Technology, miners lift ASX to gain

Technology shares have been the big improvers on an Australian market that has lacked momentum in either direction this week.

Technology shares on Thursday improved by more than two per cent following a better Nasdaq overnight.

Afterpay jumped by a little more than four per cent to $111.74.

Materials was the next best category and offset losses by the banks.

The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closed up 7.9 points, or 0.11 per cent, to 7407.3 points.

The index is up 0.15 per cent this week.

The All Ordinaries closed higher by 11.4 points, or 0.15 per cent, to 7736.9 points.

Meanwhile, the Australian dollar was buying 72.00 US cents at 1621 AEDT, lower from 72.10 US cents at Wednesday's close.

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