rallying 13.2% following news that the international infrastructure unit of Collimate Capital had been sold to DigitalBridge Group for $A462 million.
The Materials sector lifted 3.5% collectively, with Rio Tinto Ltd (ASX: RIO ) up 3.5%, BHP Billiton Ltd (ASX: BHP ) adding 4.4%, Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS ) gaining 3.5% and Arizona Lithium Ltd (ASX: AZL ) up 2.8%, while Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (ASX: FMG ) surged 8.1% as the company raised its iron ore export target.
In New Zealand, the NZX 50 added 1.3% to 11,876.
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