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SYDNEY, Nov 19 AAP

November 19 2012, 10:12AM

The Australian share market has opened half a per cent higher.

At 1010 AEDT on Monday, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 24.3 points, or 0.56 per cent, at 4,361.1, while the broader All Ordinaries index was up 21.8 points, or 0.50 per cent, at 4,381.9.

On the ASX 24, the December share price index futures contract was up 25 points at 4,373, with 7,128 contracts traded.